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ITCM Meetings Show UK interviews

Unispace is Sunderland’s unique offer

Elaine Swan, centre, with event colleagues

Elaine Swan gives ITCM an insight into a stimulating academic venue

University students have long holiday breaks. That suits the conference marketing teams at academic establishments, because it frees an array of remarkable, modern MICE facilities, making them available for use by corporate and association clients.
There is a growing demand from organisers of conferences on specialised topics for facilities to match. Where better to look than on university campuses?

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South East Wales is a new MICE promotion body


Lynne Richards tells Sydney Paulden of the advantages it brings to event organisers

Take huge stretches of beautiful landscape, a world-renowned hotel and golf resort and top-level experience in hosting international political and military leaders; mix in an array of state-of-the-art sports facilities; put them all together. What have you got?
The answer is South East Wales.
First announced at The Meetings Show in London, this is a newly formed promotional entity funded by a grant from Capital Region Tourism, which promotes the wider Welsh region around Cardiff.

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Nothing but good news from Germany’s events industry

Ursula Winterbauer of GCB

Ursula Winterbauer of GCB tells how it is done

It must be very satisfying to be the continuous bearer of good news. At The Meetings Show in London I met Ursula Winterbauer, Head of International Business for GCB, the German Convention Bureau. She is able to report that for 10 years in succession Germany has been Number One country in Europe in ICCA’s table of association gatherings. Second in the whole world, Germany, with 722 association events last year, is even catching up on the Number One, USA and leaving Number Three, Spain, further behind.

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Cyprus is many destinations in one

Limassol area beach

The small island offers access to beaches, snow, ancient culture and great food and wine

No MICE gathering is complete without a chat with Lillian Panayi. She is the stalwart representative of Cyprus Tourism and can always be relied upon for an insight into what is happening on the MICE scene in the Mediterranean and elsewhere.

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