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The New Moscow welcomes international events

The16thC Kutafya Tower of The Kremlin

Anna Ivanko talks to Sydney Paulden

Anna Ivanko was in London and ITCM was pleased to be able to meet her. She was here to promote the Moscow Convention Bureau. The organisation was founded in August 2013 and is therefore just over a year old. Anna is the Head of its International Marketing Department.
‘We were established’, she explained, ‘by Moscow City Government represented by the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship.’


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Momondo’s Flight Insight can assist group organisers

Hugo Burge, CEO of momondo

Hugo Burge, CEO of momondo, tells Sydney Paulden how much can be learned from analysis of millions of flight prices

I have been the first to stress that MICE business is very distinct from consumer travel. However, there are areas where the interests of individual passengers and group organisers are beginning to overlap.
The common factor is the need to keep down costs. Where the consumer area can be of assistance is in the huge quantity of data that can be collected relating to general air passenger traffic. The findings based on these data can feed into organisers’ decision-making and steer them towards decisions that can achieve economies.


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“More Meetings Show exhibitors from UK and abroad . . . .

Steve Knight

. . . . and the Hosted Buyer scheme even more flexible”, Steve Knight tells Sydney Paulden

For a new event, The Meetings Show is rapidly claiming a high profile place in the MICE diary. Launched in July 2013, the second Show will take place at Olympia London from 8th to 10 July 2014 – and its Exhibition Director, Steve Knight, has lots of good news to report.

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Belfast Waterfront to double its space

Belfast Waterfront extension

A £29.5m new building due by 2016

Janice Crowe, Customer Relations Manager, was brimming with good news about Belfast Waterfront Conference & Exhibition Centre on their stand at Confex 2014.
‘The markets are demanding more space from us’, she crowed (oops!), ‘and so we are actually doubling our floor space!’


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Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I is a unique urban resort

General Manager, Adrian Padina, Rey Juan Carlos I hotel

It is on the verge of new management

The Manchester City team lost the European Champions League match against Barcelona last week, but there was one consolation: they were able to stay at the Rey Juan Carlos I hotel.
The GM of the hotel, Adrian Padina, was at Confex – on the Ellicis Hotels Stand. Ellicis is a hotel representation and marketing company set up by Jo Till and her sister Kate Norris. Jo has years of international hotel experience and Kate a track record in the airline business. Rey Juan Carlos I is one of their clients.


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