Meetings No 18
Intro
Chart a New Course to a Blue Ocean
Atti Soenarso: “In blue oceans competition has no meaning.”
Cover Story
Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
Sofia Falk: “Today businesses are eager to find solutions.”
Reghunathan
Recharge to Thrive Again
Dr. Rajkumar Reghunathan on burnout management.
Radar
Sydney Set for Business Event Boom
82 international events are in the pipeline for 2017–2023.
Knowledge Exchange
Meetings Are a Significant Economic Driver for Whistler
Insight into the city’s venue role from Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden.
Knowledge Hub
Converting to Convention
Abdulla Bin Souqat on designing Dubai as a destination.
Sports Events
Sport and the City
Barbara Martins-Nio: “Successful sports cities have a clear strategy.”
Intermission
The Road Not Taken
A poem by Robert Frost.
Radar
CWT Foresees Event Growth in 2017
Safety, security and technology are expected to be major trends.
Radar
IBTM World Unveils Ultra-relevant Content for Meeting Planners
A knowledge programme shaped by attendees’ priorities.
Economic Multiplier
Driving Collaboration and Innovation Through Personality
Meet Gavin Poole, CEO of London’s new tech campus, Here East.
Sharma
How Business Titans Do It
A Mastery Session by Robin Sharma.
Radar
IBTM World Announces Award Shortlist
Ten finalists will compete for Technology and Innovation prize.
Brain Check
Pleasurable Dopamine Rushes
Tomas Dalström interviews Professor Lars Olsson.
Kellerman
Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
Roger Kellerman: “Why limit yourself when you can keep on learning?”
classifieds
news
businessmeetings
MCI middle East and Zahara Tours
join forces to bring association events to Oman.
business intelligence
ibtm world pre-matched appointments
reach new high ahead of 30th anniversary edition.
Meeting Industry
Convene Hosted Buyer Programme
Reaches All-Time High.
Award winner
Gothenburg ranks number one
among sustainable and innovative cities.
association meetings
Inaugural Winners
of Incredible Impacts Grants Announced.

Nigeria, Senegal and Cape Verde
dominate the West African hotel pipeline with 77% of the total planned hotel rooms.
business Intelligence
Business events
must adopt Olympic standard when it comes to safety.
hotel news
Dubai’s first all-inclusive resort
sees big rise in demand.
maximum meeting place
Paris Convention Centre:
the largest conference centre in Europe.
Business Intelligence
Digital focus gives 13% uplift
for Denmark on German MICE market.
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Sydney Set for Business Event Boom

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) reports that a $360 million pipeline of meetings, conventions and incentives has been secured for the city, which is consistently ranked as the number one destination in Australia for business events.

BESydney has confirmed over 82 international events for the city in the period 2017–2023 that will deliver more than $360 million in direct expenditure to New South Wales (NSW).

Col Hughes, BESydney’s chairman, speaking at the company’s AGM, which was held as a test event at the new International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), says: “The results that BESydney has secured during the construction of ICC Sydney are remarkable. This success is credit to the team’s determination and the support of our stakeholders including the NSW Government, City of Sydney, our partners and members, and of course our broad network of passionate Sydney supporters who work with us to build strategic business cases to take to global clients.”

In the period 1 January 2015 to 30 June 2016, the organisation brought in 120 events worth over $300 million in business for NSW. Some of these events were also delivered in this timeframe, given the short lead nature of the Asian incentive business.

Lyn Lewis-Smith, CEO of BESydney, says: “It’s always rewarding to see our city’s best come together to bid and win events that will contribute to a brighter future. We know that the broader impacts of business events are positive agents of change for trade, investment, research and collaboration.”

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