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2019 Global Event Trends Report

What’s trending around the globe in the events industry? With the help of its international partners, Maritz Global Events investigated the current state of the field and narrowed down the top five trends affecting the event industry right now. These global experts and local champions from the industry share their take, and provide a diverse…

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The Meetings Show Reports Best Numbers

The Meetings Show has reported best-ever exhibitor stand sales figures and the highest number of pre-scheduled appointments in its seven year history. The event kicked off with a conference attended by 350 hosted buyers. Overall revenue has increased by 20 percent year-on-year, with an 18 percent rise in international exhibitors. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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AIPC, ICCA and UFI Form Global Alliance

Iceberg partners AIPC (the International Association of Convention Centres), together with ICCA (the International Congress and Convention Association) and UFI (the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) have formed an alliance to collaborate on delivering comprehensive benefits to their respective members. Educational content, research, standards and advocacy will be the focus. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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AfSAE Training Leaves Association Legacy

The African Society of Association Executives has created a training legacy for African associations. Eighty-nine professionals and nonprofit managers in Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria successfully completed its certificate course in association management. Gregg Talley of Iceberg partner Talley Management Group and AfSAE President Jeffers Miruka facilitated the training. From Boardroom…

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Germany Measuring Meeting Sustainability

Making meetings sustainable is a top priority in Germany, as indicated by the results of the country’s Meeting & Event Barometer. The number of sustainable offers for meetings and conferences is increasing and just under 40 per cent of Germany’s venues have already implemented a system for managing sustainability. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Thailand: Prescribing a Healthy Sector

Thailand’s aspiration to become a leading pharmaceutical destination has received a shot in the arm with the country recently hosting the CPhI Southeast Asia trade show. Organiser UBM brought the event to Bangkok for the first time in conjunction with the Thai Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association and Board of Investment. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Lyon Becomes 48th GDS-Index Destination

Lyon has become the latest city to join Iceberg partner the Global Destination Sustainability Index, a ranking of meetings destinations’ environmental credentials. Only Lyon, the city’s convention bureau, is the 48th destination to sign up to the index, which benchmarks them on how well they are meeting UN Sustainable Development Goals. From Association Meetings International…

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Ambassadors Awarded for AU$95m Impact

Fourteen Club Melbourne Ambassadors have been awarded at the annual Club awards ceremony, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, for securing nine international conferences in 2018. The nine events are expected to generate around AU$95 million in economic impact for the state of Victoria and deliver 63,700 delegate days. From Melbourne Convention Bureau…

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The Hague Readies for Cybersecurity Summit

(ISC)2, a non-profit association of cybersecurity professionals, is about to hold its Secure Summit EMEA at the World Forum in The Hague. The two-day event will welcome over 400 visitors, the best minds in the sector from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Highlights will include a GDPR data breach simulation workshop. From Boardroom…

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Incentive Travel: Trends in Hotels, Security and Compliance

From mergers and acquisitions in the hotel sector, not to mention its commission cuts, to concerns about security, both of person and of data, including GDPR compliance, here’s a look at key pointers found in the Incentive Research Foundation’s 2019 Trends Study that are expected to affect the buoyant incentive travel industry. From PCMA…

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European Association Summit Held in Brussels

Now entering its seventh year, the European Association Summit has taken place at SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre. The annual gathering for those representing international associations brought together around 200 attendees, including several Iceberg partners, under the theme “Share and Co-create”. From Boardroom…

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Belgian Approves New Law for Associations

The Belgian Federal Parliament in Brussels has approved a new Code of Companies and Associations. The aim of the new law is to modernise and simplify existing frameworks. It also offers international associations opportunity for direct transfer to Belgium from abroad. Photo: Edison McCullen. From Global Association Hubs Partnership…

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