About the dictionary


The international congress and meetings industry has grown in recent years in both volume and complexity. Terminology has expanded – especially in such areas as information technology, social media etc – to cover the ever-increasing responsibilities of all involved in the industry: from client to PCO, from supplier to industry; from convention bureaux to congress centres.

The latest edition of the 16-language and 1200-word dictionary is an encyclopaedia of communication for the meetings industry. Intended to be a practical tool, the 1200 words are translated into the 16 languages: Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Danish, English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian, presenting an overview of terminology with definitions in English as a further guide. It covers every aspect of the services, techniques, organisation and equipment relating to international events, including:

  • Functions
  • Finances
  • Registration
  • Types of meeting
  • Meeting management
  • Meeting venues
  • Technical equipment
  • Translation and interpretation
  • Documents: printing and publishing
  • Press and public relations
  • Exhibitions
  • Social and cultural activities
  • Transport, catering and accommodation
  • Social media and communications
  • Information technology

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