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London Wins First Major Robotics Conference

London has been chosen to host the IEEE RAS (Robotics and Automation Society) flagship International Conference on Robotics and Automations in 2023. Over 4,000 experts in artificial intelligence and robotics will attend the four-day conference at ExCeL London, bringing £13 million into the city. The event will feature a robotics competition for schoolchildren. From Association Meetings International…

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Newcastle Plans Cell Research Showcase

NewcastleGateshead will showcase its world-leading mitochondrial research at the Euromit conference in 2020. The largest event in its field will take place in June at the Sage Gateshead, and is expected to draw over 650 clinicians and scientists from across the world over four days. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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CTICC: 16 Years Marked by 16 Achievements

CTICC, the Cape Town International Convention Centre, has just passed its sixteenth birthday. To mark the occasion, CTICC shared sixteen of its achievements. Among them were job creation, economic contribution and training, growing the province’s knowledge economy, and CTICC’s response to Cape Town’s water crisis. From Meetings International…

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Maths Ambassadors win Sydney Congress

Support from a who’s-who of top Australian scientific minds has just secured ICME15 for Sydney in 2024. The International Congress on Mathematical Education is the largest event in its field, and was won by advocates including Australia’s Chief Scientist, one leading mathematician, and a YouTube sensation maths teacher. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Bordeaux is 49th City for GDS-Index

Bordeaux Convention Bureau has become the 49th DMO (destination marketing organisation) to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index, an Iceberg partner that ranks cities by their environmental performance. The wine capital of the world is a hub for meetings of the medical industry, academia and learning, the digital economy and aeronautics. From Association Meetings International…

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The Future of Congress Centres: AIPC Annual Conference 2019

Iceberg partner AIPC, international association of congress centres, has just held its annual conference in Antwerp. At the Flanders Meeting and Convention Center, next to the city zoo, 150 delegates discussed future economics of such venues, the technology transforming them, and the expectations of big clients like Sibos and the European Society of Cardiology. From Boardroom…

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Festivalisation: The Immersive Future of Association Congresses

Festivalisation refers to a process of making existing meeting structures more engaging, more immersive, and more tailored to the individual. The word is everywhere and may sound like a gimmick, but there’s a serious side to it, which might determine whether your congress lives to see another ten years. From Association Meetings International…

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Kai Hattendorf: UN SDGs, UFI, JMIC and the Global Alliance

After enduring record temperatures at sector meetings, the CEO of UFI, global association of the exhibition industry, muses on its recent report about supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Joint Meetings Industry Council is doing similar work, plus Iceberg partners UFI, ICCA and AIPC have launched a Global Alliance. From Kai Hattendorf via LinkedIn…

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Collaboration Versus Consolidation in MI Trade Associations

The meetings and events industry is served by many international trade associations, quite a few of them partners of the Iceberg. Some have formalised collaborations, the latest being The Global Alliance, a sharing of content between ICCA, UFI and AIPC. But are there still too many for the sector? From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Associations Differing with Destinations on Outreach and Legacy

The perspectives on outreach and legacy of associations, compared with destinations, have significant differences. So says a new study by MeetDenmark, the development association for business and event tourism in Denmark, and meetings consultancy and Iceberg partner GainingEdge. But the study also shows common ground to build on. From Boardroom…

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ISTH Set to Mark 50 Years in Melbourne

The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis is gearing up to hold its landmark 50th anniversary congress in Melbourne, Australia. More than 5,000 delegates from 90 countries will attend, and 2,136 scientific abstracts from over 75 countries have been submitted by clinicians, scientists, academics and students. From Association Meetings International…

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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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