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Contents4 / ConferenCe & Meetings World / issUe 67A round-up of MICE trends and related developments in Asia's world city 36Hong KongIn this issuefront Cover image: Bård løken/www.visitnorway.com

ContentsISSUE 67 / ConfErEnCE & MEEtIngS World / 5 26 >> Abu dhabi Interview with ADNEC's Humaid Al Dhaheri 42 >> Singapore A look at Asia's number one city destination for association meetings 48 >> the nordics Leading lights for Nordic meeting planners CMW celebrates the 10th anniversary of the SevenCenters of Germany 61GermanyPaul Colston travels to Budapest for MPI's EMEC conference23EMECMeetings Africa posted record attendance for its 2012 event31Meetings AfricaWhat's in store for this year's IMEX meetings exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany?67IMEX PreviewWe're seeing higher levels of interest from US intermediariesIMEX Group's ChaIrMan, ray BlooMFeatures12 >> Big interview Chairman of events agency Grass Roots, David Evans 17 >> MPI White paper An edited extract of the association's business value of meetings reportRegulars7 >> leader Leading lights: illuminating patterns and paths to success 8 >> news A quarterly roundup 71 >> Association page AIPC's President looks at economic recovery and innovation 72 >> letters The time for hybrid is now75 >> People Tracking the latest appointments and promotions 77 >> Business Buyers drive growth in the Gulf, Thailand's growth and CTICC architects announced 78 >> gallery Conventa, Meetings, Africa, EMEC and Confex106 >> Breakout Build up to Laureus WorldDestinations20 >> new builds A roundup of new convention centres 34 >> Interview Vienna Convention Bureau's CEO Christian Mutschlechner