Conference & Meetings World Issue 91 - Page 6

News GLOBAL SNAPSHOT AFRICA Hilton commits to Africa Hotelier Hilton has committed a total of $50m over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to support the continued expansion of its Sub-Saharan African portfolio. These funds are intended to support the conversion of around 100 hotels (roughly 20,000 rooms) in multiple African markets into Hilton branded properties, namely into its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, the upscale DoubleTree by Hilton and the recently launched Curio Collection by Hilton. AMERICAS Canada to host marine congress The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has announced that Canada will be hosting the 5th International Marine Protected Area Congress (IMPAC5) in Vancouver, Canada, in 2021. together for IMPAC5 in Vancouver, that we will be Top cities for hotel openings in 2018 celebrating great leaps forward in marine conservation, Research by American Express Meetings & both in Canada and globally,” said Sabine Jessen, Events has revealed where you can expect CPAWS’ National Ocean Programme director. plenty of new hotels in top MICE destinations. “It is our hope that by 2021 when the world comes EUROPE Berlin Wind picks up in Hamburg Ba Jeddah ISS U E 9 1 urg / Yo Conference & Meetings World Ne w 6 / 18 exhibition site, 25-28 September 2018. meetings will be held in parallel at the Hamburg Messe expo, and the WindEurope Conference. The two top-level The Global Wind Summit 2018 event will comprise WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind industry The Global Wind Summit, to be held in Hamburg in 2018, reflects this breakthrough. mb Ha success story. Planned number of new hotels in 2018 21 development and cost reduction, has become a global 22 generate power, wind energy, thanks to technology and more than 90 countries now using wind turbines to 16 16 wind energy in their national climate and energy plans, li With over 70 non-European countries having highlighted