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Tests Over Quarantine Say UFI and SISO

Two event industry associations have called on governments to prioritise coronavirus testing over quarantine so as to “keep business going”. Iceberg partner UFI, global association of the exhibition sector, with Society for Independent Show Organisers SISO want policymakers to make use of rapid antigen COVID tests. From Association Meetings International…

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24 September 2020

AIPC Annual Conference 2020 | Paris, France & Online

An invaluable feature of AIPC is the sense of community which in turn is part of a global meetings industry ecosystem. Now more than ever, this sense of community is needed to jointly address the challenges we are facing, as a result of Covid-19. The 2020 AIPC Annual Conference will be the perfect place to…

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Global Framework for Reopening Exhibitions and B2B Trade Events

Iceberg partner UFI, global association of the exhibition industry, has published a global framework for the safe and controlled reopening of exhibitions and B2B trade events around the world. The document is intended to become a de facto standard in exchanges with national policy makers and other relevant authorities. The framework is put together by…

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Three Incredible Impacts: A Trilogy of Legacy

The “Incredible Impacts” grants celebrate the “beyond tourism” legacy value of international association meetings and their projects that are delivering positive social impact. A panel of independent judges from the association world determines which meetings have left a proven legacy, and award three grants of $7,500 on behalf of Iceberg partners BestCities Global Alliance and…

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ESC Congress Draws 33,000 to Paris

The new Paris Convention Centre helped make this year’s edition of the European Society of Cardiology Congress “an exceptional vintage”, according to one of the organisers. The event, which attracted 33,000 delegates, also featured the ESC’s first patient forum, and a joint public awareness campaign, a playful and informative “Heart Village”. From Association Meetings International…

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What the Eye Can See at the ICC: Venues and Large-Scale Art Exhibits

Convention centres are great places to exhibit the largest pieces of art. In Singapore, Sydney, Washington DC and Paris, four venues have placed significant works on display, from contemporary legends like Anthony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, to First Nations’ art in Australia, to Europe’s largest fresco (pictured). From Association Meetings International…

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13 May 2020

*EVENT POSTPONED* UFI Forum on Sustainable Development 2020, Paris,...

As lockdowns continue across the globe in response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and gatherings of any size are banned by many local governments, we have decided to postpone the UFI SD Forum that was scheduled to take place in Paris on 13-15 May 2020. In addition, we appreciate the impact of the current crisis…

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Paris: Community Legacies at Cardiology Congress

Paris is a meetings capital where things can get big, as they currently are for the European Cardiology Congress, being held now in conjunction with the World Congress of Cardiology. Over 30,000 delegates are attending 500 sessions during the five-day event. Public health legacies have been built into its planning. From Boardroom…

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