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Jeannie Lim Board Chair at BestCities Global Alliance

Jeannie Lim, Executive Director of Conventions, Meetings and Incentive Travel at the Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau, has been elected Board Chair of BestCities Global Alliance. BestCities is currently planning its third annual Global Forum taking place in Bogotá this December, and the second running of “Incredible Impacts” in partnership with ICCA. From Association Meetings International…

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Corbin Ball and Deborah Sexton Enter EIC’s Hall of Leaders

Iceberg partner the Events Industry Council will induct four sector professionals into its prestigious Hall of Leaders this October during IMEX America in Las Vegas. The inductees include Iceberg partner Corbin Ball of Corbin Ball & Co (pictured), Henry Givray of SmithBucklin, Edward Liu of CEMS Singapore, and former PCMA leader Deborah Sexton. Photo: From Meetings & Conventions…

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Association Global Growth Trends Survey 2013 – 2018

For almost 30 years, GLOBALSTRAT has been collecting independent data on how international associations are approaching global membership, programs and engagement. This valuable information and insights are used to help associations to make better informed decisions when developing their international strategies and business plans. According to the United Nations, the world population is expected to…

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IRF 2018 Award Program Value and Evidence White Paper

Most leaders expect their investments in incentive, reward and recognition (IRR) programs to drive more sales, increase revenue, result in a larger share of the market, or produce some other return on investment. Leaders may also seek measurable improvements in production costs, product quality, reduced accidents and down-time, lower attrition and absenteeism, and increased engagement,…

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The Gender Agenda: An End to All-Male Panels?

Despite a recent report that men give more than twice as many talks than women at scientific conferences, there are signs that female-to-male ratios are improving at some events. One of the best strategies for tackling the gender agenda is to include women as part of the team that selects speakers. From PCMA Convene…

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New Study Collects Evidence of Incentive Benefits

Research into the effectiveness of motivation awards has long shown that a well-conceived and well-run incentive, recognition or reward programme improves productivity and performance. Now the Incentive Research Foundation has released a new study summarising the benefits and reasons for them, as well as the evidence backing the claims up. From Incentive What Motivates…

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The US Events Industry Gender Pay Gap

In the US April 10th is Equal Pay Day. The date chosen reinforces a point. It takes women nearly four months longer to catch up to a man’s annual salary. Last year Convene’s Annual Salary Survey reported that female respondents earned 22 percent less than male respondents. This year’s survey has now closed. From PCMA Convene…

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Are Men the Solution to the Gender Pay Gap?

As UK firms must now submit gender pay gap data, it is clear that women working at large event agencies are on average paid less than men. But gender pay gaps and staffing makeup are separate issues. If there are still more men at the top, is this for men to address? From editor’s blog at…

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The Association of Association Executives Launches African Event

The Association of Association Executives has launched a new event for Africa among its international meetings. The Africa Associations Congress will take place in October at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria. The event is aimed at pan-African, regional and national African associations and also for international associations with African members. From Boardroom…

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BestCities Campaign Launch Celebrates the Power of People

To coincide with Global Meetings Industry Day, Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance has announced a new communications strategy to showcase the power of people. Led by the Greater Bogotá Convention Bureau, which will host the BestCities 2018 Global Forum in December, the campaign aims to celebrate the unique role people play in the events industry. From…

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Meetings and Events Associations: An Insider’s Guide

The events and meetings industry is hardly short of its own professional associations. A good many of them are even Iceberg partners! You join for the networking, education and advocacy, then get much more. But which are right for each of the different tribes within our overall sector? From SoolNua’s Pádraic Gilligan at Padraicino…

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Inaugural GainingEdge Scholars Announced

Two young scholars from Africa, Stalin Tawanda Mau Mau and Mercy Cherono Too, are the first awarded by the inaugural GainingEdge Scholar Programme, which recognises the importance of meaningful work experience for students who wish to pursue careers in the business events industry and who also demonstrate outstanding potential for future leadership. From Boardroom…

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