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Business Events: The Power of Associations

In the second of three insights on the value of business and professional events, GainingEdge CEO Gary Grimmer and Gregg Talley, President and CEO of the Talley Management Group, analyse the crucial role professional associations and the broader “civil society” deliver across all the whole of scientific and industrial development.  Association meetings deliver the platforms…

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Stem Cell Knowledge Hub Wins Major Meeting for Hamburg

The 2021 annual meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research will see 4,000 researchers and professionals heading to the Congress Center Hamburg. The meeting is being co-sponsored by a local knowledge hub incorporating Life Science Nord, Fraunhofer IME ScreeningPort, and the Hamburg Ministry for Science, Research and Equality. From Intellectual Capitals…

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London Tech Week 2018 Opens in UK Capital

Some of the biggest names from the global technology and business community have joined more than 50,000 delegates at London Tech Week 2018. The event is Europe’s largest festival of technology and innovation, where major tech brands like Google, Twitter, and Facebook are joined on stage by some of London’s leading sector stakeholders. From PCMA…

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London and ExCeL Healing Wounds at EWMA 2020

In 2020 ExCeL London will host the European Wound Management Association Conference. The event, for 4,000 nurses, doctors and other medical professionals, chose to return because of the respected practitioner and research sector based in London. This is the latest of several medical associations to choose London and ExCeL for their meetings. From Boardroom…  

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Ottawa Targeting Wins International Association Meetings

Ottawa has won a clutch of major international association meetings as part of its ongoing campaign to target industry sectors with strong links to the city. This focus has netted more than a dozen big events held over the next two years, including the International Conference of Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments. From Association Meetings International…

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Melbourne Wins Five Life Sciences Meetings

Melbourne has secured five international life science conferences in 2019 and 2020, boosting Victoria’s status as a medical technology and pharmaceutical investment destination. The AusMedtech Conference in 2019, AusBiotech National Conferences in 2019 and 2020, and the Biotech Invest Conferences in 2019 and 2020 will attract thousands of delegates. From CIM News Magazine…

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Brisbane: Reinforcing a Reputation in Robotics

Brisbane has just reinforced its reputation as a powerhouse in robotics by welcoming 3,000 delegates from the sector to the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. The six-day event brought an estimated AU$10.5 million into Queensland’s economy and connected together the state’s substantial ecosystem of robotics institutions and academic departments. From Intellectual Capitals…

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Lost in the Storm: The Academic Collaborations that Went Missing in...

When an academic participates in a large conference, her or his likelihood of subsequently writing a paper with at least one participant at the conference increases by one-sixth (close to 18%). Moreover, it seems that conferences improve the quality of matching among co-authors, leading to papers that are published in higher-ranked journals. These findings are…

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Montreal’s Palais Creates Multisector Strategic Taskforce

The Palais des congrès de Montréal has assembled a group of leaders from eight of the city’s significant economic sectors into a Multisector Strategic Taskforce. Their mission will be to establish ties with key influencers who will actively help attract major international meetings to Montreal and to the Palais des congrès de Montréal itself. From Boardroom…

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Canada: Four City Destinations and their Ambassadors

Last year Toronto hosted 951 meetings and events that attracted 400,000 delegates and generated $634 million for the local economy. But business events are too often overlooked in the wider accounting of tourism impact across Canada, as are the ambassador programmes that bring in such meetings to Canadian destinations. From BNN Bloomberg…

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Business Events: Change Agents or Travel Agents?

As politicians and policymakers gather at the IMEX Policy Forum in Frankfurt, key partners of The Iceberg are providing a timely reminder of the transformational contribution of business and professional events and their ‘beyond tourism’ benefits. GainingEdge CEO Gary Grimmer and Gregg Talley, President and CEO of the Talley Management Group, discuss what meetings actually…

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Jerusalem: The Space Legacy of IAC 2015

You might not think that the second man to walk on the moon would need a conference name badge. Back in 2015 Buzz Aldrin addressed the 66th International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem. Hosted by the Israel Space Agency, the event saw over 2,000 participants brought together from 60 countries, and has left a significant legacy. From Boardroom…

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