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   April  2013, Edition 2
   
China, Hong Kong: Doing Good
HKCECHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre HKCEC and UBM Asia Ltd (Asia's leading exhibition organiser) join hands to donate unconsumed food from UBM Asia's seven international trade exhibitions to support Food Angel "Food Recovery Programme" in the spirit of "Fight Hunger Donate Food". The donation was kicked off on 25 March at the APLF - Materials, Manufacturing & Technology and Fashion Access fairs, where unconsumed food from the cocktail receptions were donated to Food Angel, and then distributed to people in need.
HKCEC has participated in Food Angel's "Food Recovery Programme" since July 2011 and donated unconsumed food collected from dinner buffet and banquets at the HKCEC. HML's chefs froze the collected food in blast freezers. From July 2011 to June 2012, HML collected and donated a total of 446 kg of unconsumed food to Food Angel, equivalent to six months of dinner for a typical family of four.
www.hkcec.com
Successful Events at Austria Trend Hotels & Resorts
Are you planning a small-scale meeting, a conference or an incentive weekend? We have the perfect venue for your event!
Austria's leading hotel group with more than 30 hotels in Austria and the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region can provide just the right support: from our skilled staff to modern technical settings and broadly equipped conference facilities for up to 5,000 people – we offer the right package to make your individualized event or conference experience a memorable success.

We look forward to your request:
Phone +43 1 5880 0800
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Panama: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Expands into Latin America
Waldorf Astoria PanamaHilton Worldwide proudly announced the expansion of its Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand into Latin America with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Panama. With a commitment to personalized service and delivering a new sense of luxury to the booming Panama market, Waldorf Astoria Panama blends the distinguished sophistication of the luxury brand with the warmth of the local Panamanian personality offering 248 guest rooms, suites and luxury residences.
In addition to the hotel's exclusive dining and wellness facilities, Waldorf Astoria Panama features Level 5, a multi-event venue for meetings and social gatherings where Manhattan penthouse design blends with a trendy Latin American ambiance. The more than 3,500 sqft/350 sqm of meeting space includes three multi-purpose meeting rooms and a ballroom, complemented by a versatile business center where guests can access a variety of services.
Providing luxury at every turn, the hotel offers a 2,000 sqft/200 sqm spa with five treatment rooms as well as a 2,000 sqft/200 sqm fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool.
www.waldorf-astoria.com
Atlantis
Discover Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas Atlantis
Atlantis, Paradise Island provides a dazzling array of options for groups ranging in size from 10-4,000 persons.  With 3,400 rooms and suites located in five distinctive resort towers, Atlantis promises something to exceed every expectation.
Atlantis rivals every top meeting and incentive destination worldwide with its 141-acre Aquaventure water park - not to mention more than 21 restaurants, bars and lounges (including celebrity chef attractions like Nobu Matsuhisa's Nobu and Bobby Flay's Mesa Grill), the chic Aura nightclub, 30,000 sqft / 2,787 sqm Mandara Spa and dolphin interactions at Dolphin Cay.
The Conference Center features the 50,000-sqft / 4,645 sqm Imperial Ballroom (the largest ballroom in the Caribbean) and the 25,000-sqft / 2.323 sqm Grand Ballroom, over 40,000 sqft / 3,716 sqm of pre-function space, plus 33 breakout rooms and five boardrooms. 
www.atlantismeetings.com
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Singapore: Marina Bay Sands launches green meeting options
Marina Bay Sands, SingaporeMarina Bay Sands started its Sands ECO360° Meetings Program to provide greener options for all clients and the meeting planners, focusing on three main areas: green meetings, high-performance facilities and sustainable practices. This package include a Green Meetings Concierge service, assigned to work with clients throughout the process and helping to align the hotel's green offerings with the sustainability goals of the clients. After the meeting/congress the concierge presents the Sands ECO360° Event Impact Statement to the client, showing detailed information about the event's impact on the environment.
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Thailand: MICE specialists expect a strong 2013
TCEBThailand's MICE industry experiences a strong growth since the beginning of 2013, with a strong double-digit growth. Biggest contributor to the growth was a peaceful 2012 – the first period over the last years without any major political upheavals and/or natural disasters. More MICE business was booked in the first quarter of 2013 than in total in 2012. Belgium, France and South Africa were the key growth markets. Direct flight from Brussels has been a huge win for Thailand. In addition, the country sees a good growth out of the North American market, with a MICE increase of about 10 per cent during the first quarter 2013.
http://www.tceb.or.th/
Lufthansa: Lufthansa Group helps to improve weather forecasts
LufthansaLufthansa aircraft provide data for AMDAR - Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR) is the generally accepted worldwide term for automated weather reports from commercial aircraft.
Since many years, Lufthansa aircraft have been equipped with software that collects current meteorological data in flight. The Lufthansa Group is thus helping to improve the precision of weather forecasts. Taking account of data measured by aircraft can increase the accuracy of weather forecasts for the next 24 hours by between five and seven per cent.
Some 350 Lufthansa Group aircraft supply around 20,000 data to the German Meteorological Service (DWD). The individual measurements are bundled on board and along with the date, time of day, flight phase, flight number, aircraft registration and geographical data are sent to the Lufthansa Systems ground station. There the data is anonymised, converted into the appropriate format for the weather services and then forwarded to them for inclusion in their forecasting models.
Aircraft Meteorological Data Relay (AMDAR) is the generally accepted worldwide term for automated weather reports from commercial aircraft. No additional weather sensors or on-board hardware are needed to record AMDAR data. Since pilots in the cockpit also require information such as barometric altitude, air temperature and wind speed, aircraft are already equipped with the corresponding measuring devices.
www.lufthansa.com
 
