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ICCASkills | Global Accreditation for the Meetings Industry

ICCASkills delivers the only globally recognised accreditation for suppliers in every sector of the meetings industry. From juniors to executives, ICCASkills benefits meetings services professionals at any stage of their career. The two different certification tracks offer tailored learning paths and advanced course content. All instructors are industry experts with proven teaching abilities and international…

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Destinations International | PDM Certificate Program, Online

The Professional in Destination Management (PDM) certificate program provides those new to the destination organization side of the industry (less than one year of experience) with cutting-edge education, offering entry-level personnel the critical skills and knowledge necessary to start their careers in the travel and tourism industry. The updated PDM certificate program is now online, available…

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UFI Global Policy Leadership Series: Enabling Trade & Society

Over the course of the year, this series will bring you 1 on 1 interviews featuring economic, trade, and tourism officials from around the world in conversation with UFI. These discussions are intended to nurture the dialogue between government and industry on a global scale. We will hear directly from government representatives about their economic…

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ECM | The Power of Community: Knowledge Sharing, Best Practice,...

For ECM members and by ECM members: When we ask, what you want, you always want to hear more from each other – what is everyone else doing? How is everyone else facing this challenge or juggling these conditions? How are you measuring your progress, communicating with your stakeholders, planning your marketing, involving your local…

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BestCities | Hybrid Meetings: How to prepare for the new normal

While the global meetings industry continues to find its footing after the global pandemic, hybrid events are emerging as the best of both worlds. BestCities’ multi-hybrid Community Café asked industry leaders in Cape Town and Copenhagen to share their thoughts on the future of hybrid events, and also provide tips on hosting them successfully. Watch…

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UFI Certified Professional (UCP) Qualification

UCP is a self-paced, self-select educational offering, allowing participants to create a tailored experience unique to them. It’s available to both UFI members and non-members. Participants will have the opportunity to receive an UFI endorsement for their professional education received through UFI offerings. The UCP programme includes existing UFI educational programmes as well as modules…

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UFI CONNECTS | Online Talks, Sessions & Panels

UFI connects is a way to stay connected, to get through this pandemic, and to be ready for the time afterwards. It is a programme of regular talks, panels, and webinar sessions – organized by the UFI team for you. Recordings of previous sessions are available to view.

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IBTM Connect | Virtual Resource Hub

We have created a library of resources to not only help you through COVID-19 but also to ensure that you’re ready to get back to face-to-face business on the other side. Because there will be another side. You’ll find webinars and videos from key industry professionals, providing you with the great insights you need to keep…

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ECM Mentor Programme

The current raging of the COVID-19 virus across the globe has already had enormous consequences for the Meetings Industry. It poses however, a whole different challenge for newly-appointed professionals in our industry whether working in CVBs, hotels, venues, PCOs all over Europe. Indeed, they are currently missing out on being at these central platforms, which are…

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Positive Impact | Human and Child Rights Education Materials

These education materials have been created to help #eventprofs take into consideration human rights and child rights when planning an event – Understanding Human Rights; UN Guiding Principles on Human and Business Rights, SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; How to Talk to Management about Human Rights; 6 top tips on planning an event…

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AMI Webinar: Face-to-face in the shadow of Covid-19

As vaccines for Covid-19 are rolled out, international associations are tentatively planning their next in-person events. But when will it be logistically possible to convene international delegations? And when will delegates feel comfortable attending business events overseas? In this webinar, we’ll explore a realistic timeframe back to physical events, what those events might look like,…

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M&IT Webinar: Incentive travel in a pandemic? Where there’s a...

Join the acting editor of M&IT Paul Harvey and his panel of experts as he discusses the incentive travel during a pandemic in his live talk. For many corporate professionals the I in MICE is one of the most exciting aspects of their job. Incentives can range from a dinner-for-two voucher to an all-expenses-paid trip….

