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AIME Wins at the Australian Event Awards

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has been awarded Best Exhibition or Trade Show at the 2023 Australian Event Awards & Symposium. At a gala event held at the Highline Venue in Bankstown, NSW, on 13 September, AIME received the prestigious award, cementing its position as the flagship trade show for the meetings…

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UKI Media & Events Comes CloserStill

UK-based global event organiser CloserStill Media, has agreed to acquire UK-based UKI Media & Events. Terms are not disclosed, although financial media have speculated the price could be in the region of £100-£120m. This strategic move forms the cornerstone of CloserStill’s new Future Transport and Infrastructure Group and marks a significant expansion… From Exhibition World…

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Sustainable Event Report – IMEX America 2022

In our latest IMEX America Sustainable Event Report, discover how we delivered a zero-waste event for more than 12,000 participants. Download the report now for insight on: Eliminating single-use plastics; Reducing CO2 emissions; Diverting waste; Tracking and measuring event impact; Giving back to local communities… From IMEX…

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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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The Things We Get Wrong About Event Legacy

By James Lancaster, from AMI: Has event legacy (associations and host cities working together to ensure meetings leave a lasting benefit to society) hit a brick wall? Or is it just getting started? It’s a question causing a great deal of anguish amongst meeting professionals right now. Either way, it’s hard to recall a subject…

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2 November 2023

Enhancing Events with AI, Online Course

The Enhancing Events with AI certificate course is a tailor-made program for all event organizers who want to bring the power (and magic) of artificial intelligence (AI) into their work. This course goes beyond helping you understand AI. We’ll take you behind the scenes, revealing how to use the most practical AI platforms. These new…

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Hopin Events and Session Products Sold for $15 Million

Hopin recently announced the sale of its Events and Session products to RingCentral, which has now disclosed in an SEC filing an upfront purchase price of $15 million for the assets – a price that could climb to $50 million based on the achievement of specified undisclosed performance targets. From Skift Meetings…

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ADNEC and Kenes Sign Partnership to Launch New Specialised Events

The Abu Dhabi-based ADNEC Group has signed a strategic partnership with global events management company Kenes Group, to launch new events within the emirate. The agreement was signed by Ahmad Shaker, CEO of ADNEC Services, the event agency arm of ADNEC Group, and Dan Rivlin, executive chair and chief vision officer of Kenes Group. From…

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‘Anti-Woke’ Bills are Costing Florida Millions of Dollars

A slew of new bills signed into law by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has draped the Sunshine State in controversy, spurring protests, lawsuits and travel advisories warning the state is ‘openly hostile’ toward people of color, immigrants, women and LGBTQ+ community members. From CNN…

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Too Big to Fail: Legacy Conferencing is the Future of Associations

Matty Rubenstein has been advising senior association executives for 15 years   Over the last 15 years I’ve had the most fantastic opportunity to work with senior executives across almost every division of IEEE, the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, in New Jersey. It’s one of the biggest associations in the US, generating revenue of almost $½…

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Singapore’s MICE Industry Launches Carbon Emissions Guidelines

At the Singapore MICE Forum, new guidelines were announced for the country’s business events industry to manage carbon emissions. It’s another step in the sector’s sustainability roadmap, complementing the previous initiative of waste management. There’s an emissions reporting template for reference, as well as sustainability-related courses for people looking to upskill and reskill. From CNA…

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