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Copenhagen Legacy Lab Raises its Legacy Game

From Wonderful Copenhagen: In a first for the international events industry, Copenhagen Legacy Lab has expanded its legacy framework for congresses to include events. The process will ensure a strategic approach to creating long-lasting positive impact from international events held in the Danish capital. International events have – just like congresses – the potential to…

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Shaping Future Legacies with Gerda Marie Rist

In an interview with Boardroom, Gerda Marie Rist, the Lead of Copenhagen Legacy Lab, shares her unique journey and the innovative work being done at the Lab. With a rich background in pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, and roles within the healthcare and life science industries, Gerda Marie discusses how the Legacy Lab leverages strategic conference planning…

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Creating Sustainable Event Legacies: A Conversation with Kit Lykketoft

From Conference & Meetings World: Kit Lykketoft, director of conventions, Wonderful Copenhagen spoke to CMW and delved into the importance of sustainable practices, Copenhagen’s reputation as a hub for innovation, and the enduring legacies and impacts of events in this vibrant city. Kit shares insights and experiences that shed light on how Copenhagen is leading…

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UIA World Congress of Architects 2023 Copenhagen

On the shoulders of the many The 28th UIA World Congress of Architects took place in Copenhagen from July 2-6, 2023. Its rallying call: “Sustainable Futures – Leave No One Behind” attracted more than 6,000 delegates from all corners of the built environment and from 135 countries. Convening in the Danish capital, the world’s leading…

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UIA Congress 2023: Engaging the Legacy Generation

Home to the UIA Congress 2023, Copenhagen has relished the title of World Capital of Architecture. But behind the spotlight was a determined group of women collaborating to ensure that the legacy of both the event and the profession burns brightly for generations to come. UIA worked with the Copenhagen Convention Bureau and other stakeholders…

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Congress Leaves Legacy for Eco-Friendlier Future of Building

From PCMA: The 28th UIA World Congress of Architects, held July 2-6 in Denmark, demonstrated the power of conferences to create a legacy of change in the world when it launched the “Copenhagen Lessons” — 10 principles for change in the building industry to reach the United Nations’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The congress brought…

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A Strategic Approach to Creating a Legacy

From ESAE: Hosting international congresses and events goes beyond economic benefits. It entails justifying the carbon footprint while capitalizing on opportunities for positive change. In 2019, our partner, the Copenhagen Convention Bureau, introduced the Copenhagen Legacy Lab — an initiative focused on developing methodology, tools, and processes for events. This strategic co-creation approach aims to…

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Insights From 6 Years of Event Legacy Research in Denmark

From Skift Meetings: Following six years of research, MeetDenmark has just released a new report with insights into the key ingredient for event legacy success: robust collaboration. Learn about the motivation behind this groundbreaking research, and discover some of the top findings that emerged. Event legacies have long been a trending topic in the industry,…

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Denmark Shares Insights From Six Years of Legacy Development

From Meetings International: In a new report, MeetDenmark, the Danish Business Events Association, publishes learnings and insights after researching and testing legacy in Denmark for six years. MeetDenmark believes that the insights can help legacy efforts gain traction and that they are transferable to associations and destinations across the world. MeetDenmark has been researching, testing,…

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New Legacy Insights for Associations and Host Communities

From Wonderful Copenhagen: MeetDenmark and the Danish Congress destinations are happy to share new learnings and insights based on six years of research and testing on international congresses held in Denmark. The new report focuses among other things on the intervention process, measuring impact and resourcing. With this third MeetDenmark legacy report we summarize the…

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The 7-Step Process of the Copenhagen Legacy Lab Explained

Launched at the 2019 BestCities Global Forum, the revised 7-step model of the Copenhagen Legacy Lab (CLL) is explained by Copenhagen Convention Bureau Deputy Director and Iceberg Ambassador, Bettina Reventlow-Mourier. Starting the process begins at, or before, the RFP planning stage of a congress (or event) to ensure that intentional outcomes and impacts can be…

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Copenhagen Convention Bureau Launches Risk Assessment White Paper

From Wonderful Copenhagen: From megatrends to contractual challenges – risk plays a major role for both buyers and suppliers when deciding on a destination or providing a quote for an event. By identifying key risks for the different industry players, Copenhagen Convention Bureau’s new white paper sets out to create greater mutual understanding and awareness…

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Copenhagen Launches Risk Assessment Project for Associations

Identifying and reducing risks for association event planners and local suppliers is the intent behind a new project launched by the Copenhagen Convention Bureau. Working with international and local stakeholders, a new Copenhagen Convention Bureau project aims to unlock ‘much-needed knowledge’ about risk in the global meetings industry. From Association Meetings International…

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Greener, Cleaner Copenhagen

The Danish capital is moving decisively towards a low-carbon economy, and its role as host of this year’s WindEurope conference will put its innovative renewable energy enterprises in the spotlight. Copenhagen’s Amager Resource Centre supplies power and heating to about 140,000 homes, thanks to technology that converts household waste into energy. From the Financial Times…

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Copenhagen Legacy Lab | Legacy Case Studies

What happens when associations prioritise long-term positive impact in the early planning stages of their event? And what kind of activities and outcomes can it lead to? To cast light on this, Copenhagen Legacy Lab is launching a series of legacy case studies. Throughout 2022, Copenhagen Legacy Lab has been rolled out at several congresses…

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CityDNA Summer School: Destination Turin

The 36th edition of the CityDNA Summer School was hosted in late August. This year the Iceberg partner educational meeting graduated 43 students from Europe and South Africa. As well as video about the Summer School itself from Turin, Italy, this feature looks at participating medical associations and their meetings, sustainability and also hybrid meetings….

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20 September 2023

PCMA | Convening EMEA 2023, Copenhagen, Denmark

Meet Copenhagen; the cultural capital of the North, the World Capital of Architecture in 2023 and one of the most liveable cities in the world. Enjoy picturesque, cobbled squares, canals and copper spires, try out the best shopping, restaurants, and nightlife in Northern Europe and be inspired by our green initiatives, international connectivity, creative environments,…

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Gothenburg Leads 2022 GDS-Index

Gothenburg is the world’s most sustainable events city for a sixth year running as once again the Scandinavian destinations dominated Iceberg partner the Global Destination Sustainability Index. Bergen in Norway clinched second spot, with Copenhagen in third. The 2022 GDS-Index list was announced at the 61st ICCA World Congress in Krakow, Poland. From Association Meetings International…

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Copenhagen Case Studies Report Legacy

A series of case studies by the Copenhagen Convention Bureau aims to show what happens when associations prioritise long-term impact in the early planning stages of an event. Using a revised legacy methodology, the Iceberg partner Copenhagen Legacy Lab has been studying five events hosted in the city in 2022. From Association Meetings International…

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PCMA Convening EMEA Held in Vienna

The second annual Convening EMEA conference, organised by Iceberg partner PCMA (Professional Convention Managers Association), has been held in Vienna at Messe Wien Exhibition Congress Center. The omnichannel event gathered about 400 sector professionals in person and virtually. Sustainability was a significant running theme. From Association Meetings International…

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Copenhagen Legacy Lab: Leading Global Legacy Creation

Copenhagen Convention Bureau launched the Copenhagen Legacy Lab in 2019 to bridge international congresses held in Copenhagen with the local public, business and science communities. This Iceberg partner lets global associations both to achieve their objectives and solve societal challenges through events, and it aims to create the world’s leading hub for legacy. From Meetings International…

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