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2 October 2024

CONVENE 4 CLIMATE, Barcelona, Spain

It’s challenging to know what the future will bring; however, we know we can be part of a solution for a better society. We must create a platform to bring focus to Business Events and together with adjacent industries find solutions needed to protect our tomorrow. PCMA together with the Strategic Alliance of National Convention…

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Impact of AIDS 2014 Conference Still Resonates Today

From Melbourne Convention Bureau: In 2014 the 20th International AIDS Conference was held in Melbourne, which to this day is still the largest health conference ever held here. Ten-years down the track we are still talking about it. Thinking back to then and the global spotlight on Melbourne with more than 13,000 delegates, visitors and…

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19 March 2025

IBTM Asia Pacific, Hong Kong

IBTM Asia Pacific is the leading event for the meetings and events industry in the region bringing together a high calibre group of international, APAC regional and local meeting planners and exhibitors for two days of pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings, education and networking. The event is under-pinned by IBTM’s sophisticated, industry-leading Hosted Buyer programme which…

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Geneviève Leclerc: Embracing Degrowth

LJ TALKS at IMEX Frankfurt 2024 | In a world where constant growth seems to be the dominant economic paradigm, degrowth presents the way forward. Geneviève Leclerc, the founder of MEET4IMPACT, joined Jan and Gorazd to share how event organisers must rethink the impacts of their event. They also discussed how to define impact and…

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DI Launches Initiatives and Recognises Industry Achievements

From Conference & Meetings World: Destinations International (DI), the premier association representing destination organisations and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), has recently unveiled several initiatives and recognised outstanding industry achievements at its 2024 Annual Convention in Tampa, Florida. These initiatives and recognitions underscore DI’s commitment to accessibility, advocacy, professional development and industry excellence within the…

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Reinventing Business in the Reinvented City

From Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, by Professor Greg Clark: Glasgow’s urban transformation is visible all over the city. On any measure, the results of 30 years of increased and diversified job creation, business investment, and renewed districts that specialise in financial services, creative and media, life sciences, advanced technology, engineering, or hosting fabulous experiences and…

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Maritz Acquires Convention Data Services from Freeman

From Skift Meetings: Maritz has acquired Convention Data Services (CDS), a registration, on-site and lead management company from global events company Freeman. The two companies have been competitors, but now Martiz will integrate CDS’ roughly 200 employees. This process will take anywhere from 12 to 36 months, according to Maritz CEO David Peckinpaugh. Maritz will…

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The Power of MICE: Boosting Local Communities

By Gili Back, Corporate Team Building Facilitator & Sustainable Events Manager at TEAM SPIRIT THAILAND: The MICE industry holds immense potential to drive positive change in local communities. When done right, MICE events (and student group travel programs) foster economic growth, cultural exchange, and sustainable development. Here’s why focusing on responsible and sustainable practices in…

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What Does a New Labour Government Mean for the Events Industry?

From Exhibition News: With the results now in, the Labour Party has emerged victorious as the new governing party of the United Kingdom, with Kier Starmer leading his party to a resounding landslide victory. This political shift will – hopefully – usher in a new era of optimism and ambition, not just for the nation…

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Sector Set for Significant Role in New Government’s Policy Agenda

From M&IT: With Labour set to take the reigns of power following a landslide general election victory, Michael Hirst OBE, chair, UKEVENTS working group for advocacy and government relations, explains how the meetings and events industry is poised to play a significant role in the new government’s policy agenda. We’ve been working diligently leading up…

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VIDEO DOUBLE-BILL: Industry Sends Clear Policy Message Pre-Elections

Transatlantic advocacy of Business Events reached new highs as the leading industry organisations, including Iceberg Partners & Ambassadors, advanced policy engagement in the political hubs of Washington DC and Brussels ahead of elections. Better still – the message is proving coherent, and consistent. From April 8-11, the Business Events Industry Week (BEIW) held in Washington…

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Manifesto Provides Clarity on Value of Meetings

From AMI: The Meetings Industry Manifesto is one of the most lucid – and mercifully succinct – advocacy documents I have read in 14 years as a journalist working in this field. The result of recent talks between newly elected members of the European Parliament and representatives from the Joint Meetings Industry Council, VisitBrussels, CityDNA,…

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LATAM Market is Claiming its Place Within the Global Meetings Arena

From Talley Management Group: Over the past several years, Panama has established itself as a key hub for the LATAM region, expanding the airlift services of its national carrier, COPA Airlines, and heavily investing in its infrastructure and capacity. Notable developments include the City of Knowledge (Ciudad del Saber), a government-sponsored cluster of academic organizations,…

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BESarawak Hosts Inaugural ICCA Association Masterclass

In a three-part video report from the Legacy Capital of Malaysia, #Meet4Impact’s Geneviève Leclerc and GainingEdge Chairman, Gary Grimmer, share the journey of the inaugural 2-day ICCA Association Impact Masterclass, hosted by the Sarawak Ministry of Tourism and funded by BESarawak, led by CEO, Amelia Roziman. Leclerc and Grimmer emphasize the importance of establishing the…

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Sustainability Hub for Events – A New AI Tool – Launched

From Trade Show Executive: Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE), the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe and Gevme collaborated to launch the Sustainability Hub for Events. The new platform utilizes AI to simplify sustainability guidelines into actionable steps for events. Sustainability Hub for Events works by indexing events’ data to create customized…

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