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Wonderful Copenhagenwebsite: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/
Our metropolitan capital is compact, safe, eco-friendly and efficient. It’s built on respect for the past, but focused on the future. We offer a wide selection of modern meeting facilities, state-of-the-art hotels, culture, sights and activities. In 2013, Copenhagen was named World’s most Livable city and the Danes were again ranked World’s Happiest People.
With a population of 1.9 million, Copenhagen is the largest city in Scandinavia. Though smaller than many other Northern European cities, the Danish capital has proven itself leading in organising successful events in innovative and appealing settings.
In recent years, Copenhagen’s range of hotels and meetings venues has grown exponentially. Today the city offers around 21.000 hotel rooms.
Copenhagen Airport is Scandinavia’s main traffic hub with non-stop flights from more than 140 destinations. Once landed, the city centre is only 13 minutes away by Metro or train.
Copenhagen is known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world and is the official European Green Capital in 2014, so organising a sustainable event here is no great challenge. We have certified experience in hosting state-of-the-art events with a sustainable profile.
Copenhagen holds the world record for consumption of organic food; 52 % of all Copenhageners commute by bicycle every day; and 71 % of the city’s hotel rooms are eco-certified. What's more, the city's meetings product is so green that the chances are your meeting will be sustainable, whether that was your aim or not!
With the majority of hotels venues, sights and attractions within walking distance of each other, you can spend your time making the most of them all. In 2013 Copenhagen was named the most walkable city by Walk 21. The traffic infrastructure is ranked world’s fourth best by Mercer, and to underline its eco-friendly profile the city has a massive biking culture.
China National Convention Centerwebsite: http://www.cnccchina.com
International Congress and Convention Associationwebsite: http://www.iccaworld.com/
ICCA was founded in 1963 by a group of travel agents. Their first and foremost aim was to evaluate practical ways to get the travel industry involved in the rapidly expanding market of international meetings and to exchange actual information related to their operations in this market. This initiative soon proved to have been taken at the right moment: the meeting industry expanded even more rapidly than foreseen. As a result of which candidates from all over the world applied for ICCA membership. Not only congress travel agents but representatives from all the various sectors of the meetings industry.
ICCA now is one of the most prominent organisations in the world of international meetings. It is the only association that comprises a membership representing the main specialists in handling, transporting and accommodating international events.
ICCA's network of almost 1,000 suppliers to the international meetings industry spans the globe, with members more than 90 countries. All companies and organisations which have a strategic commitment to provide top quality products and services for international meetings should consider ICCA membership as part of their long term plans.
International meeting planners can rely on the ICCA network to find solutions for all their event objectives: venue selection; technical advice; assistance with delegate transportation; full convention planning or ad hoc services. ICCA members represent the top destinations worldwide, and the most experienced specialist suppliers.
Italian Convention Bureauwebsite: http://www.conventionbureau-italia.it/
Korea National Tourism Organizationwebsite: http://koreaconvention.org/eng/engmain.kc
The Korea MICE Bureau (KMB), under the Korea Tourism Organization, aims to establish Korea as a top destination for international conventions, corporate meetings, and incentive travel.
With nearly 40 years of experience in hosting, organizing, and supporting international meetings and events such as the 2010 G20 Summit, Amway Incentive Tours, 2016 Rotary International Convention, and many more – we help organizers plan and host a successful event and promise every attending delegate a memorable experience in Korea.
Geopolitical Information Servicewebsite: http://www.geopolitical-info.com/en/static/about-us
Melbourne Convention and Visitors bureauwebsite: http://www.melbournecb.com.au/
As Australasia's leading conference destination Melbourne knows how to deliver events on a large or small scale; you can be assured that the city's expertise in delivering corporate events and conferences is world-class.
Melbourne Convention Bureau and its members have the know-how and experience, combined with a large range of services and products, to ensure your event is always an outstanding success.
MCB also has a number of services and tools designed to assist you in the planning and seamless delivery of any event in Melbourne or regional Victoria, helping you access to the most up-to-date information and event partner at every stage.
With an in-depth knowledge of over 260 leading local venues, accommodation suppliers, transport providers, catering services and entertainment options, MM+ES can connect you to everyone you need to create a memorable event in Melbourne.
MM+ES free assistance includes:
- Sourcing suitable venues and accommodation for business events
- Defining and prioritising specific event needs within budgetary guidelines
- Obtaining venue, accommodation, entertainment and catering quotes and providing comparative costs
- Inspecting venues with specific event requirements in mind
- Introducing planners to new meeting products and services
Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventionwebsite: http://www.holland.com/be_fr/tourisme.htm
Holland may be small in size, but that also makes it a very compact country, offering more possibilities per square kilometre than you can find anywhere else in the world! But there are more reasons why Holland is such a fantastic destination for your next event. Here are the top 10:
1. Easily accessible
One of the reasons for the country’s accessibility is Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This airport offers excellent connections to local, regional and international airports. In addition, public transport is well organised and offers a good alternative to travelling by car within the Netherlands. The European high-speed train network will make Holland even more accessible in the near future.
A small country like the Netherlands facilitates quick and easy access to wherever you want to go. You will not lose any valuable convention time on travelling long distances. What’s more, Holland’s public transport system and road networks are reliable and efficient.
