Beyond Asia: Hamburg, Germany; Birmingham, UK; and Geneva, Switzerland

TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.

The city of Hamburg (pictured) will welcome more than 25,000 Rotary members
The city of Hamburg (pictured) will welcome more than 25,000 Rotary members

Germany: Rotary 110th convention brings world to Hamburg
Hamburg will be transformed into a “Rotary City” as more than 25,000 Rotary members from 170 countries around the globe will be getting together in the German city for their annual international meeting.

Held from June 1 to 5, Rotary members attending the Hamburg convention will initiate projects, engage in exchange, and work together for a better world.

In addition to the convention in the exhibition halls of Hamburg-Messe, Rotary members will be enjoying activities throughout the city such as bicycle tours, an opening party at the Chamber of Commerce, a sailing trip on the Alster-Lake, as well as exclusive Rotary concerts in the Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

UK: ICC Birmingham secures five association contracts
The ICC Birmingham team has secured five association contracts in three weeks, marking the team’s most successful year for medical events.

The record end to the financial year saw the team secure The Royal College of Physicians (April 2020), Psychological Society (July 2021), Association of Surgeons in Training (March 2020), British Orthodontic Society (October 2021) and the UK Interdisciplinary Breast Cancer Symposium (January 2020).

Medical continues to be an important sector for the ICC, as it has the ability to host large association congresses of up to 4,000 delegates.

Last year, the venue welcomed the 2,000-strong British Orthopaedic Association Centenary Congress. This year, Birmingham will be playing host to several other medical events, such as the British Society for Rheumatology, and British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Switzerland: Virtual Educa joins hands with Kenes Group Spain
Virtual Educa, an organisation set to promote innovation in education, and Kenes Group, a PCO and AMC, have signed a framework agreement outlining the collaboration on multiple projects for the next four years.

The framework addresses the projects of the European Union Virtual Educa Association, including partial conference management of the XXI International Meeting Virtual Educa Peru 2019, and the full PCO support for the XXII International Meeting Virtual Educa 2020. The agreement extends to 2022 and includes the provision of association management services.

The Virtual Educa International Symposium is made of a multilateral forum, an international conference, and a commercial exhibition.

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