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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…

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‘We Can’t Ignore the Science’

Earlier this year, PCMA announced a collaboration with the American Geophysical Union to further its action on climate change at events. Shawna McKinley, AMI expert contributor, asks Lauren Parr, Senior Vice President of Meetings and Learning at AGU how the union approaches this intention at its own events. From Association Meetings International…

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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6 June 2023

The Future of Healthcare Meetings 2023, Instanbul, Turkey

ICCA is proud to announce the second in-person ICCA and AC Forum Event – The Future of Healthcare Meetings. This event is part of an exciting and collaborative initiative between ICCA and AC Forum, Europe’s only networking platform established exclusively for and by associations. The collaboration includes a series of signature events taking place over…

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13 March 2023

SMU International, New York, USA

The elite event for North American meeting and incentive travel buyers who are focused on placing programs around the world. Attendees will learn from industry experts, make invaluable business connections, and experience unforgettable activities at New York City’s iconic landmarks. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands – Successful Meetings, Meetings…

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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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Marta Gomes

President, ICCA

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Marta Gomes has spent nearly 20 years working in the international events and meetings industry. She has collaborated extensively with professors, association executives and destination partners to attract international congresses to Paris, one of the leading global destinations for international events. As Deputy Executive Director Sales, she is charge of sales and business development for…

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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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