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GCB Unveils Insights into the Future of Business Events

By Matthias Schultze: The German Convention Bureau Bureau unveils insights into the Future of Business Events with a new Whitepaper co-created alongside the ebx.lab Community and with scientific support from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. How can AI shape the next phase of the Business Event landscape? Dive into our latest Whitepaper, born…

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CityDNA Summer School: Destination Turin

The 36th edition of the CityDNA Summer School was hosted in late August. This year the Iceberg partner educational meeting graduated 43 students from Europe and South Africa. As well as video about the Summer School itself from Turin, Italy, this feature looks at participating medical associations and their meetings, sustainability and also hybrid meetings….

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Wellington Launches Advocate Network

A group of academics from various disciplines will promote the capital city of New Zealand as a place to hold international conferences. Wellington has just launched its Advocate Network, a pool of local thought leaders and subject experts to help enhance the success of the city’s business events bidding. From Association Meetings International…

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Electric City 2021: Legacies in Sustainability

Iceberg partner Copenhagen Legacy Lab has just improved its methodology for planners, deepening the strategic approach. One past event that approached CLL with a clear legacy vision was Electric City 2021, WindEurope’s flagship meeting held in collaboration with WindDenmark. This was staged during November 2021 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen. From Boardroom…

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Business Events Sarawak: Prioritising Legacy

Business Events Sarawak in Malaysia has launched the country’s first planning framework for organisers to create legacy-driven events that leave behind real change. Dubbed the Business Events Sarawak Legacy Initiative, this step by step guide designed to help groups reach their big-picture goals is separating the destination from others around the globe. From Boardroom…

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LVCC $1bn Expansion Gets Concrete Opening

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has opened the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall’s $1 billion expansion to launch Informa Markets’ World of Concrete. The event is the first big convention to return to the destination and the US after the pandemic. LVCC is now the second largest US facility. From Exhibition News…

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Incredible Impacts: 2020’s Lessons in Legacy

Last September, the “Incredible Impacts” programme run collaboratively by Iceberg partners ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance selected three winning associations for the meeting legacy projects they submitted. Each of the three had shown a dedication to creating legacies that went far beyond the conference walls. The three winners were: Ecocity Builders and the BCIT Ecocity…

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Birmingham to Hold Major Rail Congress

The World Congress on Railway Research will be taking place at ICC Birmingham, following a global bid process. On behalf of the UK’s rail industry, the RSSB and the University of Birmingham will jointly stage the meeting in June 2022. Birmingham is a key hub across both current and forthcoming railway networks. From Conference News…

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Pandemic Impact on Australia’s Events and Knowledge Economy

The impact of the pandemic on Australia’s business events is well documented. The Business Council of Australia has reported a loss of AU$35 billion in direct expenditure for Australia’s economy and over 230,000 jobs affected. But what about the country’s knowledge economy, asks ICC Sydney CEO Geoff Donaghy? From Meetings International…

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UK Space Agency Backs Space-Comm Expo

The UK Space Agency is supporting a new exhibition and conference to drive growth throughout the UK’s space sector. Space-Comm Expo will take place from in May 2021 at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre. It will be a showcase for key technologies and thought leadership in the sector. From Exhibition News…

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RAI Amsterdam Gets Freer Reopening

RAI Amsterdam is one of first venues in Europe to reopen without visitor number restrictions. The relaxation of further measures by the Dutch government on July 1st means the centre can again host major events. The RAI had already made its spaces COVID-secure and fully in line with health and safety guidelines. From Meetings International…

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