3. Convention infrastructure
The Netherlands offers a wide range of restaurants and hotel accommodations, from pleasant budget hotels to five-star accommodations. As a small country with centuries of experience in international relations, the Netherlands boasts an excellent convention infrastructure.
4. International outlook
Holland has always been known as a tolerant country with an international outlook. This is a great advantage for an international convention or meeting. In addition, the majority of the Dutch speak excellent English and often can communicate effectively in another foreign language.
5. Professional organisers
Thanks to their ample experience in organising conventions, you may rely fully on our professionals for the organization of your international convention or meeting. The Dutch organisers are friendly, pragmatic and decisive.
6. Stable economic and political climate
Holland enjoys a very stable economic and political climate. This allows you to organise a convention without any risks.
7. State-of-the-art ICT infrastructure
Holland boasts efficient, multifunctional convention centres equipped with state-of-the-art communication and audio-visual facilities.
8. Culture and entertainment
The Dutch cities offer a wide selection of concerts, museums, theatre shows and dance performances, as well as other types of entertainment. There is more than enough to choose from, ensuring an enjoyable social programme.
9. Price/quality ratio
The price/quality ratio of products and services is excellent. Moreover, foreign visitors may be refunded the 21% VAT they have paid for certain services and products.
10. Service and hospitality
The Dutch welcome their foreign guests with open arms. We are known for our enthusiasm to ensure that international visitors enjoy their stay.
The Hague Convention Bureauwebsite: http://www.visitthehague.com
The Hague Convention Bureau (HCB) is part of Den Haag Marketing, The Hague’s official destination marketing organisation. We are a not-for-profit organisation established in 1990 for the purpose of promoting and marketing the city of The Hague as a business events destination. The HCB not only markets The Hague nationally and internationally, but also attracts and supports conferences in The Hague. As business visitor expenditure has a significant impact on the local economy, we want to encourage you to hold your event in our city.
The HCB acts as a one-stop shop for anyone who intends to organise a conference or meeting in The Hague. Our help is free of charge. We offer independent advice and provide support by putting you in touch with local venues, hotels, service suppliers and media. Serving as a gateway to Dutch organisations, corporations and institutions, we ensure that your event will achieve maximum success. Due to our in-house expertise and industry knowledge as a meeting and conference organiser, the HCB can ensure that you have access to current market intelligence and local support. We even offer cash and in-kind assistance to help bring events to The Hague.
VisitOSLO Convention Bureauwebsite: http://www.visitoslo.com/en/
Oslo has a well-developed meetings infrastructure offering all the necessary facilities for meetings, congresses, conferences and exhibitions of international level.
Every year Oslo host over 150 international congresses, and has a portfolio of professional venues, partners and organizers in the meeting industry. Oslo also has active local hosts working together to attract more congresses to the city. With over 12000 hotel rooms and congress venues to host up to 7000 delegates, making the city a perfect destination combining nature and modern infrastructure.
Oslo is also partner in the Global Science Alliance group, working together with other international cities within the science associations.
Please contact the VisitOSLO Convention Bureau for more information.
Valencia Tourism & Convention Bureauwebsite: http://www.valenciaconventionbureau.com/
The Valencia Convention Bureau (VCB) is a specialized Valencia Tourism programme designed to promote the city as a venue for conferences, conventions and incentive travel.
• Offline services:
Advice on choosing the most appropriate setting for any event, and information on the city’s infrastructure.
Assistance with site inspections to the city.
Advice on the preparation of social programmes for delegates and their associates.
Networking with professionals from the tourism sector who are members of the Convention Bureau.
Promotional materials about Valencia and general city information.
Assistance with access to museums and cultural events and on the use of remarkable historical buildings.
Assistance with the bidding process.
• Online services:
Event promotion through our social media and Web.
Videos, images and different brochures.non-profit private Foundation with the participation of the Valencia City Council, the Chamber of Commerce, Feria Valencia and the Valencia Business Confederation (Confederación Empresarial Valenciano, CEV). Virtually all local businesses in the tourism sector are associated with it.
Since its creation in 1991, the VCB has contributed to the evolution of tourism in the city, favouring employment, tourism development and increase in its economic impact; factors which have directly influenced the wellbeing of Valencian society.
Austrian National Tourism Officewebsite: http://www.austria.info/uk
Austria’s mountains, rivers, lakes, meadows and forests mean that recreation, unique experiences, fun and adventure can be enjoyed both in summer and winter. Austria is of course also blessed with art and culture, tradition and modernity, great cuisine and hospitality. Those planning congresses, conferences, trade shows, conventions and other hosted arrangements, will find that Austria has many ideal locations and professional organisations that can help stage events. The austrian business and convention network (abcn) is your contact and advice point for all these event arrangements.
For those who would like to combine work and pleasure, you’ve come to the right place, as ‘convention land‘ Austria offers something to fit every taste.
Even experienced event planners are surprised by the most modern of infrastructure in multi-functional conference centres and unusual event locations.
- Excellent hotels – from international luxury chains to traditional family-owned establishments - offer elegant ambience and ‘feel-good‘ experiences.
- Creative offers with excellent value for money make Austria an inviting event venue.
- Successful handling by Austrian suppliers - with perfect know-how - from nine provinces makes every event become a unique experience.
