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Dubai Business Events Announces Bid Wins

Convention bureau Dubai Business Events has won several large events: the International DIP Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Pregnancy, the Omnilife Latin America Incentive, the World Independent Advertising Award Conference, and others. From Association Meetings International…

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RAI Amsterdam Gets Freer Reopening

RAI Amsterdam is one of first venues in Europe to reopen without visitor number restrictions. The relaxation of further measures by the Dutch government on July 1st means the centre can again host major events. The RAI had already made its spaces COVID-secure and fully in line with health and safety guidelines. From Meetings International…

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Sven Bossu Appointed First AIPC CEO

AIPC (the International Association of Convention Centres), an Iceberg partner, has appointed its first CEO. Prior to the move, Sven Bossu had previously been MD for Innovation at ESTRO (the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology). He is also known for a stretch at SWIFT, where he was responsible for SIBOS. From Boardroom…

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Coronavirus: ASAE Aid Plea Gains Ground

Another round of coronavirus relief has been passed by the US Congress without the inclusion of professional and trade groups. But there are signs that legislators are now aware of the need to widen out eligibility to such non-profits. Iceberg partner ASAE and thousands of other associations have been pressing the case. From Associations Now…

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Coronavirus: A Virtual GMID Talks Recovery

During education sessions of the suddenly virtual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), leaders from Meeting Professionals International, IMEX and other sector organisations advised fellow professionals to focus on long-term recovery and to work together to help the industry come back stronger than before. From Northstar Meetings Group…

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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: ASAE in Association Aid Plea

Iceberg partner ASAE plus almost 3,000 associations have asked the US Congress to provide further aid for trade and professional groups during the COVID-19 crisis, and to make such not-for-profits eligible for small business interruption loans. The recent $2.2 trillion CARES Act does little to assist associations. From Associations Now…

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Coronavirus: Exhibition Sector Facing Difficult Crisis Decisions

Cancel, delay or go ahead? Planners of industry events are facing tough choices as significant gatherings of thousands or tens of thousands pose a major risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. The cancellation of Mobile World Congress due to have been held in Barcelona shows how organisers are now under intense pressure. From Tech Xplore…

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