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THE WESTIN ZAGREB
SET FOR SUCCESS
The Westin Zagreb
Opera salon, 17th floor

The Westin Zagreb
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It's the little things that add up to a great meeting. From inspiring spaces and wholesome menus to thoughtful attention to details, we'll set you up for clear-thinking productivity.
Facilities are of the top order in Croatia's premier conference hotel - 349 elegantly appointed guest-rooms, 13 meeting rooms with over 18,299 sqft / 1,700 sqm of meeting space and a fabulous wellness center that's next to none. All guest-rooms and public areas feature complimentary broadband Internet connectivity.
Deliver on an exceptional conference experience - book
The Westin Zagreb today! Accommodation Rates from as low as €100 / Full all-inclusive day delegate package € 54 EURO per person and day.
The Westin Zagreb For more information or to make a reservation, please call +385 1 4892 000 or visit westinzagreb.com or westin.com/zagreb
The Westin Zagreb
Kršnjavoga , 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
Marriott Hotels Worldwide introduces 'Future of Meetings' and 'Mobile Check-In Goes Global'
Mobile Check-In Future of Meetings
Marriott Hotels is introducing a number of initiatives to refresh meetings. New meeting spaces with stylish design, natural light, flexible seating and wireless or web enabled technology enable planners and attendees to focus on the meeting objectives. Marriott properties in Munich and Amsterdam feature the new design with the London Kensington Marriott and Paris Marriott Rive Gauche following early next year. The Red Coat Direct app enables meeting organizers to adjust and edit their meeting requests and preferences with a touch of a button and without ever leaving the meeting room. Currently available in 35 Marriott hotels in Europe, Red Coat Direct will roll-out globally in early 2014.
Mobile Check-In Goes Global now available in 19 countries worldwide with more to follow.
The faster, easier and more convenient mobile check-in from Marriott Hotels, the signature brand of Marriott International is now available at 20 additional Marriott hotels* in 19 countries including United Kingdom, Mexico, United Arab Emirates and India. First launched at 329 hotels in the U.S. and Canada, the mobile check-in feature on the Marriott Mobile App has expanded internationally, representing the broadest mobile offering of its kind in the lodging industry.
www.marriott.com/marriott/mobile-check-in-marriott-hotels-and-resorts.mi
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Germany, Stuttgart: New App for Congress Attendees
Stuttgart After Business AppBusiness travelers and, above all, congress attendees, represent one of the most important target groups in Stuttgart's visitors list. They differ significantly from all other types of visitors. The Stuttgart Convention Bureau/Stuttgart-Marketing GmbH has now developed a new concept with the aim of binding business and meeting guests considerably more firmly to the city's "what to do while in Stuttgart" offers. It focuses on providing, in a practical form, need-based leisure activities that complement the professional obligations of the visitor: the Stuttgart After Business App.
The offers focus on themes such as eating out, live music locations, special after-work offers, workout facilities and shopping tips. Particular attention has been paid to selecting offers that are all typical of the region. It's intended that business and conference visitors should gain a distinctive impression of the region's unique features and be enthused by its range of tourism options.
For more information contact Ms. Karina Grützner, karina.gruetzner@congress-stuttgart.de
www.congress-stuttgart.de
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Korea, Seoul rolls out MICE master plan for large-scale meetings
SeoulSEOUL Metropolitan Government created a "Master Plan" for the rapid development of Seoul's MICE industry which has been selected as one of Seoul's future core industries. With the planned boost of new meeting and congress space, the city will create the infrastructure to facilitate the needs of the enormously growing meeting sector in Asia (133% from 2006 to 2010).
The Dongdaemun Design Plaza scheduled to open in 2014 and a large convention center next to Seoul Station set open by 2018. This first step will boost Seoul's meeting capacity from its current 64,000 sqm/ 688,888 sqft to 103,000 sqm/ 1,108,678 sqft, and form a major MICE region of convention centers and 5 star hotels in the middle of the city. Several other large-scale MICE zones have been proposed for development by 2020.
The second step, in the southeast region of Seoul, will take up the full block of governmental buildings directly east of Coex – adding to the area's established reputation as the city's meetings powerhouse.
The nearby complex of Olympic sports stadiums in the Jamsil area will also serve as an ideal setting for redevelopment. Altogether, this MICE complex in the southeast region of Seoul will bring the city's total meetings capacity to 18,600 by 2020.
Seoul will also add several services to make to make the city even more attractive to meetings planners and attendees. Lesser-known unique venues throughout Seoul will be improved and promoted to offer meeting planners a wide variety of spaces to choose from.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will work with Seoul Tourism Organization, academic institutions and top MICE employers to create programs for preparing the next generation of Seoul MICE professionals. The city will also expand the scope of the Seoul Convention Bureau, the business events division of the Seoul Tourism Organization.
www.miceseoul.com/webzine/201311/e_sub1_1.html
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Mexico: LGBT Business Expo returns to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit
LGBT Business ExpoThe latest edition of LGBT Confex's 4th International LGBT Business Expo will return to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit in 2014. LGTB Business Expo is the leading expo targeting gay and lesbian clients which make up an estimated market share of 6 % in Latin America.
The three-day conference started with 20 exhibitors and six presenters in 2011 and has grown to 54 exhibitors and 28 conference speakers in 2013 where more than 870 scheduled business meetings took place.
Already confirmed participations for the 2014 LGBT Business Expo include Human Rights Campaign, American Express, Marriott International, Out & Equal, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau and Out Now Global - the world's leading LGBT consulting and marketing company. Out Now Global presents LGBT2020, the largest study on Latin American LGBT markets at LGBT Business Expo 2014.
Early Bird registrations for exhibitors and delegates at www.lgbtbusinessexpo.com
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Marriott Hotels Worldwide introduces 'Future of Meetings' and 'Mobile Check-In Goes Global'

