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Jeremy Rees Appointed ExCeL London CEO

ADNEC Group have confirmed the appointment of Jeremy Rees as CEO of ExCeL London. Rees has been Acting CEO since November 2017. Very well-respected by the exhibitions sector he’s spent over twenty years working within, Rees joined ExCeL in January 2010 as Sales Director and was appointed Executive Director in 2013. From Meetpie.com…

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Life Sciences, Engaging Youth and BestCities Global Alliance

Aaron Etra co-founded the Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration, which organises the ICMAN and ICNODAT conferences. He is also Chair of the Executive Committee of the Council of Organizations of the United Nations Association of the USA. Here he shares insights on youth empowerment with Iceberg parter BestCities Global Alliance. From Boardroom…

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Diversity and Inclusion: A Meetings Industry Roundtable Discussion

Few issues have dominated public debate over the past few years as much as those related to diversity and inclusion. Charged discourse is impacting every part of our culture, including the meetings industry. Last month five thought leaders gathered on a conference call to discuss the topic. From Successful Meetings…

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Panels Not Manels: Gender Equality at INBOUND 2017

INBOUND is one of the world’s most popular business events. Each year it attracts well over 20,000 attendees from more than a hundred countries to Boston. The audience is about 65 percent female, but unlike many other meetings the event’s speaker lineup is also diverse. So how did INBOUND make it happen? From Forbes…

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AFAMCO Established for African Associations

Jeffers Miruka, President of the African Society of Association Executives, has joined Iceberg partner Talley Management Group in launching the African Association Management Company. Based in Kenya, AFAMCO exists to help associations establish themselves on the continent, and benefit from Miruka’s local knowledge and TMG’s global experience. From Association Meetings International…

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Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo Honoured with Award

Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, South African Tourism’s Chief Convention Officer, has received a prestigious lifetime achievement award. Also a previous winner at the Top 40 Women in MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) awards, Kotze-Nhlapo was delighted by her achievement, and was congratulated publicly by South African Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona. From the Event…

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C2 Melbourne “No Longer Viable”

C2 International has cancelled its C2 Melbourne event, which was to have taken place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in October. The news comes a week after C2 International’s Asia Pacific CEO, Martin Enault, stepped down. Organisers said the creative format, a success in Montreal, was not viable in Melbourne. From Biz Events Asia…

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Cape Town Wins Two Major Leadership Events

The Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau has announced that Cape Town will host the 2019 YPO EDGE and Global Leadership Conference. The two events will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in March 2019, and will draw about 3,000 top global CEOs over four days. From the Event…

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Record Attendance at ASAE Annual Meeting

Iceberg partner the American Society of Association Executives’ Annual Meeting has drawn 6,068 people to Chicago, based on preliminary numbers. The event’s record attendance included over 3,000 association professionals and more than 2,000 exhibitors, and has brought almost $20 million in revenue to the city’s economy. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Berlin: Building the Lasting Legacies of Falling Walls

In an age when some are once more trying to build walls, the remains of the one that divided Berlin stand testament to the historical impact of its demolition. Falling Walls, the International Conference on Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society, was founded to build on that moment and metaphor. From PCMA Convene…

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Trade Associations: Change Drivers, and Good for the Career

Trade associations are a great way to drive change within an industry. Joining one can also have a positive effect on your career. Carlo Zoccali, Account Director at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, and also two term UK Chapter President of the International Live Events Association, says as much. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Outside Opinions: The Novelty of Being Away from the Office

What’s the best thing about travelling for business? In new research from ConferenceLeeds, almost half said it was “the novelty of being away from the office”. The results highlight how much we enjoy time away from our usual day-to-day routine, like time spent attending conferences and events in different cities. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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