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European Union: Entering the Conversation

From tw tagungswirtschaft: The European elections are approaching. But for many citizens and quite a few event professionals, the European Union seems far away. Yet the European Parliament and the European Commission influence our (professional) lives on a daily basis. The EU Dialogue and the EU project BEFuture build bridges to Brussels and underpin the…

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New European Tourism Commission Chief Steps up to Face the Challenges

From WIT: Beyond numbers, destinations need to rethink what they really want from tourism, says Miguel Sanz Castedo. With European tourism at a critical juncture, coming under pressure on several fronts, including environmental and social, the new president of the European Tourism Commission (ETC) says it is even more timely to remind Europeans of the…

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BE>FUTURE Prepares for IMEX Update

BE>FUTURE, the 30-month project inspired by leading EU convention bureaux from Flanders and Catalunya and co-funded by the European Union to the tune of €4m, aims to use the opportunity to transform the European Business Events Industry into a regenerative, resilient, and responsible powerhouse aligned with European Tourism Transition Pathways and the UN Sustainable Development…

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European Union: Entering the Conversation

From tw tagungswirtschaft: The European elections are approaching. But for many citizens and quite a few event professionals, the European Union seems far away. Yet the European Parliament and the European Commission influence our (professional) lives on a daily basis. The EU Dialogue and the EU project BEFuture build bridges to Brussels and underpin the…

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PCMA EMEA Announces 2024 Regional Advisory Board

PCMA EMEA is proud to unveil its newly appointed 2024 Regional Advisory Board. This diverse and accomplished board will play a pivotal role in building upon PCMA’s strategic initiatives, with a special focus on nurturing the next generation of business event leaders as well as supporting PCMA’s exponential growth strategy in EMEA. The 2024 Regional…

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ICCASkills Establishes a New European Learning Hub

From Conference & Meetings World: ICCA has announced a new partnership with the Luxembourg Convention Bureau to encourage professional development within the global business events industry. This strategic partnership establishes an exclusive International Centre for Advancement (ICAI) of the ICCASkills certification programme in Luxembourg, fostering enhanced skills and expertise among industry professionals. The ICAI in…

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UNBROKEN Summit: How Can Associations Support Ukraine’s Recovery?

In a sequel to the UNBROKEN Ukraine Call to Action, The Iceberg reports from the recent UIA Congress to understand how the architectural sector is leveraging its Congress & Community to meet the intellectual resources required by Ukraine. Bettina Reventlow-Mourier, Deputy Director of the Copenhagen Convention Bureau combines with 2023 UIA Congress President and Head…

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Olena Pavlyuk | Destination Marketing in a Country at War

Destination Marketing Organization University (DMOU) Podcast: When the moderator went to the audience this year at the Annual Convention of Destinations International asking, “what keeps you up at night,” Lviv’s Olena Pavlyuk held out her mobile device and replayed a recording of an air raid siren. In this fascinating episode of DMOU, Olena shares how…

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AIPC Delivers Ongoing Legacies Through Future Shapers Program

AIPC’s second Future Shapers intake graduated on Tuesday 18 July, following a competitive on stage pitch to solve convention centre industry challenges, at the AIPC Annual Conference in Luxembourg. In the grand finale of their eight-month accelerated leadership programme, two teams competed to convince the industry’s CEOs and senior leaders… From The Association Magazine…

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Taking the Train to Europe is Four Times the Cost of Flying

New analysis shows the UK has the biggest price difference between trains and flights in Europe – taking the train will cost you four times the price of a flight on average, according to a new report from Greenpeace. The study compared ticket prices on more than 100 routes between major European cities… From Greenpeace…

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CityDNA Report Unveils Impressive Post-Pandemic Recovery

The latest edition of the City Travel Report by CityDNA reveals a significant rebound in European city tourism, as cities achieved an average growth rate of 79.6% in 2022, surpassing the previous year’s rate of 36.7%. The report, featuring results from 115 European cities, showcases the remarkable progress made in the post-pandemic recovery.

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Research Highlights Lack of Robust Event Legacy Measurement

In a white paper exploring event legacy, recently published by The Hague & Partners Convention Bureau, it was revealed that choice of legacy and its subsequent measurement can be a challenging task for associations and not-for-profit organisations looking to leave a positive impact on society. From Event Industry News…

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European Parliament President Issues Message of Thanks

From ESAE: We were honored to receive a special video greeting from none other than Roberta Metsola, the President of the European Parliament. In her message, she emphasized the indispensable role of European Associations in enriching the EU civil society and positively impacting the lives of citizens. It is a true testament to the dedication,…

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SANCBE Sustainability Whitepaper 2023

The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe presents a new whitepaper titled “How can National Convention Bureaux Leverage Their Influence for Sustainability?”. In alignment with the frameworks provided by the European Green Deal and the Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative, it showcases a collaborative action plan towards a shift to sustainable business…

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How to Define (Your) Legacy

In this whitepaper, The Hague Convention Bureau – the official organisation that promotes The Hague as an event destination – explores the meaning of legacy. What does it mean to audiences and how can The International City of Peace & Justice and a leading destination for global association events, support clients to achieve their legacy…

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UFI European Conference Celebrates Women in Exhibitions

The upcoming UFI European Conference in Maastricht will be collaborating with Women in Exhibitions to honour women’s accomplishments in the exhibition industry. The Conference’s keynote speaker on 15 June will be Ann Daniels, a polar explorer and motivational speaker, who will share her story and leadership lessons with UFI’s delegates. From Exhibition World…

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IMEX America Hails 2022 “Big Comeback”

IMEX organisers heralded the eleventh edition of IMEX America “the big comeback we’ve all been waiting for” in regard to the events, meetings and incentive travel sector. The show was 45 percent larger than last year due to the easing of travel restrictions and also returning exhibitors taking more space. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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DI’s Jane Cunningham Talks Legacy and Net Zero Carbon Events

Jane Cunningham has worked for hotels, a convention centre, a DMO (destination marketing organisation) and a PCO (professional conference organiser). She has also worked for two Iceberg partners, BestCities Global Alliance and Destinations International. Here she offers her thinking on legacy and Net Zero Carbon Events. From Meetings International…

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UFI | Euro Fair Statistics 2021

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry is happy to present the twelfth edition of this report. The 2021 edition contains the certified statistics of 901 exhibitions from 13 countries. This reduced scope compared to previous years is due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic with less events held or reported. From UFI…

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