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Storytelling and Communication Strategies for Regeneration, Online

In this dynamic and fun Masterclass we will explore traditional communication strategies and how they can be applied to communicating sustainability and enhance its purpose. You will be introduced to remarkable examples of storytelling by destinations and brands that inspire and elevate sustainability and make it accessible to broader audiences. We will explore behaviour change…

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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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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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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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12 March 2023

AIPC Academy 2023, Brussels, Belgium

The AIPC Academy is the only comprehensive professional development program specifically serving the needs of international convention centre managers! Designed to address the critical need for centres to maintain fully qualified staff in a highly competitive industry, the AIPC Academy provides a targeted, cost effective form of training and development along with the means to…

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19 June 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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26 August 2023

37th CityDNA Summer School, Gdansk, Poland

The 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 starting…

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18 September 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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