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Life Sciences, Engaging Youth and BestCities Global Alliance

Aaron Etra co-founded the Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration, which organises the ICMAN and ICNODAT conferences. He is also Chair of the Executive Committee of the Council of Organizations of the United Nations Association of the USA. Here he shares insights on youth empowerment with Iceberg parter BestCities Global Alliance. From Boardroom…

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Legacy: Creation, Measurement and Advocacy

The term “legacy” is now becoming almost ubiquitous. Legacies are the broad set of outcomes ranging from advances in science and healthcare to creating new trade opportunities and empowering young people that far outweigh the financial impact of association meetings. The Iceberg also has a role to play in that. From Biz Events Asia…

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Vancouver: Hosting Women Deliver 2019

Last year Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Vancouver Convention Centre will be hosting the next Women Deliver Conference in June 2019. Held every three years, the last event was in Copenhagen in 2016, attracting 6,000 delegates. This time Women Deliver also wanted a host city matching its dedication to gender equality. From PCMA Convene…

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AFAMCO Established for African Associations

Jeffers Miruka, President of the African Society of Association Executives, has joined Iceberg partner Talley Management Group in launching the African Association Management Company. Based in Kenya, AFAMCO exists to help associations establish themselves on the continent, and benefit from Miruka’s local knowledge and TMG’s global experience. From Association Meetings International…

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ISTH SSC 2018: Why Irish Eyes are Smiling

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis smashed by 54 percent its previous attendance record for a standalone meeting when it met recently in Ireland. ISTH held its 64th Annual Scientific and Standardization Committee Meeting at The Convention Centre Dublin, and 3,100 international clinicians, researchers, educators and other healthcare professionals attended. From Association Meetings International…

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SE Asia Survey Congress Returning to Australia

The South East Asia Survey Congress is heading to Darwin in 2019. Last hosted in Australia in 1999, SEASC 2019 will welcome over 500 delegates to the Northern Territory, including surveyors from across South East Asia, the Pacific, New Zealand and Australia itself, which is recognised as a global leader in the profession. From CIM News Magazine…

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EPCA Set for Annual Meeting in Vienna

In October the EPCA Annual Meeting for the international petrochemical business community will see around 3,000 participants from all over the world gathering in Vienna. This year the event will examine “Petrochemicals and the Low-Carbon Economy: Versatile Solutions for Greater Sustainability”. It will also hold the European Youth Debating Competition. From Boardroom…

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Record Attendance at ASAE Annual Meeting

Iceberg partner the American Society of Association Executives’ Annual Meeting has drawn 6,068 people to Chicago, based on preliminary numbers. The event’s record attendance included over 3,000 association professionals and more than 2,000 exhibitors, and has brought almost $20 million in revenue to the city’s economy. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Trade Associations: Change Drivers, and Good for the Career

Trade associations are a great way to drive change within an industry. Joining one can also have a positive effect on your career. Carlo Zoccali, Account Director at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, and also two term UK Chapter President of the International Live Events Association, says as much. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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ASAE’s Groundbreaking Approach to Early-Bird Event Pricing

At its Annual Meeting in Chicago, Iceberg partner ASAE unveiled a groundbreaking, or possibly foolhardy, early-bird pricing experiment to attract association meeting professionals to a future event. Register in advance, and pay nothing now. After you attend the event in April, you pay only what you think it was worth. From PCMA Convene…

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