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10 Reasons for a City Based Strategy

The Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP) was created by Brussels, Dubai, Singapore, and Washington DC to engage with the international association community as a trusted partner for international growth. A key component of the GAHP strategy is to feed this dialogue with original research-based content and to provide education and networking opportunities for association decision…

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ICCA 2016 Country and City Rankings Released

The International Congress and Convention Association – a partner of The Iceberg – has published its 2016 country and city rankings. Paris – last leading in 2014 – has reclaimed the top city spot. The USA is the country holding the most meetings. International association meetings continue to double every ten years. Fuller data will be released in June. From ICCA…

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Defining Conventions as Urban Innovation and Economic Accelerators

The meetings and conventions industry is evolving into a global innovation distribution channel. Over the last decade, convention bureaus have been collaborating more strategically with their local and state governments, economic development agencies, academic and scienti c institutions, and local business improvement districts to better leverage the value of conventions in their cities, especially those aligned…

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Global Meetings Industry Day Unites the Sector

With key landmarks of New York’s iconic skyline again lit up blue in celebration, the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day is dawning across the face-to-face world. Spearheaded by campaign coalition Meetings Mean Business, the event is designed to raise awareness of the sector and to highlight its business and societal impacts. Happy GMID! From Successful Meetings…

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Delegates Like Small, Fast and Interactive Meetings, Research Says

Social responsibility, more technology and better use of time are what delegates want. And four out of five think face to face will remain important. To mark the silver anniversary of Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME), the Melbourne Convention Bureau commissioned McCrindle Research to conduct a study on future meetings trends. From Association Meetings International…

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