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19 February 2024

AIME 2024 Knowledge Programme, Melbourne, Australia

The Knowledge Program is the launchpad for the global events industry to come together, immerse in learning, growth and inspire events for next year and beyond. The theme for 2024, ‘The 4Ps of Glocalisation’, draws inspiration from the AIME global community’s wish of harmonising the relationship between global insights and local nuances.

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Hubilo CEO Says Virtual Events Industry Has ‘Collapsed’

From Conference & Meetings World: The virtual events bubble continues to deflate with India-based specialist Hubilo laying off yet more staff, according to social media sources. Most of the new round of redundancies are believed to be in sales and marketing roles outside of India. Company founder and CEO Vaibhav Jain (pictured) posted on LinkedIn:…

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London is Top Event Destination in Europe, says Amex GBT

From M&IT Magazine: London is the top European destination for meetings and events, according to the American Express GBT Meetings & Events 2024 Global Forecast. The report forecasts that UK capital is likely to remain the most popular European destination for the foreseeable future, despite a predicted 9 per cent increase in hotel rates next…

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EIA Submits ‘Policy Asks’ During Parliamentary Reception

From Exhibition News: The Events Industry Alliance (EIA) launched a manifesto and three key ‘policy asks’ for the Government during a reception held at the Houses of Parliament yesterday. The manifesto details the EIA’s mission to ensure that the interests of business events in the UK are effectively represented, understood and communicated to MPs across…

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CREATIVE CAPITAL: SXSW Extends Sydney’s Credentials

From ICC Sydney: SXSW Sydney®, the Asia Pacific region’s largest innovation, culture, gaming, music and screen event has launched overnight at International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), managed by ASM Global. The precinct welcomed thousands of patrons to the SXSW Sydney Screen Festival’s Opening Night film premiere of The Royal Hotel, followed by a welcome…

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15 November 2023

Webinar: Navigating Mass Social Trauma at Events

In an era marked by exclusionary legislation and outrageous acts of violence, your commitment to creating safe, inclusive events has never been more critical. But, lately that’s getting harder and harder, isn’t it? The far-reaching consequences of mass social trauma, stemming from incidents like shootings, protests, and political injustice can cast a profound shadow on…

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SXSW Sydney Explained: How Will the Austin Festival Work in Australia

From The Guardian: For 36 years, South by Southwest has been synonymous with one city: Austin, Texas. But this month the annual music, film and tech festival will launch a new event in Sydney – the first time it has been staged outside the US. Running 15 to 22 October, the festival is being billed…

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AIME Wins at the Australian Event Awards

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has been awarded Best Exhibition or Trade Show at the 2023 Australian Event Awards & Symposium. At a gala event held at the Highline Venue in Bankstown, NSW, on 13 September, AIME received the prestigious award, cementing its position as the flagship trade show for the meetings…

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UKI Media & Events Comes CloserStill

UK-based global event organiser CloserStill Media, has agreed to acquire UK-based UKI Media & Events. Terms are not disclosed, although financial media have speculated the price could be in the region of £100-£120m. This strategic move forms the cornerstone of CloserStill’s new Future Transport and Infrastructure Group and marks a significant expansion… From Exhibition World…

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Sustainable Event Report – IMEX America 2022

In our latest IMEX America Sustainable Event Report, discover how we delivered a zero-waste event for more than 12,000 participants. Download the report now for insight on: Eliminating single-use plastics; Reducing CO2 emissions; Diverting waste; Tracking and measuring event impact; Giving back to local communities… From IMEX…

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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 Things We Get Wrong About Event Legacy

By James Lancaster, from AMI: Has event legacy (associations and host cities working together to ensure meetings leave a lasting benefit to society) hit a brick wall? Or is it just getting started? It’s a question causing a great deal of anguish amongst meeting professionals right now. Either way, it’s hard to recall a subject…

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2 November 2023

Enhancing Events with AI, Online Course

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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Hopin Events and Session Products Sold for $15 Million

Hopin recently announced the sale of its Events and Session products to RingCentral, which has now disclosed in an SEC filing an upfront purchase price of $15 million for the assets – a price that could climb to $50 million based on the achievement of specified undisclosed performance targets. From Skift Meetings…

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ADNEC and Kenes Sign Partnership to Launch New Specialised Events

The Abu Dhabi-based ADNEC Group has signed a strategic partnership with global events management company Kenes Group, to launch new events within the emirate. The agreement was signed by Ahmad Shaker, CEO of ADNEC Services, the event agency arm of ADNEC Group, and Dan Rivlin, executive chair and chief vision officer of Kenes Group. From…

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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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