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The Power of MICE: Boosting Local Communities

By Gili Back, Corporate Team Building Facilitator & Sustainable Events Manager at TEAM SPIRIT THAILAND: The MICE industry holds immense potential to drive positive change in local communities. When done right, MICE events (and student group travel programs) foster economic growth, cultural exchange, and sustainable development. Here’s why focusing on responsible and sustainable practices in…

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BESarawak Hosts Inaugural ICCA Association Masterclass

In a three-part video report from the Legacy Capital of Malaysia, #Meet4Impact’s Geneviève Leclerc and GainingEdge Chairman, Gary Grimmer, share the journey of the inaugural 2-day ICCA Association Impact Masterclass, hosted by the Sarawak Ministry of Tourism and funded by BESarawak, led by CEO, Amelia Roziman. Leclerc and Grimmer emphasize the importance of establishing the…

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Wellington NZ: The Intellectual Capital

The increasing trend of association meeting planners aligning destination selection to the intellectual capital of a city, or destination, is reflected in the trilogy of video reports recently shared by The Iceberg’s association media partners at AMI Magazine. Here we share all 3 reports, revealing New Zealand’s capital city expertise in Science, Climate Innovation, and…

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18 June 2024

5 Years of Impact: Reflecting, Learning, Innovating to Move Forward

Join us on June 18th for a celebration of 5 years of impactful insights and the unveiling of our social impact report. This event is an opportunity for us to share invaluable learnings, explore future strategies, and delve into our first ever social impact reporting, looking at our journey of 5 years of supporting the…

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5 Years of Meeting for Impact

From #Meet4Impact: With immense pleasure, and a sense of disbelief at how swiftly these five years have flown by, I am thrilled to share #MEET4IMPACT’s very first account of our journey toward impact. Six years ago, after spending two fruitful decades in the business events sector, toggling between event planning and association leadership roles, I…

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Sarawak Releases IJBEL Special Edition on Sustainability at IMEX

From Business Events Sarawak: The International Journal of Business Events and Legacies (IJBEL) Strategic Advisory Tripartite has launched the special edition of the journal today at IMEX Frankfurt. Volume 2 Issue 2 of IJBEL focuses on sustainability and underscores the dedication to promoting sustainable practices within the business events industry. IJBEL is the first international…

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How to Organise Impact Conscious Conferences in Wellington

From Boardroom: New Zealand is well known for its spectacular scenery but, increasingly, the country is gaining a formidable reputation as an intellectual powerhouse and enticing international event organisers. At the centre of this perception shift is the country’s capital, Wellington, which is attracting associations from across the globe looking to leverage New Zealand’s focus…

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VB’s ‘Coalition of the Willing’ Drives Association Impact

VisitBritain Business Events attracted scores of UK-based associations, AMCs, PCOs, and member DMOs to the launch of its BE (Business Events) Impactful Framework© at its Association Conference titled ‘Beyond the Plenary’ held recently in Edinburgh – itself a scientific cluster and home to Dolly the Sheep. VisitBritain Business Events’ continued efforts to build impact capacity…

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Destination Canada to Unveil Case Study #1 at IMEX

The largest ever Legacy & Impact Study of Business Events, announced by Destination Canada last year, is set to unveil its first video-rich edition to the Press at IMEX in Frankfurt. The 3-Year, 16-event study of events held in Canada between 2018-2024 will deliver insights and data which ultimately may provide a framework for extended…

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BE>FUTURE Prepares for IMEX Update

BE>FUTURE, the 30-month project inspired by leading EU convention bureaux from Flanders and Catalunya and co-funded by the European Union to the tune of €4m, aims to use the opportunity to transform the European Business Events Industry into a regenerative, resilient, and responsible powerhouse aligned with European Tourism Transition Pathways and the UN Sustainable Development…

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ICCA Extends Partnership with UN Tourism

From ICCA: This landmark partnership agreement sees ICCA recognised as the UN Tourism partner for business events across all UN Tourism platforms and initiatives. This collaboration recognises the influence and transformative potential of the business events industry and puts it on the map as a key driver for socio-economic progress across the world. ICCA acknowledges…

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Hosting Impactful Events: Tap into Wellington’s Creative Expertise

From AMI Magazine: As New Zealand’s UNESCO Creative City of Film, Wellington’s world-class expertise in film, television, animation, gaming, visual effects and interactive digital media offers an unbeatable draw for organisers looking to host impactful events. The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “Avatar”, “The Avengers” and many other acclaimed blockbusters were famously made in Wellington,…

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Copenhagen Legacy Lab Raises its Legacy Game

From Wonderful Copenhagen: In a first for the international events industry, Copenhagen Legacy Lab has expanded its legacy framework for congresses to include events. The process will ensure a strategic approach to creating long-lasting positive impact from international events held in the Danish capital. International events have – just like congresses – the potential to…

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Julia Swanson: Prevention is Better than Cure

From the BestCities Global Forum, hosted in January by Melbourne, its Convention Bureau Chief Executive, Julia Swanson, reflects on the values alignment now being demanded by future members of professional societies and associations. Cultural alignment, a sense of purpose, and creating long lasting community impacts are top of mind for the next generation, she says….

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BestCities Case Study: The World Down Syndrome Congress

The World Down Syndrome Congress (WDSC), hosted in various BestCities destinations, has been a beacon of hope and progress for individuals with Down syndrome. By bringing together families, professionals, and self-advocates, the Congress has fostered a global community dedicated to inclusion and advocacy. Each congress, organized by Down Syndrome International, has been a platform for…

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Conferli the Podcast | Featuring VisitBritain’s Laura Caprioli

Join us for our season premiere as we welcome Laura Caprioli, Growth & Stakeholder Manager at VisitBritain. Laura returns to delve deeper into the groundbreaking legacy toolkit, a must-know for partner destinations. If you missed Season 1, catch up on Episode 7! In this episode, Laura gives us a crash course on the legacy toolkit…

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Shaping Future Legacies with Gerda Marie Rist

In an interview with Boardroom, Gerda Marie Rist, the Lead of Copenhagen Legacy Lab, shares her unique journey and the innovative work being done at the Lab. With a rich background in pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, and roles within the healthcare and life science industries, Gerda Marie discusses how the Legacy Lab leverages strategic conference planning…

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Creating Sustainable Event Legacies: A Conversation with Kit Lykketoft

From Conference & Meetings World: Kit Lykketoft, director of conventions, Wonderful Copenhagen spoke to CMW and delved into the importance of sustainable practices, Copenhagen’s reputation as a hub for innovation, and the enduring legacies and impacts of events in this vibrant city. Kit shares insights and experiences that shed light on how Copenhagen is leading…

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26 April 2024

Association Impact Masterclass, Sarawak, Malaysia

Co-created by ICCA, Meet4Impact and GainingEdge, the Association Impact Masterclass is a new groundbreaking training programme, aligning seamlessly with 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. Associations play a crucial role globally…

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Christchurch and NZBE Launch Legacy Conference Study

From ChristchurchNZ: Business events provide a long-term impact far beyond the economic benefits that come from direct tourism spend. Business events has the potential to contribute to destination knowledge economies, drive industry innovation and bring a range of other benefits to host cities. The Conference Legacy Project is a three-year study powered by ChristchurchNZ and…

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