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Aerospace Hubs: Star Cities and Orbiting Meetings

Toulouse, Montreal, Singapore, along with Seattle, South East England and Bengalaru in India, are all destinations with clusters of innovation in aerospace. Where knowledge collects, so do associated meetings, so these hubs of expertise in this exciting sector are also attracting significant international events. From Association Meetings International…

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Student Employment Legacies for Vienna’s ESOC

Vienna has hosted ESOC, the 21st European Symposium for Organic Chemistry, in the process consolidating its strengths in the sector. Alongside the scientific programme, the meeting introduced its first-ever associated job fair for PhD and postdoctorate students, with companies participating in the technical exhibition conducting interviews on site. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Tokyo Wins ISDE 2022 World Congress

The World Congress for Esophageal Diseases is expected to be bigger than ever when it returns to Tokyo in 2022. The International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus was founded by Dr Kōmei Nakayama in 1979, and its first World Congress was held in Japan’s capital in 1980. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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BestCities Launches Global Legacy Award

Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance has launched its Global Recognition Award, celebrating associations who deliver positive change and leave lasting legacy in the cities where they meet. The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) were each awarded $500, both grants creating further legacies. From Association Meetings International…

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Green IIOA Brings Glasgow Almost £1m

Glasgow Convention Bureau has reported an almost £1 million boost to the city’s economy after hosting the recent 27th International Input-Output Association Conference. The IIOA meeting was in the UK for the first time and attracted a record number of delegates from nearly fifty countries. Sustainability was critical in its staging. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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BestCities Seeks Legacy Value Consultant

Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to evaluate the socio-economic impacts created by business events. Project learnings will be shared across BestCities’ networks within and outside the industry. Recommendations will be provided on how meetings legacy activities can be encouraged, developed, implemented and measured. From BestCities Global Alliance…

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CTICC Confirms 105 International Meetings

Over one hundred international conferences, expected to attract over 127,000 delegates, are to take place at CTICC, the Cape Town International Convention Centre, until 2026. The events will have significant impact on the Western Cape and South African economy. According to ICCA rankings, Cape Town is the leading meetings destination in Africa. From the Event…

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Quebec Ambassadors Secure Eleven Events

The Quebec City Convention Centre has hailed an “outstanding” year in which it hosted 210 events, among them 71 conferences, and over 216,000 delegates. Quebec City Ambassadors, many of whom are research professors at Université Laval, helped land eleven of the eighteen international conferences held at the centre in 2018–2019. From Association Meetings International…

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UK Events Budgets Rose in Q2 2019

UK events budgets have defied the trend of total marketing budgets during the second quarter of 2019, showing solid growth and extending the climb of recent quarters. So says the Q2 2019 IPA Bellwether Report. The rise in events spend contrasts with flatlining marketing overall amid growing political and economic uncertainty. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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ECM Report Analyses Event Social Media

Iceberg partner European Cities Marketing, in collaboration with TCI Research, has used analysis of over a million social media postings to study the reputation of destinations across Europe. The City Sentiment Index Report reveals the theme of MICE scoring highest intensity in London, and highest positivity in Oslo (pictured). From European Cities Marketing…

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GDS-Index Marks 50 Cities with Brisbane

Brisbane is the latest city to join up with Iceberg partner the Global Destination Sustainability Index, becoming GDS-Index’s 50th signing. The Queensland capital is now part of a global sustainability movement, benchmarking the sustainability of both destinations and their events, and promoting adoption of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals. From HQ…

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Tracking the Predators: Taking on Counterfeit Conferences

Legitimate research meetings are now under threat from “predatory” conferences. These unscholarly events are organised for profit and publish anything sent their way for a fee. One even passed a nuclear physics paper written using iOS autocomplete. Could tracking the meetings as well as the research be the answer? From Paul Killoran via Boardroom…

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