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3 October 2021

AIPC Academy, Brussels, Belgium

The AIPC Academy is a week-long, in-depth educational immersion that covers all key areas of centre management and operations, providing participants with an exemplary one-stop professional development experience unparalleled anywhere in our industry. The 2021 program will feature topic areas including alternative management models, new approaches to performance measurement and evolving sustainability expectations, along with the…

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Planners’ Travel Budget Concerns in Survey

Shrinking budgets for travel and “increasingly difficult” visa issues are among the biggest concerns among planners of international association meetings, according to a survey. The Union of International Associations has released findings from its latest Survey on International Meetings Issues. From Association Meetings International…

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Brussels Offers €2m Rental Subvention

In a bid to relaunch international conferences and the events sector, Brussels is launching a fund of €2 million to entice planners to choose the Belgian capital as a destination. Grants for organisers are available until September 2020, with up to €50,000 per event with at least 200 particiating. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Associations: The New Dawn After COVID-19 There to Grasp

Associations are perfectly placed to reshape the world emerging from lockdown. They are repositories of expertise and best practice. They are trusted curators of information. They connect people all around the world and provide lifelong learning beyond university. But is this an opportunity they will grasp? From Association Meetings International…

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Sven Bossu Appointed First AIPC CEO

AIPC (the International Association of Convention Centres), an Iceberg partner, has appointed its first CEO. Prior to the move, Sven Bossu had previously been MD for Innovation at ESTRO (the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology). He is also known for a stretch at SWIFT, where he was responsible for SIBOS. From Boardroom…

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Four Cities Linked: The Global Associations Hubs Partnership

Most ambitious destinations market meetings by targeting key economic growth sectors and by making good use of knowledge economy assets. GAHP, the Global Association Hubs Partnership, links up four such cities with strong association ecosystems and support. GAHP is also a partner of The Iceberg. From Association Meetings International…

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Coronavirus: Industry Support by Commission

The European Exhibition Industry Alliance, representing nearly 400 European exhibition organisers and venue operators in Brussels to the European institutions and wider stakeholders, has welcomed recent economic support measures for the industry the European Commission has announced in the wake of COVID-19. From Exhibition World…

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Brussels to Host Public Osteoarthritis Event

Brussels is expected to attract some 5,000 members of the public for two free days of conferences and activities about osteoarthritis. The second World Osteoarthritis Day Intergenerational Events will be held at SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre in September. Unlike most traditional conferences, WODIES is tailored for the general public. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Brussels Tops Ranking of Association Events

Brussels is the preferred destination across Europe for association event organisers, and for the eighth year in a row, according to the Union of International Associations’ annual rankings. The capital has built up a network of over 2,250 registered associations, and 733 meetings of international associations were held across Brussels during 2018. From Association Meetings International…

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Martin Sirk Named GAHP Leader at IMEX

Martin Sirk is the new International Advisor leading Iceberg partner the Global Association Hubs Partnership. The announcement made at IMEX (pictured) sees the former ICCA CEO steering GAHP into a new era after the retirement of Hervé Bosquet. GAHP is an alliance of four major association clusters: Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC. From Meetings International…

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European Association Summit Held in Brussels

Now entering its seventh year, the European Association Summit has taken place at SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre. The annual gathering for those representing international associations brought together around 200 attendees, including several Iceberg partners, under the theme “Share and Co-create”. From Boardroom…

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1 July 2019

UFI: Exhibition Management Degree 2019, Belgium (+ E-Learning)

Exhibitions are competitive. Only exhibition of the highest quality will successfully attract international exhibitors and visitors. UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, working with the University of Cooperative Education in Ravensburg, Germany, has created the “Exhibition Management Degree (EMD)” to train exhibition industry professionals to meet tomorrow’s event management demands.

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9 February 2020

AIPC Academy 2020, Brussels, Belgium

The AIPC Academy is the only comprehensive professional development program aimed specifically at international convention centre issues and opportunities. Updated annually to reflect the most current conditions, it is the best possible investment a centre can make in the development of fully professional staff ready to meet the facility management and marketing challenges of today…

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Multiple Suspect Package Alerts: Dealing with the Unthinkable

During the European Banking Federation annual summit at the National Bank in Brussels, an alarm went off. Then another. And then another. In an exclusive interview, EBF senior events coordinator Tina Marolt describes the steps taken in dealing with every event planner’s worst nightmare. Photo: Tiger Rus. From Association Meetings International…

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