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INTERNATIONAL NEWS12 . www.conference-news.co.uk . June 2012June Italian meetings industry report to be launched at BTCITALY - A market report on the Italian meetings industry is to be launched at this year's BTC show in Rimini, 21-22 June.The research, commissioned by Federconfressi&Eventi, has not been conducted for two years, and the last edition was based on data for 2009. Cvent announces results of North American hotel pollUSA - Cvent, the world's largest cloud-based provider of event management and venue selection solutions, has announced its top 100 hotels for meetings in the United States.The Peabody, Orlando, came out top followed by Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, Nashville, and Hyatt Regency Atlanta, which fi nished second and third respectively.David Atkins Enterprises expands into QatarQATAR - David Atkins Enterprises (DAE) has opened a regional offi ce in Qatar.The Doha-based offi ce was established to support new clients for the event production company based in Qatar and the Middle East.DAE created and delivered the opening and closing ceremonies of the Doha 2006 Asian Games and the 12th Arab Games in Doha in 2011.Darling Harbour development critics voice space concernsAUSTRALIA - The Liberal opposition party in the Australian state of New South Wales has raised concerns about the sacrifi ce of open space resulting from the redevelopment of the exhibition and convention centre in Sydney's Darling Harbour.Opposition Deputy Leader Linda Burney is concerned the size and scope of the plans have been increased to take in the adjoining Tumbalong Park.HRG Nepal reports a rising demand for corporate travelNEPAL - The stabilising of Nepalese politics and improved tourism infrastructure has fuelled a rising demand for corporate travel to the country, says the Chief of Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) Nepal. Nepal-based Zenith Experiences Travel Services was appointed as HRG's associate partner in April, and is now responsible for inbound and outbound corporate travel.EUROPEMIDDLE EASTAUSTRALASIAASIAAMERICASTap into www.conference-news.co.uk's sister website, www.c-mw.net for the latest international meetings industry news. AFRICAFacebook campaign fails to land SA bid for WACSSOUTH AFRICA - Johannesburg failed to bring the World Association of Chefs' Societies 37th Congress to South Africa in 2016, despite mobilising a Facebook campaign. Friends were urged to 'Like' a bid page and pass the link on. The 2016 bid was won by Athens in a vote by 75 country members at the 35th WACS Congress in Korea.

2012June 2012 . www.conference-news.co.uk . 12 Paul Hicks has created the fourth in a series of commemorative artworks. Paul is the winner of the public competition to produce a new piece celebrating Olympia's 125th anniversary. You can find out more, and see other competition entries at www.olympia.co.uk