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Global Economic Impact of Exhibitions (2020 Edition)

To quantify the economic significance of exhibitions globally, Oxford Economics has prepared a comprehensive model of global exhibitions activity that references recent studies on their economic significance. The results of this study show the scope of the global exhibition sector in terms of direct spending and jobs, as well as the total impacts of exhibitions…

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Virtual Expedition: Gliding into Uncharted Territories for Better...

Medical and scientific meetings came to a sudden halt when the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the world. Kenes Group kept cancellations to a minimum, postponing most events, but there was one event in particular that took a leap of faith to turn into virtual with less than three weeks’ lead time: the 2nd AAT-AD/PD™ Focus Meeting…

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SITE Foundation Reports on Incentive Travel

SITE Foundation has produced three long form studies commissioned from data compiled from the Incentive Travel Industry Index (ITII), its joint annual research project with partners Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP). The report is accompanied by a podcast Launch of ITII Report on Incentive Travel – A DMC Analysis with…

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Global Framework for Reopening Exhibitions and B2B Trade Events

Iceberg partner UFI, global association of the exhibition industry, has published a global framework for the safe and controlled reopening of exhibitions and B2B trade events around the world. The document is intended to become a de facto standard in exchanges with national policy makers and other relevant authorities. The framework is put together by…

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COVID-19: Business Events Recovery Sentiment Survey

Working jointly with the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), PR agency Davies Tanner created a short survey of the UK events industry, designed to assist venues, destinations and other key sector suppliers in planning recovery activity after the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey is designed to provide a snapshot of sentiment across the UK business…

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Convention and Exhibition Centres as Temporary Emergency Facilities

This AIPC and UFI guidance aims to help convention and exhibition centres prepare for and perform in an exceptional role they were not designed for but are increasingly being asked or forced to perform: as temporary emergency facilities. The immediate worldwide concern and context for this guidance is the COVID-19 pandemic. Convention and Exhibition Centres…

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How is COVID-19 Changing the Business Events Industry?

The speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic hit the business world – and the totality of its damaging effects in every corner of the hospitality, destination marketing, travel and live events sectors – cannot be overstated. To get a sense of the pandemic’s impact, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) Convene sent an email invitation on…

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The IRF 2020 Top Performer Study

There is a rising tide in the use of, and engagement with, incentive programs, particularly among top performing companies. The IRF’s signature The 2020 Top Performer Study shows that the most successful companies have increased their support for incentive programs on numerous levels since the previous study was conducted approximately a year ago. While companies…

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