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Energy Cities’ impressive first year

The Energy Cities convention alliance has recorded a major success in its inaugural financial year by collectively securing 1376 events.

The Energy Cities convention alliance has recorded a major success in its inaugural financial year by collectively securing 1376 events.

The financial impact was equally impressive with more than US $216 million entering the coffers of the member destinations.

A figure of 333,538 delegates was also recorded in attending the secured events.

However, with gloomy global economic forecasts, business tourism manager for the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) Gillian Taylor said the Energy Cities global convention alliance was crucial for the member destinations in weathering the financial storm and its aftermath.

"We can deliver economies of scale by sharing market resources with the single most important outcome being regular lead exchange," Taylor said.

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