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2015 PCMA Global Medical Meetings Summit in Scotland

The Nov. 13-16 gathering will take place in Edinburgh, at the Edinburgh International Conference Center, and in Glasgow, at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.  More

itbm world 2015 opens trade visitor registration

Trade visitor registration is now open for ibtm world 2015 (formerly EIBTM). The global event takes place Nov. 17-19 in Barcelona, Spain. More

IAPCO survey: 7,075 meetings organized in 2014

The annual survey of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers shows that the number of meetings are increasing in various sectors, from slowly to consistently. The survey tracks the activities of IAPCO members, representing more than 120 professional organizers, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events from 41 countries. A look [...] More

ISES awards 9 CSEP designations

Hello, and welcome to the club. The International Special Events Society (ISES) is taking note of nine planners who have most recently earned Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) credentials. The CSEP designation, established in 1993, denotes event professionals in North America who have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and ability to perform all components of a special event. Those [...] More

From Zentila, sourcing help for third-party planners

Zentila, an Orlando, Fla.-based sourcing solution for meetings and events, has launched a new technology intended to solve the top frustrations of independent and third-party planners.             It’s called illuminate3P and promises to do this: Create RFPs in minutes, not hours. Eliminate the back-and-forth with hotels. Automatically compile hotel bids (no manual entry). Get complete, same-day hotel responses. Eliminate hours of spreadsheet [...] More

Weekly deals and highlights: June 17, 2015

In this issue: AbileneTX, @SeeMonterrey and Visit Napa Valley More

June 2015: Meeting industry hires & promotions

New meeting and hospitality hires, promotions and honorees, here and abroad.  More

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