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you got president hugo board members by local host committee
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particularly sixteen my here and theory cackle leaks
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his blue grey play sure that i stand before you today to invite you
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to join us next year they get congress two thousand nineteen e. u.s
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after thirty two years they got congress is finally coming back to the u.
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s. u. has been a long journey for houston to get here
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in two thousand nine used them before the first time to was the cat
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congress two thousand thirteen enough therefore be it's for bait for it
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the last one in one side is houston succeeded in winning the holes that two thousand nineteen congress
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but is a span of ten years which shows the true commitment weaker in the international association meetings industry
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for the last bit houston secure forty letters of support from north american the
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amounts a big thanks again to all citizens support of the custom bit
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that shows a strong spirit of collaboration within an industry and
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willingness to work together on a mutually beneficial project
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with your support will proper upgraded to congress that will positively impact not just on
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the the north america meetings industry but also the international association meetings industry
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in the past three years houston underwent a significant transformation in downtown area
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this c. d. invested more than one point five billion dollars in infrastructure projects
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just in the downtown commission this recall of any like houston inward eight that congress will be hosted next year
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it transferring up the restroom friendly area when the restaurants that compete the renovation of the
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far side of the door chevron convention centre adding several new hotels as well
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as a result will be able to offer you a much better experience with not just a
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revamp unworkable combination campus but also for a
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professional sports stadiums walking distance all hotels
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we have professional basketball football the american football league season as well anyone else
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maybe even the houston masters plane mother wants us wouldn't that be great
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that my remark e. which will be the holes venue for the cat congress is
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uh one thousand room hotel connected via sky walk to the convention centre
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with a texas shape lazy river the larger rooftop when texas overlooking downtown
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that is where will be hosting they are welcome reception next year
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you can america's the larger for telling the c. d. well plus hunger rooms right next to
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the rustic which is the unit concept over texas team open a restaurant and bar
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featuring light band performances that we're gonna be hosting cat night next year
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and also it overlooks is colour green or would be hosting affair will halloween parties will be ready for that um
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that's gonna be the last evening of the congress therefore seasons a five star
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lottery property would almost four hundred rounds will be that serve also tell
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located only five minutes walk to the venue were the congress will be held
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houston is wanna just five cities in the us we're wrestling
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companies in all the major disciplines of the performing arts
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is our walk across the arab history corpora lay seem funny and things to
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is ninety museum district just a chore train ride from the venue
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this c. d. has become an international recognise our centre you have all these available for you
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houston is a coronary in cultural capital of the cell the walking foot tours
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discuss the evolution of used in areas history architecture in court trial was stopping or numbers tell
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the minister enjoyable already forwards and brings you can explore all of these houston next year
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reese read features the house of blues would like music a lot this right which is a fancy bowling alley
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macy restaurants including fun packs of tex mex cuisine with texas size murdered us
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a range from my great steak houses to excellent vegetarian and began
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options and i've already of entertainment all walking distance from propels
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during october when they got congress will take place will have great weather with
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an average temperature the ranges between sixteen to twenty eight degrees celsius
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user is arguably the style capitals self houston is complete the project
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runway wiener and morton of those and distinct shopping areas
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recall that goes from a vintage too high and designers plus the popular out the chopping
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international shoppers can get a reef one of their cell starts about tax free shopping locations around the c.
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now to tell you a little bit more about or c. d. i would like to encourage you to jostle these senior vice president
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cells of the cities like stan young so you guys ready to go for the middle east the well well last ah
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you know you're going now or or the mirrors in and and steers a but texas is a great place it's the
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well i just stacy nice in united states use in is the largest city in the state taxes with the
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fourth largest city in the country with over six point five million does or a million a residence
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we speak over one hundred forty languages we're what did most diversity in the country
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we have ninety three foreign consulates in houston there's no one in this city i cut that is but the majority inner
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city in fact currently everyone for infants born today are are
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born to foreign parents what does that mean for meetings
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you're gonna have increased sensitivity among from from the standpoint of cultural
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experience when you come to used and multilingual more take also has to tell the staff
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a taste of home to the various ethnicity is that we have in the city
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getting to use this also gonna be easy we
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have to international airports seventy four international non
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stop flights for major capital surges europe middle east asia may go canada in latin america
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houston is a home to purdue innovation and technology is the theme
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that we will put can't emphasise as you get comes
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to use it in nineteen we're a powerhouse for research and development in our core industries
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that are related to energy medical or not x. maritime in the port authority
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we're home to nasa johnson space centre i also texas medical centre the
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world's largest medical centre in houston is the birthplace of dental technology
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we bring yucca in houston next year we will surround
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the speakers from people in houston that have
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the experience in these industries will detect tours in
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these industries in these areas unique educational content
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technical tours it to nasa which will we be experience its fiftieth
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year is fiftieth anniversary of it's like to the mon
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so we're looking forward to this opportunity to health sciences is another big
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sector for used and we will have tours to the medical centre
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you will see if proton therapy centre you will also get to experience robotics assisted surgery
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there are many many areas in in houston that we can
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tie to the educational can't think of a gopher nineteen
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i would be remiss if i didn't say we have quite a challenge dubai
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has certainly raise the bar but james don't get too concerned yet
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it's easy to buy is is is is is that an alliance of ours were
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part of the best cities aligns so you're gonna get to see the transition
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from one city to another within the best cities and how that quality and consistency stays together
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we look forward to the opportunity uh obviously we americans are pretty competitive so we're gonna make sure
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you have just as much fun we you can probably think we dress a little funny too
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um but hey thanks to steve justine in my ear what a great job thank you so much for said that
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bar force so to get you guys in the mood we thought we start you off with expanding your mine
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getting ready for houston for taxes the big well last
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when i start you off with some sights and sounds and then take you over to lunch and try to get
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to experience some food looking for the scene everyone in
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the next year can't wait to see all ha
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almost everything about my my
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how is directly tied back to my time in houston who uh
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where you from havana probably fitted with a yes no no
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no are you you turn we can are used in texas
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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.