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Exploring the Role of the SDGs in Building the Future of How Human...

This white paper from Iceberg partner Positive Impact Events has been written to engage with CEOs, corporate heads of sustainability, global government staff, United Nations event organisers, association CEOs and corporate heads of events, plus any others in action innovating around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It explains why the event industry is best-placed to…

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UNFCCC Calls on MI to Tackle Climate Change

An officer of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has called on the meetings industry urgently to speed up action on climate change. Miguel Naranjo warned there “would be no events industry” if the challenge is not met. Event professionals, he said, had a responsibility to contribute. From Conference News…

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GDS-Index Wins 2020 IMEX-EIC Award

The winner of the IMEX-EIC (Events Industry Council) 2020 Innovation in Sustainability Award is GDS-Index, a benchmarking and performance improvement programme for business tourism and events destinations,. IMEX, an Iceberg partner like GDS-Movement, will celebrate the award in May 2021. From Conference & Meetings World…

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Perth Secures Marine Mammal Conference

The 25th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals is heading to Perth in December 2023. The event is set to bring thousands of experts into the city and deliver AU$10 million to the local economy. The win was supported by Tourism Australia’s Business Events Bid Fund Program. From Association Meetings International…

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Meeting Legacies: Innovating for Enhanced Value Creation

Since 2018 GainingEdge has led two major projects for MeetDenmark on meeting legacies. The purpose has been to identify how Danish destinations can create significant added value for visiting congresses while also increasing the value for Danish society beyond the traditional economic benefits. Now MeetDenmark has released the second study completed in 2020 which explores the processes, mechanisms and…

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GDS-Index Launches GDS-Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Index, an Iceberg partner, has just launched a new platform to help cities develop economic and social structures to make them fairer, more inclusive and more resilient places in which to live and work. The Global Destination Sustainability Movement steps forward from the GDS-Index’s foundations. From Association Meetings International…

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Wetlands Conference Prompts Legacies in Host New Zealand

A New Zealand conference where experts will discuss protecting the earth’s precious wetlands is being held up as an example of the great positive impact of business events upon society. The 11th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference is being staged in October 2021 at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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