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Graham Alderman Talks Legacy for Incentives in M&IT Podcast

Incentive travel has a vital part to play in the legacy agenda. Graham Alderman, Owner and Managing Director of Ulterior Events, talks to journalist Holly Patrick about the changing landscape of the sector, why virtual incentives aren’t feasible long-term and also about the need to leave positive, lasting legacies. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Meetings and Events: Industry Leaders Talk Sector Sustainability

Events might have disappeared during the pandemic, but climate change hasn’t. We want to live in a world where events can take place, but also want to have a world to live in. Leading industry voices discuss sustainability, including two from Iceberg partners Global Destination Sustainability Movement and IMEX Group. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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The Kaohsiung Protocol: Global Recovery Framework

The recent 59th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association saw the creation via crowdsourcing of a framework document designed to let the international meetings industry thrive now and into the future. Named after the event’s host destination, the Kaohsiung Protocol is the Iceberg partner event’s major legacy outcome. A large number of attendees at…

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AMI Podcast: Positive Impact’s Fiona Pelham Talks Carbon Targets

Fiona Pelham has been leading the charge of more sustainable business events for over fifteen years. In this episode of the Deep Dive podcast, the CEO of Iceberg partner Positive Impact Events talks with AMI Editor James Lancaster about changing narratives across that time, about leadership and also about carbon targets. From Association Meetings International…

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Taubie Motlhabane, CTICC CEO, Considers Career, COVID and CSR

The CEO of CTICC (the Cape Town International Convention Centre), Taubie Motlhabane, had been in postition for about three months when coronavirus took hold. She has been talking about her earlier career journey, about CTICC’s role as the Hospital of Hope, and about working with soup kitchen Ladles of Love. From Exhibition World…

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Copenhagen Legacy Lab: Strategies for Impact

The congresses of the future need to have a positive, long-lasting impact at heart, not solely as a justification to travel and meet, but also to augment their contribution to stimulating and driving social and economic change. In order to achieve this, associations and destinations need concrete tools that can help them work strategically with…

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COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard (October 19th – 22nd)

In all of the Dashboard surveys, PCMA Convene’s goal has been to get its arms around how the industry is handling the pandemic and moving forward. This time around, it decided to get more to the point, so simply asked respondents “what best describes how you’re feeling right now”? The most popular answer among the…

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The Regenerative Revolution – A New Paradigm for Event...

The IMEX Group has published a research report that urges the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry to adopt a new economic model… the circular economy. The Regenerative Revolution – A New Paradigm for Event Management calls on the global events industry to embrace circular design thinking and to understand the principles and power…

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Copenhagen Legacy Lab Shared by CVB

Following years of research into the impact of major congresses, along with producing legacy reports and tools together with MeetDenmark, Copenhagen CVB has shared its Copenhagen Legacy Lab with the global meetings industry in parallel with the 59th ICCA World Congress. Copenhagen Legacy Lab is also now an Iceberg partner. From Meetings International…

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IMEX’s “Regenerative Revolution” Launched

A report from Iceberg partner IMEX calls for the meetings industry to regenerate and not just to restart. Written by Guy Bigwood of Iceberg partner GDS-Movement, the study “Regenerative Revolution: A New Paradigm for Event Management” calls on the sector to move past mere sustainability and adopt the circular economy model. From Conference News…

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From Field to Fork: The Venues Serious About Sustainability

Once the supply of event food was determined by the consumer. If a planner asked to have strawberries over winter or New Zealand lamb in Scotland, their whims were granted. Now more event venues around the world are implementing sustainable practices. Here’s a special report on those taking sustainability seriously. From Association Meetings International…

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The Iceberg 2021 / 2022: Partners and Ambassadors

It is time once again to grab your own little piece of The Iceberg! The call has just been issued for partners and ambassadors through 2021 and 2022. Iceberg Founder and Producer and James Latham believes sharing storytelling and advocacy is the best possible route to wider appreciation of the sector and its vital role in…

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JMIC & SDGs – Meeting the World’s Sustainable...

A new report published by the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC), which presents The Iceberg, offers the most comprehensive assessment yet of meetings industry activities addressing the full range of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). The program was an extension of an initiative begun by Iceberg partner UFI, the global association of the…

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COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard (September 21st – 24th)

When the lockdowns began in the US in March, it was hoped COVID-19 would be well under control by the autumn. As we enter the last quarter of 2020, we have come to accept that we will be living with COVID-19 well into 2021 and perhaps 2022, that its effects on the economy will linger,…

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Waste Management in the Exhibitions Industry – 1st Edition

This report addresses the issue of waste in the exhibitions industry. It derives from several actions of Iceberg partner UFI, including the set-up of dedicated regional task forces around the world and the selection of best practices. Compiled by Greenview, a member of the UFI Sustainable Development Working Group, the report also includes a detailed…

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The 59th ICCA Congress: The Road to Kaohsiung

The 59th ICCA Congress in Kaohsiung is to showcase a unique and hybrid hub-and-spoke model, with regional events across the globe coinciding with the main congress and sharing the experience for those unable to attend it.  The locations include the main host destination, along with Kuching, Cape Town, Luxembourg, Malaga and Riyadh. An all-virtual option is…

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COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard (August 17th – 20th)

After reader input, latest COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard survey has changed the wording “cannibalise face-to-face attendance” to “impact face-to-face attendance” in the survey questions. Both planners and suppliers expect digital tech will have a greater impact throughout the rest of this year: an average of 57 percent in August versus an average of 47 percent in…

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Exploring the Role of the SDGs in Building the Future of How Human...

This white paper from Iceberg partner Positive Impact Events has been written to engage with CEOs, corporate heads of sustainability, global government staff, United Nations event organisers, association CEOs and corporate heads of events, plus any others in action innovating around the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It explains why the event industry is best-placed to…

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MPI Foundation Fund Gets IMEX Donation

Iceberg partner IMEX Group has donated $250,000 to MPI to help members facing financial hardship as a result of the pandemic. The MPI Foundation will receive most of the money, to direct funds to distressed members, with the balance going to eleven European chapters to assist the events industry to recover. From Association Meetings International…

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The Bulb Launches Post-Lockdown Event Sustainability Guide

The Bulb, a UK-based sustainable event consultancy, has released a guide to help meeting organisers to navigate the “new normal” and make sure the progress made in creating a sustainable industry is not lost. The increase in need for PPE (personal protective equipment) has seen a rise in plastic pollution. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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