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2 October 2024

CONVENE 4 CLIMATE, Barcelona, Spain

It’s challenging to know what the future will bring; however, we know we can be part of a solution for a better society. We must create a platform to bring focus to Business Events and together with adjacent industries find solutions needed to protect our tomorrow. PCMA together with the Strategic Alliance of National Convention…

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PCMA and SANCBE Introduce CONVENE 4 CLIMATE

From German Convention Bureau: PCMA and The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe (SANCBE) today announced Convene 4 Climate, the global business events industry’s inaugural sustainability conference, will be open to curated participation in a workshop-based environment. This exclusive gathering, 2-3 October in Barcelona, aims to drive responsibility, harness the power of…

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PCMA Unveils Programme for Convening EMEA

From PCMA: Convening EMEA is PCMA EMEA’s annual flagship event bringing together the global business events industry for an immersive 3-day programme in Europe. Whether your learnings have come more from failures, successes or years of experience, there is a place for you at Convening EMEA to thrive. ​You realise that your willingness to trust…

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A BestCities Global Alliance Case Study: World Parkinson Coalition

From BestCities: The World Parkinson Coalition is a pioneering force in the global fight against Parkinson’s disease. By hosting inclusive triennial congresses, WPC unites patients, scientists, clinicians, and advocates to exchange knowledge and inspire new research directions. These congresses serve as a platform for collaboration and innovation, driving progress in understanding and treating Parkinson’s disease….

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GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Continues to Set Pace of Change

From Forbes, by Sarwant Singh: As a foresighting expert, I love going to large Mega shows like MWC and CES to witness the remarkable advancements that will shape our future. For me, this event holds a personal significance as it sets the stage for commercializing groundbreaking technologies in the coming years. At the MWC this…

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25 November 2024

AIPC Operational Excellence Summit, Barcelona, Spain

The AIPC Facility Operations Summit provides an engaging forum for discussing the issues and opportunities faced by convention centers in times of changing requirements, digitation and sustainability. Amongst the areas to be explored will be risk and crowd management, security and cybersecurity, changing tech requirements, responding to new event formats and the renewed importance of…

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30 September 2024

Convening EMEA 2024, Barcelona, Spain

Convening EMEA is PCMA EMEA’s annual flagship event bringing together the global business events industry for an immersive 3-day programme in Europe. The event attracts 500+ business event leaders from over 40 countries to challenge each other and develop ways to move forward together. It is the platform to share knowledge, make meaningful connections, learn,…

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27 November 2023

CVB Café 2023, Barcelona, Spain

IBTM World is rapidly approaching and at this occasion, the CityDNA Meetings Industry Knowledge Group would like to invite you and your colleagues from the Convention Bureau to attend a session specifically curated to exchange and discuss current challenges amongst peers, before a networking reception. This CVB Café will take place on Monday, November 27…

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PCMA & SANCBE Announce New Sustainability Conference for 2024

From PCMA: PCMA and the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe (SANCBE) today announced a new sustainability conference to be hosted in conjunction with Convening EMEA 2024 (30 September – 2 October) in Barcelona, Spain. The news was shared during the closing session of Convening EMEA 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together, PCMA…

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Making Barcelona ‘Parkinson’s Ready’

The 6th World Parkinson Congress 2023 provided an unparalleled international and interdisciplinary forum to highlight the latest developments in Parkinson’s Disease worldwide. But the benefits for Barcelona go far beyond the economic impact and overnight stays, as the event will leave an invaluable legacy in the city’s social and scientific fields. From HQ Magazine July…

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27 November 2023

AIPC Facility Operations Summit, Barcelona, Spain

The AIPC Facility Operations Summit provides an engaging forum for issues and opportunities associated with a new era of growing digitization of the industry and implications this has for centre management. Amongst the areas to be explored will be what’s trending in event logistics, risk and crowd management, security and cybersecurity, changing tech requirements, responding…

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27 November 2023

AIPC Facility Operations Summit, Barcelona, Spain

The AIPC Facility Operations Summit provides an engaging forum for issues and opportunities associated with a new era of growing digitization of the industry and implications this has for centre management. Amongst the areas to be explored will be what’s trending in event logistics, risk and crowd management, security and cybersecurity, changing tech requirements, responding…

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28 November 2023

IBTM World 2023, Barcelona, Spain

Join us at IBTM World and discover all the inspiration, business connections and content you need to create world-class events for your customers. Dive in to the world of business connetions and events, learning how to maximise business opportunities through serious networking. Meet and share ideas and inspiration with some of the world’s most influential…

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100,000 Meetings at IBTM World 2022

IBTM World has come to a close with organisers claiming 100,000 business meetings were held at the exhibition. The Iceberg partner also reported that 10,000 attendees had collected in Barcelona during three days. Over 2,200 exhibitors from 150 countries attended the show, along with 3,500 buyers. From Exhibition News…

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27 November 2023

AIPC Facility Operations Summit, Barcelona, Spain

The AIPC Facility Operations Summit provides an engaging forum for issues and opportunities associated with a new era of growing digitization of the industry and implications this has for centre management. Amongst the areas to be explored will be what’s trending in event logistics, risk and crowd management, security and cybersecurity, changing tech requirements, responding…

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United States First in 2021’s ICCA Rankings

The USA performed better than any other country in hosting events of international associations last year, according to the ICCA Rankings 2021. Spain came second, then Germany, France and Italy. The country listings were released after the city results already posted, along with the publication of the report’s public abstract. From Association Meetings International…

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Vienna Leads 2021’s ICCA Rankings

ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) rankings just posted saw destination Vienna reclaim the top spot worldwide for the first time since 2012. The 2021 Iceberg partner survey attributed 92 congresses to Vienna, with Lisbon second (91) and Athens third (66). Barcelona and Singapore are next, then Madrid, Prague, Paris, Berlin and Brussels. From Meetings International…

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28 November 2022

AIPC Facility Operations Summit, Barcelona, Spain

The AIPC Facility Operations Summit provides an engaging forum for issues and opportunities associated with a new era of growing digitization of the industry and implications this has for centre management. Amongst the areas to be explored will be what’s trending in event logistics, risk and crowd management, security and cybersecurity, changing tech requirements, responding to new event…

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Ukraine: Events Sector Offers Support

A large number of meetings industry groups have now made statements condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, are raising awareness or funds, or have barred Russian state participation in meetings. More and more convention venues in Europe have now converted their facilities to house the millions of Ukrainians escaping the ravages of war. From PCMA…

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MWC Barcelona Draws 61,000 Delegates

The organiser of Mobile World Congress, the GSMA, has seen a “vibrant and dynamic” return after 61,000 delegates from 200 nations flocked to the meeting in Barcelona. Last year the event attracted around 20,000 visitors. The Russian pavilion was banned from the event, in light of the escalating conflict in Ukraine. From Association Meetings International…

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