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BestCities Global Forum Held as Hybrid

The 2020 Global Forum of Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance has been held, mixing physical and digital elements to create a unique hybrid event for over 128 delegates around the world. The meeting saw the launching of BestCities Global Forum Madrid 2021, anticipated since its postponement this year. From Meetings International…

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Diversity and inclusion – Fast Forward 15

The overall objective of this survey was to understand how inclusive events are as an industry. The survey also considered education, career progression, perceived success and salary. Diversity and inclusion – Fast Forward 15 (Fast Forward 15 website) Diversity in Events Has “a Way to Go”, Reveals Report (Meetings & Incentive Travel article) Women in Exhibitions (Exhibition News…

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Associations: The New Dawn After COVID-19 There to Grasp

Associations are perfectly placed to reshape the world emerging from lockdown. They are repositories of expertise and best practice. They are trusted curators of information. They connect people all around the world and provide lifelong learning beyond university. But is this an opportunity they will grasp? From Association Meetings International…

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GDS-Index Launches GDS-Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Index, an Iceberg partner, has just launched a new platform to help cities develop economic and social structures to make them fairer, more inclusive and more resilient places in which to live and work. The Global Destination Sustainability Movement steps forward from the GDS-Index’s foundations. From Association Meetings International…

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Sarawak: Early Childhood Education Legacies

The legacies of business events should start early on in life. July 2019 saw a new era begin for Malaysia’s youngest children on the back of the 2nd Sarawak Conference on Inclusive Early Childhood Education. Organised by Fu Yuan Kindergarten, the three-day meeting brought together more than 800 people from over 20 countries. From Boardroom…

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Gender Equality in MI Leadership: Trying to Shatter Glass Ceilings

Hillary Rodham Clinton chose the Javits Center for her election night party in 2016, but in the end didn’t shatter its glass ceiling. Leadership gender equality within the meetings industry was discussed at a Cvent CONNECT Europe panel in October hosted by BBC Director of Creative Diversity June Sarpong (pictured). From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Luxembourg: Green Meetings and Sustainability

Luxembourg has a new convention bureau aiming to punch above its weight in business events. The CVB is prioritising green meetings, so wants to register with Iceberg partner the Global Destination Sustainability Index. As not only a city, Luxembourg will be registered as a country, the first to be benchmarked in the index. From Boardroom…

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Māori Culture Moves Centre Stage at Major New Zealand Meetings

Māori culture gives New Zealand its distinct identity, but is also moving centre stage at meetings hosted in the country. This was very evident during the 2019 International Union for Health Promotion and Education Conference, which drew to Rotorua 1,185 attendees from 73 countries. From Association Meetings International…

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Medical Associations: Demographics Change, So Approaches Change

The associations sector is vast and diverse, but one community dealing with particular challenges is that of the medical associations. Significant demographic changes are changing how healthcare professionals work and meet together. Ben Hainsworth, Managing Director at EASL (home of hepatology) explains what these are. From Boardroom…

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