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Stellenbosch: 2018 Business Tourism Indaba

Stellenbosch 360 has just hosted its second Business Tourism Indaba, at which The Iceberg was invited to attend and speak. As well as gathering meetings industry players from across South Africa and wider, the Indaba shone a spotlight on both the university town’s own sector offering as host, and the approach it takes to fostering…

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A Report from the IMEX Policy Forum 2018

The 2018 IMEX Policy Forum (formerly Politicians Forum) featured significant changes in format in an ongoing bid to optimise interactions between government representatives and industry leaders and to make outcomes clearer and more actionable. The 2018 Policy Forum programme included four key parts: An advance discussion group of national level government representatives addressing policy issues…

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Convene Presents and Celebrates: Best in Show 2018

Iceberg partner Convene presents its annual Best in Show list, which again awards top venues and innovations and celebrates industry excellence. Winners include the most original off-site venue, the Old Melbourne Gaol, and the best corporate social responsibility initiative, an Internet safety for kids programme. From PCMA Convene…

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AIPC 2018: How the Global Affects the Local

Iceberg partner AIPC, the international association of congress centres, represents more than 185 venues in 60 countries. The AIPC Annual Congress fosters excellence in every aspect of centre management, and the 2018 event at ExCeL London saw about 250 delegates tackling the theme of “Strategies for a Changing World!”. From Boardroom…

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Business Events Sector Bullish at SAACI Congress

South Africa’s business events sector was in bullish voice at the congress of the Southern African Association for the Conference Industry in Johannesburg. Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said the sector contributed R115 billion to the economy in 2017. 84 bids have already been secured between 2018 and 2022, an impact of R3,1 billion. From the Event…

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BESarawak Alliance to Launch at TriBE 2018

Sarawak in Malaysia is to launch a business events platform to further its economic transformation. Initiated by the Sarawak Convention Bureau, the new BESarawak Alliance aims to create collaborative opportunities between government ministries and agencies through business events. The organisation will launch at Business Events TriBE 2018. From CIM News Magazine…

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Stellenbosch 360 Hosts Second Business Tourism Indaba

Stellenbosch 360 has just hosted its second Business Tourism Indaba at the Cavalli Wine Estate. Speakers included South Africa’s Minster of Tourism Derek Hanekom, Shadow Minister James Vos and South African Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona. The Iceberg also attended the Indaba and will soon publish its own report of proceedings. From the Event…

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Sarawak Readies for Inaugural TriBE 2018 Meeting

More than 200 delegates will attend the inaugural Business Events TriBE 2018 meeting taking place this August in Kuching. The keynote speakers include Iceberg partner Corbin Ball, and the delegates include three more partners: the International Congress and Convention Association, the Professional Convention Management Association, and the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers. From CIM News Magazine…

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ICCA to Appoint Replacement CEO by March 2019

The International Congress and Convention Association President Nina Freysen-Pretorius has issued a statement to members alleviating concerns about the departure of CEO Martin Sirk. In it she says the board has every confidence in acting CEO Dennis Speet and is aiming to appoint a permanent replacement by March 2019. From Association Meetings International…

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NSW Government Triple’s Regional Event Scholarships

Australia’s New South Wales Government will fund a total of eighteen Diploma of Event Management scholarships this year. The awards are targeted at those in rural and regional NSW. The scheme has received almost eighty applications since February, so is awarding three scholars instead of just one in each of six destination networks. From CIM News Magazine…

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Meetings Industry 2018 “Most Influential” Named

Twenty-five people have been named by an Iceberg partner publication as “most influential” in the 2018 meetings industry. The group includes Sherrif Karamat of the Professional Convention Management Association, Ben Goedegebuure of Maritz Global Events, the International Congress and Convention Association’s Martin Sirk. and Destinations International’s Jack Johnson. As chosen by Successful Meetings…

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