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IMEX 2018: Five Themes for the Meetings Industry

IMEX 2018 is currently underway in Frankfurt. One of the greatest meetings industry exhibitions, the event also showcases key trends and advancements in the sector. The Iceberg’s favourite topic, legacy, is the main theme this year, but also making headlines are: event tech, wellness, live and experiential, and CSR and sustainability. From tmf dialogue marketing…

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Scheduling: Better Late Than Early?

As meeting marketers try to turn prospective participants into registered attendees, it might seem that publishing a complete schedule early would be more than helpful. But in a fast moving knowledge sector, like that of the American Association of Cancer Research’s Annual Meeting, this can become a game of juggling crystal balls. From PCMA…

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7 August 2018

Technology: Fad or New Normal, Webinar

Meeting professionals see many challenges as they look to the future of events, and one of the biggest is how to make better technology decisions in the face of so much choice. Discover a framework to refer to when considering and investing in technology. From virtual reality and telepresence to RFID and near-field communication make…

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1 May 2018

Hybrid 101: Your Guide to Taking Your Events Online, Webinar

Hybrid is the breakout star of the meeting industry, but it requires meeting professionals to stretch their creativity, strategizing, execution and measurement and integrate technology with traditional live events to create new types of experiences and content delivery tools. Discover the basic tools and skills you need to take your event online to a broader…

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GMID: Four Industry Tipping Points

This Global Meetings Industry Day IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer has been reflecting on how the events and meetings industry has been evolving. In a press release marking GMID, Bauer shared four major tipping points that have transformed the sector over the last decade: globalisation, the emergence of innovation hubs, technology, and the TED factor. From Bizbash…

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The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Legacy Innovation Hub

As the last athlete leaves the Commonwealth Games Village, work will begin on transforming it into the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct. The new district is near two hospitals and a university, and the Games’ real legacy could be one of the most advanced health and knowledge innovation hubs in the Asia-Pacific. From CIM News Magazine…

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Startup Conference Collision Set to Relocate to Toronto

One of North America’s biggest startup conferences, Collision, will be relocating to Toronto in 2019. The move is a sign of the growing tech sector importance of the Ontario capital. The event itself has grown rapidly in recent years, from 1,500 attendees in 2014 to an expected 25,000 this year. From The (Toronto) Global and Mail…

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Business Events Canada Stages Event to Attract ICT

Business Events Canada is to host Innovate Canada, its first sector-focused event for Information and Communications Technology. The three day meeting, taking place in Montreal during May, will discuss artificial intelligence and deep learning, VFX and gaming, life sciences and health tech, plus data centres and cybersecurity. Photo: Guerinf. From Meetpie.com…

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Why Virtual Meetings Can Work Alongside Face to Face

For years organisers have asked whether virtual or hybrid meetings would negatively impact face to face. The Professional Convention Management Association began live streaming Convening Leaders in 2010, then its summer Education Conference. The video content has now generated $1 million in revenue, and live attendance has continued to grow along with membership. From Successful Meetings…

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The Road Ahead: BESydney’s Lyn Lewis-Smith

The business events industry is changing faster than perhaps ever before. Each year we see new and exciting developments brought about by rapid evolution of technology, growing understanding of how business events can create value, and changing priorities and expectations of host organisations and their delegates. So what’s next? From Lyn Lewis-Smith via LinkedIn…

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