To mark Global Meetings Industry Day, Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance and the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) have joined together to help associations articulate their new hybrid congress guidelines.
In the wake of the pandemic, associations must rethink the design and delivery of events to make sure they can bring together international delegates safely and without travel if required. This complimentary new bid guidelines template articulates these new requirements clearly to both professional congress organisers and convention bureaux, equipping them to support the delivery of hybrid event formats.
The template, a result of collaboration and knowledge sharing between IAPCO and BestCities, addresses crucial points for the hosting of virtual event components including destination selection, appropriate software choices for streaming, capturing content and security, facilitation of networking, the cost for attendees and the promotion of the event.
Feedback on commitment to accessibility, diversity and impact through legacy ambitions is also central to the template.
Hybrid Congress Guidelines (BestCities Global Alliance website)