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Copenhagen’s Venues Used for Vaccinations

Two of Copenhagen’s largest event venues, Bella Center Copenhagen and Øksnehallen, have opened as vaccination centres. The pair make up two of five major vaccination centres in the Copenhagen City Region. Both venues also acted as COVID-19 test facilities and Bella Center still offers drive-in tests with no prior booking required. From Conference & Meetings World…

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Copenhagen Legacy Lab Shared by CVB

Following years of research into the impact of major congresses, along with producing legacy reports and tools together with MeetDenmark, Copenhagen CVB has shared its Copenhagen Legacy Lab with the global meetings industry in parallel with the 59th ICCA World Congress. Copenhagen Legacy Lab is also now an Iceberg partner. From Meetings International…

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Small is Beautiful: The Future of Association Business Events

International association meetings, particularly those that are attracting thousands of delegates, were once the prized targets of all convention bureaux. COVID-19 has made the immediate future smaller and more regional. But this trend was already underway and should not frighten destination marketing organisations. From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Meeting Legacies: Innovating for Enhanced Value Creation

Since 2018 GainingEdge has led two major projects for MeetDenmark on meeting legacies. The purpose has been to identify how Danish destinations can create significant added value for visiting congresses while also increasing the value for Danish society beyond the traditional economic benefits. Now MeetDenmark has released the second study completed in 2020 which explores the processes, mechanisms and…

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The Impacts of Academic Events: Cycles of Credibility as an Analytical...

Academic events such as congresses, conferences, symposia and meetings are part and parcel of most academic careers. Endless hours are spent for both attendees and chairs on travelling, logistics, socialising and many other activities not directly related to core tasks such as teaching, research and knowledge dissemination. Despite the entrenched nature, and the general wave…

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Dissertation Dissects Academic Events

A “groundbreaking” Phd study into the academic benefits of attending and hosting meetings has now been published by the convention bureau Wonderful Copenhagen. The thesis by Thomas Trøst Hansen, 148 pages long, has identified specific benefits academics can reap by hosting or attending academic events. From Association Meetings International…

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