Hereâ€™s TTGmiceâ€™s weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia.
Dubai: Mandarin Oriental makes Middle Eastern debut
Mandarin Oriental has opened the Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, its first property in the Middle East.
The Jeffrey Wilkes-designed property offers 256 rooms including 78 suites, most of which come with private balconies and terraces. Recreational facilities include six restaurants and bars, a spa with nine treatment rooms, fitness centre, and five outdoor pools including one infinity pool on the sixth floor.
Event planners may avail the property’s extensive events facilities comprising a 650m2 glass-walled ballroom with beachfront terrace which can seat 360 guests; four meeting rooms; and a 400m2 multipurpose space that can hold up to 200 guests.
Rome: IAPCO’s roads will lead to Rome
The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) Annual Meeting will be held in Rome in 2021.
The bid for the event was led by a team made up of Ega Worldwide Congress and Events, AIM Group International and OIC Group.
Cristina Aru, partner and board member with Ega Worldwide Congress and Events said: “Rome hosted the IAPCO Annual Meeting in 1976: they were pioneer times for the meetings industry and for our new-born profession.
“Of course, many things have developed since then and we will be sharing with our colleagues a real ‘Roman Experience’ from the historic to the modern era.”
Mathias Posch, president of IAPCO said: â€œWe were delighted to award the hosting of the Annual Meeting to team Rome, and the host of the associated Council Meeting to Florence. The bid document was well prepared, researched and reflected exactly what was required to host our showcase event.”
Hamburg: Planners to benefit from new online city tour
Germanyâ€™s second largest city Hamburg has developed a new online resource Hamburg â€“ Gateway to the World of Tomorrow, designed to give meeting professionals an insight into the cityâ€™s hosting potential innovative and sustainable business events.
Produced by the Hamburg Convention Bureau, the resource highlights the cityâ€™s future-focused economic clusters, including logistics, maritime industries, aerospace, medicine, the life sciences, media and IT as well as renewable energies.