Climate Week NYC took place from September 24th to September 30th.

After marking our roasting summer in issue 42, and the early impact of Hurricane Florence in issue 43, now Climate Week NYC has connected 140 events in the Big Apple. Despite the sidelining of climatology under the Trump presidency, New York is still aiming to become “the capital city of a responsible world”.

So in issue 44 of Business Events World and on The IcebergFeatures leads on The Climate Group’s recent event. There’s also an ITU Telecom World legacy in Durban for tech-based SMEs (click the right arrow or swipe to spin the carousel).

News includes Christian Mutschlechner retiring as Director of the Vienna Convention Bureau after 27 years. ICC Wales, opening in May 2019, is now holding “Wonder What It’s Like” tours. ICC La Paz has opened in Baja California Sur. There are financial figures from Perth and Auckland, an aviation conference in Brisbane secured with support from Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund, and a nuclear science and medical imaging meeting won for the coming PACIFICO Yokohama North in 2021.

Also in News… the Union of International Associations has met in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur, and that city’s convention centre has hosted a glut of first-time events. Three stories emerge from a new Carlson Wagonlit Travel study: Las Vegas is topping rankings for North America corporate meetings and events in 2019, London is leading in EMEA, and meetings and event demand will grow by up to ten percent.

In Research, there’s the basis for those last three headlines: CWT’s 2019 Meetings and Events Future Trends.

There’s still more on The Iceberg itself (click View all News). Adelaide is hosting the World Routes 2019 conference. James Rees, Executive Director of ExCeL London, has launched a bid to be ICCA President. The Prague Congress Centre has been “seized” in a major anti-terrorist drill. IBTM China saw 6,600 pre-planned meetings in Beijing.

Finally, in Opinions you’ll find the latest political bubbles from Westminster, more on Vienna’s retiring Mutschlechner, more on the The Event Marketing Evolution (already in Research), five experiences to watch out for at IMEX America, a SITE conference session for agencies and destination management professionals, JMIC’s Rod Cameron on the influence of political disruptors, the Institute of Internal Auditors conference in Dubai, planners’ comments on convention bureaux and the personal touch, a hackathon for the homeless in Glasgow, and the cost of events cancelled because of Hurricane Florence in the US.

Until the next time…

Robert Coren, Curator of The Iceberg


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