Amsterdam Convention Bureau: Known for its progressive and liberal spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal destination for purpose-driven meetings, conferences or business events. World-class venues, exceptional connectivity, a collaborative business and knowledge network, and expert support from the Amsterdam Convention Bureau make the city ideally placed for meetings to achieve success and inspire progress towards the creation of a better future.
The Report provides two views of a sector continuing to face multiple challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic: data for meetings in the year 2019 are presented in-full, the “last good year” before the crisis, in addition to an analysis of what took place in 2022.
Event website: http://cidadeseducadoras.curitiba.pr.gov.br
Curitiba will host the Congress in 2024 with the theme: "Sustainability, Innovation and Inclusion in Educating Cities: transforming the present".
Río de Janeiro, Brazil
September 7-10, 2023
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If you’re planning to visit Busan for business or other events, don’t forget to bring along your loved ones! Busan offers a wide array of attractions and entertainment options for travelers. In this newsletter, we will introduce you to a broad range of tour courses—from kid-friendly family activities and seaside tours filled with colorful buildings to dazzling nightscapes that are perfect for a romantic date.
The Busan Tourism Organization hosted seminars and familiarization tours (FAM tours) during the second week of September, which was the designated official promotional period for MEET IN BUSAN 2023. Some 20 MICE event officials from Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world attended the promotional events, designed to show off Busan’s many advantages as an ideal host city for global MICE events.
The Busan Tourism Organization (BTO) has once again demonstrated the allure of Busan as an attractive MICE destination by securing both the hosting rights of the Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Annual Conference 2025 and the World Statistics Congress (WSC) 2027 for the city. The APTA is an international academic society that includes some 450 tourism experts and professionals from 25 countries in the Asia-Pacific, including Korea, the US, China, and Canada.
The 45th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association was organized in Espoo, Finland in May 2023.
Seppo Ikäheimo, Chair of the Organizing Committee, shares his thoughts after the congress:
The congress was a success. The Finnish local context was very much present in the congress as we treated the delegates with local food like fish, vegetables and reindeer sausage.
A “Unique Venue” is a venue other than a convention center, hotel, or other conventional MICE venue that offers exclusive features and represents the city or country in which it is located. Event planners typically choose a venue based on the theme or purpose of the event, and many planners prefer Unique Venues over hotels and convention centers because they offer a special atmosphere and come with their own special stories.
Goyang Destination Week is the first international conference that focuses on the destination marketing or business event industry within the Asia-Pacific region. The event is hosted by Goyang Special City and organized by Goyang CVB so as to make Goyang city as the leading destination.
The biggest and most successful FootGolf World Cup ended the evening of June 6 ceremoniously at Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs in Orlando, FL. Exhausted from nine days of world-class FootGolf on five challenging courses spread across Evermore Resort and Walt Disney World’s Palm Course, 972 athletes from 39 countries ate, drank, sang, and danced to celebrate the six countries which would carry World Cup trophies home: Individual Men - Hungary, Senior Men - Norway, Women – Slovakia.
At Conferli, our mission is to connect associations with the perfect destinations and venues for their upcoming conferences. We are dedicated to providing valuable insights and resources on how destinations can enhance the conference experience for associations, fostering meaningful discussions and creating lasting impacts. One powerful tool that can drive the sustainability of conferences and leave a positive legacy is the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).