Germany, Stuttgart: New App for Congress Attendees

Korea, Seoul rolls out MICE master plan for large-scale meetings

Mexico: LGBT Business Expo returns to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
The romance of crumbly European architecture and cobbled streets makes Buenos Aires an alluring city, but it is the food that wins most hearts: the slabs of steak, scoops of dulce de leche and oodles of smooth red wine never fail to impress. The San Telmo and Palermo hotspots and milongas (tango halls) and dance clubs atmospheres give inspiration to theme events after a conference day in one of the cities excellent MICE properties.
Kuala Lumpur
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Excellent international air access, award winning convention facilities, a wide variety of accommodation, economic stability and local experience and expertise make Kuala Lumpur a perfect choice for meetings. Bustling streets where Chinese joss-houses compete for space with rainbow-colored Hindu temples and dignified mosques, above all this raises one of the most distinctive skylines in Asia, dominated by the twin turrets of the Petronas Towers.
Vienna E-booklet
Vienna, Austria
Vienna will surprise you: the strains of Mozart and hip-hop music co-exist, while a stone's throw from the grand dames and their miniature dogs in traditional coffee houses are the hip new cutting-edge bars and cafés. Vienna today is a beguiling mix of old and new, perhaps best illustrated by the new MuseumsQuartier cultural district. Here the courtyard of the old Spanish riding stables, featuring the city's largest baroque facade, is now home to contemporary museum architecture.
Zagreb E-booklet
Zagreb, Croatia
Zagreb has excellent transport links via air, road and train and is both old and youthful. The evidence of it's more than 9 centuries and can be found inside museums, in historical monuments and along city streets. Zagreb is always hospitable and openhearted! It offers exclusive hotels and congress centers, period buildings, theaters, museums, restaurants and nearby getaways and has proven to be a great host to many international events. Zagreb convention bureau is ready to assist you to create a remarkable event.
Austria Trend Hotels & Resorts - Austria's leading hotel group provides just the right support. Click here for more informaiton!
Brazil E-booklet
Brazil E-booklet
Brazil
Brazil, South America's biggest and most influential country is one of the world's economic giants; revered for its football prowess, carnival, coffee production and distinctive music and home to a multitude of ethnic groups sharing energy and passion. Weather you are panning to go to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro or any other destination – high end infrastructure and experienced staff create an incredible momentum for events of any kind.
Czech Republic E-booklet
Czech Republic
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Czech Republic
The Czech Republic offers quality service to world conference delegates and has proven itself again and again as holding its place in the top 15 meeting destinations worldwide. It is a modern country with a rich history and relaxing atmosphere right in the center of Europe with its capital Prague directly in the heart of the country. This makes it easy for visitors to travel in and out of the country by all forms of transportation.
Malta E-booklet
Malta E-booklet
Malta
Malta, an archipelago situated in the center of the Mediterranean, has some of the oldest man-built free-standing structures in the world, dating back to 3,600 BC. Ever since, a well-known and important meeting point at one of the oldest sea lines. Today, the island´s 5‑ and 4‑Star hotels include renowned chains, as well as boutique up‑market properties and the MICE infrastructure is outstanding and supports all kinds of events.
Germany E-booklet
Germany E-booklet
Germany
Germany, rich in diversity: from romantic Heidelberg, the medieval Nuremberg of Dürer, the Weimar of Goethe and the Bauhaus, to the lively port cities of Bremen and Hamburg, the financial center of Frankfurt and revitalized cities of the former east like Dresden. Overshadowing them all is the cosmopolitan decadence of Berlin, where bureaucrats of the new capital rub shoulders with artists and techno club-goers.
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