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19 August 2024

AIPC Africa Academy, Cape Town, South Africa

The future of Africa looks bright. Ratified by a majority of African countries, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will merge 55 economies into a single, competitive mega market of more than a billion people, making it one of the biggest free trade areas in the world. This also means that there will…

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Global Exhibitions Day Marked Across Globe

The seventh edition of GED (Global Exhibitions Day) on 1st June 2022 celebrated the manner exhibitions and face-to-face business events drive the global economy. GED this year focused on facilitating growth and recovery, and was marked by the Messe Frankfurt team during IMEX (pictured), amongst many others. From Exhibition World…

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Jane Cunningham: Remembering Twelve Years at BestCities

The Iceberg ambassador Jane Cunningham (pictured centre with Lesley Williams and Nigel Brown promoting “Incredible Impacts” as “The Incredibles”) is leaving Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance after twelve years. The Iceberg will pay its own tribute elsewhere, but Jane has also given this interview to her own BestCities colleagues. From BestCities Global Alliance…

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BestCities Reaches 21: Collaboration Key for Destination Alliance

BestCities Global Alliance has just celebrated twenty-one years since its founding. Managing Director Lesley Williams reflects upon the Iceberg partner’s past and future, and upon the role collaboration has played in the journey. She also pays tribute to the BestCities’ member destinations and to more recently formed alliances. From BestCities Global Alliance…

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CTICC’s AGM: A Venue Takes Stock of a Year Unlike Any Other

CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre) has been both serving the people of the Western Cape and adapting to the changing business landscape of the pandemic. The venue’s annual general meeting was the occasion to look back on a year that brought a massive share of challenges and opportunities. From Boardroom…

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TMG’s Gregg Talley: The Cradle of Humanity Incubating Innovation

Gregg Talley, President and CEO of Iceberg partner Talley Management Group, believes Africa’s attraction as a business event destination should remain clear-cut after the pandemic. The continent is still “an incubator for innovation and an incredible cultural experience that connects us all to the cradle of humanity”. From Conference & Meetings World…

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Taubie Motlhabane, CTICC CEO, Considers Career, COVID and CSR

The CEO of CTICC (the Cape Town International Convention Centre), Taubie Motlhabane, had been in postition for about three months when coronavirus took hold. She has been talking about her earlier career journey, about CTICC’s role as the Hospital of Hope, and about working with soup kitchen Ladles of Love. From Exhibition World…

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59th ICCA Congress “Transforms Together”

Iceberg partner ICCA’s multi-hub, hybrid 59th Congress has concluded with a message of support delivered by Xavier Bettel, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg. Other highlights included the annual Copenhagen Lecture, and the creation of The Kaohsiung Protocol, a research crowdsourced framework for recovery. From Conference News…

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The 59th ICCA Congress: The Road to Kaohsiung

The 59th ICCA Congress in Kaohsiung is to showcase a unique and hybrid hub-and-spoke model, with regional events across the globe coinciding with the main congress and sharing the experience for those unable to attend it.  The locations include the main host destination, along with Kuching, Cape Town, Luxembourg, Malaga and Riyadh. An all-virtual option is…

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COVID-19 and Disruption in the Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events...

This report was created for leaders in the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) industry, and particularly operators of small and mid-size sector businesses who are focused on business survival and eventual recovery. It is based on an extensive review of recent and relevant news, studies and analysis, as well as interviews and panel discussions…

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Coronavirus: CTICC Becomes Field Hospital

CTICC, the Cape Town International Convention Centre, is being turned into a temporary COVID-19 hospital for up to 800 patients to make up a predicted shortfall of acute beds in the region. The CTICC is waiving its hire costs as a contribution to the battle against the pandemic. From Association Meetings International…

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Coronavirus: INSOL’s Cancellation “Hardship”

A major meeting of accountants and lawyers about to have taken place in Cape Town has been cancelled amid fears of COVID-19. Organiser INSOL International, a federation of smaller associations, was expecting up to 1,000 delegates, and the decision to cancel could cause the organisation “significant hardship” with refunds. From Association Meetings International…

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