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AIPC Convention Centre Reopening Crisis Management Masterclass

This interactive crisis management workshop aims to help participants prepare for a smooth, successful venue reopening period. For many facilities and their management, challenges around changing reopening requirements, national vaccination programs, mutations of the Covid virus, stakeholder concerns, and media attention combine to give cause for concern around the time period in which reopening ‘towards…

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ECM COVID-19 Resource Centre | A New Tomorrow

ECM wants to continue to empower the conversation during this unprecedented situation with a new initiative, “A New Tomorrow”.  The purpose is to share ideas and challenges, find inspiration in new practice and different approaches, and envision together with all of our members, a new future of destinations rebuilt and conventions reimagined to meet new…

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GainingEdge | Online Professional Development

Enhance your career with short, industry courses or build organizational capabilities with relevant company learning for immediate impact. Our extensive on-site training and coaching programmes are now online to make them more easily accessible for business event professionals anywhere. The content has been specifically designed for convention bureaus, convention centres and any suppliers to the…

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WEBINAR | JMIC Manifesto For Economic Recovery Using Business Events

JMIC, together with AIME, IBTM, IMEX and Meetings Africa, have released a 2-part webinar showcasing the industry speaking with one voice. All the major trade shows for our industry, leaders of associations and leading experts in our sector haved united to put together a joint message – to governments, decision makers, stakeholders – about the…

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Boardroom MiniCourses, Online Learning

Welcome to our all-inclusive video hub for associations. Learn anytime, anywhere, at your own pace. Our video minicourses, all given by specialised experts, have been structured into easily managed content which will help you overcome any challenge you might have. New courses will be added every month.

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ECM Webinar: A New Tourism Stigma After Corona?

In a focused session, our ECM partners shared some of their newest insights and data to help face the reputation issue the tourism industry might face because of the Coronavirus crisis and provide us with some tools to work around it. Free to view recording, with guest speaker Olivier Henry-Biabaud, Founder and CEO at TCI Research…

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MCI Webinar: What Brexit Means for Associations

This webinar covers everything US associations need to know regarding the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. Once a launchpad for access to the largest single trading bloc in the world, the UK left the EU on January 31, 2020. What impact does the United Kingdom’s withdrawal have for US-based associations? The UK’s fundamental relationship with the…

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MCI Webinar: Membership Growth – Beyond the Numbers

Do your members feel like more than a number? Member retention can be increased using this simple idea – that people are more likely to join, renew, and be your organisation’s advocate if they feel a personal connection and can see a unique path to their success laid out for them. So how do you accomplish…

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GainingEdge Resources

News, Insights, ‘EdgyThinking’ and Case Studies… As a leader in the international business events market we offer access to benchmark performance data and best practices from around the world. We bring the expertise of a diverse group of professionals comprising business events market expertise, convention bureau operational expertise, business development expertise as well as convention…

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BestCities Resources & Learning

Access our free library of industry-leading templates and checklists to guide you through every stage of your international conference planning. Read the latest industry trends, opinion pieces and best-practice guides to shaping international events, straight from some of the world’s foremost experts. Read the latest industry trends, opinion pieces and best-practice guides to shaping international events,…

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MCI INSIGHTS

Capturing valuable insights and conversations: Be immersed in engaging live or virtual technologies with MCI proven expertise to be aware of the latest trends. Explore the key topics that affect your business environment through the unique insights of MCI’s industry experts.

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UFI: The Role of Exhibitions in the Marketing Mix, Online Course

An introduction to the unique role of exhibitions throughout history in the promotion of business relations, products and services. Ideal for industry colleagues who would like to get some more information on the history and development of our industry, sales approaches, marketing strategies and many things more, this 16-hours programme is available to all for downloading…

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100PRO – The Training Initiative of the Event Industry

Are you convinced that the future of the events industry can only be ensured by qualitatively well-trained event buyers and specialists in event technology? As a training company, do you want to contribute and support 100PRO – the training initiative of the event management? 100PRO is voluntary, free and fair…  

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Positive Impact Sustainable Events Online Education

Discover education opportunities to develop your expertise, implement global standards and measure your positive impact. Learn at a time and place that suits you with our wide range of education options you can access online, including downloadable guides and online courses. From certification support to workshops we can find the right education options for your needs.

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29 June 2022

Destinations International Webinar | Understanding the Post-Pandemic...