- Client-orientated hospitality, flexibility and reliability ensure that your event will run problem-free and generate enthusiasm among your participants.
- Austria not only scores with its colourful array of offers, but also with its central position at the heart of Europe, at the junction of central and eastern Europe.
Cape Town International Convention Centrewebsite: http://www.cticc.co.za/
The CTICC is a leading venue for conferences, exhibitions and events on the African continent, located in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa.
The purpose-built events complex consists of CTICC1and CTICC 2, which are connected by a sky bridge and boast a floor space of 140 855m2. Whether you are planning a large international congress or small half-day conference, the expansive conference facilities offer unrivalled flexibility. CTICC offers over 17 years’ experience in service excellence driven by a dedicated team of professionals.
Cité Internationale des Congrès Nantes - Métropolewebsite: http://www.lacite-nantes.fr/fr/index.html
Located in Western France, in the heart of the city, La Cité Nantes Events Center is perfectly adapted to international events: over 60 destinations served with direct flights: Paris and London in 1 hour. La Cité is only 15 min. drive from the airport and opposite the railway station (2 hours from Paris with 23 high speed trains per day). Over 8000 bedrooms in hotels and apart'hotels of which 3500 within walking distance to La Cité. La Cité offers 3 auditoriums, 30 break-out rooms, 6000 sq.mtrs. of exhibition space and eco-responsible services.
Croatian National Tourist Boardwebsite: http://croatia.hr/en-GB/Homepage
Direction Tourisme Congrès Monacowebsite: http://www.visitmonaco.com/us
Why you should choose Monaco?
Because of its reputation:
- Hotels with a real tradition of customer service: 2,500 rooms within striking distance of the Grimaldi Forum
- The most dynamic source of employment in Southern Europe, with over 5,000 businesses harnessing the talents of 119 different nationalities.
- A 2 km2 country, reputed for its security, where everything is within walking distance
- Harmonised prices and attractive value for money
- A real expertise in organising 100% GREEN functions
- A land of art and culture. The vitality an dthe diversity of the artistic events it hosts have forged monaco's international identity
- Mediterranean climate all year round
Because Monaco is unique:
- A dynamic and diversified economic platform. The leading business sectors in the Principality are healthcare, banking and finance, high tech, tourism, international trade, shipping and real estate.
- A High Tech, Eco-certified convention centre internationally awarded by professionals
- The safest and most cosmopolitan State in the world
- A whole range of activities and venues to compliment your events
- A country that is pro-active and heeded, particularly on issues pertaining to the environment, protecting oceans and sustainable development on a worldwide scale
- Official government support with a single coordinator to streamline communications during your whole event
- One of the world's sporting capitals, hosting prestigious competitions and committed to building a better world through sport
France Congrèswebsite: http://www.france-congres.org
Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureauwebsite: http://www.bostonusa.com
Famous for its hospitality and friendly spirit, Greater Boston is one of the premier meeting destinations in the United States. Known as the "Athens of America," Boston's renowned medical and educational institutions have helped to make it an international center of learning and intellectualism.
Boston Massachusetts has a thriving economy, history and charm which make it ideal for both business and pleasure. Each year, it welcomes over 18 million visitors, convention delegates and business travelers.
The GBCVB's award-winning staff is ready to assist you with all your planning needs.
With over 127 hotels, three convention centers and unique venues to satisfy every delegate, we have the right place to hold your next meeting or event.
What we can do:
- Find Hotels and Meeting Space
- Coordinate Proposals
- Assist with Site Selection Process
- Help build attendance
- Find unique and meeting and reception sites
- And much much more!
Gyeongnam Convention and Visitors Bureauwebsite: http://www.gncvb.or.kr/intro.jsp
Hungarian National Tourist Officewebsite: http://gotohungary.com/
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Tourisme Montréalwebsite: http://www.tourisme-montreal.org/
Looking to create a unique atmosphere for your event? We can propose a wide range of venues to meet your specific needs.
Team Montréal is a coalition of the city’s meetings and convention industry leaders, dedicated to making your Montréal experience simple, efficient and successful. Think of us as your all-in-one planning facilitator. We’ll seamlessly orchestrate a made-to-measure event tailored to your needs, combining superb service with a forward-thinking approach to guarantee you added value and superior ROI.
Tourisme Montréal offers a wide range of free services and tools to help make
your event a smash hit:
- Assistance of a manager from our head office in Montréal, or our satellite offices in Washington, Chicago or Paris
- Coordination of your requests for proposals with member hotels, DMCs and PCOs
- Creation of detailed and personalized presentations of all Montréal services, events and attractions
- Research to find meeting rooms, exhibition halls and hotel rooms which best suit your needs
- Recommendations on rate negotiations and site availability
- Assistance in preparing your preliminary budget
- Assistance in finding and securing financing from the public or private sector
- Production of bid documents
- Assistance in identifying local leaders in your field
- Free plane tickets to Montréal to present the bid or to conduct a site inspection
- Development of promotional tools: brochures, videos, photos, etc.
