Israel Considers Issuing National Cryptocurrency

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Compliance Cryptocurrency Exclusive Bitcoin Colu Israel Russia SwedenThe Israeli government is creating its own “digital shekel,” according to multiple reports.

The Belfry crowned England’s Leading Conference Hotel & Resort

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Petersburg, Russia. The Belfry Hotel & Resort has been named England’s Leading Conference Hotel & England’s Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony which took place on 30th September in St. Recognised as ‘the Oscars’ of the world’s travel industry, the WTA’s acknowledge winners that truly set the benchmark for the rest […]. The post The Belfry crowned England’s Leading Conference Hotel & Resort appeared first on Event Industry News.

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When Peaches Meet Coconuts

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Those countries include Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, China, and India — and to a lesser extent, France, Italy, and Spain. Erin Meyer. Are you a peach or a coconut?

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Top Travel Ideas for 2018, Survey Says

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Travelers are asking for everything from reaching the edge of space in a MiG-29 flight in Russia to herding cattle in Australia, to hosting a celebration in a private capsule aboard the London Eye.”. Before deciding where to meet next, why not think out of the binder?

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

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Petersburg, Russia. Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations. The list highlights cities rich in history, architecture and natural beauty.

16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast

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Emerging markets, however, retain their 22-percent share of the total market despite the declines in Brazil and Russia, which were partially offset by strong growth in markets such as Mexico, Indonesia, and the [Persian] Gulf region. What’s in store next year?

Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion

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Russia. Global business travel spend topped $1.2 trillion in 2015, growing 5 percent over 2014, and is projected to reach 1.3 trillion in 2016 according a global economic study released this week by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation.

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Create an Event Venue Checklist: Pick Modern, Go High Touch and Use Event Tech

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This year’s Event Technology Awards (ETA) highlights over 100 companies in 28 categories, with entrants coming in from as far as Russia and New Zealand. Just like in real estate, an event’s success or failure owes much to its location.

KRACK: What Planners Need to Know

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Perhaps most important of all to know, your event is in no danger whatsoever from some internet criminal in Russia or Transylvania using KRACK.

Planning International Events: Legal and Cultural Considerations

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You may think you have finalized a deal in Russia, only to discover that they are also negotiating with a competitor. Negotiators in some countries, such as Russia, may attempt to re-negotiate written terms that were previously agreed upon, or may disregard them.

The Way Forward 

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Concerned about Russia? Illustrations by Sébastien Thibault. It was a unique opportunity for dialogue. Two and a half months after Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union, the Washington, D.C.–based

Inside the Bid Process for a Citywide Conference

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Because Apimondia 2015 was in Asia, there were sizable contingents from Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. Turkey and Russia had the largest voting blocks. Illustration by Daniel Chang.

The World’s Most Instagrammed Places in 2017

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Petersburg, Russia. The latest survey by photo-sharing app Instagram revealed that New York City has been the most-posted city in the world in 2017, followed by Moscow, London, Sao Paulo and Paris. Jakarta, the Indonesia capital, was in eighth place and the only Asian city to make the top 10, while St. Petersburg was the second Russian inclusion, coming in as the seventh-most Instagrammed city.

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The Clean-Sport Movement: Inside the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Annual Symposium

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That led to a variety of last-minute changes to the symposium program, such as adding a 15-minute “Update on Anti-Doping Activities in Russia” from Pavel Kolobkov, Russia’s minister of sport. . “We

Where You’d Least Expect Them

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Petersburg, Russia. “It If you’ve spent any time in the business-events industry, you know destinations like Las Vegas, Paris, Chicago, or Barcelona like the back of your hand.

IMEX America Shatters Attendance Record

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But the show also drew meeting decision-makers from as far away as China, India, Australia, Japan and Russia. IMEX America was hotter than ever this year, drawing a record 12,227 meetings and events professionals to Las Vegas Oct. 18-20 for a 14 percent increase over 2015.

Four Seasons Adds Intriguing Private-Jet Excursion

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Petersburg, Russia before ending in London. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveiled a 24-day Private Jet experience that will transport participants to some of the world’s most intriguing locations. Participants in World of Adventures , slated for Oct. 19–Nov.

Four Seasons Adds Intriguing Private-Jet Excursion

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Petersburg, Russia before ending in London. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveiled a 24-day Private Jet experience that will transport participants to some of the world’s most intriguing locations. Participants in World of Adventures , slated for Oct. 19–Nov.

US Travel Offers Advice on Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

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While President Trump’s Russia crisis moves to eclipse the good will generated from his speech to Congress on Tuesday night, his highly anticipated revised travel ban has yet to materialize.

4 Helpful Tips for Americans Traveling to Turkey

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The actions are occurring during a time of deteriorating relations between the two countries due to a several issues, including American support for Kurdish fighters in Syria and Turkey’s tilt toward Russia in the war in Syria.

Inside the Largest Conservation Conference in the World

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When Barcelona hosted the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in 2008, a group of passionate delegates from Hawaii sat up in their chairs and thought, Why not us? Why not, indeed?

Science and Art Meet in Heidelberg

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I joined a group of nine hosted buyers — eight from the United States and one from Russia — all on their way to IMEX 2017 the following week, on a two-day fam hosted by the German Convention Bureau.

How Michael Cerbelli Stays Atop the Hot List

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Petersburg, Russia, which was Vladimir Putin’s summer home. “If we ever have a drink, there’s a great story about Elton John I could tell you,” says Michael Cerbelli, CEO and president of Cerbelli Creative.