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UFI Awards Five 2020 NGL Grant Winners

Iceberg partner UFI, the exhibition industry’s global association, has named five winners of this year’s Next Generation Leadership Grant, following deliberation from a jury of industry experts. The UFI NGL Grant promotes emerging leaders across the global exhibition industry, with winners hailing from Mexico to Singapore. From UFI…

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Coronavirus: MCI’s Oscar Cerezales on Post-Crisis Strategy

Oscar Cerezales (pictured on right), Global Executive VP Corporate and COO Asia Pacific at Iceberg partner MCI, received the prestigious PCMA Chairman’s Award in January. Today he’s at working from his Singapore home, while pondering the flexible, diversified, and consolidated events industry that will emerge beyond coronavirus. From Event Crisis…

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Four Cities Linked: The Global Associations Hubs Partnership

Most ambitious destinations market meetings by targeting key economic growth sectors and by making good use of knowledge economy assets. GAHP, the Global Association Hubs Partnership, links up four such cities with strong association ecosystems and support. GAHP is also a partner of The Iceberg. From Association Meetings International…

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Coronavirus: Singapore Cancellations Mount

Singapore’s meetings industry has been badly hit by the coronavirus outbreak, with a string of significant association events withdrawing from the city as a result to mitigate their risk. The Association of Corporate Counsel, The International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition and also Alzheimers Disease International have all cancelled or postponed. From Association Meetings International…

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Coronavirus: IBTM Asia Pacific 2020 Postponed

The organisers of IBTM Asia Pacific 2020 have postponed the launch event, set to have taken place this April at the Singapore Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, until April 2021. The Iceberg partner made the decision due to the risks of coronavirus in discussion with its wider stakeholders. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: Exhibition Sector Facing Difficult Crisis Decisions

Cancel, delay or go ahead? Planners of industry events are facing tough choices as significant gatherings of thousands or tens of thousands pose a major risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. The cancellation of Mobile World Congress due to have been held in Barcelona shows how organisers are now under intense pressure. From Tech Xplore…

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Edinburgh’s BestCities Departure “Shock”

As a founding member of twenty years’ standing, the departure of Edinburgh from Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance came as quite a shock. BestCities’ new MD Lesley Williams felt the loss very keenly, having in the past spent seven years as Head of Business Tourism at Marketing Edinburgh’s Convention Bureau. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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