Nord France Convention Bureauwebsite: http://www.nord-france-convention.com
Cotai Strip Macaowebsite: http://en.cotaistrip.com
As Asia's ultimate meetings destination, Cotai Strip Macao provides an unbeatable range of over 9,000 guest rooms from five international hotel brands: The Venetian® Macao; Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central; Conrad® Macao, Cotai Central; Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central and Four Seasons Hotel Macao. Cotai Strip with a total of 120,000 sqm/1,291,669 sq.ft of flexible and versatile meeting and exhibition space including 274 breakout rooms, Cotai Strip Macao can cater for every type of event, large or small.
Spain Convention Bureau (FEMP)website: http://www.scb.es/INICIO/tabid/40/language/en-US/Default.aspx
More than 50 conference offices in the main cities, more than 50 conference centres, new terminals in international airports, the largest high-speed rail network in Europe, specific business incentive programmes in each city, all combined with nature, culture and gastronomy. These are the reasons to include Spain in your meeting and events agenda.
The SCB is a non-profit association of cities and provinces, established in 1984 by the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), which belongs to the Territorial Action and Sustainable Development Department.
Today it is made up of 53 destinations that have enough human and technical resources to organise meetings and events aimed at groups of at least 500 people.
The hallmarks of Spain Convention Bureau are our professional service offered by our conference offices, the diversity of our activities that includes cities all over the country, our experience in organising large events, and the cultural, natural and gastronomic resources in each region.
Spain has everything you need – come and visit us!
Hong Kong Tourism Boardwebsite: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/mice/eng
Hong Kong's strategic location at the heart of the world's fastest growing economies along with its sophisticated infrastructure, easy accessibility, business-friendly environment, professional expertise and vibrant lifestyle converge to become what is recognised as Asia's premier destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.
For Meetings & Incentives, Hong Kong is an excellent reward for a job well done. It offers numerous possibilities for venue, itinerary and team activities to maximize team performance. This melting pot of wonders will revitalise and recharge your incentive winners, motivating them for greater achievements when they return.
One of Hong Kong's advantages for conventions is having such a wide selection of venues and hotels. Professional bodies and international organisations find the dynamic environment and proximity to Mainland China help attract participants of the highest calibre from all over the world, who have unbeatable opportunities to exchange knowledge and establish contacts in Mainland China and regionally.
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Mexico Tourism Boardwebsite: http://www.visitmexico.com/meetings
Mexico offers advantages for meeting planners looking for the right fit for their group and their budget.
Mexico's world-class destinations offer safe and highly authentic meeting experiences that provide:
- Modern infrastructure, including convention and meeting venues
- Highly connectd cities with a large selection of air routes to international cities
- Tax advantaged programmes (0% VAT) to incentivize the meeting industry to choose Mexico
- A mature and high quality supply chain to support meetings travel, such as world-class hotels, resorts, and restaurants
- A compelling value proposition that includes a highly diverse culture, warm Mexican hospitality and exceptional travel value
TTG Asia Media Pte Ltdwebsite: http://www.ttgasiamedia.com
We are the leading publisher and organiser of events in travel and tourism in the Asia Pacific region.
Established in 1974, TTG Asia Media is at the forefront of the Asia-Pacific travel and tourism industry. Its authority encompasses the leisure trade, luxury travel, corporate travel, MICE and association domains. Through its four business groups, the company publishes leading regional trade titles for the travel industry, Singapore maps and guides for inbound tourists, organises international trade events and creates solutions that foster global business collaborations among travel industry players worldwide.
Eventegg Yazilim Hizmetleri Anonim Sirketiwebsite: http://eventegg.com/
After many years of work and research, Eventegg was established in 2013 in Istanbul by a group of bright minded, solution oriented people all of whom have a deep passion for the project. With the innovative perspective and the 13 years of experience in the sector of business events, Eventegg aims to foresee all your needs and questions as an event attendee and go all in to meet them.
Eventegg combines all of the business events and offers them to you at one hand. You can search for any event that you are interested in and it comes to you in less than a second. What is more, a detailed travel guide about the host city and the country is provided. You can even book your accommodation via the most trusted booking engines online and plan your business trip at a snap. You can visit our Benefits page and learn more about the privileges of being an Eventegg user.
Thanks to Eventegg, all you need to bother is packing your suitcase.
Eventegg is completely free of charge. All the applications, travel guides and detailed event searches that we provide are free and will always be.
- You don’t need to spend your hours finding your event on the internet. Any event that you are looking for is here, on Eventegg.
- You can book your hotel via the most trusted booking engines online like booking.com and hotel.info. Eventegg never charges any commission fee or any other extra fees. To see all of our booking partners, you can visit our Affiliations page.
- Not only detailed information about the event and the venue is provided but also an extensive travel guide for the host city and the country can also be found.
- Eventegg provides you with the up to date and rich content all the time. As a business event attendee you will always stay updated with the events sector. Do you have some extra time? Explore our blog to enjoy great articles about anything interesting!
- Once you sign up for the newsletter, you will always be informed about the events that you are interested in.
Dekon Groupwebsite: http://www.dekongroup.com/en
For more than 20 years we have been organizing meetings in all sizes; our clients are global, regional and local associations and corporations, medical and technical societies, NGOs, NPOs and IGOs. While Turkey is still our home market we also run a significant number of conferences for our clients in many corners of the world.
