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10 June 2024

FIEXPO Latin America 2024, Panama

FIEXPO Latin America is the place by excellence where destinations and suppliers specialized in the Meetings, Events and Incentives Industry can connect with the most prominent buyers globally. We establish connections with the highest authorities and policy makers to ensure that the economic, intercultural and social benefits of the MICE Industry in Latin America are…

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LATAM: ICCA Drops Anchor in City of Knowledge

ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, announced today that it is expanding its strategic presence in Latin America and the Caribbean with the establishment of a new office within the Panama Association Hub (PAH). In collaboration with PROMTUR, Panama’s destination management organisation and ICCA’s association partner, the PAH was launched last year as a…

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10 September 2024

UFI Americas Conference 2024, Monterrey, Mexico

Join us for an unparalleled opportunity to foster business development and network with industry leaders across the entire Americas region. The fusion of these chapters promises a comprehensive view of the exhibition industry, creating synergies that will shape the future of events in North, Central, and South America. Formerly known as the UFI LATAM Conference,…

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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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Incredible Impacts 2022 Celebrates Legacy

Incredible Impacts, from Iceberg partners the International Congress and Conference Association (ICCA) and BestCities Global Alliance, has awarded three associations which have left legacies of social impact and public engagement with their meetings. This year these covered water, brain health and the health benefits of playing football. From Conference & Meetings World…

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Survey: Environment Not “Very Important”

Over 40 percent of associations will hold their largest meeting in person this year, according to a survey by ICCA (the International Congress and Convention Association). But only 35.6 percent told the Iceberg partner that it was “very important” to “reduce the environmental impact of their event”. From Association Meetings International…

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Sustainability Study Maps Greener Travel

New GBTA (Global Business Travel Association) research has collected industry and external stakeholder insights to benchmark perceptions, priorities and actionable opportunity for more sustainable business travel. Barriers to making business travel more sustainable include higher costs, limited data, and lack of access to information. From Meetings International…

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UFI Global Barometer Notes Recovery

Iceberg partner UFI, the global association of the exhibition sector, has released the latest edition of its flagship Global Barometer. Figures highlight the quickening pace of the industry’s recovery in 2022 after the continuing impact of the pandemic throughout 2021. The results vary between locations, primarily driven by reopening  dates for exhibitions.. From Exhibition World…

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Chemical Reaction: Science Conferences After the Pandemic

PCMA Editor-in-Chief Michelle Russell drew our attention to this discussion of how the model of scientific conference should be changing in the wake of the pandemic. It contains a fantastic example of serendipitous legacy, a chance meeting at a conference in Puerto Rico leading to some Nobel prize-winning CRISPR gene editing. From Chemistry World…

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Business Events Council Merger Paused

A roadmap to merge the Events Industry Council with the Joint Meetings Industry Council (which presents The Iceberg) was finalised in December with both optimistic it would get ratified. JMIC members gave the plans unanimous support, but the deal is no longer on, albeit with the door still apparently left ajar. From Association Meetings International…

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Competitive Index 2020

Global convention industry consulting firm and Iceberg partner GainingEdge has released its third annual Competitive Index of international convention destinations.  The 2020 edition extends the listing to the world’s top 101 cities, those which have hosted 87 or more international conventions over the past three years as reported by the International Congress and Convention Association….

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UFI LATAM Exhibitions Report Updated

Iceberg partner UFI, global association of the exhibition industry, has released the second edition of its report on the exhibition industry in Latin America. The study now covers sixteen markets in the region, reveals very healthy growth prospects prior to the pandemic hit and also the prominence of women in senior roles. From Exhibition World…

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UFI’s Global Congress Hears Keynote Speaker Gloria Guevara Manzo

A live keynote was given at the 87th Global Congress of Iceberg partner UFI by the President and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council Gloria Guevara Manzo. Her address presented WTCC research, outlined WTCC efforts to jumpstart recovery, and offered key learnings from past crises that relate to the current pandemic. From UFI…

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59th ICCA Congress “Transforms Together”

Iceberg partner ICCA’s multi-hub, hybrid 59th Congress has concluded with a message of support delivered by Xavier Bettel, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg. Other highlights included the annual Copenhagen Lecture, and the creation of The Kaohsiung Protocol, a research crowdsourced framework for recovery. From Conference News…

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JMIC & SDGs – Meeting the World’s Sustainable...

A new report published by the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), which presents The Iceberg, offers the most comprehensive assessment yet of meetings industry activities addressing the full range of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). The program was an extension of an initiative begun by Iceberg partner UFI, the global association of the…

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The 59th ICCA Congress: The Road to Kaohsiung

The 59th ICCA Congress in Kaohsiung is to showcase a unique and hybrid hub-and-spoke model, with regional events across the globe coinciding with the main congress and sharing the experience for those unable to attend it.  The locations include the main host destination, along with Kuching, Cape Town, Luxembourg, Malaga and Riyadh. An all-virtual option is…

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IMEX America 2020 Cancellation Call

IMEX America has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Iceberg partner the IMEX Group has confirmed that the show, set for Las Vegas during September, will no longer run. CEO Carina Bauer with Chairman Ray Bloom cited issues with securing hosted buyers, long lead times and ongoing travel restrictions. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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IBTM Americas 2020 Postponed Again

IBTM Americas 2020 has now been postponed again due to COVID-19. The Iceberg partner’s show, set to have taken place in Mexico City in late August, is to be replaced with virtual events through the rest of 2020 into 2021. Reed Exhibitions Mexico said that travel restrictions were to blame. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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