Unusual Venues. 1933 Shanghai

An Abattoir in ancient art deco becomes a hub for creative design company, associations of artists, galleries and cultural institutions.
It is a complex of 32,500 square meters with viaducts, columns and floral spiral staircases as well as a theater stage with a polished glass and extensive terraces.
It has hosted a lavish banquet in the presence of Prince Joachim of Denmark as part of the Denmark Creative and Fashion Show.

1933 has hosted major events: the Formula 1 Ferrari Party, the launch of products and Adidas Original 2008, Coca Cola Original Leaf Tea 100% and it is the site chosen last November for the third edition of the Shanghai Creative Industries Week.


Iapco - 40th Anniversary

IAPCO, founded in 1968 and celebrating its 40th Anniversary 2 years ago, is the 
worldwide association representing professional congress organizers and 
meeting planners. With over 100 members from 37 countries, IAPCO plays a 
leading role in the promotion and professionalization of congress organization 
throughout the world. IAPCO has trained over 1700 people worldwide via this 
intensive residential course, now in its 38th year. IAPCO monitors a strict Quality 
Control Procedure amongst its members and also publishes a number of 
documents and guidelines for the meetings industry, including a dictionary of 
over 900 technical terms (translated in 14 languages). IAPCO is a member of 
the Joint Meetings Industry Council [JMIC] and the Convention Industry 
Council [CIC].    more info ??

38 Years for Euromic

This year, there is great reason to celebrate as 2011 marks the 38th Anniversary 
of EUROMIC. ++ Our members have seen steady growth over the past years - 
says Giancarlo Carrera, president of EUROMIC - We have all the momentum and 
reputation that comes with 38 years of leadership. It is safe to say that we are in a 
position to maintain our competitive stance-continuing to lead the way in the 
industry and expand our market base ++ To date, EUROMIC represents 31 unique 
destinations and an international team of more than 500 group travel professionals
 who are knowledgeable in planning and executing creative programs for meetings,
 incentives, conventions and exclusive special interest tours. 
+++++ www.euromic.com

Female trio for ICCA Italy

The Italian Committee of ICCA – the International Congress and Convention Association welcomes now 3 ladies. The new Chairman is Federica Lucini, marketing coordinator at Riviera di Rimini CVB, together with Maria Cristina Schiavone, operations manager at PLS Educational - Gem Group (Business Unit Congressi), as deputy chair, and Valeria Guarisco, association manager at Fiera Milano Congressi, as treasurer. We are ready to support Milan’s bid to host the 2012 ICCA joint Mediterranean and UK & Ireland Chapter Summit - said Federica Lucini - chief of the outcome all-female triumvirate of young managers with important experience in the sector.