ICC Sydney’s End of Year Celebration / 1st Birthday Party.

In this issue of Business Events World and on The Iceberg the lead in Features is another video recorded at the 56th ICCA Congress in Prague. “Making a Mark” is again based around ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance’s “Incredible Impacts” initiative, this time with the legacy enthusiasm of BestCities Global Alliance’s Director of International Associations, Jane Cunningham.

In News (click right) there are convention centre refits underway or under threat in Memphis and San Diego. The Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool’s car park went up in flames along with 1,300 vehicles. London’s Kensington Roof Gardens has shuttered after 37 years as an iconic boutique venue. There’s new research on how to present incentive awards, South Korea’s incentive market is also growing, and in the US hundred of government geologists have been prevented from attending a key sector conference by the Interior Department’s strict new quotas.

In Opinions (click right) there are more thoughts on incentives, and how Ernst & Young handled postponing a seminar after the Westminster Terror Attack. GRB Houston relives its 22 days as a Hurricane Harvey mega-shelter, best approaches to introducing golf to your meetings are examined, and there’s a checklist of all you need to do to keep an event safe and secure. Plus three (count ’em!) separate trend predictions for 2018, and even a New Year’s resolution we all should make: to be a better delegate.

But most excitingly we also launch the year with our fifth JMIC Case StudyLondon Tech Week is a festival of live events taking place once a year across the United Kingdom capital. London & Partners, the Mayor of London’s official promotional agency and one of the week’s founding partners, outlines the benefits the festival brings the city in this fascinating report.

Finally, Happy New Year from all at The Iceberg! Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Surely not in 2018!

Until the next time…

Robert Coren, Curator of The Iceberg


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