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Coronavirus: ITB Berlin Learns Hard Lessons in Event Risk Management

Julia Sonnemann, PR Manager for ITB Berlin, was all smiles during a press conference on February 19th. On February 28th, days before its opening, the travel and tourism trade fair was forced to cancel because it couldn’t meet local health authority requirements on COVID-19. Sonnemann now picks through the difficult decisions that were faced. From EventMB…

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Dubai: Associations Leaving Legacies

Associations sit right at the heart of the legacy debate in business events. During the recent Dubai Association Conference, sessions focused on both the societal legacies they can leave and the strategies necessary to leave them. The emirate itself is a major hub for the sector, having set up the Dubai Association Centre in 2014….

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ICC Sydney: Five Streams of Business Events Legacy

With social impact moving ever higher up the business events agenda, ICC Sydney’s Legacy Program has set out to inspire conference organisers to make wider a contribution in the Australian host destination and beyond. Five streams of legacy creation guide associations and event planners towards the best fit for their own organisation. From Boardroom…

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2 June 2020

*EVENT CANCELLED* UFI HR Forum 2020, Gothenburg, Sweeden

As lockdown continues across the globe in response to the ongoing pandemic COVID-19, this year’s HR Forum that was due to take place in Gothenburg on 2 – 3 June 2020 has been cancelled. Further details on the upcoming activities of the UFI HR Management Working Group will be shared at a later date.

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Key Planning Recommendations for Mass Gatherings (COVID-19 Outbreak)

The purpose of this document is to outline key planning considerations for organisers of mass gatherings in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. It should be read in conjunction with the World Health Organization’s Public Health for Mass Gatherings: Key Considerations, which provides general advice on the public health aspects of mass gathering events. It…

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The IRF 2020 Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study

Wellness continues to be a topic highlighted in both professional circles as well as in our personal lives. For this 2020 study, the Incentive Research Foundation explored how wellness is specifically represented in incentive travel programmes as well as in general meeting types. Of the individuals surveyed for this report, 68 percent noted that wellness…

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Beyond Food: Food and Mental Health

You are what you eat! But food isn’t just about physical health, it’s about mental health as well. So, in an industry where mental health is increasingly being scrutinised, how can food control mood? Beyond Food: Food and Mental Health (Lime Venue Portfolio website) Top Five Tips to Munch Your Way to Good Mental Health…

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