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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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Virtual Expedition: Gliding into Uncharted Territories for Better...

Medical and scientific meetings came to a sudden halt when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the world. Kenes Group kept cancellations to a minimum, postponing most events, but there was one event in particular that took a leap of faith to turn into virtual with less than three weeks’ lead time: the 2nd AAT-AD/PD™ Focus Meeting…

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SITE Foundation Reports on Incentive Travel

SITE Foundation has produced three long form studies commissioned from data compiled from the Incentive Travel Industry Index (ITII), its joint annual research project with partners Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP). The report is accompanied by a podcast Launch of ITII Report on Incentive Travel – A DMC Analysis with…

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Global Framework for Reopening Exhibitions and B2B Trade Events

Iceberg partner UFI, global association of the exhibition industry, has published a global framework for the safe and controlled reopening of exhibitions and B2B trade events around the world. The document is intended to become a de facto standard in exchanges with national policy makers and other relevant authorities. The framework is put together by…

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COVID-19: Business Events Recovery Sentiment Survey

Working jointly with the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), PR agency Davies Tanner created a short survey of the UK events industry, designed to assist venues, destinations and other key sector suppliers in planning recovery activity after the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey is designed to provide a snapshot of sentiment across the UK business…

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Convention and Exhibition Centres as Temporary Emergency Facilities

This AIPC and UFI guidance aims to help convention and exhibition centres prepare for and perform in an exceptional role they were not designed for but are increasingly being asked or forced to perform: as temporary emergency facilities. The immediate worldwide concern and context for this guidance is the COVID-19 pandemic. Convention and Exhibition Centres…

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How is COVID-19 Changing the Business Events Industry?

The speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic hit the business world – and the totality of its damaging effects in every corner of the hospitality, destination marketing, travel and live events sectors – cannot be overstated. To get a sense of the pandemic’s impact, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) Convene sent an email invitation on…

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The IRF 2020 Top Performer Study

There is a rising tide in the use of, and engagement with, incentive programs, particularly among top performing companies. The IRF’s signature The 2020 Top Performer Study shows that the most successful companies have increased their support for incentive programs on numerous levels since the previous study was conducted approximately a year ago. While companies…

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The 2019 Incentive Travel Industry Index

A joint initiative of Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), the Incentive Travel Industry Index (ITII) consolidates previous research undertaken by each association into a single pan-industry study. The study is at once an historical snapshot of where the industry has come from and…

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Convention and Exhibition Centre Health and Safety: Managing COVID-19...

A resource from Iceberg partners AIPC (the International Association of Convention Centres) and UFI (the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) for venues addressing the challenges related to COVID-19. The guide focusses on updated health and safety policies, plans and procedures. It includes both strategic and practical guidance in form of advice, suggestions and best…

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Key Planning Recommendations for Mass Gatherings (COVID-19 Outbreak)

The purpose of this document is to outline key planning considerations for organisers of mass gatherings in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. It should be read in conjunction with the World Health Organization’s Public Health for Mass Gatherings: Key Considerations, which provides general advice on the public health aspects of mass gathering events. It…

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The IRF 2020 Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study

Wellness continues to be a topic highlighted in both professional circles as well as in our personal lives. For this 2020 study, the Incentive Research Foundation explored how wellness is specifically represented in incentive travel programmes as well as in general meeting types. Of the individuals surveyed for this report, 68 percent noted that wellness…

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Beyond Food: Food and Mental Health

You are what you eat! But food isn’t just about physical health, it’s about mental health as well. So, in an industry where mental health is increasingly being scrutinised, how can food control mood? Beyond Food: Food and Mental Health (Lime Venue Portfolio website) Top Five Tips to Munch Your Way to Good Mental Health…

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