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CVB Alliance Publishes Europe as a Meetings Destination Study

With the aim of analysing Europe’s potential as a meetings destination, a recent report, supported by nine members of the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe, has identified economic, socio-political, technological and other industry trends that are now affecting the European meetings community. From Meetings International…

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Technology that Mimics Human Interaction Set to Change Events

Technology that mimics human behaviour and helps delegates to interact with each other is set to change the face of events, it has been claimed. The Tech Watch Award winners will be announced during IBTM World in Barcelona this November, and the experts on its judging panel have been discussing emerging trends. From Association Meetings International…

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DAC 2019: Measuring Legacy and the Societal Impact of Associations

During the 2017 Dubai Association Conference, the impact generated by associations was a key theme. Two years on, the second edition of the conference this December at the Dubai World Trade Centre will focus on the larger roles played across global society and “the societal impact of associations”. From Boardroom…

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Associations Growing Global VIII: Worldwide WWF Conservation

The Iceberg is publishing a series of interviews about the globalisation of large associations. These are jointly produced by partners Boardroom and the Global Association Hubs Partnership. Sid Das, Director of Digital Engagement at WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) International, talks advancing global conservation globally. From Boardroom via Global Association Hubs Partnership…

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Copenhagen: Engagement Legacies for ESTRO 2022

An ambitious engagement project, a strong national hosting team and an attractive destination were all deciding factors for the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology in choosing Copenhagen for its 2022 annual meeting. Bella Center Copenhagen will host the congress, with events all over the country in advance of it. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Paris: Community Legacies at Cardiology Congress

Paris is a meetings capital where things can get big, as they currently are for the European Cardiology Congress, being held now in conjunction with the World Congress of Cardiology. Over 30,000 delegates are attending 500 sessions during the five-day event. Public health legacies have been built into its planning. From Boardroom…

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Brussels to Host Public Osteoarthritis Event

Brussels is expected to attract some 5,000 members of the public for two free days of conferences and activities about osteoarthritis. The second World Osteoarthritis Day Intergenerational Events will be held at SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre in September. Unlike most traditional conferences, WODIES is tailored for the general public. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Meetings Increasing as Budgets Get Squeezed

Meetings and event activity continue to increase faster than budgets, finds a new study from American Express Global Business Travel. Based on fifteen in-depth interviews with event owners in Europe and the US, the report reveals that ad hoc events with quick turnaround often have no set budget. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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IMEX America Discusses Gender Equality

The She Means Business educational event at IMEX America will address issues surrounding economic and gender equality within the meetings industry. A joint event by IMEX and tw magazine, supported by MPI, She Means Business will launch in Las Vegas at the Smart Monday event, a pre-show day of education. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Good Start to Continue, Says HBAA Barometer

A good first half of the year for UK meetings business is set to continue for the rest of 2019, according to the latest HBAA Meetings Barometer. Average spend per meeting and per delegate have both increased. Rising confidence is shown by reductions in lead and conversion times. Photo: James Petts. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Sage Gateshead to Host BCCA Conference

NewcastleGateshead will host the annual meeting of a leading UK cardiac association in November. Working alongside Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals, the BCCA (British Congenital Cardiac Association) will hold its annual conference at Sage Gateshead, the concert music venue designed by Norman Foster. A gala dinner exhibition will bring art and medicine together. From Boardroom…

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£250,000 Broadband Fund for UK Venues

The UK government has launched a £250,000 competition to improve connectivity at conference centres that host international meetings. The funding will be awarded to venues across the UK to help them improve on-site broadband and attract more international business events. The competition is open for six weeks. From Association Meetings International…

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