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The Unconventional Convention Centre: Five Architectural Stars

Convention centres let architects push the limits of creative design and pioneer innovative solutions. With seventeen decades of venue architecture behind us, the 1850 Bingley Hall in Birmingham being the first example, here are five extraordinary modern venues. Photo: R. Elton. From Association Meetings International…

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Glasgow: Medical Meetings Leave Life-saving Legacies

This year Glasgow Convention Bureau launched the People Make Glasgow Healthier campaign, taking the messages from a few key medical congresses out of the convention centre and into the community. The conferences were able to create a deeper legacy for the city, with for example 180 people receiving lifesaving CPR training, From Boardroom…

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Manchester: Building on the Legacies of Pioneers

Throughout its history, Manchester has played host to many global breakthroughs, including the first stored-program computer and the splitting of the atom. These days it is rising in positioning as a global conference destination, the value of its international association events almost doubling between 2011 and 2017. From Boardroom…

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The Future of Congresses: The Copenhagen Scenario Model

Copenhagen CVB and Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance have conducted an in-depth piece of future research in a unique collaboration with future scientists and designers. Explore four immersive scenarios for 2040 that spell out potential futures for our industry. The report is accompanied by four audio narratives to make each of the scenarios real and…

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Beyond Food: The Emergence of the Plant Menu

The way people eat at events is changing. As populations around the world begin to understand the impact of their eating habits, we are seeing a massive change in what and how people eat. This chapter of the Beyond Food report series delves deeper into these trends, and into the emergence of the plant menu…

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GDS-Index Launches Certification Alliance

Iceberg partner GDS-Index (the Global Destination Sustainability Index) and EarthCheck have signed an alliance to develop then launch special certification and services for business tourism, event and meeting cities. The goal is to let destinations become sustainable and healthy places to visit, meet in and live in. From Boardroom…

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Sydney to Host Largest Machine Learning Event

Sydney will be hosting the world’s largest machine learning meeting in 2021. The annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems attracted 13,000 experts last week to Vancouver. The data science arm of Australia’s national science agency led the bid with BESydney, supported by the NSW Government. From CIM Business Events…

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SEC Secures European Trio for 2023

The Scottish Event Campus has won three significant European meetings for 2023. The European Conference on Optical Communication, the European Society for Radiotherapy Oncology, as well as the European Magnetic Resonance Meeting, will all be held at the SEC welcoming over 10,000 delegates. From Meetings International…

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The CCD Wins World’s Leading Venue Award

The Convention Centre Dublin has been named the world’s leading meetings venue. Senior managers from the venue took home the trophy at the 26th annual World Travel Awards in Oman. It is the second time The CCD, nearing its tenth anniversary, has won the title, this time seeing off fourteen other venues. From Association Meetings International…

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European AIDS Meeting Won by ExCeL London

The UK capital’s progress in tackling HIV will be showcased when ExCeL London hosts the 2021 European AIDS Conference. The city says 95 percent of patients are diagnosed, 98 percent are on therapy and 97 percent are virally suppressed. Many medical associations now choose London and ExCeL. Photo: Swadim. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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