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DI Announces First Global Leaders Forum in Dublin, Ireland

Destinations International (DI), the world’s leading resource for destination organizations and convention bureaus, is excited to announce the inaugural DI Global Leaders Forum, set to convene in Dublin, Ireland, from February 11-13, 2025. This landmark event marks the first time DI will be hosting a global gathering outside of North America, signifying a new era…

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Business Events in a Transformative Era

From German Convention Bureau: Megatrends such as New Work, demographic change, and Artificial Intelligence are on their way to becoming firmly established in our daily lives. In the context of business events, these and other trends have already driven enormous developments in certain fields. With its 2024 research focus, the innovation network Future Meeting Space…

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GainingEdge in Search for New CEO

From Conference & Meetings World: Global meetings industry consulting company GainingEdge and its CEO Jon Sivertson (pictured) have issued a joint announcement that Sivertson is to leave the company at the end of February 2024. The company’s senior partner, Mike Williams, is currently serving as acting CEO until a new permanent one can be appointed….

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27 November 2023

CVB Café 2023, Barcelona, Spain

IBTM World is rapidly approaching and at this occasion, the CityDNA Meetings Industry Knowledge Group would like to invite you and your colleagues from the Convention Bureau to attend a session specifically curated to exchange and discuss current challenges amongst peers, before a networking reception. This CVB Café will take place on Monday, November 27…

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Olena Pavlyuk | Destination Marketing in a Country at War

Destination Marketing Organization University (DMOU) Podcast: When the moderator went to the audience this year at the Annual Convention of Destinations International asking, “what keeps you up at night,” Lviv’s Olena Pavlyuk held out her mobile device and replayed a recording of an air raid siren. In this fascinating episode of DMOU, Olena shares how…

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Controversial Laws Make Some States a Harder Sell for CVBs

Convention and visitor bureaus are not political entities; their job is to attract and welcome travelers. Given that charter, nearly all try to keep hot topics out of their messaging. But when divisive legislation has a growing number of meeting planners opting to go elsewhere, how should they respond? From Northstar Meetings Group…

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An Intellectual City Needs a Dedicated Convention Bureau

By Roberto Payer, from Conference Matters: Limiting travel movements and striving for a car-free city are understandable goals. However, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. For example, an incoming business group requires suitable logistics with as few disruptions as possible, but many levels of government don’t seem to be aware of this…

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SANCBE Sustainability Whitepaper 2023

The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe presents a new whitepaper titled “How can National Convention Bureaux Leverage Their Influence for Sustainability?”. In alignment with the frameworks provided by the European Green Deal and the Net Zero Carbon Events Initiative, it showcases a collaborative action plan towards a shift to sustainable business…

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28 September 2023

Destination California, San Diego, USA

Destination California — Northstar’s destination-specific hosted-buyer event — enables attendees to experience firsthand the most desirable destinations, hotels and activities for successful meetings, while making invaluable business connections. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands—Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, and Incentive magazine.

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Convention Bureaux Launch Impact Toolkits to Create Local Level Legacy

Planners looking to increase the positive impact of a conference on a host city are being helped by convention bureaux and venues through the launch of impact toolkits, dedicated legacy teams and legacy ‘how to’ guides’. Both ACC Liverpool and Glasgow Convention Bureau have announced the launch of legacy-creation initiatives. From Association Meetings International…

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