 
 
Content

China, Hong Kong: Doing Good

Panama: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Expands into Latin America

Singapore: Marina Bay Sands launches green meeting options

Thailand: MICE specialists expect a strong 2013

Lufthansa: Lufthansa Group helps to improve weather forecasts

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Geneva, Switzerland Located in the heart of Europe, the smart, cosmopolitan city - at the same time a small, friendly resort, enjoys the worldwide reputation to be a major international conference and exhibition center. The cities 118 hotels offer 9,156 rooms are completed by a particularly rich artistic and cultural life including theaters, concerts, exhibitions, music festivals, opera house and museums and a wide range of congress infrastructure.
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Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz
Berlin, Germany Implementation of the industry's leading sustainability program, intelligent services and barrier free hotels are focus of Scandic as well as healthy food and fitness in an inspirational surrounding. Quick connections to the ICC Congress Center and Olympic stadium via underground add to the hotels advantages.
563 Rooms/Suites 7 Mtg Rms,
Theater 500, Classroom 330,
Cocktail 650, Banquet 350
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Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany Both traditional and modern spirit are harmonized in this Grand Hotel, picturesquely seated on the banks of Hamburg's famous Alster lake. For over 100 years it has been synonymous with Hanseatic nobility and remains the first address in the heart of Hamburg.
245 Rooms/Suites 13 Mtg Rms,
Theater 450, Classroom 250,
Cocktail 600, Banquet 300
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Austria Trend Eventhotel Pyramide
Austria Trend Eventhotel Pyramide
Vienna, Austria The hotel completed by the huge tropical Event‑Pyramid for up to 4,000 guests; the state‑of‑the‑art congress center for up to 2,000 persons; and vast outdoor events space with a large swimming lake make a perfect combination guaranteeing unforgettable events and experiences.
458 Rooms/Suites 24 Mtg Rms,
Theater 2,200, Classroom 1,100,
Cocktail 4,000, Banquet 1,600
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Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel
Stockholm, Sweden Strolling in the close by Old Town and popular shopping streets; finding world‑class restaurants; easy exploration of the waterfront and easy access to congress centers and fairs by Metro combined with the perfect meeting infrastructure makes this the perfect hotel for meetings and business.
459 Rooms/Suites, 13 Mtg Rms,
Theater 150, Cocktail 450, Banquet 300
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