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thank you
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huh
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okay that's a lesson learned some never do that again i'm good afternoon
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ladies and gentleman welcome to the closing session of the congress
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okay let's uh let's see
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yes congress into buys you like running a marathon and and sprains every not brought my running shoes
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it seemed like mission impossible but with jeans borrowed shoes i managed to reach the finish
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somehow i feel full of energy although it was very late every uh a
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very light late evening last night or should i say early morning
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i hope you all enjoyed it and please join me in a in giving the host a big applause for this beautiful yeah
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thank you we have a program full of announcements and will
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hand out distinguished awards in the coming forty five minutes
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but what's an awards ceremony without the president ladies and gentleman please
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join me welcome the new eager president on stage games race
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i've
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hi
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yeah
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that was good reading this week i think where we uh we were
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mailed it i know there were good we really fast really quick
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probably first you want for us i think we've for every image first yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
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well i have to say in tree pretty fashion ladies first uh
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so actually denis
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um it's an all uh a privilege to dress you will for the first time in my new role is become president
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i'd like to take this opportunity to thank the many become members place their faith in me in particular
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chris you much like a rusty macleod to uh my nominate uh and second that
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but also lee harry time waldron shocked cheerio that l. sing a project delaney
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and in particular ad make groups see a few made out the harry all prepared to
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endorse me and share their views on why i could be the next presents
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what i did learn during the campaign was that to be able to be as effective as you can
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you need strong competition of that that i would like to thank one
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has a goth ear and eric documents for their excellent campaign
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hi
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but but also to recognise them both for the tremendous work they've done over many many years
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the lead is on it 'cause board of directors that one was a answer eric thank you
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and uh following on from the announcements made at the general assembly on sunday
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it's with great pleasure that i'm able to announce the following candidates that
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of being both elected and re elected to the board of directors
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so a first for the sexes meeting management sector
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it's i'll holiday and greg telly
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and for the transport sector elected for two years um it would follow
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the director have for the european region is months ago
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mess from v. priory reelected for two units um
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and the geographical representative for a specific jason yeah
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a reelected for it to you to graduate
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i
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now very exciting to me being on the venue sector um it was a
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really exciting um election procedure for the coach as all have any sector
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uh during the congress here in dubai we have two positions
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available for the sector and we had full outstanding cabinets
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i congratulate older candidates for the excellent campaigns and the speech is
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they gave to us at the venue sector meeting to electronics
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now we had a bit of a trip you situation here but i'm pleased to say that the candidates elected with the most
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votes as co chair is and yes that's from an swap
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the flanders meeting in convention centre well done on yeah
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no i specifically asked not to know who the second representative was because we had the
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uh she chelsea view like we had two candidates um for the remaining place you during
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the first both have exactly the same number of votes and those candidates was uh
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claire i'm still firmly maker on in athens and you wanna show
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off from concerts a colour cents a bottle in switzerland
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so dennis hi i need to know do you have the envelope thank you
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good luck to but claire and humans
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and the second venue crochet is
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claire i'm so
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congratulations a class yeah it was a um a it was
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a campaign with full fabulous um candidates any for
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of uh already to those full would've done us proud on this occasion it is now and yeah and claire fantastic
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so as you may recall i'm a couple of days ago we had a first timer session
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it was a little competition where the groups had to come up with that team name
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of course all first timers have been anxious to hear one the best in name
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and the winning team is group thirtieth seven we have the name you a. e. united
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and engage the one with another week ah thank you for so much prayer
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hi
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who for
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uh_huh
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hi
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thank you for all the people that have been created this video so last
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minute so that i think it was really really nice so um
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we move on to the next uh and section here and which is that that that uh the nor
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foundation we're gonna talk about it uh believes it is important to give something back to the community
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where the congress takes place every year since twenty thirty participants of you can't congresses have
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offered support and brought smiles to local communities through the gift of law projects
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for twenty eight team to do by local host committee recommended that even supports the nor do while
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dubai foundation which aims to prevent lines nurse and visual impairments globally
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the foundation has already touched the lives of over
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twenty seven million individuals across africa and asia
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through for free treatment and preventive programs including the provision
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of eyeglasses and medication since two thousand and eight
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throughout the congress should delegates you delegate have had
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the opportunity to donate all pairs of glasses
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including prescription glasses and some losses to more do while from dubai foundation
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the foundation will now freelancing distribute these to those in need through
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its mobile i clinic campaigns and your contribution hasn't stopped here
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until a few years ago you can give out keith's two speakers in the local host committee but this has
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since being changed into a donation to support a local charities and
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of course more to buy a foundation was the beneficiary
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all you can charity random walk which to place a lot now on monday morning
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our thanks to the two hundred plus participants were up bright
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and early to make their way around the beachside destination
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your president will shortly review what the outcome of all of
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this has beam but first please welcome on stage
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doctor my now tied down from the north to buy a foundation and up to lie to sort of
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from to buy this these events for the donation handover
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so in total hundreds of glasses with generated by it could
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delegates the total amount raised through all these donations is
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five thousand five hundred and fifty five euros fantastic please join me
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please join me in thanking all the donors and then we'll do by foundation for its great work
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around the globe and i'm now going to hand over the check of the donation
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just another notes if you don't plan on wearing your
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come to rabbi orgy java by a job will
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john john la yeah no yeah yes outfit off last night
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we urge you to donate it add to the local
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charity and their baskets in uh the room right
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she asked where you can add donate the um uh these uh cloth so thank you for that
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just to say as you'd expect i was able to help the no foundation
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so uh thank you again to everybody and we just had a brief discussion in this
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work is gonna go to ease your parable uses apps amazing thank you again
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so now is the time for us to hand out some very prestigious awards mister president
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local testing this destination sustain it let's see uh index tools
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this is the third edition of the g. d. s. index what sermon e. g. d.
