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The Unbroken Spirit Runs Deep in Lviv

By Jane Vong Holmes, featured in Meetings International: Lviv’s business events community in Ukraine transforms challenges into solutions amidst war’s impact. Humanitarian hubs, charitable initiatives, and innovation mark their response. Noteworthy are hotels turned shelters, IT companies aiding modernisation, and Lviv’s commitment to building connections. Winning titles like European Youth Capital 2025 and hosting international…

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Where to Meet? How Covid Changed the Criteria

From AMI: A recent report by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) identified a ‘significant gap’ between what associations think destination marketing organisations should be focusing on and what the destinations think themselves. Holly Patrick talks to association experts to better understand what destinations need to do to attract their attention…

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AIDS 2022 Conference Creates ‘Immeasurable Value’

In 2022, Montréal Convention Centre hosted the 24th International AIDS Conference, organised by the International AIDS society, bringing together approximately 8,000 people, including scientists, clinicians, people living with HIV, community leaders and decision-makers, and other stakeholders from around the world. A further 1,000 attendees joined the event virtually. The main aims of the conference were…

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Malaysia Business Events Week Shares the Knowledge

From CMW: This year’s Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB)-organised Malaysia Business Events Week (MBEW) 2023 drew 400 business events practitioners and provided them with insights and knowledge through panel discussions, workshops, training sessions, forums as well as CSR initiatives. Held in Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre…

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Olena Pavlyuk | Destination Marketing in a Country at War

Destination Marketing Organization University (DMOU) Podcast: When the moderator went to the audience this year at the Annual Convention of Destinations International asking, “what keeps you up at night,” Lviv’s Olena Pavlyuk held out her mobile device and replayed a recording of an air raid siren. In this fascinating episode of DMOU, Olena shares how…

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The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Predatory Conferences

If you work in science, be it as a student, postdoc or seasoned professor, you’ve probably received an email from a predatory conference provider. The message comes in many forms, often arriving many times a week, but will read something like the following… From Technology Networks…

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‘Anti-Woke’ Bills are Costing Florida Millions of Dollars

A slew of new bills signed into law by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has draped the Sunshine State in controversy, spurring protests, lawsuits and travel advisories warning the state is ‘openly hostile’ toward people of color, immigrants, women and LGBTQ+ community members. From CNN…

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Too Big to Fail: Legacy Conferencing is the Future of Associations

Matty Rubenstein has been advising senior association executives for 15 years   Over the last 15 years I’ve had the most fantastic opportunity to work with senior executives across almost every division of IEEE, the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, in New Jersey. It’s one of the biggest associations in the US, generating revenue of almost $½…

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Associations Creating Impact – Not a Trend, the New Normal

By Maraika Black, Advocacy, Policy, and Public Health Coordinator, European Association for the Study of the Liver: Health conferences have traditionally focused on actors directly involved in the field – specialists, medical experts, general practitioners, researchers, nurses, and allied health professionals. It has long since been a source of prestige and professional mobilisation for delegates…

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Western Canada’s MICE Destinations Are Pillars of Success

By Jeff Heilman, from Meetings Today: Destination Canada’s Business Events team has a remarkable record of creating innovative initiatives, backed by in-depth market research and analysis, to promote, amplify and advance the Canadian meetings industry. This evolving program is geared principally to Canada’s priority economic sectors. These comprise life sciences, agribusiness, advanced manufacturing, finance and…

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Singapore’s MICE Industry Launches Carbon Emissions Guidelines

At the Singapore MICE Forum, new guidelines were announced for the country’s business events industry to manage carbon emissions. It’s another step in the sector’s sustainability roadmap, complementing the previous initiative of waste management. There’s an emissions reporting template for reference, as well as sustainability-related courses for people looking to upskill and reskill. From CNA…

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IAS 2023 in Final Push to Eradicate HIV Transmission in Australia

Thousands of researchers have gathered in Brisbane for the world’s largest and most influential HIV sciences conference, shining a spotlight on global advances in HIV research. Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is playing host to more than 3,000 members of the international research community… From Meetings International…

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Destinations as the Driving Force of a Conference

In this podcast, Bregje Frens talks to Martin Sirk, a vibrant conversation about the biggest challenges and opportunities for associations, how the relationship between destinations and associations have evolved over the last years and about the initiative of the Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP). From Conferli…

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9 August 2023

Latest News & Unlocking the Power of AI for Events

During this webinar, we will dive into the core features and functionalities of Spark AI Tool showcasing their applications in various industry domains. Current users will share their experience with the platform and answer your questions during a live Q&A. This event is available to the EMEA audience.

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Glasgow Launches Access Guide for Conference Organisers and Delegates

Glasgow Convention Bureau has partnered with AccessAble and the Royal College of Nursing to launch the city’s first online resource providing delegates who have access requirements with detailed information on over 60 venues and services, including the Scottish Events Campus and on-site hotels, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, visitor attractions… From Glasgow Convention Bureau…

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