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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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Looking Forward 2018

It is impossible to develop successful, sustainable long-term strategy without understanding the future in which your members will live and work. Whether through strategic planning or value proposition design, Association Laboratory’s research confirms that associations must develop strategy based on the anticipated future of their industry or profession if they want to be successful. Now in its…

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Knowledge Sharing and Organisational Development Through EuroHeartCare...

The EuroHeartCare conference is one of the most important platforms for driving research publications, exchanging ideas, and forming and deepening collaborations within the field of cardiovascular nursing in Europe. It aims to support healthcare professionals in delivering the best care possible to patients with cardiovascular disease. The 2017 edition was hosted by Jönköping University in…

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Brisbane Convention Bureau’s AU$96m Conference Bonanza

Brisbane’s economy will be boosted by over AU$96 million following a record twelve months at the city’s convention bureau. The past year has been the Brisbane Convention Bureau’s most successful ever, with 46,000 delegates, some of them leading world experts, set to visit Brisbane during 164,000 event days. From CIM News Magazine…

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Wales Launches Five-Part Business Events Strategy

Visit Wales has announced a new approach and strategy to maximise the country’s opportunities and strengths as a business events destination. The plan comprises the appointment of Heledd Williams as head of business events, attending industry shows, matching events sectors with existing knowledge hubs, an education programme, and also building on recent hosting successes. From Meetpie.com…

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All-Party Parliamentary Group Chair Opens Meetings Show

The impact of Brexit and Britain’s global brand were both on the agenda when leading industry players joined MP James Heappey for a closed roundtable at The Meetings Show to discuss the UK sector. Heappey, who is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the events industry, also officially opened the show. From Meetpie.com…

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NT Commissions KPMG Business Events Strategy

The Northern Territory Department of Tourism and Culture in Australia has appointed KPMG to deliver the first long-term strategic plan for the business events sector. The recent AU$103 million Turbocharging Tourism stimulus package of the NT Government includes AU$2.33 million to support business event bids. The report is expected to be delivered by October 2018. From CIM News Magazine…

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Martin Sirk to Leave ICCA After 16 Years as CEO

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has announced the shock departure of long-standing CEO Martin Sirk. Sirk, who leaves the organisation at the end of July after 16 years as CEO, will be replaced by ICCA’s Chief Value Officer Dennis Speet as acting chief until a permanent replacement is found. From Association Meetings International…

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