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The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 16th Edition (August 2020)

The latest UFI / Business Strategies Group report on the trade fair industry in Asia has now been published complete with the latest updated statistical information from 2019, as well as detailed commentary on the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaflet here… The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 16th Edition (August 2020) –…

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Exploring the Role of the SDGs in Building the Future of How Human...

This white paper from Iceberg partner Positive Impact Events has been written to engage with CEOs, corporate heads of sustainability, global government staff, United Nations event organisers, association CEOs and corporate heads of events, plus any others in action innovating around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It explains why the event industry is best-placed to…

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Strategy for Associations Going Virtual

While some associations are adapting quicker than others, there remains a general misconception on what is a virtual event. Is it anything as simple as a giant Zoom call, or does it entail more than that? Can simply renting a platform solve everything? What is the role now of event planners? Creating a virtual congress is as…

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IRF Pulse Survey: COVID-19’s Impact on the Incentive Travel Industry...

Earlier this year, the Incentive Research Foundation published the results of a pulse survey fielded between April 2nd and April 16th COVID-19’s Impact on the Incentive Travel Industry (April 2020). Given the continued challenges for the industry related to the pandemic, IRF fielded a study between July 1st and July 15th, 2020 to understand the…

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All Secure Standard (AEO, AEV and ESSA)

A combined group of members from the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), the Association Event Venues (AEV) and the Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA), led by the associations, has launched the All Secure Standard, a risk assessment based framework of COVID-19 secure industry best practice and guidance for business events and consumer shows which…

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The 2020 IACC Meeting Room of the Future

For the fifth year in a row, IACC is pleased to present a ground-breaking report that combines research and insights into the top issues facing the global meetings and conference industry. The 2020 IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ report brings together insights from meeting and conference venues, hotels and urban conference venues across three continents,…

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Global Exhibition Barometer 25th Edition (July 2020)

This study is based on a global survey, conducted in June 2020. It represents up-to-date information on the development and outlook of the global exhibition industry as well as on 25 specific markets. Global Exhibition Barometer 25th Edition (July 2020) (UFI website) Global Exhibition Barometer 25th Edition (July 2020) Infographic (UFI website) UFI Global Barometer…

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2019 ICCA Statistics Report: Country & City Rankings

The ICCA Statistics Reports are based on the ICCA Association Database, which means the figures cover meetings organised by international associations according to ICCA criteria: a meeting must take place on a regular basis, host at least 50 participants, and rotate between a minimum of three countries to be included in the Database. ICCA’s Association…

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Meeting Legacies: Innovating for Enhanced Value Creation

Since 2018 GainingEdge has led two major projects for MeetDenmark on meeting legacies. The purpose has been to identify how Danish destinations can create significant added value for visiting congresses while also increasing the value for Danish society beyond the traditional economic benefits. Now MeetDenmark has released the second study completed in 2020 which explores the processes, mechanisms and…

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The Impacts of Academic Events: Cycles of Credibility as an Analytical...

Academic events such as congresses, conferences, symposia and meetings are part and parcel of most academic careers. Endless hours are spent for both attendees and chairs on travelling, logistics, socialising and many other activities not directly related to core tasks such as teaching, research and knowledge dissemination. Despite the entrenched nature, and the general wave…

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Global Economic Impact of Exhibitions (2020 Edition)

To quantify the economic significance of exhibitions globally, Oxford Economics has prepared a comprehensive model of global exhibitions activity that references recent studies on their economic significance. The results of this study show the scope of the global exhibition sector in terms of direct spending and jobs, as well as the total impacts of exhibitions…

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