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x. index is a program that benchmarks c. v. d.s and gamma is meeting destinations
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and the s. i. sustainability performance and then supports advice is
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or how to improve social and environmental strategies and initiatives
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the objective of the g. d. s. index is with vance the sustainability agenda in the meetings industry
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but it option promotion and recognition of responsible purchases in the business tourism and events in history
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the g. d. s. index was founded two years ago like make a reference it and see i buy macs and p. c. m.
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or the started as a scandinavian initiative has blossomed to become a
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global program with more than fifty participating cities across the globe
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today on behalf of the g. d. s. index founders i have the privilege to recognise and reward
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some destinations with remarkable sustainability commitments in three categories
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innovation award best improve destination award and leadership
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to hand over the awards i would like to welcome on stage melanie the lab porsche the
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director of the g. d. s. index melanie to hand out awards photos and when it's
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now it's my turn starting with the innovation award
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this goes to the city who has created and implemented the most
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innovative solution to drive sustainability performance in their local mice industry
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we have three finalists city copenhagen and helsinki
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so we're off to twenty eighty innovation award is implementing a ball
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and inspiring holistic sustainability strategy for their destination tourism for groups
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with the objective of making tourism part of the solution
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for sustainable future not part of the problem now
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so the winner
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but the twenty eighteen innovation award is
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well it's wonderful copenhagen
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hi
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hi
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or
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our second award recognises the destination it has worked the hardest to
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improve their sustainability strategy engaged yeah and engage your stakeholders
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our final is we're going down south korea and dublin ireland
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the winner of the twenty eighteen best improved destination of war
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goes to a city that has put in tremendous efforts to build your sustainability strategy
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we started with not much and twenty seventeen and have made the most
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of the twenty seventeen benchmarking results to guide them along the way
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they managed to increase your c. v. b. performance
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by is sweeping forty percent from twenty seventy
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my laying the basis of their sustainability strategy report internally on progress and start
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building capacity by training their mice partners and providing guidance to declines
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for example mister president thank you dennis
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i'm pleased to announce the winner of the twenty eighteen best improved destination award is
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go yeah
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or
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is to present
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and the final hold the leadership award goes to the
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top of foam up of the twenty eighteen benchmark
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it is a scandinavian desolation which might not be a surprise and it is a city that
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has sustainability in its d. n. a. and is always eager to ship s. praxis
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i'm proud to announce the winner at the twenty eighteen leadership award
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for the third year running is golfing burke congratulation
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i'm melanie thank you once again for for joining us on stage
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and not to forget congratulations to all the participants off to
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g. d. s. index the program is a thorough tool
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to help you build a strong sustainability strategy wherever you are
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on your turn remember it's about improvements not perfection
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thank you
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okay so we've now come to the following recognition
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incredibly impacts program celebrates to belong to resume value of
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international association meetings to create a powerful platform
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to have advocates your positive social social it'll all
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so societal in fact right now the program run collaborate leaf
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i'll help you with your scripts next life yes the program run run together with
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the car and best cities global alliance and with support from eating as scroll
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has selected three winning associations as living examples
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of excellence within the global meetings industry
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with its well short listed inspiring entries an independent panel of that industry experts
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selected the when is that this year is incredible impacts grounds as
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down syndrome international
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society for ecological restoration and the union
