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London Tech Week: London & Partners

London Tech Week is a festival of live events taking place once a year across the United Kingdom capital. Having been held now for four years, it has become a key gathering for the ICT industry in London. It connects the entire tech ecosystem both within the city and beyond, shapes the future of the…

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Incredible Impacts: The Beyond Tourism Impact of Meetings

Last month the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) welcomed a record number of delegates to its 56th annual congress. Almost 1,300 members, including more than 40 association executives, travelled to Prague for four days of education, chapter meetings and networking. According to Czech Statistical Office data, Prague welcomed a total of 4,426 conferences in…

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Intellectual Capitals: This is Wales

With ICC Wales opening in 2019, and with key strengths in the automotive, aerospace, and marine renewable energy sectors – not to mention life sciences, cyber security and compound semiconductors – how does the land of rugby and song marshall and present its knowledge economy to attract prospective international meetings? From Intellectual Capitals…

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Convention Centres: The Gateway to What Lies Beyond

Today convention centres have to take a broader approach to the meetings sector, offering organisers a gateway to the cities and regions in which they are located. Some are effectively convention bureaux in their own right. Just how the role of major venues is changing is revealed across the thriving Australian scene. From CIM News Magazine…

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MyCEB Welcomes Six New Conference Ambassadors

At a gala evening, the Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau has welcomed six new “Kesatria” into its ambassador programme. The Kesatria are usually association presidents or industry leaders that are chairing major business events in Malaysia. Since 2012 the programme has contributed 123 meeting leads and attracted 188,317 delegates. From CIM News Magazine…

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First Dubai Association Conference Held

The first Dubai Association Conference has been held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The event focussed on building the association community, skills development for executives and global best practice. Last month it was announced that over 40 licences have been issued for associations to trade and operate in Dubai. From CIM News Magazine…

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GAHP Cities Enjoying Growth of Three Times Average

The Global Association Hubs Partnership has revealed that its four member-cities – Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC – are home to 9.6 percent of association headquarters and regional offices. They’re also enjoying growth of three times the global average. In the past year 35 associations have opened offices in GAHP cities. From Association Meetings International…

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Playing the Long Game: The Power of Conferences

The question is often asked: what are the benefits of holding conferences? Often the real answers to the question only emerge years after an event has taken place, when the ideas presented or connections made have become breakthroughs that save lives, change society or redefine best practice and policy. Business Events Sydney (BESydney) and the…

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ICC Sydney Launches Legacy Programme

ICC Sydney is to roll out a multi-streamed legacy programme, designed to connect the world’s brightest minds, industry leaders and delegates across a diverse cross-section of Sydney’s community. Starting in January, the scheme will foster knowledge exchange, collaboration and engagement around four streams: Innovators, Generation Next, Aboriginal Australia and Sustainability. From CIM News Magazine…

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BESydney and UTS Publish “The Power of Conferences” Book

Business Events Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney have published a new book about the legacies of business events. Built around profiles of ten distinguished thought leaders, and focussing on the role meetings have played in their stories, the book also analyses the outcomes conferences help create. Photo: Fairfax Syndication. From CIM News Magazine…

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Sheffield’s Ambassador Programme Celebrates Ten Years

Sheffield’s conference ambassador programme has celebrated its 10th anniversary at the annual dinner given for advocates who bring larger business events into the city. The city’s conference market is estimated to be worth £113 million to the local economy and the ambassador programme itself has contributed close to £30 million over the last six years. From Association Meetings International…

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