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    Leaders from the Danish Meetings Industry collaborate with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to deliver sustainable events for the 2012 EU Presidency. The collaboration targets certification to the ISO20121 event sustainability certification of the Government event management system. An innovative web resource www.sustainableeventsdenmark.org is explaining the enterprising initiative in more detail. 

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    The Danish Foreign Ministry, responsible for the organization of the 2012 European Union Presidency, today announced the compliance of their event management system against the new ISO 20121 standard for sustainable event management. Externally verified by the global certification company SGS, this is the world’s first ISO20121 certification of a large international government event. The Ministry’s event management system covers the logistical organisation of 110 meetings, attracting 15000 attendees at three venues between January and June, 2012.

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    The Danish EU Presidency (EU2012) will have an estimated cost of 35 million Euros. This is less than 1/3 of the costs of the previous Polish EU presidency, which amounted to 115 million Euros. These savings are achieved by choosing partners who are focused on cost savings - and on sustainability. 

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    In 2012 Denmark hosted the first ever sustainable European Union Presidency, achieved an ISO-20121 certification and made huge savings on 'going green'. The learnings of EU2012 are now available in the report ‘Driving Change Through Collaboration’.

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    Denmark hosted the first ever sustainable European Union Presidency in 2012 and achieved an ISO-20121 certification. Huge savings were also made by 'going green'. The learnings of EU2012 are now available in the report ‘Driving Change Through Collaboration’.

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    The city of Horsens is well-prepared for an influx of business travellers as up to 15,000 EU-officials are expected to visit during the 2nd half of the Danish EU Presidency. 

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    Join the Danish Sustainability Events Initiative, the driving force behind the EU's first sustainable presidency and the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC) for an innovative European conference in Copenhagen showcasing the latest trends in sustainable meeting practice combining both best practice examples and case studies.

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    Last night, the EU2012 Logistics Team and its Danish Sustainable Events Initiative (DSEI) partners collected the GMIC/IMEX Green Meetings Award 2013. It is the second time in three years that the Danes take home the prestigious award given in recognition of their focused and innovative sustainability achievements in the meetings industry.

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    VisitDenmark and Wonderful Copenhagen CVB are ready to greet visitors attending today’s IMEX Sustainable Storytelling Tour at 2 pm today to tell more about Denmark’s successful approach to sustainable meetings management and responsible thinking.

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    The demand for sustainable meetings and events is on a rise and this September the first ever European Sustainable Event Conference shares best practice, knowhow and international key notes in Copenhagen.

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    Business Events Denmark met up with Peer Heldgaard Kristensen, Managing Director of VisitAarhus and one of the driving forces behind the ICCA Scandinavian Sustainability Chapter, to get his view on Aarhus/Denmark as a leading sustainable meetings destination.

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    From 26-30th January 2014, the third edition of the FRESH Conference takes place back to back with the 2014 European Sustainable Events Conference (ESEC) in Copenhagen.

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    New name and new logo - same people and same services. This week, VisitDenmark's Business Events rebadged as 'Business Events Denmark' on all its platforms.

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    VisitDenmark today received the EIBTM Sustainability Award 2014 for its brand new stand design based on the principles of the Danish Meetovation concept and launched at this week's EIBTM expo in Barcelona.

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    Copenhagen has long been known abroad as one of the world's leading cities for sustainable meetings. And now an ambitious Sustainable Meetings Accord between the five Nordic countries got a further boost at IMEX as more key players within the Nordic Meetings Industry signed up during the Scandinavian ICCA Chapter Mid-Year Meeting on 21st May in Frankfurt. 

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    VisitDenmark met up with Peer Heldgaard Kristensen, Managing Director of VisitAarhus and one of the driving forces behind the ICCA Scandinavian Sustainability Chapter, to get his view on Aarhus/Denmark as a leading sustainable meetings destination.

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    Nyt navn og nyt logo, men samme team og services. VisitDenmarks afdeling for Business Events har nu ændret navn til 'Business Events Denmark' på alle sine kommunikations platforme.

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    VisitDenmark put 5 quick questions to Guy Bigwood, MCI Group Sustainability Director, about his untiring enthusiasm for advocating sustainable meetings! Read Guy's answers here...

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    Denmark tops EU Member State index mapping 240 Smart Cities across the EU-28 with its major congress cities leading the way.

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    Meetovation put into practice - videos and news on the topic

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    Last week at the ICCA Scandinavia Chapter conference in Aarhus, Denmark, the 2013 ICCA Scandinavian Destinations Sustainability Index results were released.

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    Bees need flowers and can’t cope with pesticides. Copenhagen/Denmark leads the way with the #BeeSustain campaign sharing tips and ideas on how the meetings industry can be more sustainable and help rescue the bees too..

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    Denmark makes you think GREEN! These days going "green" is a competitive trend and many industries are joining the green wave. This is not any different for the meetings industry. But what does it actually mean to be green? Is it about eating organic food, re-using towels, recycling garbage or using public transportation?

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    Journalists from seven countries gathered in Copenhagen this September to 'walk the talk' with Meetovation, a Danish meeting design concept. The trip was intended to inspire international meeting planners and showcase the many good reasons to attend the EMEC conference held in Copenhagen on 7-9th February 2016.