When it comes to meetings, the DEKON Group is certainly the most international team one can find in Turkey. Formed around a group of meeting industry veterans, the DEKON Team is a young and dynamic lineup of experts in tourism, supported by graduates from different faculties like event management, but also engineering and political sciences. Local experts are complemented by a diversely educated, multicultural and multilingual team, understanding the wishes of clients coming from all around the world with their different expectations, cultures and backgrounds. Contact us and you will find people speaking English, German, Italian, French and Spanish; several are native speakers.
Besides conferences organized by our PCO Company, our DEKON Group Units also does Association Management and Destination Management. We have a specialized division to organize Protocol Meetings such as big UN Summits or governmental meetings. We also offer all what is needed around meetings, for example creative services (websites, software development, advertisements, print designs and printing) as well as transfers, chauffeur - and limo services with our own fleet.
DEKON has for many years been ISO certified, a member of ICCA, INCON, IAPCO, AMCI, the Istanbul and Izmir Convention Bureaus, a founding member of the Turkish Business Council of Sustainable Development Association.
DEKON’s headquarters is located in Istanbul, Turkey and has company representatives in worldwide destinations.
Dekon offices and representatives can be found in:
AUSTRIA, AZERBAIJAN, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE, ITALY, SERBIA, SOUTH AFRICA, TURKEY, UNITED KINGDOM, USA
Our DEKON Group Units offer:
- Conference Management & Execution
- Planning & Bidding Consultancy
- Exhibition Management
- Participants Handling
- Accommodation Services
- Travel Services & Tours
- High Protocol Meetings
- Social Events Planning & Management
- Event Production & Management
- Speaker & VIP Services
- Scientific Program Management
- Incentive Travel
- Destination Management
- Association Management
- Marketing & Media Services
- Sponsorship Management
- Chauffeur Services
- Limousine Services
Our company, serving as a Group A Travel Agency in the congress and incentive sector, since its establishment in 1993, has organized many national and international congresses, seminars, symposiums, corporate meetings, incentives and overseas operations.
We have started our institutionalization process in 2000 and focused on improving our employees' performance. Trainings have been received and are still being received. The main objective of these trainings is to provide absolute customer satisfaction by offering modern, innovative and quality service with improving staff who adopt the spirit of team work.
The institutionalization process has been supported by national and international memberships to pioneer associations and organizations in the congress and incentive sector.
Our company holds ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health
Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centrewebsite: http://aecc.co.uk/
As the North of Scotland’s largest Conference Centre, we host over 600 events and welcome around 300,000 visitors annually.
AECC and Aberdeen are very accessible with great transport links to this historic and successful city, and to some of Scotland’s finest scenery and heritage!
The variety of rooms and spaces at AECC range from 18 to 7,320 square meters (and beyond!) and we can help you choose the right room for your meeting, show or exhibition!
But it doesn’t end there – we are here to support you from concept to reality! With specialist in-house Teams we can look after your AV and IT needs, design and build your exhibition stand (or whole exhibition), organise your conference and deliver high-quality delicious catering for your guests!
ASAE: The Center for Association Leadershipwebsite: http://www.asaecenter.org/
ASAE represents more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations. Our members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world.
With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community.
ASAE Business Services, Inc., its wholly-owned subsidiary, provides business solutions to the association community that help associations grow and prosper, save time and money, and simplify the business of running an association.
We believe associations have the power to transform society for the better. Our passion is to help association professionals achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance. We do this by nurturing a community of really smart, creative, and interesting people - our members. In short, we are the Center for Association Leadership.
India Convention Promotion Bureauwebsite: http://www.icpb.org/
India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) is a management oriented organization that has been promoting and establishing India as a preferred MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions) destination. It draws its membership from the length and breadth of the hospitality industry as well as other private and government organizations involved directly and indirectly in MICE tourism.
For the past 25 years, under the direction of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, ICPB has been providing free information and infrastructural assistance to its members in organizing and hosting many successful international conferences and conventions, and bringing MICE business from around the world to the country.
ICPB facilitates and supports event planners and other related organizations during the bidding process for international conferences. The areas in which the assistance of the Bureau expertise could be sought are as follows:
- Detailed budgeting of the event.
- Worldwide promotion and publicity of event.
- Booking of accommodation and convention venues.
- Organizing social and cultural programmes.
- Parties and catering services.
- Sight-seeing / pre & post conference tours.
- Special interest and leisure activities.
- Airport receptions and transportation.
- Inaugural and closing ceremonies.
- Recording and printing of proceedings, simultaneous interpretation, public relations, protocol
- Accounts and audit.
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Durban International Convention Centrewebsite: http://www.icc.co.za/
The Durban International Convention Centre is a versatile venue of multiple dimensions, flexible enough to meet any need, big or small, no matter how extraordinary. International conventions, exhibitions, sporting events, concerts or special occasions – every requirement can be accommodated. Flexibility and versatility are key factors in the design of this state-of-the-art, technology-driven centre and our team constantly strives for world-class service excellence.
Clients can choose from a number of standard floor plans showing various seating styles and maximum capacities in each venue or our team of graphic artists can also customise a floorplan specific to your unique event’s requirements.
The Durban ICC is one of the most flexible and versatile venues in the world. Thanks to the Centre’s intelligent design and operable walls, it offers an almost unlimited number of venue configurations available to our clients.
