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Africa: Ready for Association Legacies

Jeffers Miruka is President of the African Society of Association Executives, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has over ten years of experience across association management and the meetings industry, and shares his views on how Africa is fast developing, both as an association and a meetings destination. From Boardroom…

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BestCities Campaign Launch Celebrates the Power of People

To coincide with Global Meetings Industry Day, Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance has announced a new communications strategy to showcase the power of people. Led by the Greater Bogotá Convention Bureau, which will host the BestCities 2018 Global Forum in December, the campaign aims to celebrate the unique role people play in the events industry. From Meetpie.com…

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Icelandic Universities Aiming to Attract More Academic Conferences

Meet in Reykjavik has teamed up with three of Iceland’s top universities in an effort to increase the number of academic conferences they host. An official partnership agreement was signed between the convention bureau and the University of Iceland, Reykjavík University (pictured) and the Iceland University of the Arts. From Association Meetings International…

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Events Sector Marks Global Meetings Industry Day 2018

More than 100 events celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day have taken place around the world. In New York the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center’s Crystal Palace turned blue for GMID, as did the Pier 17 mall and Empire State Building. Across the globe event professionals swapped photos and greetings on social media. From Meetings & Conventions…

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IMEX Policy Forum Talks “Legacy of Positive Policy Making”

The ‘Legacy of Positive Policy Making’ will be debated at this year’s IMEX Policy Forum when up to 40 policy makers from national and regional governments meet with around 80 meetings industry professionals. The agenda will explore how to bridge the ‘partnership gap’ between governments, both national and local, and the meetings industry. From Meetpie.com…

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MPI Launches Planners’ Group After Commission Cuts

Iceberg Partner Meeting Professionals International has developed a new special interest group for small business owners in response to the recent North America reductions in third party commissions. President and CEO Paul Van Deventer says around 3,000 third party meeting planners and small business owners are part of the MPI global community. From Meetpie.com…

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Sheffield iSchools Event an Ambassador Success

Sheffield has hailed the success of its ambassador programme for attracting iSchools’ annual international iConference to the UK for the first time. Val Gillet, Professor of Cheminformatics at the University of Sheffield’s Information School, helped bring more than 450 delegates to the event at the city’s Diamond Building. Photo: Chemical Engineer. From Association Meetings International…

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The Iceberg in Chile: FIEXPO Latin America Showcases Legacy

The eleventh edition of FIEXPO Latin America is taking place in Santiago, Chile, this June. Billed as the ‘largest platform’ for meetings industry destinations and venues in the region, the show will also showcase the Latin American legacy outcomes of the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s Iceberg project. From Association Meetings International…  

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Meetings and Events Associations: An Insider’s Guide

The events and meetings industry is hardly short of its own professional associations. A good many of them are even Iceberg partners! You join for the networking, education and advocacy, then get much more. But which are right for each of the different tribes within our overall sector? From SoolNua’s Pádraic Gilligan at Padraicino…

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Events: About to Hit Boom Time?

For some years the event sector struggled to find a voice. Now being more recognised as part of the marketing mix can only benefit the industry as a whole. The MD of marketing communications agency Triggerfish, Andrew White, believes the events sector could be about to hit boom time. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Visit Faroe Islands’ Ambassador Network

The Faroe Islands are in the North Atlantic Ocean above Scotland. They belong to Denmark but are semi-autonomous. They also have a meetings industry and are seeking to attract international congresses. Visit Faroe Islands even has an Ambassador Network, with an Ambassador Day and Ambassador Awards, to do just that. From tmf dialogue marketing…

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MPI and MMB to Live Stream Global Meetings Industry Day

Meeting Professionals International and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition will together present a free live stream from many of the Global Meetings Industry Day events taking place around the world on April 12th. The GMID Virtual Event starts at 6 a.m. US CDT and concludes at 6 p.m. CDT. Registration is required. From Meetings & Conventions…

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