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1 August 2024

Advanced Event Design & Strategy Certificate

This advanced certificate course is designed to equip experienced event and meeting managers with the tools, resources, and business savvy to serve as a strategic advisor in designing, planning, and executing programs. Expanding on foundational and fundamental skills in event and meeting planning for in-person events, learners will explore progressive approaches to apply program strategy…

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24 July 2024

Technical Meeting & Event Production Certificate, Online

Does your audiovisual production proposal read like a foreign language? After the venue, audiovisual is often one of the largest budget items, yet so often planners are unable to make sense of a typical proposal. Do you know how many lumens your projector should have? Should you use a PAR fixture or Lekos to light…

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18 July 2024

Event DEI Strategist Certificate, Online

As an event organizer, prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) often means bringing groups of attendees, speakers, and suppliers together from different backgrounds, identities, and experiences. But there is still work to be done when it comes to activating allies both internally and externally. This work includes planning events that enact diverse, equitable, and inclusive…

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11 July 2024

Enhancing Events with AI Certificate, Online

The Enhancing Events with AI certificate course is a tailor-made program for all event organizers who want to bring the power (and magic) of artificial intelligence (AI) into their work. This course goes beyond helping you understand AI. We’ll take you behind the scenes, revealing how to use the most practical AI platforms. These new…

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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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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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ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy to Step Down After 30 Years

From ICC Sydney: Geoff Donaghy, Chief Executive of ICC Sydney and Group Director – Convention Centres, ASM Global (APAC), has announced he will depart his full time role on 30 August, but will stay on as an advisor to the business until the end of the year as ASM Global embeds its succession strategy over…

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‘It’s a Game Changer’: Calgary’s Expanded BMO Centre Opens

From Global News: In design stages for a decade before another four years of construction, the much-anticipated grand opening of Calgary’s latest showpiece has finally arrived with the unveiling of the newly expanded BMO Centre. There’s one emotion in particular that comes to mind for Kate Thompson, president and CEO of the Calgary Municipal Land…

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Singapore Commitment to Performance & Legacy Wins Out

From TTG: Despite rising costs, Singapore’s business events sector has demonstrated remarkable recovery, exceeding pre-pandemic attendance figures at numerous high-profile events, aligning with the government’s vision of becoming a global hub for business events and indicating further growth potential. When asked about how STB is helping to temper rising event costs, Yap Chin Siang, deputy…

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26 January 2025

Association Impact Masterclass, Dublin, Ireland

Held ahead of the BestCities Global Forum in Dublin, Ireland this new groundbreaking training programme, part of the ICCASkills certification programme. This initiative will add valuable enhanced capabilities to the skillsets of association professionals worldwide, enabling them to design, deliver, and measure the impacts of their activities. If you are interested in attending this event,…

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