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A Look Back on the World Down Syndrome Conference, Glasgow 2018

Glasgow Convention Bureau’s Impact and Legacy team have taken a fresh approach to uncovering the true meaning and impact of conferences when they take place in Glasgow, by revisiting the World Down Syndrome Congress team five years on since they met in Glasgow in 2018. Over the last ten years, Glasgow Convention Bureau has delivered…

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Omnipress | 2023 Conference Industry Report

Since 2015, Omnipress has been tracking the evolution of conferences and the role content plays before, during, and after the event through an annual survey of meeting and association professionals. This year’s edition of the Conference Industry Report explores what “back to normal” actually means in 2023… From Omnipress…

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10 December 2023

Leadership Forum, California, USA

The Northstar Leadership Forum brings together the industry’s thought leaders – planning professionals and suppliers – for three days of education, networking and sharing of best practices. Our forum is unlike any other industry gathering: A unique, high-level experience where business relationships and friendships are forged. Hosted at The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble…

Read More Attributes 10% of GHGs to Events

Trend towards virtual and hybrid conferences may be an effective climate change mitigation strategy. Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has urged event holders to shift conferences online. Virtual and hybrid conferences are greener alternatives to in-person conferences, yet their environmental sustainability has not been fully assessed. From…

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Thailand chosen to host AFECA AGM 2023

Bangkok, Thailand has been selected to host the Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023 in October. The meeting will gather 155 member associations from 19 countries to discuss the elevation of the business events industry, emphasising Thailand as an international MICE leader. From BEAM…

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A New Kind of Meeting Offset, a nonprofit platform with a model similar to carbon-offset programs, helps organizations and their meeting attendees counter the effect of laws in a host destination that they oppose without resorting to boycotts. Attendees have an opportunity to offset the travel-specific and general sales taxes paid in a host destination during a meeting… From MEETINGSNET…

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Vision 2050: Flanders Implements Legacy Projects as BMCC Opens

Iceberg Partner VisitFlanders has implemented a Legacy & Impact Program to ensure that the value creation derived from events is aligned to the destination’s vision for 2050. Leveraging the region’s academic, start-up, and key sectoral assets, the DMO is aggressively targeting events which can leave a positive social or economic impact across the region. In…

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Redefining Event Attendance

Why do people attend face-to-face events in the future? In the new ecosystem of business events, which is characterized by digital and hybrid formats as much as by the longing for authentic locations, emotional experiences and sustainable concepts, people’s motivations are also shifting when they decide for or against physical participation in events. From GCB…

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How to Include Sustainability Into Conference Planning

Discover how Singapore, as a premiere business event destination, can help you organize impactful conferences. In this special Knowledge Capital Boardroom MiniCourse, Carrie Kwik, Executive Director Europe, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau, explains what makes Singapore so special when it comes to organizing high-quality association events that will have long-lasting legacies both for your organization…

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Northstar Learning Academy, Online

On-demand education from experienced industry professionals: This series of lessons can be reviewed at your own pace, on-demand, saving your progress as you go. At the end, you will take a quiz on what you’ve learned to receive a certificate of completion for CMP credits.

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Conference Planners Want ‘More Efficient’ Visa Processing in 2023

Welcoming international conference delegates back to the USA and tackling climate change will be top of the agenda for the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance (ECA) this year. Specifically, the organisation, which was established in 2021 during the pandemic, wants to restore visas to pre-pandemic levels and ‘encourage smart decarbonisation’. From Association Meetings International…

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ECA Announces 2023 Public Policy Agenda

With the new Congress being sworn in today, the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) has published its 2023 public policy priorities. For 2023, the ten ECA alliance partner organizations have identified four key areas of focus for ECA: Ensuring a favorable operating environment for the industry going forward… From Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance

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