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    The Danish capital has just been announced host city for Sustainable Brands®’ Northern European conference in 2016. At the Sustainable Brands 2015 London conference in Windsor today, the founder and CEO of Sustainable Brands, KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, announced the choice of Copenhagen as host city for the 2016 event.

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    Steen Møller, head of Business Events Denmark, speaks of Denmark's world-leading position within creative and profitable meeting design concepts and unveils plans for the next generation of the Danish 'Meetovation' concept; Meetovation 3.0.

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    Lots of MINDblowing meeting activities are lying ahead of us all - and here's where you will find VisitDenmark's Business Events Team ready to assist you with news and ideas from Denmark in 2015..

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    VisitDenmark asks Guy Bigwood, MCI Group Sustainability Director, questions about his untiring enthusiasm for advocating sustainable meetings! Read Guy's answers here...

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    First came the sustainable ByBi honey served for breakfast, used as give-aways, etc. Now the latest BUZZ at the Bella Center and neighbouring Bella Sky Comwell Hotel is serving a NEW ByBi honey Beer!

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    Ole Sorang, Nordic Director of Marketing at the Rezidor Hotel Group, sheds light on why exactly the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel got involved in Meeting Professionals International’s European Events & Meetings Conference 2016 in Copenhagen?

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    MEDIA INVITATION: Join us in Copenhagen on the EMEC2016 pre-tour on 7-9 September 2015 to learn more about why and how MPI will implement the strategic Danish meetings design concept Meetovation from A-Z at the European Meetings and Events Conference (EMEC) on 7-9 February 2016.

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    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Copenhagen, Denmark, as the destination for its 2016 European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC). The association revealed its plans earlier today during the closing of EMEC 2015 in Kraków, Poland.

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    In the recently published Global Creativity Index 2015, Denmark ranks no.1 in Europe and fifth in the world out of 139 countries.

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    Do you want to learn more about Copenhagen’s many sustainable offers, or just want an update on the Capital of Sustainable Meetings? Then follow VisitDenmark and Wonderful Copenhagen CVB – and six MICE-reporters – via social media to find out more about our tour of the city on 17-19 September 2013.

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    The five Scandinavian countries continue to collaborate and innovate to advance sustainability in the meetings industry. Released today, the 2013 Scandinavian Destination Sustainability Index demonstrates an annual improvement of 11% towards their goal of creating the world first sustainable meetings region.

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    The #BeeSustain initiative, launched by Wonderful Copenhagen CVB and backed by VisitDenmark to encourage sustainable actions in the meetings industry, has just been announced as one of three finalists for the ICCA Best Marketing Award 2014.

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    300+ delegates will meet and exchange ideas at the inspiring Musikkens Hus in Aalborg, north Jutland, when the city plays host to the European Regional Meeting (EuRegMe) conference in 2015.

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    Birger Flint Hagen has joined Business Events Denmark – part of VisitDenmark - to assist in attracting Swedish and Norwegian MICE buyers to Denmark.

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    Join Business Events Denmark and Wonderful Copenhagen on a MINDblowing fam- & press group trip to Copenhagen/Denmark, this June!

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    New Hotel Properties, Quirky Accommodations and Green like Never Seen Before COPENHAGEN, Denmark – September 7, 2011 - This fall, there is much news from the hotels in Copenhagen, Denmark. The largest hotel in all Scandinavia opened its doors this year in Copenhagen bringing the total room capacity of Copenhagen to around 18,000. New features and innovations at Copenhagen’s hotels include a snore absorption room, a ladies-only floor, “brain food” for meeting participants, and much more.

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    Danish Giro-cities dress in pink The work to dress Herning and Horsens in pink for the start of Giro d’Italia on May 5th - 7th is taking shape

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    Siden 2004 har Meetovation projektet givet Danmark en suveræn first-mover position på det internationale mødemarked.  Nu er en videreudvikling af projektet skudt i gang med Meetovation 3.0. Meetovation 3.0 skal imødekomme den stigende konkurrence i den internationale mødebranche og bibeholde Danmarks nuværende status og troværdighed. Del dine ideerEn koncept taskforce er i gang med at videreudvikle og innovere Meetovation konceptet.

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    Denmark holds on to and improves its top ranking as innovation leader in new EC Innovation Union Scoreboard 2015.

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    As the books are closing on 2014, Copenhagen has experienced yet another record-breaking year in terms of events secured for the future. 72 international conventions and 341 corporate meetings and incentive leads were added to the list of events taking place in Copenhagen in the years to come..

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    The world's best Food Photographers are gathering in Vejle, southern Jutland, for the International Food Photo Festival on 22-25 October 2015.

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    VisitAarhus receives regional award on behalf of everyone involved in the Scandinavian Destination Sustainability Index

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    Thinking of taking a city break in Europe? Love exploring a city’s atmospheric streets or getting up close to local culture? Then Denmark has four fabulous city break destinations especially for you. Danish cities such as Aarhus and Aalborg are small and intimate, making them easy to get to know on a short break. Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is the world’s most liveable city and it’s easy to see why when you take a Copenhagen city break.

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    Business Events Denmark and partners welcome you to the Danish stand (E20) at ibtm world where knowledge sharing and creating MINDblowing meeting scripts are on top of the agenda and presented in new original settings, Danish style.

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