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Toerisme Oostendewebsite: http://www.meet-in-oostende.be/
The congress section of Toerisme Oostende vzw was created 15 years ago.
Today we are a full Convention Bureau and we have a team of 5 employees
at your service. Thanks to the accumulated expertise we are able to
offer our customers professional and, above all, personal services.As your on-site specialist, we consider it a point of honour to introduce you to Oostende’s numerous possibilities under optimal circumstances. No one knows the offering in Oostende better. Over the past few years, our Convention team has built an excellent reputation and an extensive, impartial database of contacts.
What we offer:
- Venue search
- Assistance with bid preparation
- Prepare and organise site inspection trips
- Create and suggest social programmes and activities
- Provide logistics support to the organizing committees
- Publicity for the congress (signage and welcome banners, notices on event calendars and websites)
- Leverage privileged contacts with local trade for venues, accommodations, tours and meals
- Extra hospitality through the local authorities
- Welcome at the town hall
- Advice regarding the procedure for having your meeting opened by the mayor
- Assistance finding appropriate promotional gifts
- Provide destination material (guides, leaflets)
- Online congress module efficient hotel booking process for your delegates and participants.
Qatar National Convention Centrewebsite: http://www.qncc.qa
Convention Bureau Italiawebsite: http://www.conventionbureauitalia.com
The Convention Bureau enhances business opportunities, promotes Italy as a Mice destination, coordinates and represents the Italian offer as well as spreads the culture of the Mice industry through proper training.
But most importantly, Convention Bureau Italia is the benchmark for everyone wanting to organize an event in Italy. They support Italian and international event planners, providing impartial advice, with a constant attention to the event logistical needs and, most importantly, to its objectives.
Their main goal is make sure that every congress, convention, incentive trip held in Italy is a great success.
Convention Bureau Italia is a network that includes all main Italian local CBs and tourist boards and many private companies, such as congress centres, hotels, PCOs, DMCs, and service providers. Officially established in June 2014 with the full support of the main Tourism and Meeting Industry associations, CBI represents the entire Italian M.I.C.E. supply chain.
Tourism Irelandwebsite: https://www.tourismireland.com/
Tourism Ireland is responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas as a holiday and business tourism destination.
They deliver world class marketing programmes in 23 markets across the world and reach a global audience up to 600 million each year. Targeted marketing activity includes advertising online, on TV and outdoor sites, in cinemas and in newspapers and magazines, eMarketing, overseas publicity, co-operative marketing with carriers and other partners and promotions to the travel trade and consumers.
Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC)website: http://www.baliconventioncenter.com/
Nusa Dua is a premier resort area in Bali. The vicinity has an excellent tourism infrastructure with more than 4000 available rooms of international 4 and 5-stars chain hotels, a close by 18-holes Golf & Country Club, Amphitheater, alongside luxurious shops, Cafe and Restaurants with a seamless white sandy beach within a walking distance.
Within this alluring atmosphere, Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC) offers a promising eminence with its desirable location and compelling excesses. The whole concept consists of a high profile characteristic, an impressive 70,000 sq.m garden landscape and a breathtaking Balinese architecture of a total 50,000 sq.m building area which all integrated to create a complete infrastructure for any kind of events. Each detail is developed with our commitment to wholeheartedly demonstrate our work in the most professional way.
An exceptional venues for participants in theatre capacity. It offers a total of 44 multi-multifunctional, flexible rooms including the bigger and sub divisible halls of 4.400 sq.m Nusa Dua Hall, 1.946 sq.m Pecatu Hall, 1.720 Sq.m Singaraja Hall or 920 sq.m Tanjung Benoa Hall.
In delivering world-class events, they offer our 32 fully equipped meeting rooms and 11 offices for break-out sessions, luncheons, dinners, workshops and press conferences.
All these rooms come in a range of sizes and sub-divisble options, giving a great degree of flexibility
Agenda Communication and Conference Serviceswebsite: http://www.agenda-comm.ie/
Located in Blackrock, South Co. Dublin, Agenda Communications have over 20 years experience in association management. Since 1987, Agenda Communications have grown and developed to provide a first class service in establishing professional associations.
The expertise and experience of Agenda’s staff and the efficiencies provided by shared services, facilities, resources and knowledge allow our client organisations leadership to focus on their professional careers while we manage the “business of their voluntary associations”.
Quito Tourismwebsite: http://www.quito.com.ec/
La Empresa Pública Metropolitana de Gestión de Destino Turístico -Quito Turismo-, tiene el compromiso de desarrollar y promocionar turísticamente el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito, en beneficio del visitante local, nacional y extranjero, teniendo a promover las mejores prácticas de calidad, sostenibilidad e innovación en la comunidad y la ciudad.
Southern Sun Hotel Interestswebsite: http://www.tsogosun.com/
Tsogo Sun’s portfolio comprises over 90 hotels with more than 14 600 hotel rooms across all sectors of the market, from luxury to budget in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, the United Arab Emirates and the Seychelles; 14 premier gaming and entertainment destinations in six provinces of South Africa; theatres, cinemas, restaurants and bars; and over 280 conference and banqueting facilities, including the Sandton Convention Centre.
As a leader in South Africa’s hotel, gaming and entertainment sector, Tsogo Sun holds a prominent position with many industry associations and regulatory bodies. They acknowledge and support various local and regional tourism and regulatory bodies and are committed to working together with these associations to achieve collective goals and objectives.
