Ten Reasons Why a City Needs More Meetings & Conferences

presentation on conferenceThe International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) is a global industry association for professional convention and exhibition centre managers world-wide. It represents a global network of more than 170 leading centres in 57 countries with the active involvement of over 900 management-level professionals worldwide and AECC is a member.

 

 “As tourism numbers continue to grow and local resistance to the resulting impacts becomes more of a factor in many destinations, thoughts turn to how best to high-grade the visitor traffic in order to get the most benefit with the least pain. This is where meetings, conventions and exhibitions – collectively known as the meetings Industry – may offer the best option for cities looking to optimise the revenue benefits while at the same time looking to their broader economic and social policy aspirations for the betterment of the local community. – Rod Cameron, Executive Director of AIPC”

 

At the start of 2015 as we head into a new year, Rod Cameron, Executive Director of AIPC shares his thoughts on why a City Needs More Meetings and Convention and gives ten good reasons why these events are worth pursuing as a priority for your city;

 

  • Delegates spend more
  • They’re more likely to use established accommodation
  • Their benefits are wide-spread
  • They bring new knowledge, experiences and expertise
  • They are more consistent with the concerns (and aspirations) of local residents
  • They enhance city exposure and image
  • They help spread the hospitality season
  • They generate future tourism
  • They can be used to support economic policy in priority areas
  • They are a valuable source of new talent

 

 

About AIPC:

AIPC represents a global network of more than 170 leading centres in 57 countries with the active involvement of over 900 management-level professionals worldwide. It is committed to encouraging and recognizing excellence in convention center management, based on the diverse experience and expertise of its international representation, and maintains a variety of educational, research, networking and standards programs to achieve this. AIPC also celebrates and promotes the essential role of the international meetings industry in supporting economic, academic and professional development and enhancing global relations amongst highly diverse business and cultural interests.
For further information please contact marianne.de.raay@aipc.org or visit www.aipc.org

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