Martin Lewis

A warm welcome to Intellectual Capitals – identifying the world’s knowledge hubs.


For nearly thirty years Conference And Travel Publications (CAT) has been a leading news and information resource serving the needs of international meeting, congress and business event planners. Our award winning brands – including Meeting & Incentive Travel (M&IT) magazine, Association Meetings International (AMI) and  – are among the most respected event planner resources in the world and we are proud to be extending our portfolio to address communities that  attend these events and drive  the global, regional and local `knowledge economy`.

Where human capital drives growth

We recognise that many advances in technology, science, and medicine are radically changing the social and economic landscape of the global economy. Innovation and collaboration are drivers of change but a destination’s wealth in knowledge and human capital is the new magnet for growth and prosperity.

It has been proposed that given current trends, thirty percent of western industrialised jobs that exist today will no longer exist  in just ten years’ time. So where will the growth come from to achieve this transition to a knowledge economy  and where can business and individual talent realise the opportunities that these destinations offer?

We believe the Knowledge Economy will be driven by innovation sectors including life sciences, pharma, sustainable living and energy, the world of high-tech, clean-tech, logistics, financial service  and others. Many of these have been earmarked by local and national government frameworks as central to growth and future employment within their communities.

We also believe that you – the institutions, the corporations and talented  individuals from within these sectors – will benefit from this new insight and a new resource that will help you to identify where best to meet, invest, work and live.

Our mission is to constantly gather and produce information that will support institutions, corporations and individual talent seeking the knowledge, investment, business and career opportunities that an `Intellectual Capital` can deliver and where ambition can be realised.


An invitation to join Intellectual Capitals

As well as deploying our team of editors and curators to identify where these knowledge hubs reside, Intellectual Capitals will be publishing a series of special digital reports on cities or regions that provide access to the knowledge and human capital that will drive business growth  – a knowledge hub of knowledge hubs – starting with an in-depth review of how Sydney, New South Wales, is changing its economy through investment in meetings infrastructure, research and development and the collaboration of its academic and research communities with those of business, science, technology and medicine.

As our travelling reporter from London explains in this introductory video,  it`s going to be quite a journey…

Why don’t you join us?


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Martin Lewis

Managing Editor

CAT Publications