These associations have various directives which include interfacing with opinion leaders and senior government officials when it comes to policy, planning, operational and regulatory issues; promotion of free trade, professional conduct and high standards of hospitality and travel industry members and the sustainability of the travel industry.
These are in line with the Tsogo Sun ethos of surpassing their guests’ expectations through service excellence and creating great experiences in South Africa and beyond.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)website: http://www.mpiweb.org
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, the organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries.
Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerpwebsite: http://fmcca.com/
FLANDERS MEETING & CONVENTION CENTER ANTWERP
A ROOM WITH A ZOO - Open for business now!
Flanders Meeting & Convention Center (FMCCA) is a
brand new convention center in Antwerp, uniquely located within the award
winning 19th century Antwerp ZOO. Creating real live experiences
is part of our heritage as a famous Gathering Place, the ZOO – an inspiring
location for an early morning run or engaging conversations amidst wildlife.
Nature nurturing connections and bringing you closer to your purpose and true success.
Closer to what matters to you.
30 meeting rooms accommodating up to 2,500 pax
auditorium seating 2,000 pax
adjacent to the most beautiful international railway station, incl. Eurostar & Thalys
situated in the heart of Antwerp, 5 minutes from the historic city center
excellent service & logistics and new catering formulas
Discover more on www.fmcca.com
Valencia Conference Centrewebsite: http://www.palcongres-vlc.com
Every event is unique. And because every event is unique Valencia Conference Centre has a specialist team of experts on hand to cater for your every need. It offers its customers a complete personalised service with a range of optional additional services available should you require them.
It's an à la carte service backed by all the technical and human resources needed to ensure every last detail is taken care of, to cope with the unexpected and to guarantee excellence.
Anti Corruption Civil Movement General Federationwebsite: http://www.kacmf.org
Anti-Corruption Civil Movement General Federation was authorized by the Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission of Republic of Korea, in 2014. This organization was founded in order to create an atmosphere of anti-corruption and to establish transparency and fair works in the society.
Since 2013, every 9th December, the organization hosts a national ceremony, where more than 300 organizations participate, to honor UN International Anti-Corruption Day at National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. More than 100,000 comrades have participated in the anti-corruption campaigns nationwide, and he is currently working to further develop an international network with anti-corruption social movements and activists.
The organization publishes the Journal of Anti-Corruption National Broadcast and run a broadcasting channel, Anti-Corruption National Broadcast.
Dhahran Expowebsite: https://www.dhahranexpo.com.sa
Dhahran Expo is considered as one of the largest exhibition companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since its foundation in 1985, the company established its position as owner of one of the most prestigious exhibition complexes in the area and a leading organizer of exhibitions.
Throughout the 30 years, Dhahran Expo has consolidated its position as a leader in the exhibition industry in the Kingdom. It became a social, cultural, and economic reference point, characterized by its dynamism and constant striving for progress.
The professional expertise of Dhahran Expo integrated with an international network of business contacts has ensured its success. The company offers endless possibilities for all types of exhibitions and events which are complemented by extensive event services.
Moravia Convention Bureauwebsite: https://www.moraviaconvention.com/
The Moravia Convention Bureau (MCB) provides organisers assistance and independent complex information for planning and holding congresses, conferences, business meetings and incentive events in Southern Moravia and in the City of Brno.
MCB is a specialised part of the official organisation of destination management and marketing of the Tourist Authority – South Moravia, interest groups of legal entities. The founders and only members of the organisation are the South Moravian Region, City of Brno and the Association of Commerce and Tourism of the Czech Republic. The activities of the MCB are non-profit and commenced in 2008 within the scope of the Congress, Trade Fair and Incentive Tourism in the Southern Moravian Region Project. The European Union financed the project through the Southeast Regional Operational Programme.
Another milestone in the development of MCB is 2010 and its membership in the national Czech Convention Bureau, which significantly supports the expansion of services. Membership in the international association International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has ensured contact with the global world, valuable contacts and last but not least professional quality of rendered services since October 2010.
The main objective of MCB is to increase the number of events that are held in the destination and related promotion of Southern Moravia and the City of Brno as a suitable destination for holding congresses, conferences, trade fairs and incentive programmes. MCB is mainly a contact point and support point for organisers and planners. It cooperates with representatives of public administration and local service providers, which includes the sphere of accommodation, rental of conference facilities, trade fair halls, related equipment, catering, transportation, supporting programmes etc. The Moravia Convention Bureau is not the organiser of individual events.
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Strategic Research & Insightwebsite: http://www.strategic-research.co.uk/index.html
Strategic Research & Marketing is a full-service research and evaluation agency based in Cardiff, Wales.
