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Three Incredible Impacts: A Trilogy of Legacy

The “Incredible Impacts” grants celebrate the “beyond tourism” legacy value of international association meetings and their projects that are delivering positive social impact. A panel of independent judges from the association world determines which meetings have left a proven legacy, and award three grants of $7,500 on behalf of Iceberg partners BestCities Global Alliance and…

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ESC Congress Draws 33,000 to Paris

The new Paris Convention Centre helped make this year’s edition of the European Society of Cardiology Congress “an exceptional vintage”, according to one of the organisers. The event, which attracted 33,000 delegates, also featured the ESC’s first patient forum, and a joint public awareness campaign, a playful and informative “Heart Village”. From Association Meetings International…

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What the Eye Can See at the ICC: Venues and Large-Scale Art Exhibits

Convention centres are great places to exhibit the largest pieces of art. In Singapore, Sydney, Washington DC and Paris, four venues have placed significant works on display, from contemporary legends like Anthony Gormley and Anish Kapoor, to First Nations’ art in Australia, to Europe’s largest fresco (pictured). From Association Meetings International…

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13 May 2020

*EVENT POSTPONED* UFI Forum on Sustainable Development 2020, Paris,...

As lockdowns continue across the globe in response to the global pandemic COVID-19, and gatherings of any size are banned by many local governments, we have decided to postpone the UFI SD Forum that was scheduled to take place in Paris on 13-15 May 2020. In addition, we appreciate the impact of the current crisis…

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Paris: Community Legacies at Cardiology Congress

Paris is a meetings capital where things can get big, as they currently are for the European Cardiology Congress, being held now in conjunction with the World Congress of Cardiology. Over 30,000 delegates are attending 500 sessions during the five-day event. Public health legacies have been built into its planning. From Boardroom…

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Paris Secures ESMO Congress 2021

Paris, which recently topped ICCA’s City Rankings for international association meetings, will host the European Society for Medical Oncology’s annual congress in 2021. ESMO is holding its first flagship meeting in the city at the Paris Convention Centre and Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Almost 30,000 cancer specialists are expected. From Association Meetings International…

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Paris Leads 2018 ICCA City Rankings

Paris has returned to the top of the ICCA City Rankings in emphatic style, hosting 40 meetings more than second place Vienna as well as knocking Barcelona off the lead. The French capital hosted 212 rotating international association meetings in 2018, up by 22, and was last lead city in 2016. From Association Meetings International…

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London and Paris Join Forces on Incentives

London and Paris are collaborating to offer a range of travel products aimed at North American incentive buyers. Specialised itineraries of the two-in-one incentive trip have been created allowing delegates to experience new cultural attractions, restaurants and hotels in both capital cities. This includes an official partnership with Eurostar. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Paris Nord Villepinte Shows Solar Solidarity

The latest venue to add solar power to its sustainability credentials has done so in innovative fashion. Viparis has announced its first solar tarpaulin, installed on the Paris Nord Villepinte gallery’s glass facade. Paris Nord Villepinte is the first exhibition complex to test such a system, with the goal of reducing carbon footprint. From Boardroom…

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Paris: The ERS International Congress 2018

Paris is a leading destination for association meetings. The International Congress of the European Respiratory Society recently took place in the Paris Convention Centre. A platform for the latest knowledge in respiratory medicine and science, the event draws more than 20,000 delegates from over 130 countries for around 420 scientific and educational sessions. From Boardroom…

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New Competitiveness Ranking: Paris Leads

Paris has topped a new index which ranks cities in their competitiveness at attracting major international conventions. Iceberg partner GainingEdge CEO Gary Grimmer said his company’s index would help destinations know how many conventions they should expect to be hosting every year. Paris was followed by Washington, Barcelona, New York and Boston. From Association Meetings International…

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