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Nantes: La Cité of Innovation

Nantes on the French Atlantic coast – the birthplace of Jules Verne – has recently transformed itself into an innovation hub. The city and region is home to leading international companies like Airbus, and key knowledge industries like health and biotechnology. At the heart of this journey is La Cité Nantes Events Center. From Boardroom…

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Food for Thought: One Third of Venues Offer “Brain Foods”

Today’s attendees want healthier food that improves mental focus and concentration. That’s according to an IACC report “Trends in Nutrition & Delegate Wellbeing”. “Brain foods” are on the rise, with over a third of survey venues offering them. 75 percent either currently offer basic nutritional information in their menus or plan to. From CIM News Magazine…

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ACC North Unveiled by Anaheim Convention Center

Adjacent to Disneyland resort in California, the Anaheim Convention Center has just unveiled its expansion wing AAC North. The $190 million build creates an additional 200,000 square feet of exhibition and meeting space, enlarging what was already the biggest convention venue on the West Coast to more than one million square feet. From Meetings & Conventions…

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ICC Sydney Announces 1000th Event

Less than twelve months after launching, the ICC Sydney has already secured one thousand events and attracted one million visitors. The venue is outperforming both the former Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Sydney Entertainment Centre combined, doing better its first six months than the previous venues in their last. From CIM News Magazine…

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ICC Wales Announces First Conferences

ICC Wales – currently under construction at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport – has announced that the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2020 is one of its first confirmed bookings. The two-day event will attract around 500 dementia researchers from across the UK and beyond. The £83.7 million ICC Wales will open in July 2019. From Meetpie.com…

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ICC Sydney: Feeding Your Performance

Many international convention centres use sophisticated methods to measure the economic impact of business events in their host cities. Others recognise the importance of food in customer experience and promote programs like paddock to plate or food miles. ICC Sydney marries these two concepts together and takes them to a new level by measuring the…

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The San Diego Convention Center and the 100 Mile Harvest

The San Diego Convention Center, in collaboration with food and beverage supplier Centerplate, is playing a major role in boosting its local agricultural economy by sourcing key products and services from across the community. Also part of this supply chain is Moceri Food & Beverage, a local business and now primary produce vendor for the…

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GRB Houston Returning to Normal Operation

Following its repurposing as Houston’s mega-shelter during the height of Hurricane Harvey flooding, accommodating more than 10,000 evacuees, the George R. Brown Convention Center is now resuming more customary functions. “The selfless desire to help each other is truly inspirational” said Mike Waterman, President of Visit Houston. “Clearly hospitality is in our DNA.”. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Madrid’s IFEMA Aiming for 3m Visitors in 2017

Demonstrating the buoyancy of the exhibition industry, Madrid convention and exhibition complex IFEMA has said it should see three million visitors in 2017. Its revenue is forecast at €112.5 million, which represents more than 100 trade shows and congresses and over 500 events in all, including the 12,000 delegate World Dental Congress. From Association Meetings International…

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Fresh Thinking on Food

With edible legacy stories elsewhere on The Iceberg – the San Diego Convention Center (Features) and the ICC Sydney (JMIC Case Studies and here) – please tuck into some fresh thinking on meetings food and beverage. The sharing trend, interactivity, using dieticians, accommodating dietary requirements… all palates are catered for. From CIM News Magazine…

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1 July 2018

AIPC Annual Conference, London, UK

AIPC’s most important annual event brings together CEO’s, senior level industry professionals and provocative keynote speakers in a focussed exchange dedicated specifically to the educational, networking and strategic planning needs of international convention centres. It is widely recognized for the priority it places on practical, insightful and industry-specific content on a global scale.

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