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5 September 2022

ICCA Global Association Community Forum 2022, Lausanne, Switzerland

This newly launched initiative will bring together global association executives and meeting suppliers in a collaborative setting to explore innovative meeting design with a focus on regeneration and legacy impact. Aimed at association executives and ICCA members globally with an interest in the future outlook for association meetings and creating meaningful and sustainable meetings together,…

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Digital Events Insights (PCMA and AC Forum)

COVID-19 has accelerated the delivery of events in a digital environment, thus impacting the way participants make the decision to attend and engage in events. Best practices are rapidly changing with few benchmarks to guide success for organisations delivering business events across various factors and formats. PCMA and the AC Forum embarked on a research…

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Convening EMEA 2021: Sustainability Kept Front and Centre

PCMA’s Convening EMEA, which brought attendees from 29 nations together in Lausanne last October, started and ended on a sustainable note. Measures included giving the delegates a first-class pass on public transport, no paper handouts, and a hosting venue clad with columns of photovoltaic cells, the SwissTech Convention Center. Photo: Mattias Nutt. From PCMA…

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Thoughts on Industry Future at the AIPC Annual Conference

Boardroom Chief Editor Remi Deve just returned from Lausanne where he attended the Annual Conference of Iceberg partner AIPC. He shares here a few things he learned about the future of the sector from both the meeting’s programme and from reconnecting with colleagues at the SwissTech Convention Center. From Boardroom…

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13 July 2021

AIPC Annual Conference 2021, Lausanne, Switzerland & Online

This year’s AIPC Annual Conference will have a theme “ELEVATION”, reflecting the ambition of the AIPC Community to re-open for business and to bring organized events to the next level. It will be a hybrid conference, with 3 stand-alone programmes, ensuring that participants across the globe can actively participate. This year’s conference will indeed be a…

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Coronavirus: Aberdeen Proffers Energy Alliance Advice on Collaboration

Aberdeen Convention and Events Bureau’s Graeme Mackay, Senior Business Development Executive, sees collaboration as the best way to navigate the current pandemic. The Scottish seaport is part of the Energy Cities Alliance (along with Abu Dhabi, Calgary, Lausanne and Stavanger), an example of just such collaboration in action. From Boardroom…

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The Unconventional Convention Centre: Five Architectural Stars

Convention centres let architects push the limits of creative design and pioneer innovative solutions. With seventeen decades of venue architecture behind us, the 1850 Bingley Hall in Birmingham being the first example, here are five extraordinary modern venues. Photo: R. Elton. From Association Meetings International…

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Lausanne Montreux Congress Wins 16 Bids

New convention bureaux alliance Lausanne Montreux Congress won sixteen events in its first full year of operation, with the biggest likely to attract 1,400 delegates. The bids will see the cities host over 8,350 delegates between now and 2022, and pump around CHF 16.5 million (€14.5 million) into the regional economy. From Association Meetings International…

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Lausanne Montreux Congress: The Two Directors’ Vision

As The Iceberg reported in October, the Swiss regions of Lausanne and Montreux have joined forces to create the joint Lausanne Montreux Congress. Two LMC representatives, Director Lausanne Tourisme Steeve Pasche and Director Montreux-Vevey Tourisme Christoph Sturny, have been speaking exclusively about their future plans. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Lausanne Joins Energy Cities Alliance

A city best known as the seat of the Olympics movement has become the latest member of the Energy Cities Alliance, a marketing consortium of business events destinations. Lausanne’s inclusion marks an apparent shift in emphasis in the consortium towards “sustainable energy solutions”. From Association Meetings International…

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Lausanne and Montreux Share Congress Office

The Swiss regions Lausanne and Montreux have joined forces to cater for the larger association market. Lausanne Montreux Congress will not be limited to marketing, but also organise conferences, with the aim of increasing both destination’s influx of larger events. There will continue to be two offices, and also an LMC team. From Association Meetings International…

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