Economic Development Spotlight

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
is a non-profit, non-partisian membership organization serving economic developers.
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Global Events Spotlight

Fast-paced and action-packed, this is the tournament that gives hockey fans the chance to see their teams go all the way to the World Cup and Olympics.
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UNICA's mission is to play a leading role in the consolidation of the Brazilian sugarcane industry aas a modern agro-industrial complex equipped to compete sustainably in Brazil and around the world.
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  • November 30, 2015

    Africa's Private Sector Needs to Drive Response to Tourism Decline Over Destination Safety Fears Read more

  • November 24, 2015

    Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus explosion kills 12 Read more

  • November 24, 2015

    Apparent suicide attack on Tunisian presidential guard bus kills 12 Read more

  • November 23, 2015

    U.S. Issues Worldwide Travel Alert Over Terror Threats Read more

  • November 17, 2015

    Vision of Humanity Releases 2015 Global Terrorism Index Read more

  • October 5, 2015

    Can Ethiopia Become A Tourist-Driven Economy? Read more

  • September 29, 2015

    2015’s Cities with the Fastest Growing Economies Read more


José Antonio Llorente

Founding Partner and Chairman


José Antonio Llorente is a specialist in corporate and financial communications. Over the course of his 25-plus years of career experience, he has provided consultancy services for numerous corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and stock market flotations. Llorente is one of the “15 People to Watch in 2015” from the marketing and co... read more

Jon Mamela

Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President

Destination Canada

Jon Mamela joined Destination Canada (formerly the Canadian Tourism Commission) in August 2013 and has since taken on progressive marketing roles, first overseeing the marketing and sales activities in its key international markets and then taking over as Chief Marketing Officer in 2014. Moving into 2015, he has added additional responsibilities, including the Business Events Canada division and the Consumer & Market Intelligence group. read more

A View from Meeting Planners: Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing

Development Counsellors International has just released the second edition of A View from Meeting Planners: Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing. An innovative look at the decision making processes of the meeting industry’s “customers,” the study reveals and examines best practices in marketing places.

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