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Eurostar Trains to be 100% Run on Renewables by 2030

From Travel Tomorrow: Eurostar has announced its intention to run all trains on renewable energy only by 2030. The target was set in the rail company’s first sustainability report, released on 1 May 2024. Travelling by rail instead of air is already a massive carbon emissions saver, slashing a passenger’s footprint between Paris and London…

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TRACE by isla Named Top Carbon Measurement Tool

From M&IT: Carbon measurement platform TRACE by isla has come out on top in a review of more than 40 different carbon measurement tools for events. The review, conducted by sustainability industry expert Meegan Jones, highlighted TRACE by isla for its outstanding capabilities and alignment with the crucial aspects of carbon footprint measurement for the…

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ESTRO Heads to Glasgow

From AMI: Improving the outcome for cancer patients will be top of the agenda when international oncologists meet in Glasgow in May. Glasgow was able to temp the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) congress back to the UK for the first time in over 10 years; testament to the strong conference ambassador programme…

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New Zealand Launches Business Events’ Strategic Direction 2035

From Business Events Industry Aotearoa (BEIA): New Zealand’s business events sector has united in a collaborative effort to launch Pīata Mai, a national statement of strategic direction outlining a focused vision for the industry over the next decade. This initiative, guided by an industry stakeholder group and shaped through extensive consultations, is under the stewardship…

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The Business of Events to Hold Policy Forum at The Meetings Show

From M&IT: The Business of Events has announced its London Policy Forum will take place concurrently with The Meetings Show and The Business Travel Show on Wednesday 19 June. The collaborative event will mark the unveiling of The Business of Events’ independent policy agenda, presenting a comprehensive set of recommendations intended for governmental consideration that…

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4,000 Buyers Gear Up For IMEX

With just over two weeks to go until the 2024 edition of IMEX Frankfurt, around 4,000 buyers are expected through the doors at Messe Frankfurt. With buyer, exhibitor and meeting numbers currently tracking ahead of 2023, the demand for the show, taking place May 14 – 16, is reflective of the sheer business momentum and…

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City Destinations Alliance Elects Barbara Jamison-Woods as President

From City Destinations Alliance: Barbara Jamison-Woods has made history by being appointed as the first president of the City Destinations Alliance (City DNA) from London. The newly elected president will work alongside the CityDNA board and its 121 members – which include tourist boards, convention bureaus, and city marketing organisations – to promote responsible and…

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Net Zero Carbon Events Secures GBTA Support

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and meetings trade organisation and the voice of the industry, has joined Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE), the worldwide events industry initiative to address climate change as a supporter of the campaign. Since its launch at Cop 26 in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2021, Net…

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LATAM: ICCA Drops Anchor in City of Knowledge

ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, announced today that it is expanding its strategic presence in Latin America and the Caribbean with the establishment of a new office within the Panama Association Hub (PAH). In collaboration with PROMTUR, Panama’s destination management organisation and ICCA’s association partner, the PAH was launched last year as a…

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BESydney Shares Customised Event Smarts on New Portal

From Conference & Meetings World: Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has launched its new event planning portal, designed to support event organisers to access tools, resources, and funding to host their business event in Sydney. The new planning portal has been designed in consultation with customers who run small events and agents to address the challenges…

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Industry Leaders Take the Meetings Message to the Brussels Bubble

From Conference & Meetings World: On 17 April, the ‘EU Dialogue: Driving Positive Change in the Meetings Industry’ took place in Brussels, an event that was an official part of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Over 180 industry professionals and European policy makers from 15 countries/EU member states took part….

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The Meetings Show Asia Pacific Breaks New Ground with Roaring Debut

From M&IT: The Meetings Show Asia Pacific, the region’s leading event for the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) industry, launched its highly successful inaugural edition this week at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. The show welcomed more than 1,000 event professionals across the Asia Pacific region and from…

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Glasgow Convention Bureau Launches Glasgow Conference Impact Network

The Glasgow Convention Bureau has unveiled its latest initiative, the Glasgow Conference Impact Network, in partnership with the Glasgow Science Festival during an inspiring launch event attended by a diverse array of local stakeholders. Held with the aim of fostering collaboration and understanding among stakeholders invested in the city’s conference landscape, the event provided a…

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Northstar Launches The Meeting Room Podcast

From AMI: Here it is, the first episode of our brand-new podcast: The Meeting Room. In each episode, the Northstar Meetings Group editorial team, Holly Patrick, Paul Harvey and James Lancaster, with the help of a few familiar faces, will delve into the topics shaping events. In episode one, James dissects the findings of the…

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Business Events Industry Week Showcases Collaboration

From Skift Meetings: Business Events Industry Week (BEIW) is a collaborative event that aims to be the industry’s South by Southwest. It was born as a collaboration between the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Destinations International (DI). The event’s third edition concluded on Thursday in Washington, D.C. “Events are a vital part of the…

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Adelaide Becomes 4th Australian City to Join Sustainability Movement

From AMI: Adelaide has joined a destination sustainability benchmarking programme to assess its weaknesses and build on its strengths in areas of environmental and socio-economic transformation. The South Australian capital is the fourth Australian city to join the Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS-Movement), alongside Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Business Events Adelaide’s chief executive officer, Damien…

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ISO ‘Event Sustainability’ Standard Updated Ahead of Paris 2024

From M&IT: A revised version of the international standard for sustainable event management has been published, with a stronger emphasis on legacy, human rights, and compliance. Pioneered by the organising committee for the Olympic Games London 2012, ISO 20121 has become a lodestar for organisations, big or small, wanting to produce sustainable events. The standard…

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