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for international cancer control
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congratulation ha
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i would like to invite well the um the winners are here i would like to also invite corn a call
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the member of the best cities board of directors and head off to cape town
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convention bro to join on stage you're here already ah ah okay we're done
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yeah
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i don't like to say that the these three associations from across the globe
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who each receive us dollars seven half
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thousand ground towards future projects
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in recognition of their posted events excelling in areas
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such as legacy development sustainability and accessibility
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so we will now move on to their future belongs to us when there for the second year running
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you can has invited millennial still come and competed a friendly pitching
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bad or that will help shape because next education program
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the four finalists have presented original entries at a dedicated session during this congress
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the winners will be we'll get to this stage uh the winner and
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we'll get to stage your session in houston in twenty nine team
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and we'll get assistance of a moderate or meeting designer to provide mentor style support
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a budget of two thousand euro will be assigned to this session and the winner
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well also receive a complimentary registration to the fifty eight you
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care congress in houston we fly some accommodation included
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could i please in five mister duration d. deputy mayor manager director of
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the sponsor me time want to join us on stage mister president
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so the finalists for this is competition oh
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glory apply fire
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changing really
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martha vision of scuff and marina live out
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and the winner of the future belongs to us competition is
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ma selfishness
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oh
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oh
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it is now time presents the results of the voting for the winner of that you can't pass marketing awards
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could david chapel from the meeting shall our sponsor please join me on stage
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oh
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ladies and gentlemen i think we saw some really exciting presentations yesterday keeping up that's standard
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of the best marketing will it i think it possibly some of the the best
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entries we've received in the uh in history the was it was fantastic
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um the makeup s. boxing what is one of my favourite sessions
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i would like to thank the jury and all of you for focusing on the following finalists
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visit scotland
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hey convention bureau and serbia convention pure
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and now it's my absolute delight and on the second for um that
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when uh the a cap s. marketing board twenty eighteen is
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visit scotland ha
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ladies and gentleman
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i would like to hand over to our president to conduct the rest of the closing session agenda
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but before i do so i would like to say that it's been a privilege to be the trim c. o. at this congress
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i thank you my my focus has been to keep that you're getting together right from the start
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and i'm very proud of all of them here and back in the office or round around the globe
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um and i would like to uh i think the entire team for their continued support
00:31:54
thank you
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okay so i think i need you back
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yes thank you all these years change to a cat
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i think you'll agree with me that in certain see a tennis is taking on his new challenge
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it is a a very different way and without wishing to embarrassing embarrassing
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for that i feel we should once again show our appreciation
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for his work this year in leading and supporting all of the
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to dennis on behalf of all your members thank you
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i might toss now is one of the great pledges any it could presidents
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to say thank you to the many people and organisations that
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have contributed sticks to the success of a congress
00:33:48
any particular out business problems so please can we think a global business partners
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of injury kept publications i next group re travel exhibitions i.
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b. i. i. b. t. m. events and simple view
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thank you for your longstanding strategic support pick a handful happen right
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oh
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thank you to to the lawn laced of local
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and international sponsors who have contributed this year
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i hope that you will gain great benefits for new partnerships with a cat and that
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this will encourage you to work closely with us again in the years to come
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next i would like to pay tribute to the dozens of speakers discussion lead is
