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MeetDenmark Outreach and Legacy Report

During 2018 MeetDenmark, with consultancy GainingEdge, began a major project on outreach. The purpose was to identify how Danish destinations can create significant added value for the international associations coming to Denmark. The objective is to help associations achieve greater impacts in fulfilling their own goals and missions while also strengthening the value of visiting…

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Toronto Honours Event Ambassadors

Toronto’s Leaders Circle has just honoured thirteen local experts, from fields including atomic physics and human rights, for their role in bringing international meetings to the Canadian city. Together these experts helped to secure eight major events that will leave lasting legacies in Toronto and Ontario. From Boardroom…

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Heike Mahmoud Wins JMIC Profile and Power

Heike Mahmoud, Chief Operating Officer of CCH (Congress Center Hamburg), has won JMIC’s Profile and Power Award for being “an inspiring symbol of influential women” in the meetings industry. She accepted the honour at the Meetings Leadership Summit of Iceberg partner IBTM World. The Joint Meetings Industry Council presents The Iceberg. From Association Meetings International…

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Visit Flanders and its Cities Join GDS-Index

Visit Flanders and the region’s five major destinations (Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Leuven, and Mechelen) have joined Iceberg partner the Global Destination Sustainability Index. Along with Brussels, the Flemish cities now become part of the measurement and benchmarking sustainability movement which comprises 56 cities worldwide. From Boardroom…

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“Brilliant Science” in Cheshire Wins Again

Marketing Cheshire’s “Brilliant Science” programme has helped it win the Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology September 2020 40th anniversary event. “Brilliant Science” makes the most of the region’s scientific heritage and links, to develop the North West as a hub for international association congresses. From Association Meetings International…

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ACC Liverpool Wins New and Old Events

ACC Liverpool has announced major bid wins of both new and returning association congresses until 2023. Among the conferences heading to the destination is NHS Providers, a three-year deal, and the Royal College of Physicians’ annual conference in 2021. The British Oncology Pharmacy Association, BOPA, will return in 2021. From Association Meetings International…

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ICCA and UNWTO Join Forces on MI Education

Partnering to transform skills in emerging destinations, ICCA (the International Congress and Convention Association) and UNWTO (the World Tourism Organization) have been holding a series called “Masterclasses on the Meetings Industry”, the first taking place in Uzbekistan, the second in Kazakhstan, and the third soon in Georgia. From Travel Daily News International…

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Panels Not Manels VIII: Shoptalk 2020 Opts to Feature Only Women

Retail conference Shoptalk has just announced that its next conference, to be held in Las Vegas next March, will feature an all-women speaker lineup, including both the track sessions and main stage keynotes. The decision has been applauded as a bold move, but is not uniformly seen as a good idea. From PCMA…

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“We Want the World to Know our Full Impact”, PCMA CEO

Convening Leaders, the flagship event of PCMA (the Professional Convention Management Association), is taking place in January at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Setting out the agenda and stage for this major industry meet, PCMA President and CEO Sherrif Karamat explains how debate has shifted towards the outcomes and impact created by the sector. From PCMA…

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Associations Like Cities “Business-friendly”, Says GAHP

Cities with a “business-friendly” environment for international associations will find more of them opening offices, including regional headquarters, within their vicinity. So says Martin Sirk, International Adviser of Iceberg partner GAHP, the Global Association Hubs Partnership. New data on association office locations backs up the claim. From Association Meetings International…

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EuroELSO 2020: Creating Legacies in Life Support

Dr Nicholas Barrett is Consultant in Critical Care at London’s Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Starting out in Sydney Australia, he now specialises in extra-corporeal life support for acute heart and lung failure. Dr Barrett is also Chair of EuroELSO 2020, being held at London’s Queen Elizabeth II Centre next May. The congress…

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Prague: Saving Lives at the 13th EUSEM Congress

Doctors and rescue workers have just met in record numbers at the 13th Congress of the European Society for Emergency Medicine, in EUSEM’s 25th year. More than 2,500 specialists filled the Prague Congress Centre, with the biggest delegations coming from the USA and UK, where the specialty is over 50 years old. From Association Meetings International…

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