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Martin Sirk Named GAHP Leader at IMEX

Martin Sirk is the new International Advisor leading Iceberg partner the Global Association Hubs Partnership. The announcement made at IMEX (pictured) sees the former ICCA CEO steering GAHP into a new era after the retirement of Hervé Bosquet. GAHP is an alliance of four major association clusters: Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC. From Meetings International…

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European Association Summit Held in Brussels

Now entering its seventh year, the European Association Summit has taken place at SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre. The annual gathering for those representing international associations brought together around 200 attendees, including several Iceberg partners, under the theme “Share and Co-create”. From Boardroom…

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1 July 2019

UFI: Exhibition Management Degree 2019, Belgium (+ E-Learning)

Exhibitions are competitive. Only exhibition of the highest quality will successfully attract international exhibitors and visitors. UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, working with the University of Cooperative Education in Ravensburg, Germany, has created the “Exhibition Management Degree (EMD)” to train exhibition industry professionals to meet tomorrow’s event management demands.

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9 February 2020

AIPC Academy 2020, Brussels, Belgium

The AIPC Academy is the only comprehensive professional development program aimed specifically at international convention centre issues and opportunities. Updated annually to reflect the most current conditions, it is the best possible investment a centre can make in the development of fully professional staff ready to meet the facility management and marketing challenges of today…

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Multiple Suspect Package Alerts: Dealing with the Unthinkable

During the European Banking Federation annual summit at the National Bank in Brussels, an alarm went off. Then another. And then another. In an exclusive interview, EBF senior events coordinator Tina Marolt describes the steps taken in dealing with every event planner’s worst nightmare. Photo: Tiger Rus. From Association Meetings International…

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Associations Growing Global IV: ESTRO in Singapore

The Iceberg is publishing a series of interviews about the globalisation of large associations. These are jointly produced by partners Boardroom and the Global Association Hubs Partnership. This time we hear from ESTRO’s (the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology’s) CEO, Alessandro Cortese (pictured), and its new MD of Innovation, Sven Bossu. From Global Association Hubs Partnership…

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Associations Growing Global III: ETHA in Brussels

The Iceberg is publishing a series of interviews which all address the globalisation of large associations. These are being jointly produced by partners Boardroom and the Global Association Hubs Partnership. Thomas Reiser, Executive Director of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, describes forming the European Thrombosis and Haemostasis Alliance. From Global Association Hubs Partnership…

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10 February 2019

AIPC Academy 2019, Brussels, Belgium

The AIPC Academy is the only comprehensive professional development program aimed specifically at international convention centre issues and opportunities. Updated annually to reflect the most current conditions, it is the best possible investment a centre can make in the development of fully professional staff ready to meet the facility management and marketing challenges of today…

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EANS2018 Congress Draws 1,500 to Brussels

More than 1,500 global physicians have just met in Brussels for the EANS2018 Congress. The key event for the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, and held at SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre, the 2018 edition focussed on improving effectiveness and delegate engagement. 99 scientific sessions were presented based on 1,100 selected abstracts. From Association Meetings International…

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ETHA: Association Growth in Hub Partnerships

The European Thrombosis and Haemostasis Alliance was officially launched at the end of 2017. It’s a telling example of how international associations can expand their European and even global footprint by being more present formally in an association hub like Brussels. Thomas Reiser, Executive Director of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, explains. From Boardroom…

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Largest Ever European Association Summit Held in Brussels

For the sixth year in a row, visit.brussels has just staged the European Association Summit 2018 at the newly-rebranded SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre. This year’s EAS was the biggest to date, with over 200 participants, twenty themed workshops and three plenary sessions. For the first time industry associations ICCA and PCMA also participated. From Boardroom…

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SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre Reaches 60

Brussels’ convention centre SQUARE has celebrated its 60th anniversary at an event celebrating the key role it has played in the economic growth of both Brussels and also Belgium. Founded for the 1958 World Expo, SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre (its new name) was at the time one of only two of its kind worldwide. From Boardroom…

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