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men's roles you've added such value to the contents of this congress
00:34:46
thank you again members thank you association exactly friends thank you
00:34:51
guest experts for sharing your knowledge and your insights
00:34:56
it could colleagues thank you all for coming to to buy and making
00:35:01
this congress as huge success we very much value your continuous input
00:35:06
by providing feedback via the post congress survey which will guide
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us as we prepare the consent for a next congress
00:35:16
and so i would like to recognise the tremendous work about local host committee
00:35:22
and please i would like to invite them on stage to receive that thanks
00:36:53
like on the on behalf of the committee
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like it else seeing efforts and to say a few words i thank you
00:37:02
uh james and good afternoon ladies and gentlemen t. uh your friends
00:37:07
so as we're coming to a close it's time for us to say goodbye and thank you
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first of all i'd like to thank all my fellow members of the rhino records committee
00:37:20
all their efforts and i work this congress has been many years in the planning and
00:37:27
that that occasion commitments from everyone has helped ensure that we could
00:37:32
deliver a world class even for you here into by
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it has been a real on and a pleasure to be part of this organise unseen
00:37:42
and i believe we deliver than the bins that too by the
00:37:46
u. a. e. and the wider region can be proud of
00:37:51
and that's a room full of people who are experts in meetings and events we
00:37:56
know that you have high standards and can be hawk route to please
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so i hope that you will enjoy or it's and appreciate your time
00:38:06
here into by and that we've managed to exceed your expectations
00:38:11
i know there are a few entity is i would like to
00:38:14
highlight and think for their invaluable an immensely appreciated contributions
00:38:20
first of all to buy world trade centre for hosting us in this world class venue entity
00:38:26
x. p. life for all in house productions ensuring everything has been running smoothly here
00:38:34
to congress solutions international for providing all their expertise and helping
00:38:39
to organise the logistics and the memorable evening events
00:38:45
i'd also like to thank my colleagues i might see members from pieces of ins
00:38:48
to buy you have to work so hard to make this happen thank you
00:38:55
to all the sponsors who generously support the congress we are
00:38:59
grateful for your strong backing you made it all happen
00:39:05
if i want just think in particular or how borland c. is
00:39:10
who have work tile is from early morning until late night and
00:39:15
helping to but with airport this whole chill hospitality this
00:39:20
evening functions and even here at the trade centre thank you so much for all of volunteers
00:39:27
ha
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i like to thank everyone who's drawings from the middle east
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i'm proud that so many has attended from the region
00:39:41
you did us immensely proud with big emphatic home when
00:39:45
at cat night the other evening well done team
00:39:53
and of course thank you see kara and thank you you could board for trusting us and giving
00:39:58
us the opportunity to host these years congress we hope that your face has been rewarded
00:40:04
and finally thank you to all of you can members who've joined us this week into by it's been a pleasure to host you
00:40:10
and uh have you in our home town and she of the amazing
00:40:14
c. d. with you that we are fortunate to be living in
00:40:18
i hope it's not too long before we'll see you again out doors are
00:40:22
always open so we look forward to welcoming you back thank you
00:40:31
hi
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could we also please invite representatives from f. o.'s venue to come forward
00:40:43
the wages the cooks the all the other stuff with billy that such great service i kept us well fed anymore
00:40:59
ha
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additionally next please welcome wow friendly local one say is please come up look like
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and also a ladies and gentleman of calls a cat stuff
00:41:53
saying please come up when we see that thanks
00:42:47
final round of applause this thing plays thank you
00:43:20
ladies and gentleman
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the general assembly last sunday was a very special one
00:43:28
of the four years i mean aphorisms horace addressed the general
00:43:33
assembly for the last fine in a role as president
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i've had the privilege of working with nina on the bold since twenty twelve in puerto rico and i've seen
00:43:46
in her work as our president but focal dedication to it got to the trying she's given us
00:43:53
and the determination she has shown to drive vehicle for to ensure all the future of
00:43:59
outbreaks association is secure for that nina we owe you a debt of gratitude
00:44:08
however i'm sorry to say when you when you roll as immediate past president
00:44:16
i shall be cooling on you for advice and guidance so
00:44:20
that it is not quite the rescue expected just yet
00:44:25
so to give our thanks please ladies and gent fun i'd like
00:44:29
to invite on stage missus nina phrase and put stories
00:45:03
yes i believe we have something rather special that means a bit of yeah yeah
00:45:49
and um there's a small slightly more personal gifts from you when you
00:45:54
present to you class presidents i'd like to present as well though
00:46:00
do we like the colour
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um
00:46:38
thank you nina thank you for your dedication and your duty
00:46:43
and now that congress into by ms to its conclusion before i invite a hoax the next year
00:46:53
houston on stage the takeover before they're posted lunch thank you in advance for that
00:46:59
i would just like to share a small reflection
00:47:03
in by address to you in the general assembly on sunday i spoke
00:47:07
of my vision thicker and shared a quite from william plot
00:47:13
and a reminder a re that once again without change
00:47:17
there is no innovation creativity or incentive for improvements
00:47:24
it's the first it could congress to be held in the middle east with the record attendance for congress
00:47:30
outside europe i believe that this congress into by the shyness great innovation
00:47:37
wonderful creativity and improvement and is set that sound that because yeah head
00:47:43
thank you to the middle east region thank you do by
00:47:48
thank you
00:47:57
and now it's time to start walking along the road to houston
00:48:02
i would like to invite the representatives of the houston organising committee for the
00:48:09
it could congress in twenty nineteen on stage john and daniel solace
00:48:15
please take the side

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Conference program

Opening ceremony
11 Nov. 2018 · 1:03 p.m.
ICCA General Assembly
11 Nov. 2018 · 4:41 p.m.
Best Marketing Award
13 Nov. 2018 · 9:08 a.m.
The Copenhagen Denmark Lecture
David Meade, Broadcaster and Speaker, David Meade LTD
14 Nov. 2018 · 9:11 a.m.
Closing Session
14 Nov. 2018 · 12:07 p.m.

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