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Published on : Wednesday, August 23, 2017
IMEX Politicians Forum 2017 has stated that important events have enough potential to contribute to the overall development of a city, leaving a rich legacy for communities if they are hosted appropriately.
The subject of the discussion at the 15th annual forum revolved around the significance of the meeting and industry sector towards ushering in the development of different regions and cities in an environment where urbanization, globalization and the free movement of people are altering the structure of society and the way humans live.
Several industry leaders and politicians were among the attendees at this event.
The impact of the government policy and the meetings industry is being debated in terms of the future economic success of a city.
Rod Cameron who is the executive director of the Joint Meetings Industry Council said that important events have enough strength to be a catalyst for redefining the priorities of a city and also attracting international attention to such alterations.
The debate also discussed about the requirement to create a government strategy with the aid of inter-agency committees, as has been firmly established in Sri Lanka, Japan and Kenya. Such a strategy is believed to help combat the evils of fragmentation and also maximize the potential of the region to win from meetings, said the IMEX report.
A strong relationship between the meeting industry and the government has ben a recurrent theme in the report.