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MCI Webinar: What Brexit Means for Associations

This webinar covers everything US associations need to know regarding the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union. Once a launchpad for access to the largest single trading bloc in the world, the UK left the EU on January 31, 2020. What impact does the United Kingdom’s withdrawal have for US-based associations? The UK’s fundamental relationship with the…

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MCI Webinar: Membership Growth – Beyond the Numbers

Do your members feel like more than a number? Member retention can be increased using this simple idea – that people are more likely to join, renew, and be your organisation’s advocate if they feel a personal connection and can see a unique path to their success laid out for them. So how do you accomplish…

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Coronavirus: Planning Beyond the Present at Venue ICC Sydney

The Australian Federal Government shut down all non-essential indoor events for over one hundred people on March 18th (then for more than two people on March 29th). Event venues like ICC Sydney no longer are able to deliver events. This is an unprecedented situation, says CEO Geoff Donaghy. From Boardroom…

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Coronavirus: Bill Gates’ 2015 TED Talk, and the Legacies Missed

The Iceberg exists to celebrate the legacies of business events. Sadly, sometimes the chance to create social legacies is strikingly missed. It’s a salutary lesson to look back at a TED talk from 2015 given on the subject of pandemic preparedness by philanthropist and Founder of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates. From Boardroom…

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Coronavirus: African Sector Also Suffering Under COVID-19 Crisis

Meetings Africa 2020 already seems so long ago. As the world struggles to tackle COVID-19, not only have major conferences and exhibitions in Asia, Europe and America been cancelled, but Africa is also feeling the crisis. Interviews include Gregg Talley, President and CEO of Iceberg partner Talley Management Group. From the Event…

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Virtual Events Guide: Train Staff, Attendees, Speakers and Exhibitors

As more events pivot to virtual, it’s crucial to be giving staff, attendees, speakers and exhibitors the help and training they need to be confident in the space. Here are some pointers to assist all four groups in getting comfortable with new technology and learning to engage effectively within a virtual environment. From Associations Now…

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Coronavirus: UK Events Industry Promised an Amplified Voice

The coronavirus crisis is the biggest challenge ever faced by the events industry. Get ready for business as extremely unusual. In an editorial posted before the United Kingdom locked down, one Iceberg partner promised the UK meetings industry “to amplify its voice at every turn”. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: Cancelled US Meetings Should be Donating Excess Food

Meeting planners should be working with hospitality partners to donate leftover food from events cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis or for any other reason. The non-profit Food Rescue US works in seventeen of the fifty United States, facilitating the logistics of meetings donating their excess food. From PCMA…

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Medical Associations: Demographics Change, So Approaches Change

The associations sector is vast and diverse, but one community dealing with particular challenges is that of the medical associations. Significant demographic changes are changing how healthcare professionals work and meet together. Ben Hainsworth, Managing Director at EASL (home of hepatology) explains what these are. From Boardroom…

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31 March 2020

BestCities | BREAKOUT: A VIRTUAL MASTERCLASS

This 90-minute meeting is about what we can do in case of travel and gathering restrictions: online, hybrid or even multi-hub meetings; there are a whole range of possibilities that will be discussed during this meeting. If you are looking for ways to learn more about online, hybrid or multi-hub meetings through online plenary talks…

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