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EHA Congress to Feature Blood Donation Campaign Aimed at MICE Sector

From Madrid Destino: Until Sunday 16 June, the city of Madrid will host the 2024 Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), at which over 16,000 professionals with ties to this specialised area of medicine will gather at IFEMA Madrid. The event will also have a positive social impact on the Spanish capital thanks to…

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2 October 2024

CONVENE 4 CLIMATE, Barcelona, Spain

It’s challenging to know what the future will bring; however, we know we can be part of a solution for a better society. We must create a platform to bring focus to Business Events and together with adjacent industries find solutions needed to protect our tomorrow. PCMA together with the Strategic Alliance of National Convention…

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PCMA and SANCBE Introduce CONVENE 4 CLIMATE

From German Convention Bureau: PCMA and The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe (SANCBE) today announced Convene 4 Climate, the global business events industry’s inaugural sustainability conference, will be open to curated participation in a workshop-based environment. This exclusive gathering, 2-3 October in Barcelona, aims to drive responsibility, harness the power of…

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PCMA Unveils Programme for Convening EMEA

From PCMA: Convening EMEA is PCMA EMEA’s annual flagship event bringing together the global business events industry for an immersive 3-day programme in Europe. Whether your learnings have come more from failures, successes or years of experience, there is a place for you at Convening EMEA to thrive. ​You realise that your willingness to trust…

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A BestCities Global Alliance Case Study: World Parkinson Coalition

From BestCities: The World Parkinson Coalition is a pioneering force in the global fight against Parkinson’s disease. By hosting inclusive triennial congresses, WPC unites patients, scientists, clinicians, and advocates to exchange knowledge and inspire new research directions. These congresses serve as a platform for collaboration and innovation, driving progress in understanding and treating Parkinson’s disease….

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GSMA’s Mobile World Congress Continues to Set Pace of Change

From Forbes, by Sarwant Singh: As a foresighting expert, I love going to large Mega shows like MWC and CES to witness the remarkable advancements that will shape our future. For me, this event holds a personal significance as it sets the stage for commercializing groundbreaking technologies in the coming years. At the MWC this…

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25 November 2024

AIPC Operational Excellence Summit, Barcelona, Spain

The AIPC Facility Operations Summit provides an engaging forum for discussing the issues and opportunities faced by convention centers in times of changing requirements, digitation and sustainability. Amongst the areas to be explored will be risk and crowd management, security and cybersecurity, changing tech requirements, responding to new event formats and the renewed importance of…

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GDS-Forum: Creating a Sustainable Vision of Destination Stewardship

In an eventful week, Valencia in Spain hosted the inaugural GDS-Forum organised by the Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS-Movement) which preceded the CityDNA Autumn Conference. The Forum departed from the meeting norms of pre-pandemic times to unveil the ‘unconference’ which Founder and CEO, Guy Bigwood, described as ‘a workshop on steroids’. It was undoubtedly different…

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30 September 2024

Convening EMEA 2024, Barcelona, Spain

Convening EMEA is PCMA EMEA’s annual flagship event bringing together the global business events industry for an immersive 3-day programme in Europe. The event attracts 500+ business event leaders from over 40 countries to challenge each other and develop ways to move forward together. It is the platform to share knowledge, make meaningful connections, learn,…

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27 November 2023

CVB Café 2023, Barcelona, Spain

IBTM World is rapidly approaching and at this occasion, the CityDNA Meetings Industry Knowledge Group would like to invite you and your colleagues from the Convention Bureau to attend a session specifically curated to exchange and discuss current challenges amongst peers, before a networking reception. This CVB Café will take place on Monday, November 27…

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PCMA & SANCBE Announce New Sustainability Conference for 2024

From PCMA: PCMA and the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe (SANCBE) today announced a new sustainability conference to be hosted in conjunction with Convening EMEA 2024 (30 September – 2 October) in Barcelona, Spain. The news was shared during the closing session of Convening EMEA 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together, PCMA…

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Making Barcelona ‘Parkinson’s Ready’

The 6th World Parkinson Congress 2023 provided an unparalleled international and interdisciplinary forum to highlight the latest developments in Parkinson’s Disease worldwide. But the benefits for Barcelona go far beyond the economic impact and overnight stays, as the event will leave an invaluable legacy in the city’s social and scientific fields. From HQ Magazine July…

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3 October 2023

CityDNA Autumn Conference, Valencia, Spain

The CityDNA Autumn Conference’s 3 days are not to be missed, as it joins in a collaborative DIY towards Destination Positive. It will be stacking Lookout Towers for new inspiration and supercharged thinking and explore how best to Build the Foundation of a truly Destination Positive future. In the spirit of CityDNA’s community of sharing…

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27 November 2023

AIPC Facility Operations Summit, Barcelona, Spain

The AIPC Facility Operations Summit provides an engaging forum for issues and opportunities associated with a new era of growing digitization of the industry and implications this has for centre management. Amongst the areas to be explored will be what’s trending in event logistics, risk and crowd management, security and cybersecurity, changing tech requirements, responding…

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2 October 2023

GDS-Forum & Awards Ceremony, Valencia, Spain

The GDS-Forum will convene destination leaders and sustainability champions from around the world. This is a dynamic and unconventional gathering to discuss sustainability and impact strategies and best practices, learn from GDS-Index journeys, and co-create new approaches and initiatives for greater regenerative destination management. It will follow a novel, non-conference format with a focus on peer-to-peer learning,…

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27 November 2023

AIPC Facility Operations Summit, Barcelona, Spain

The AIPC Facility Operations Summit provides an engaging forum for issues and opportunities associated with a new era of growing digitization of the industry and implications this has for centre management. Amongst the areas to be explored will be what’s trending in event logistics, risk and crowd management, security and cybersecurity, changing tech requirements, responding…

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28 November 2023

IBTM World 2023, Barcelona, Spain

Join us at IBTM World and discover all the inspiration, business connections and content you need to create world-class events for your customers. Dive in to the world of business connetions and events, learning how to maximise business opportunities through serious networking. Meet and share ideas and inspiration with some of the world’s most influential…

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Sarawak Launches Event Legacy Journal

Sarawak in Malaysia has published the first volume of a new academic journal designed to help the sector “reset and recover” while identifying legacy opportunities. Business Event Sarawak joined with several bodies, including Iceberg partner ICCA, to create the International Journal of Business Events and Legacies IJBEL. Photo: Nicky Tay. From Association Meetings International…

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27 November 2023

AIPC Facility Operations Summit, Barcelona, Spain

The AIPC Facility Operations Summit provides an engaging forum for issues and opportunities associated with a new era of growing digitization of the industry and implications this has for centre management. Amongst the areas to be explored will be what’s trending in event logistics, risk and crowd management, security and cybersecurity, changing tech requirements, responding…

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United States First in 2021’s ICCA Rankings

The USA performed better than any other country in hosting events of international associations last year, according to the ICCA Rankings 2021. Spain came second, then Germany, France and Italy. The country listings were released after the city results already posted, along with the publication of the report’s public abstract. From Association Meetings International…

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