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January 2011Conference+Meetings World www.c-mw.net5NEWSLanguage lessons for eventsWORLD - Despite a more globalmeetings industry, the averagenumber of languages spoken atevents remains relatively low,according to a new survey.Simultaneous Interpretation(SI) company, Congress RentalWTM visitor numbers up 10% Pune plans $132m ICCUK- World Travel Market(WTM), the global event for the travel industry, saw anunaudited 10 per cent increasein visitors for 2010.An unaudited total of 26,908visitors attended WTM at ExcelLondon over four days lastNovember, compared to24,402 in 2009. There werealso more than 5,000 exhibitorsincluding 628 main standexhibitors, compared to 607 in 2009. "The fact the number of year-on-year visitors increasedeach day is particularlyimpressive and great news forthe exhibitors, as it supports theNetworks (CRN), found 43.8per cent of survey respondentshad reported only twolanguages were being spoken at events, with 37.5 per centreporting three languages. A further 12.5 per cent ofINDIA- The meetings industry inIndia could soon be buoyed by anew convention and exhibitioncentre, planned for developmentin the west of the country. The Rs600 crore (US$132m)Pune International Exhibitionand Convention Centre (PIECC),is part of a 972,000sqmdevelopment at Moshi.The project will include aconvention centre, surroundedby seven exhibition halls, a pairof 28-storey commercial towers,and hotels, as well as a nine-hole golf-course. "There is a dearth ofinternational convention centresthat can hold global events in thearea," said the President of theMahratta Chamber of CommerceIndustries and Agriculture(MCCIA), Abhay Firodia, one ofthe key champions of the project.respondents said they used fourlanguages and 6.5 per cent fivelanguages."Delegates are today travellingto conferences from all over theworld, and that would tend toimply a greater need to provideconversations I had with themthat a high amount of businesswas conducted at the event,"said WTM Exhibition Director,Simon Press.SI services in order to cater fordifferent language needs," saysPanagiotis Podimatas from PCPodimatas in Greece and chair ofthe CRN. "The survey, however,shows that very few languagesare in fact being spoken."WTM 2010 at Excel London attracted 26,908 visitorsMPI EMECheads forDusseldorfEUROPE - MeetingProfessionals International(MPI) is to hold its 2011 European Meetingsand Events Conference (EMEC) in Dusseldorf.The event, between 13and 15 February 2011, is to focus on the changingbusiness issues facing the European meetings andevents industry.The keynote presenter atthe event will be RobinSieger, who will speak todelegates during EMEC'sopening general session. "For all the technologicalimprovements incommunication, the powerof face-to-face meetings,and corporate andassociation conferences, arealways the single best wayto build meaningful andlasting relationships," says Sieger. New recruitat MyCEBMALAYSIA - The MalaysiaConvention and ExhibitionBureau (MyCEB) hasappointed Ho Yoke Ping asits General Manager for Salesand Marketing. Ho willoversee bid developmentefforts and marketing, and istargeting a top five ICCAranking in the Asia Pacificregion by 2020.

AdaptableBy DesignContact our Sales Team on: Tel: +353 1 856 0000 Email: Or visit our website: www.theccd.ieHi, I'm Cammie the Chameleon, the new face of The Convention Centre Dublin. I joined The CCD when it opened in September and am really enjoying working on all sorts of events here - meetings, conferences, concerts, banquets and exhibitions, to name a few. It's an amazing building to work in, with such a diverse range of flexible spaces, to suit every event. So far, our clients are blown away by the flexibility of the venue, the amazing technology, hands-on expertise and delicious hospitality. But, most of all, they just love the warm Irish welcome! Happy New Year and I hope to see you soon at The CCD. So talk to one of our friendly sales team today about your upcoming event and tell them Cammie sent you!Your friend, Cammie