New leadership for Meeting Professionals International World

The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation has announced Stephen Revetria will chair its 2015-2016 global board of trustees. Revetria became a member of the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees in July 2007 and serves as senior vice-president of Giants Enterprises, where he is responsible for setting the strategy and vision in developing business opportunities beyond the major league franchise. Revetria’s term will run from...

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Tarsus launches exhibition joint venture in south east Asia World

Tarsus Group has acquired a 50 per cent stake in organiser AMB Group as part of a joint venture, AMB Tarsus Exhibitions (AMBT), that will expand the firm’s reach into south east Asia. The purchase, from AMB Group’s Andrew Siow and Richard Yew, for about US$13m (£9m), is structured to give the group the potential to buy the remainder of the business. Tarsus officials said,...

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Association of Event Organisers Awards 2015 World

International organisers and venue operators are making room for a little extra hardware in their trophy cabinets after the recent AEO Excellence Awards were held in London. The prestigious annual awards were held London’s Grosvenor House last month (June). AEO chief executive Chris Skeith said the night showcased outstanding businesses in the events industry. “It was a great event and represented exactly what the name...

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Meeting planners need a balance between technology and Gen Y in order to deliver successful meeting outcomes, says the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) in its latest report. Following extensive research among the 355 members of the IACC, the association has published a list of 10 tips influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe. Mark Cooper, IACC’s CEO, said: “Meeting planners are...

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Expo organiser to measure attitudes about LGBT travellers World

Organisers of a London travel expo are calling on tourism industry staff to support a global survey measuring the sector’s attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travellers. Reed Travel Exhibition’s World Travel Market (WTM) London has partnered with LGBT consulting firm, Out Now, to launch the online survey of tourism industry staff. The organiser says it is the first industry-wide study of attitudes...

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