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University of Leeds Hosts Ice Age Event

The Iceberg does like an ice event. The synergy between academia and meetings was recently on show with the University of Leeds hosting a group of experts on the Great Ice Age. The meeting, which explored the pressing issues around climate change, worked closely together with the college’s convention bureau MEETinLEEDS. From Association Meetings International…

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IPA: UK Event Marketing Cuts to Reverse

The decisive general election result back in December gave a boost to UK marketing expenditure during the final quarter of 2019, according to the IPA Bellwether Report. Cuts to event marketing were seen over Q3 and Q4, but the report is optimistic about the sector for 2020 and 2021. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Swiss EPD Tackled by FutureHealth Basel

Switzerland’s leading platform for the healthcare sector has just been staged in Basel. The Netherlands has had electronic patient dossiers for five years, and the EPD is coming to Switzerland in April. So the topic was high on the agenda of FutureHealth Basel, which also programmed patient speakers. From Boardroom…

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Malaysia to Welcome 65,000 Delegates

Malaysia is expecting to welcome more than 65,000 conference and exhibition goers in 2020, national convention bureau MyCEB having secured 42 business meetings over the next 12 months. Most delegates, expected to boost national coffers by RM654 million (€144 million), are employed in healthcare, telecoms, or science and technology. From Association Meetings International…

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University Conferences Boost Sales by £2m

UK Universities hosting conferences can expect to boost annual sales by around £2 million. So says a recent survey by CUBO, an association of university business officers. The figures released at CUBO’s Winter Conference at Edinburgh University show average income levels up by eleven percent against 2018. Photo: Alljengi. From Association Meetings International…

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The Innovative Summit Reforming the Transit System of Sioux Falls

The Mayor of Sioux Falls in South Dakota, Paul TenHaken, was inspired to tackle his city’s inefficient transit system after attending a three-day, immersive classroom experience summit that kicked off the 2018 running of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. This is a year-long professional development programme for over forty global mayors. From PCMA…

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Venue Accessibility: A Guide to Meeting Every Delegate’s Needs

Conference Aston Head Samantha Brown explains how the industry can meet the needs of all delegates through a new approach to venue accessibility. Delegates with sight, hearing and some lesser-known impairments need just as much consideration as attendees with restricted mobility. The value of proper training should never be underestimated. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Davos 2020: The World Economic Forum Rank and File, Filed by Rank

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020 has just taken place in Davos, Switzerland. You might think those invited to attend are all part of the global elite, but the World Economic Forum actually assigns its delegates a category according to their level of importance. Photo: World Economic Forum / Valeriano Di Domenico.  From PCMA…

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Medical Meetings: Designing to Provide “Provider Wellness”

Workers in any industry can suffer from burnout, stress, anxiety and exhaustion. For those employed in the medical field, problems can be real and severe. So in the last few years planners have been designing medical meetings that provide some appropriate “provider wellness”, as well as more customary networking and education. From PCMA…

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