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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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Australasia’s Events Industry Collaborates on Sustainability

The Exhibition & Event Association for Australasia has launched a major new initiative to tackle sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of the events sector. An Environmental Sustainability Working Group has been formed which draws representatives from all sectors of the industry together to foster collaborative action. From CIM News Magazine…

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AIME’s Talk2 Media & Events Partners with PCMA and ICCA

Talk2 Media & Events, which is relaunching the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME), has announced partnerships with the Professional Convention Management Association and the International Congress and Convention Association. Both PCMA and ICCA will be involved in framing and delivering the AIME Knowledge Program which opens the three-day event. From CIM News Magazine…

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The Business of Events Unveils 2018 Schedule

The Business of Events is returning with an expanded programme of activity and with VisitBritain again in support. TBOE Senior Leadership Forum will return to London’s QEII Centre in October, preceded by an All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Events Industry debate. PCMA will again be bringing one of its Knowledge Exchanges to London. From Meetpie.com…

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