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Mark Laidlaw: The SEC From Hospital Back to Event Venue

Since the start of the crisis, like many other venues around the world, the Scottish Event Campus has been supporting health services in the battle against COVID-19. The SEC’s Director of Operations Mark Laidlaw describes the collaboration involved in operating as a field hospital as the venue now looks to its future. From Boardroom…

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Attendees Polled on the Pros and Cons of Virtual Scientific Meetings

Almost three quarters of scientists want virtual meetings to continue, according to a new poll conducted by the magazine Nature. But survey respondents also gave compelling reasons for a balance of virtual and in person formats, thus combining the best of both worlds to maximise the benefits of each approach. From Associations Now…

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Maritz Global Events’ NEXT: What to Leave, What to take Forward

No one would downplay the impact of COVID-19 on the events industry. But historically there has often been a brighter side to massive disruption, including industry regeneration and rapid growth. Iceberg partner Maritz Global Events recently held its NEXT conference, a one-session-per-day live and on-demand offering. From PCMA…

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Kenya’s KICC Standing Tall Against Pandemic Conference Losses

Kenya’s conference tourism has been badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Cancellations have led to losses of over KS800 million, not to mention the economic ripple effect for the country of lost international conferences. Geoffrey K. Thande is Director of Business Development Services at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). From Conference & Meetings World…

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Damian Hutt Talks Online Pricing and More in AMI Podcast

AMI editor James Lancaster talks to Damian Hutt, Executive Director of AAE (the Association of Association Executives), which runs Associations World Congress, about pricing for online events, engaging members, changing delegate profiles, as well as why resumption of international events will require a global vaccine passport. From Association Meetings International…

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