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Julia Swanson: Prevention is Better than Cure

From the BestCities Global Forum, hosted in January by Melbourne, its Convention Bureau Chief Executive, Julia Swanson, reflects on the values alignment now being demanded by future members of professional societies and associations. Cultural alignment, a sense of purpose, and creating long lasting community impacts are top of mind for the next generation, she says….

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BestCities Case Study: The World Down Syndrome Congress

The World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC), hosted in various BestCities destinations, has been a beacon of hope and progress for individuals with Down syndrome. By bringing together families, professionals, and self-advocates, the Congress has fostered a global community dedicated to inclusion and advocacy. Each congress, organized by Down Syndrome International, has been a platform for…

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Conferli the Podcast | Featuring VisitBritain’s Laura Caprioli

Join us for our season premiere as we welcome Laura Caprioli, Growth & Stakeholder Manager at VisitBritain. Laura returns to delve deeper into the groundbreaking legacy toolkit, a must-know for partner destinations. If you missed Season 1, catch up on Episode 7! In this episode, Laura gives us a crash course on the legacy toolkit…

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Shaping Future Legacies with Gerda Marie Rist

In an interview with Boardroom, Gerda Marie Rist, the Lead of Copenhagen Legacy Lab, shares her unique journey and the innovative work being done at the Lab. With a rich background in pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, and roles within the healthcare and life science industries, Gerda Marie discusses how the Legacy Lab leverages strategic conference planning…

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Creating Sustainable Event Legacies: A Conversation with Kit Lykketoft

From Conference & Meetings World: Kit Lykketoft, director of conventions, Wonderful Copenhagen spoke to CMW and delved into the importance of sustainable practices, Copenhagen’s reputation as a hub for innovation, and the enduring legacies and impacts of events in this vibrant city. Kit shares insights and experiences that shed light on how Copenhagen is leading…

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26 April 2024

Association Impact Masterclass, Sarawak, Malaysia

Co-created by ICCA, Meet4Impact and GainingEdge, the Association Impact Masterclass is a new groundbreaking training programme, aligning seamlessly with the ICCASkills certification programme. This initiative will add valuable enhanced capabilities to the skillsets of association professionals worldwide, enabling them to design, deliver, and measure the impacts of their activities. Associations play a crucial role globally…

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Christchurch and NZBE Launch Legacy Conference Study

From ChristchurchNZ: Business events provide a long-term impact far beyond the economic benefits that come from direct tourism spend. Business events has the potential to contribute to destination knowledge economies, drive industry innovation and bring a range of other benefits to host cities. The Conference Legacy Project is a three-year study powered by ChristchurchNZ and…

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BestCities Launch Legacy Case Study Series

From BestCities Global Alliance: The 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne, 2016, showcased ITS Australia’s expertise and fostered government and community engagement in intelligent transportation. Prioritizing diversity and strategic networking, it achieved significant industry growth, policy influence, and youth engagement. This event exemplifies the lasting benefits of hosting international congresses for industry…

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VisitBritain Explores ‘Impact Beyond the Plenary’

From Conference News: VisitBritain, in partnership with MeetEngland, Meet in Wales, VisitScotland Business Events and the Association of British Professional Congress Organisers (ABPCO), explored the importance of ‘impact beyond the plenary’ at its first Association Conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The conference, which took place from 5-7 February 2024, brought together 80…

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ASSOCIATIONWORLD Founder Shares Sobering Forecast for Ukraine Recovery

The UNBROKEN Emergency Summit held in October 2023 attracted some leading minds from the association, charity, and consulting sectors as Lviv shared insights to the medical needs of the country. A visit to the UNBROKEN Rehabilitation Centre included to the facility’s psychological rehabilitation unit where the extent of the trauma was shared by its leading…

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New Business Events Legacy Programme Launched in Wellington

From WellingtonNZ: Business Events Wellington (BEW) has officially launched its legacy programme with the development of resources to help clients formulate individual legacy projects. A new specialist conference advisor has also been appointed to guide organisations through the process. BEW Manager Irette Ferreira said the aim of the legacy programme is to capture the positive…

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International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare 2022

From Göteborg & Co: Small steps towards a healthier lifestyle – a Gothenburg Way to Legacy project: The International Forum is one of the world’s leading health care meetings, inspiring healthcare leaders, practitioners and patients towards a better, safer and higher quality of care. Furthermore, the meeting has a strong population health prevention and promotion…

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