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Legacy Beats Tourism Receipts for Sarawak

A convention bureau leader has argued that knowledge and inward investment stimulated by business events has a “far greater value” than tourism receipts. Announcing new performance figures, the acting CEO of BESarawak Amelia Roziman said association meetings had “deeper” legacy benefits. From Association Meetings International…

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Legacies in Beekeeping: SBFA’s World Congress Bid Outcomes

When the SBFA (Serbian Federation of Beekeeping Association) entered the “Incredible Impacts” grants run by the Iceberg partners ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance this year, its bidding stage legacy story wasn’t eligible. Even so, SBFA’s efforts are discussed by the association and Serbia Convention Bureau. From BestCities Global Alliance…

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Coronavirus: UK Event Suppliers Facing Ruin

About 60 percent of the UK event industry’s supplier base faces ruin unless the government offers more support, according to a survey just published. Around six percent of businesses polled said they were unlikely to survive until the end of April. Some 1,490 companies took part from all across the UK. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: Virtual Pivot Dairy Meeting Doubles Reach

As the World Health Organization designated COVID-19 a pandemic, and the US announced more flight restrictions, so PDPW (Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin) was one week away from welcoming over 1,200 attendees to its annual Business Conference in Madison. Converting the meeting to virtual was the only way forward. From PCMA…

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ICC Sydney: Five Streams of Business Events Legacy

With social impact moving ever higher up the business events agenda, ICC Sydney’s Legacy Program has set out to inspire conference organisers to make wider a contribution in the Australian host destination and beyond. Five streams of legacy creation guide associations and event planners towards the best fit for their own organisation. From Boardroom…

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NT Offering AUS$200 Delegate Subvention

The Northern Territory (NT) Business Events Fund is offering AUS$200 per delegate before May 31st for events staged in the NT by the end of June 2021. Then it reverts to AUS$100. NT stole the show on the first day of Iceberg partner AIME in Melbourne with a tunnel light installation. From Association Meetings International…

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Below the Waterline Meets: TMG’s Gregg Talley

The Iceberg is now identifying and celebrating the greater mass of hard-to-see business events legacies that lie hidden beneath the surface in a new podcast “Below the Waterline”. In the fifth of a series featuring significant meetings industry players, Iceberg founder James Latham catches up with Talley Management Group President and CEO Gregg Talley. Gregg…

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South Africa: Meeting for a Knowledge Economy

Meetings Africa 2020 is currently preparing to open up shop at the Sandton Convention Centre. The show is celebrating fifteen years as the continent’s premier industry event. The Iceberg has been hearing about South Africa’s own approach to its meetings business from the Chief Executive Officer of South African Tourism, Sisa Ntshona. As a young democracy…

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