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Guide Launched for Venue Vaccinations

Three event industry associations, AIPC, UFI and ICCA, have published a guide on how event venues can successfully operate as temporary vaccination centres. The Iceberg partners’ new “Good Practice Guide: Convention and Exhibition Centres as Temporary Vaccination Centres” contains good practice examples from February and March. From Conference News…

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Glasgow’s Ambassadors Win £84m Meetings

Glasgow says it has secured 28 new conferences during the COVID-19 pandemic, which are expected to bring in around 36,000 delegates. The events, all won since last April, could be worth £84 million to the city. Glasgow Convention Bureau worked jointly on the bids with the destination’s academic conference ambassadors. From Association Meetings International…

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Future Meeting Space Presents Research

After eighteen months of research, the Future Meeting Space innovation network of the German Convention Bureau and the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO has presented its latest study project. The main findings of the research highlight the relevance of events in organisations’ communications mix. From GCB…

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Dental Event Reopens Hong Kong Industry

The Hong Kong International Dental Expo and Symposium has marked the first return to live trade shows since the fourth wave of COVID-19 shut down operations there back in November 2020. The meeting was attended by 3,000 delegates over three days, and held with distanced seating, face masks and temperature checks. From Association Meetings International…

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Netherlands Launches €300m Events Fund

The Dutch government is to expand its support package for jobs and the economy with a raft of measures including plans for a €300 million guarantee fund for events. While vaccinations are underway in the Netherlands, businesses continue to suffer during the economic crisis with the country in lockdown. From Conference & Meetings World…

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UFI Global Barometer Reveals Confidence

Confidence among exhibition organisers that profits will double this year has been revealed in the latest UFI Global Barometer survey of 457 companies. The exhibition organisers’ association and Iceberg partner reported said that though over half of members have had to reduce workforce, the crisis has reinforced faith in face-to-face events. From Meetings International…

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AIME 2021 Cancelled Due to Pandemic

Iceberg partner AIME (Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event) has cancelled its 2021 show, scheduled to run at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and online in March, due to the pandemic. The challenges of both domestic and international travel restrictions weighed against healthy interest from exhibitors and buyers. From Meetings International…

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Germany to Roll out €642m Support

Germany has received clearance from the European Commission to roll out an umbrella scheme which offers damage compensation to trade fairs and congresses in the country. The scheme is reportedly worth €642 million. Eighty percent of national and international trade fairs planned throughout 2020 got cancelled or postponed. From Conference & Meetings World…

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