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15th of September 2023
The 2023 SDG Summit will take place on 18-19 September 2023 in New York. It will mark the beginning of a new phase of accelerated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals with high-level political guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to 2030.
8th of September 2023

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.

26th of June 2023

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.

21st of June 2023
From the 21st to the 24th of May 2024, the XVII International Congress of Educating Cities will be held in in Curitiba (Brazil).

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".

12th of May 2023
The congress will take place from 12 to 16 May in Vienna, Austria.
5th of May 2023
For the 18th European Night of Museums on Saturday 13 May 2023, UNESCO Headquarters in Paris (France) will open its doors from 6:00 pm to midnight. An occasion to discover its rich architectural and artistic heritage, as well as a series of cultural activities dedicated to Africa. An artistic performance mixing electronic music and lighting will take place in the second half of the evening, with Michael Canitrot as guest of honor. The event is free and no reservation is required.
29th of March 2023
Since 2017 the CIVICUS Monitor has assessed the state of civic freedoms globally. Country civic space ratings and data on top violations to the freedoms of association, peaceful assembly and expression are used on a regular basis by policymakers, journalists, activists, civil society organisations and other stakeholders.
7th of March 2023
GCSP Prize for Transformative Futures in Peace and Security

8th of February 2023
7th of February 2023


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20th of September 2023

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.

18th of September 2023

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.

23rd of August 2023

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.

21st of August 2023

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.

21st of August 2023

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.

18th of August 2023
Taipei welcomed over 4,000 financial and insurance elites and senior managers from more than 20 financial insurance companies in the Asia-Pacific region at the Nangang Exhibition Hall on August 16 for the "2023 International Dragon Award" - the highest honor one can receive in the world's Chinese financial and insurance industry.

16th of August 2023
In light of the changing conference landscape after the pandemic, there is a fascinating new trend emerging called 'Bleisure' (Business + Leisure). This trend sees participants extending their conference trips to indulge in leisure activities such as sightseeing, entertainment, or simply relaxing before and/or after the event. We are intrigued to know if this trend is also prevalent in the market of association conferences.
26th of July 2023

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.

14th of July 2023

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.

12th of July 2023

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).


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