Search The Iceberg

Search & Filter

  • Sort By

  • Category

  • Host Destination

  • Sector

Found 26 Results

Viewing all Results

New Meetings Bring Brisbane AU$112m

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Brisbane will receive an economic boost of over AU$112 million from new business events taking place in the city over the coming years. The forecast is an annual record achieved by Brisbane Marketing with partners including BCEC (the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre). From Meetings International…

Read More

CTICC: 16 Years Marked by 16 Achievements

CTICC, the Cape Town International Convention Centre, has just passed its sixteenth birthday. To mark the occasion, CTICC shared sixteen of its achievements. Among them were job creation, economic contribution and training, growing the province’s knowledge economy, and CTICC’s response to Cape Town’s water crisis. From Meetings International…

Read More

CTICC Wins AIPC Innovation Award

CTICC, the Cape Town International Convention Centre, carried off the 2019 Delegate Choice Award for Innovation at the AIPC (International Association of Convention Centres) Annual Conference in Antwerp. The accolade recognised the venue’s water saving efforts during Cape Town’s water crisis. From the Event…

Read More

Glasgow Conferences Generate £150m

Glasgow Convention Bureau has reported best-ever year-end results with conference business generating more than £150 million for the city. Between 2018 and 2019, Glasgow hosted more than 530 conferences which brought in almost 160,000 delegates. Four significant medical meetings alone boosted the local economy by more than £17m. From Association Meetings International…

Read More

Sustainability Goals for Climate Action Week

The London Convention Bureau has asked UK hospitality tourism players during London Climate Action Week to sign up to commitments in the Mayor of London’s environment strategy. The week was launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan as a drive to make the UK capital a leader in tackling climate change. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

Read More

The Future of Meetings: In the Coming Decade Reality Will be Virtual

What will the meetings industry look like in 2029? New tech, spiralling travel costs, legislation about the environment and “flight guilt” will transform the sector. The industry will still thrive. The need to “meet” will not go away. But “meeting” will more often be through a screen. From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

Read More

The Future of Congress Centres: AIPC Annual Conference 2019

Iceberg partner AIPC, international association of congress centres, has just held its annual conference in Antwerp. At the Flanders Meeting and Convention Center, next to the city zoo, 150 delegates discussed future economics of such venues, the technology transforming them, and the expectations of big clients like Sibos and the European Society of Cardiology. From Boardroom…

Read More

JMIC’s Legacy Report: Sharing Stories Gives Advocacy Weight

“Business Events Legacies”, the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s recent report, reveals “significant” failings in the way governments measure the true value delivered by conferences, congresses and trade shows. But further sharing of sector impact stories could give the report weight in the battle to convince the world of the industry’s worth. From UFI…

Read More

Business Events Legacies: JMIC Case Study Project Report

This project collected, analysed and synthesised the findings of all prior Joint Meetings Industry Council Case Studies to deliver a verdict on the broader contributions that conferences, congresses, trade shows, convention centres and bureaux deliver to destinations, communities, industries and economies. The cases were drawn from four continents: Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. The…

Read More

Business Events: Counting More Than Coffee Cups

A multi-year, international study of business events has found a mismatch between how governments value the sector and its broader long-term outcomes, with researchers recommending ways the industry can better document these legacies. The report is a compendium of the Joint Meetings Industry Council Case Studies hosted right here on The Iceberg. From Meetings International…

Read More

Gateshead Quays to Create 1,000 New Jobs

The £260 million Gateshead Quays will create more than 1,000 new jobs for the UK’s North East. The development, to be completed by 2023, has 6,300 square metres of exhibition space and 2,800 square metres of meeting rooms. There are also hotels, a performance area, and offsite parking. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

Read More

IACC Report Reveals Food Waste Concerns

Food waste is a major concern for more than six of every ten meeting planners, according to the IACC annual Meeting Room of the Future report 2019. The survey also shows that 44 percent believe ethical operations and sustainable practice will be crucial for venues by 2024. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

Read More