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New education formats and topics set to drive value at IMEX 2013
IMEX Frankfurt
Eight education tracks which include industry trends, personal development and sustainability define IMEX in Frankfurt’s free professional development and education program for 2013. Over 100 one-hour seminars, interactive workshops and informal ‘campfires’ (small group learning which happen ‘in the round’ on the show floor) are scheduled, starting Tuesday 21st May. Based on current hot topics, some of the most popular sessions are set to include:
How to keep the lawyers out – Contract Management
a Strategic Meetings Management co-creation workshop
How Bar Camps and Hybrid Events can enrich Meetings
How to create a social media strategy
You’re Hired! Powerful Interview Techniques to Get the Job
Shorter education sessions and campfires at IMEX take place on the Inspiration Centre, Sustainability Hub, Tech Tap or the new Networking Hub (which includes wellbeing advice) on the show floor. Longer seminars all take place outside core business hours and occur in dedicated rooms. For registration information, see www.imex-frankfurt.com/register.php
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Czech Republic: Congress Business in Prague rises
Prague Convention Bureau
The popularity of Prague as a congress destination increases every year. Especially 2012 was extraordinarily successful year for Prague according to major statistics. The Czech Statistical Office confirms the total of 4,264 meetings with 671,812 participants last year (an increase by 234 meetings/16.4% compared to 2011). A longer-range insight also shows a very positive trend: the CSO statistics over the last 4 years show a 20% increase of meetings in During this period, the number of the participants increased by almost 40% from 484,807 to 671,812 participants.
According to the statistics of Prague Convention Bureau, most events held in Prague have been corporate conferences/meetings, followed by association conferences/congresses; mostly in the fields of pharmacy, IT and telecommunication, economy and medical sciences.
www.pragueconvention.cz
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Germany: 40 years CCH-Congress Center Hamburg
CCH - Congress Center Hamburg, Germany
After 40 years of event history, CCH-Congress Center Hamburg remains one of the global players in the conference business. Major events at CCH in this anniversary year include big medical meetings such as the 8th World Congress of Melanoma, and other leading conferences. The really big mega-events this year are the 34th Convention of the German Protestant Church with more than 100,000 participants, and the 96th Lions Clubs International Convention Hamburg 2013 with expected attendance of 25,000 people – they will put CCH and the adjacent fair site at the centre of two enormous events which will have a tremendous impact on the whole of the city of Hamburg.
CCH also has an amazing record in the cultural sector over the past 40 years, with major balls, banquet events, and in particular concerts. With an incredible record of world stars, from A for ABBA to Z for Frank Zappa. They include Joan Armatrading, Leonard Bernstein, Joe Cocker, Phil Collins, Sammy Davis jr., Deep Purple, Brian Ferry, Genesis, Keith Jarrett, Cyndi Lauper, Luciano Pavarotti, Queen, Diana Ross, Santana, Tina Turner, UB 40 and Neil Young. Happy Birthday CCH!!
www.cch.de/en/organise/
Austria Trend Hotels & Resorts
Germany: Website Relaunch for the Stuttgart Convention Bureau (SCB)
Stuttgart, Palace SquareThe website now appears in new splendor: up to the minute and service-oriented. Its content has been considerably extended and important themes and sustainability have been taken into account.
The core of the website is the interactive database, which comprises some 250 providers from the region. Here, event planners can select suitable partners to fit their specific event requirements and send enquiries through the system directly to congress venues, convention hotels and special locations.
In its new portal the SCB has extended its range of services and speeded up procedures to connect buyers and suppliers quicker.
congress.stuttgart-tourist.de/en
Japan: Palace Hotel Tokyo Named World’s Top New Large Hotel For Design
Palace Hotel TokyoTravel + Leisure 2013 judges survey 2012 hotel debuts and hail Japanese design as best.
Palace Hotel Tokyo joined elite company this month after Travel + Leisure recognized the Marunouchi property as ‘Best Hotel, 100 or More Rooms’ in its annual Design Awards.
Citing the hotel for its “understated luxury,” its “traditional grandeur” and “sense of sophisticated restraint,” the hotel won top honors in its category and is the first ever Japanese hotel to receive a T+L Design Award.
More than anything, the look and feel of this hotel exhibits and celebrates hallmarks of Japanese aesthetics. The T+L award puts an exclamation point on the realization of that ambition.
For Palace Hotel Tokyo, the T+L award caps a string of recent acknowledgements, from the hotel’s inclusion on Destinasian’s “Luxe List” to recognition by the Hotel Investment Conference in Asia Pacific as “Development of the Year”. And while Elite Traveler hailed the hotel’s Palace Suite as one of the “Top 101 Suites in the World”, back home, Nikkei Trendy lauded the property for being the top luxury hotel in Tokyo and evian SPA garnered a SpaFinder Crystal Award for ‘Best Spa Concept’ in Japan.
Located at 1-1-1 Marunouchi, the hotel is a 10-minute walk from landmark Tokyo Station and mere steps away from Marunouchi Naka Dori, one of Tokyo’s most upscale.
www.en.palacehoteltokyo.com
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Malaysia: The Seri Pacific Hotel goes after corporate business
Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala LumpurThe refurbished Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur is aiming for more corporate clients to fill its 560 hotel rooms and meeting venues.The Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur is very close to the PWTC (Putra World Trade Centre) and the available capacities make the hotel even more attractive for corporate groups, big events and congresses. The PWTC has more than 23 million sqm of space, while the hotel’s has a ballroom can seat just up to 600 people in theater-style.
www.seripacific.com
 
 
 
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New education formats and topics set to drive value at IMEX 2013

Czech Republic: Congress Business in Prague rises

Germany: 40 years CCH-Congress Center Hamburg

Germany: Website Relaunch for the Stuttgart Convention Bureau (SCB)

Japan: Palace Hotel Tokyo Named World’s Top New Large Hotel For Design

Malaysia: The Seri Pacific Hotel goes after corporate business

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