With many years of experience across a large number of projects and sectors, they offer assistance in a wide range of research areas, including:
- Customer satisfaction and feedback
- Visitor surveys
- Awareness and perceptions research
- Shopper surveys
- Housing tenant surveys
- Brand tracking
- Marketing campaign evaluation
- Market sizing and demand for new products and services
- Programme evaluation
- Public opinion research
- Resident surveys
- Employee satisfaction research
- Stakeholder surveys
- Bespoke research campaigns
Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC)website: http://www.bhirajburi.co.th/
BITEC is a world class exhibition and convention venue. For over two decades BITEC continues to serve the MICE industry through a diverse portfolio of events including global congresses, meetings and product display events. Its offering includes:
- 70,000 sq m of column-free design indoor exhibition space
- 9,500 sq m of convention & meeting facilities
- on-site staff, tools and equipment
Founded in 2004, GainingEdge operates from seven cities worldwide and has successfully delivered over 100 engagements across the globe. They have an excellent track record in association management consulting, establishment of new convention & visitor bureaus, capability development of existing bureaus, destination strategy, convention centre feasibility studies and in-market convention and incentive sales representation.
As a leader in the international business events market they offer access to benchmark performance data and best practices from around the world.
GainingEdge brings the expertise of a diverse group of professionals comprising association management expertise, business events market expertise, convention bureau operational expertise, business development expertise as well as convention centre expertise. Their professionals are frequent speakers at industry conferences, serve on advisory bodies and participate in industry initiatives on an international basis.
Their mission is to provide specialist consulting services globally that deliver competitive advantage and sustainable business to their clients.
Promperú - Comision del Peru para la Exportacion y el Turismo promotes tourism and awareness of the MICE industry in Peru.
World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation (WBPF)website: http://www.wbpsf.org/
WBPF's mission is to steward, modernise and develop the sporting disciplines of bodybuilding, men's athletic and women's model physique globally in conjunction with Member Country Federations, National Olympic Committees (NOCs), Regional Games Organisations and other Government & Non-Government agencies in accordance with Olympism (IOC) values.
Davos Convention Bureauwebsite: https://www.davos.ch/en/davos-klosters/meeting-place/convention-bureau/
The Convention Bureau Davos (CB) represents and markets the Destination Davos Klosters international and national as meeting place for congresses, meetings, incentives and events.
All members of the Destination Davos Klosters are the leading suppliers of hotels to congress centres and cities to event agencies. Their services make organising events and conventions a surprisingly simple and uncomplicated process.
Davos CB advises free of charge
- Comprehensice information, submitting contacts and offers within 24h
- Offer-overview with availability and option date
- Only one contact person and one follow-up
- Dircet bookings
- Researching appropriate venues within the destination
- Comprehensice information about the destination & partners
- Advising best solutions
- Arranging educational trips and site inspections
- Representation of suppliers in the Davos meeting industry
- Placiong of information industries competences
Turkey Tourism Promotion & Development Agencywebsite: http://www.goturkey.com
Turkey Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA) is dedicated to delivering Turkey as a brand and a popular destination in both domestic and international tourism markets; discover, develop and promote tangible and intangible natural, cultural, biological and man-made heritage assets; boost the tourism capacity of Turkey, increase the rate of tourism investments in the national economy and raise the quality of service with short, medium and long-term communication and marketing activities.
Destination DCwebsite: https://washington.org/
Destination DC serves as the lead organization to successfully manage and market Washington, DC as a premier global convention, tourism and special events destination, with a special emphasis on the arts, cultural and historical communities.
By developing and executing centralized and cohesive sales and marketing strategies, Destination DC generates economic development for the city through tourism and meetings. Destination DC is a private, non-profit corporation with a membership of 1,000+ businesses and organizations that support the DC travel and tourism sector. A contracting arm of Events DC, the organization is funded by a percentage of DC’s hotel occupancy tax, along with membership dues and co-operative marketing fees.
As the official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape, Wesgro assists investors and businesses looking to branch out into the province.
Regardless of the sector your company operates in – be it wine, technology, agriculture or another sector – Cape Town and the Western Cape have all the elements necessary to make your investment a success.
The region has unlimited potential, and this translates into unlimited opportunity. Wesgro offers expertise and assistance to those looking to travel, invest, film or trade in Cape Town and the Western Cape.
Meet in Ireland | Fáilte Irelandwebsite: https://www.meetinireland.com/
Meet in Ireland is a brand owned and managed by Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority. As the first point of contact for many global business tourism operators, they are responsible for helping meeting planners organise successful international MICE events in Ireland, a world-class destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE). Ireland offers so many exciting opportunities and Meet in Ireland is dedicated to making them available to an international network.
Gyeongnam Tourism Organizationwebsite: https://gnto.or.kr/
- Develops and supports growth of the tourism & MICE industry in the region;
- Advertises Gyeongnam as a MICE destination including international marketing & promotional activities;
- Assists hosting and organizing MICE and offers tourist & MICE information.
World’s First Match-making Platform for Association Events, a data-driven application that helps associations, destinations and venues find each other directly, enabling a transparent and efficient tender process. It cuts lead time, increases success rate and makes the tender process easy and fast.
Live Rigawebsite: https://www.liveriga.com/en/
The main goal of LIVE RIGA is to ensure sustainable and transparent investment and tourism promotion globally by serving as the single point of contact for any external interested parties, including investors, companies, tourists, and residents alike; to provide information, solve bottlenecks and ensure a thriving and sustainable environment for business development, thereby supporting the existing investment projects as well as attracting new ones, boosting tourism development and international recognition of Riga.
In a time of modern challenges, LIVE RIGA is a brave step towards new types of open and creative relationships between citizens, businesses and tourists.
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