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BestCities Global Forum Held as Hybrid

The 2020 Global Forum of Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance has been held, mixing physical and digital elements to create a unique hybrid event for over 128 delegates around the world. The meeting saw the launching of BestCities Global Forum Madrid 2021, anticipated since its postponement this year. From Meetings International…

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Dubai Business Events Announces Bid Wins

Convention bureau Dubai Business Events has won several large events: the International DIP Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Pregnancy, the Omnilife Latin America Incentive, the World Independent Advertising Award Conference, and others. From Association Meetings International…

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RAI Amsterdam Gets Freer Reopening

RAI Amsterdam is one of first venues in Europe to reopen without visitor number restrictions. The relaxation of further measures by the Dutch government on July 1st means the centre can again host major events. The RAI had already made its spaces COVID-secure and fully in line with health and safety guidelines. From Meetings International…

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Sven Bossu Appointed First AIPC CEO

AIPC (the International Association of Convention Centres), an Iceberg partner, has appointed its first CEO. Prior to the move, Sven Bossu had previously been MD for Innovation at ESTRO (the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology). He is also known for a stretch at SWIFT, where he was responsible for SIBOS. From Boardroom…

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Coronavirus: ASAE Aid Plea Gains Ground

Another round of coronavirus relief has been passed by the US Congress without the inclusion of professional and trade groups. But there are signs that legislators are now aware of the need to widen out eligibility to such non-profits. Iceberg partner ASAE and thousands of other associations have been pressing the case. From Associations Now…

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Coronavirus: A Virtual GMID Talks Recovery

During education sessions of the suddenly virtual Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), leaders from Meeting Professionals International, IMEX and other sector organisations advised fellow professionals to focus on long-term recovery and to work together to help the industry come back stronger than before. From Northstar Meetings Group…

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Coronavirus: UK Event Suppliers Facing Ruin

About 60 percent of the UK event industry’s supplier base faces ruin unless the government offers more support, according to a survey just published. Around six percent of businesses polled said they were unlikely to survive until the end of April. Some 1,490 companies took part from all across the UK. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: ASAE in Association Aid Plea

Iceberg partner ASAE plus almost 3,000 associations have asked the US Congress to provide further aid for trade and professional groups during the COVID-19 crisis, and to make such not-for-profits eligible for small business interruption loans. The recent $2.2 trillion CARES Act does little to assist associations. From Associations Now…

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Coronavirus: Exhibition Sector Facing Difficult Crisis Decisions

Cancel, delay or go ahead? Planners of industry events are facing tough choices as significant gatherings of thousands or tens of thousands pose a major risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. The cancellation of Mobile World Congress due to have been held in Barcelona shows how organisers are now under intense pressure. From Tech Xplore…

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Below the Waterline Meets: TMG’s Gregg Talley

The Iceberg is now identifying and celebrating the greater mass of hard-to-see business events legacies that lie hidden beneath the surface in a new podcast “Below the Waterline”. In the fifth of a series featuring significant meetings industry players, Iceberg founder James Latham catches up with Talley Management Group President and CEO Gregg Talley. Gregg…

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Coronavirus: Meeting Disruption Roundup

As coronavirus continues to disrupt global travel and trade, planners of events are delaying, cancelling, or soldiering on with their plans. The Singapore Airshow 2020 has gone ahead with temperature screening on site. But some exhibitors have pulled out and a related conference has been cancelled. Other events have been postponed. From PCMA…

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Kenyan Oil and Gas Summit Set to Fuel Investment

Over 500 senior oil and gas executives will visit Nairobi in March with Kenya poised to become a hub of oil and gas exploration. The sixth edition East Africa Oil & Gas Summit & Exhibition will bring together government officials, national oil companies and investors to examine significant opportunities across the region. From AMI Intellectual Capitals…

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Speaking Out Against the Speaker: A Financial Services Watershed

When an attendee posted video of a speaker’s lewd remarks at a financial services conference, it was actually the video poster who was breaking the rules, since the invitation-only event had a privacy policy. But the event in fact commended the poster and instead the billionaire panellist was barred from future events. From PCMA…

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MeetDenmark Outreach and Legacy Report

During 2018 MeetDenmark, with consultancy and Iceberg partner GainingEdge, began a major project on outreach. The purpose was to identify how Danish destinations can create significant added value for the international associations coming to Denmark. The objective is to help associations achieve greater impacts in fulfilling their own goals and missions while also strengthening the…

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