Case Studies

IAPCO: Associations Must Adapt to Survive

At PCMA Convening Leaders in Texas, collaborative education by IAPCO (the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) and the event hosts reinforced the need for global association education strategies to be applied locally. Having a professional congress organizer (PCO) that understands the importance of locally-sourced intellectual capital – and that is aligned to the mission of the association – can…

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Montreux: Less Talk About Conferencing, More About Business

Sarah Fleming Associates has always maintained that in order to successfully engage a potential buyer and to attract conference business to any city or destination, it is important to be able to put forward a strong business case for holding an event or conference in the city. An effective lead generation programme should therefore focus on…

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A Room with a Zoo Pays Off for Both Sides

For more than fifty years the Antwerp Zoo Society has used the proceeds of its event spaces to support a very unique CSR undertaking… the operation of one of the oldest and most important zoological facilities in the world. Now, with the opening of the new Flanders Meeting and Convention Center Antwerp (FMCCA), this commitment will be…

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BCCK Training Creates New Transferable Skills

In an emerging economy, sometimes the most valuable role a convention centre can play is one that, while essential to its own success, is also a generator of transferrable skills that will support development in many adjacent areas of the local economy. Such is the case with the Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, where…

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Singapore: Building Asia’s Business Events Nexus

Under the leadership of its first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore became something of an economic miracle for a city-state which only gained independence from Malaysia in 1965. And despite a population of just over five million, the destination has transformed itself from Third World to First World in a single generation. It is now firmly established as a gateway…

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Geneva: Sibos 2016 and Aligning with Knowledge Sectors

Why Sibos and Geneva were the perfect match… The Geneva Convention Bureau has recently restructured its marketing communications and resources in order to align its bids to the city’s growth agenda. It has taken nearly two years to develop the organisational knowledge of – and relations within – the key clusters of industry identified by the Economic Development Office…

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City Insight: Outsiders Hold the Keys to Boston’s Future

Boston has throughout its history been a main gateway for foreign migration into the USA. Now as the treatment of outsiders moves right to the heart of US politics, the President of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce James E Rooney reaffirms the city’s reliance on the innovation that comes with immigration. From Intellectual Capitals…

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Conservation in Hawaii – Last Place on Earth?

You might think Hawaii was one of the last places on earth to need more conservation. Yet with one of the highest concentrations of endangered plants and animals in the world, the argument for hosting the World Conservation Congress there in 2016 was almost unanswerable. From Association Meetings International… Conservation in Hawaii – Last Place…

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Beyond Tourism Benefits

It is widely known that New South Wales (NSW) is a popular business events destination. In 2011 alone, Business Events Sydney (BESydney) secured 67 events, worth an estimated $186.5m in economic impact. However, aside from the dollar spend impact from the thousands of delegates who visit, little research had been done on the longer term…

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Leaving a Life-Saving Legacy Behind

When the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) holds the World Diabetes Congress every two years, thousands of research scientists, endocrinologists, nurses, general practitioners, dieticians, diabetes educators, and health-care policy makers show up to learn about the latest advances in diabetes treatment and prevention. From PCMA Convene… Leaving a Life-Saving Legacy Behind

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IAPCO: Associations Must Adapt to Survive

At PCMA Convening Leaders in Texas, collaborative education by IAPCO (the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) and the event hosts reinforced the need for global association education strategies to be applied locally. Having a professional congress organizer (PCO) that understands the importance of locally-sourced intellectual capital – and that is aligned to the mission of the association – can…

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Montreux: Less Talk About Conferencing, More About Business

Sarah Fleming Associates has always maintained that in order to successfully engage a potential buyer and to attract conference business to any city or destination, it is important to be able to put forward a strong business case for holding an event or conference in the city. An effective lead generation programme should therefore focus on…

Read More

A Room with a Zoo Pays Off for Both Sides

For more than fifty years the Antwerp Zoo Society has used the proceeds of its event spaces to support a very unique CSR undertaking… the operation of one of the oldest and most important zoological facilities in the world. Now, with the opening of the new Flanders Meeting and Convention Center Antwerp (FMCCA), this commitment will be…

Read More

BCCK Training Creates New Transferable Skills

In an emerging economy, sometimes the most valuable role a convention centre can play is one that, while essential to its own success, is also a generator of transferrable skills that will support development in many adjacent areas of the local economy. Such is the case with the Borneo Convention Centre in Kuching, Sarawak, where…

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