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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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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: Survey Reports on Layoffs

Meeting Professionals International has published the first results of an ongoing industry survey. 58 percent of respondents said that employees at their organisation have now been furloughed or made redundant. The suppliers have been hit the hardest, with 76 percent of staff furloughed (42 percent) or laid off (34 percent). From Association Meetings International…

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IMEX Group Announce PlanetIMEX Platform

Iceberg partner IMEX Group has announced the creation of a virtual experience featuring 3D interactive islands called PlanetIMEX. Launching on May 6th, the platform will offer free access to a variety of industry content on community, education and networking islands, the first two available on the launch date. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: UK Event Suppliers Facing Ruin

About 60 percent of the UK event industry’s supplier base faces ruin unless the government offers more support, according to a survey just published. Around six percent of businesses polled said they were unlikely to survive until the end of April. Some 1,490 companies took part from all across the UK. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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