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ICCA Statistics: 13,254 Association Meetings

Iceberg partner ICCA’S statistics for 2019 list 13,254 rotating association meetings, the highest ever figure in the annual tally, and an increase of 317 over 2018’s record peak. ICCA has seen consistent annual growth in association meetings, and the statistics are the most respected global comparison of destination performance in attracting them. From Meetings International…

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Copenhagen is 2023 Capital of Architecture

Up to 15,000 architects will descend on Copenhagen in 2023, when the Danish capital, renowned for cutting edge buildings, will be named World Capital of Architecture. The city will be taking on the mantle, conferred by UNESCO and UIA (the Union of International Architects), as it hosts the World Congress of Architects. From Association Meetings International…

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Coronavirus: CTICC Becomes Field Hospital

CTICC, the Cape Town International Convention Centre, is being turned into a temporary COVID-19 hospital for up to 800 patients to make up a predicted shortfall of acute beds in the region. The CTICC is waiving its hire costs as a contribution to the battle against the pandemic. From Association Meetings International…

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ICCA and AC Forum to Hold Health Summit

A new summit intended to improve global healthcare meetings has been unveiled by its co-creators. Iceberg partner ICCA along with AC Forum, a network of associations focused on both association leadership and congress management, have slated the first Future of Global Healthcare Meetings for Spring 2021. From Association Meetings International…

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Coronavirus: ExCeL Hospital on Standby

The NHS Nightingale Hospital based within ExCeL London has now been placed on standby and will admit no further patients. The facility opened at the beginning of April and treated 51 patients in its first three weeks of operation. 500 beds were installed at opening, with space for 4,000 if needed. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Gateshead Quays Plans Submitted by Developer

The 2023 Gateshead Quays arena, conference and exhibition centre has passed a major milestone with Gateshead Council’s development partner Ask:PATRIZIA submitting a planning application for the venue. The £260 million build is hoped to add over 1,000 jobs and £29 million GVA to the regional economy every year. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Sven Bossu Appointed First AIPC CEO

AIPC (the International Association of Convention Centres), an Iceberg partner, has appointed its first CEO. Prior to the move, Sven Bossu had previously been MD for Innovation at ESTRO (the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology). He is also known for a stretch at SWIFT, where he was responsible for SIBOS. From Boardroom…

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Coronavirus: ASAE Aid Plea Gains Ground

Another round of coronavirus relief has been passed by the US Congress without the inclusion of professional and trade groups. But there are signs that legislators are now aware of the need to widen out eligibility to such non-profits. Iceberg partner ASAE and thousands of other associations have been pressing the case. From Associations Now…

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