For the first time in almost three years, a post-pandemic life is beginning to feel within reach. Despite a new variant brewing, record-high gas prices and rising inflation, the world seems ready to put the pandemic in their rearview mirror. But everything we know about the traveler mindset has changed. Travelers are ready to go….

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13 July 2022

Destinations International Webinar | Stay the Course: Using Your CRM...

Destination Strategic Planning — we’ve all been there at some point. Meeting with stakeholders, sifting through data, compiling reports, to ultimately end up with a fantastic plan for your destination…that fizzles out in a year. We have figured out how to help you stay the course and keep your plan off the shelf. Join us…

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16 July 2022

Destinations International | CDME Summer Courses, Toronto, Canada

The Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program prepares senior executives, who want to advance their careers to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment. The program focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies.

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18 July 2022

AIPC Roundtable – Hybrid Events, Online

In December 2020, IAPCO and AIPC presented a research paper on hybrid events, with insights and lessons learned from key players in the events value chain – from organizers to suppliers. Where are we eight months later? Switch on your avatar and join the group to find out. Introduction by Camilla Boesen, Founding Partner at…

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24 August 2022

IBTM Americas 2022 | Knowledge Programme, Mexico City, Mexico

IBTM Americas offers a multitude of thought-provoking educational sessions and career development, tailored to various types of event organizers. Our knowledge platform offers a lively and interactive experience for all participants. IBTM Americas is the connection bridge for the professional community of meetings and events industry across the Americas.

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27 August 2022

ECM | 36th ECM Summer School 2022, Turin

The ECM Summer School provides great insights into the structure and functioning of the Meetings Industry. Our programme, filled with up-to-date and cutting edge examples of European best practice, lays out a comprehensive framework for you to build your expertise in one of the tourism industry’s most lucrative sector. It is perfect for those just…

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6 September 2022

IBTM Asia Pacific 2022 | Knowledge Programme, Singapore

Gain insights and inspiration for your next event from our leading sector experts delivering the latest industry updates. Hear from thought leaders within and outside of the industry, as they share dynamic case studies to bring discussions to life and provide tangible solutions for you to take away and implement.

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8 September 2022

ECM | 17th TourMIS Users’ Workshop & International Seminar 2022...

The 17th TourMIS Users’ Workshop and International Seminar is organised by European Cities Marketing, the European Travel Commission, MODUL University Vienna & UNWTO and is aimed at city, regional, national, and international tourism organizations, as well as universities and companies from the hospitality and tourism industry. It is directed toward managers, academics, as well as consultants and representatives of governments…

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19 September 2022

UFI Exhibition Management School, Online

Work alongside industry peers and grow your global network; continue to stay on top of market trends and developments in the exhibition industry. The programme will cover a wide range of relevant industry topics; set to two hours per topic, the online UFI-EMS will allow you to take part in the training in addition to…

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19 September 2022

AIPC Roundtable – Changing Customer Requirements, Online

The Roundtables are short and informal meetings, starting with a short introduction by an expert by the topic and followed by an exchange of knowledge and lessons learned between colleagues. Have customer requirements really changed or are we back in 2019? And if they have changed, what is the impact? Best way to find out:…

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23 October 2022

Destinations International | CDME Fall Courses, Bloomington, MN, USA

The Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) program prepares senior executives, who want to advance their careers to blend theory with experience and application of knowledge to help industry leaders thrive in a constantly changing environment. The program focus is on vision, leadership, productivity and implementing business strategies.

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21 November 2022
29 November 2022

IBTM World 2022 | Knowledge Programme, Barcelona, Spain

This year’s theme is “New Business, New Tech, New World” and has been expertly designed to provide all IBTM World attendees with the insights and knowledge you need to recovery and grow in 2022 and beyond. The sessions will be delivered by expert speakers from the United Nations Climate Change, LinkedIn, CrowdComms, VisitScotland, BBC Creative…

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13 February 2023

UFI Exhibition Management School, Online

Work alongside industry peers and grow your global network; continue to stay on top of market trends and developments in the exhibition industry. The programme will cover a wide range of relevant industry topics; set to two hours per topic, the online UFI-EMS will allow you to take part in the training in addition to…

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