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IAPCO Survey Flags £12.15bn Economic Impact on Global Destinations

From Conference & Meetings World: The International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) has published its annual member statistical survey covering the previous year, 2023. IAPCO worked with the annual return data provided by members, who reported delivering over £12.15bn (US$15.22bn) of economic impact into destinations around the globe in 2023. In addition, the association…

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ISO ‘Event Sustainability’ Standard Updated Ahead of Paris 2024

From M&IT: A revised version of the international standard for sustainable event management has been published, with a stronger emphasis on legacy, human rights, and compliance. Pioneered by the organising committee for the Olympic Games London 2012, ISO 20121 has become a lodestar for organisations, big or small, wanting to produce sustainable events. The standard…

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The Meetings and Events Industry Needs a New ‘Licence to Operate’

From IMEX: A conversation with Prof Greg Clark CBE FAcSS, global advisor, scholar and writer is always fascinating and insightful. Above all, he offers – indeed provokes – a fresh perspective backed by extensive experience. This taster of the session he’ll be delivering at IMEX Frankfurt this year, invites you to turn away from the…

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The Impact of Hybrid Working on the Meetings and Events Industry

This latest First Look Research survey by Northstar Meetings Group, sponsored by IHG Group, suggests remote working is now a permanent fixture for event professionals, with only six per cent of employers who made the switch to hybrid during the pandemic enforcing a full-time return to the office. In fact, just over one in ten…

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Amex GBT to Acquire Rival CWT in $570m Deal

From Conference & Meetings World: In a move that is seen as a big bet on, and boost for business travel, global travel software and services company American Express Global Business Travel (Amex GBT) has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CWT, a global business travel and solutions provider. The transaction…

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16 April 2024

The Value of Community in Meetings and Events, Denver, CO, USA

Join the Rocky Mountain chapters of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) and MPI (Meeting Professionals International) for an enriching panel discussion that delves into the core of networking, collaboration, and community building within the meetings and events industry. This collaborative effort, including insights from MIC (Meetings Industry Council), promises an evening filled with invaluable insights,…

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11 April 2024

PCMA 2024 Global Meetings Industry Day Events

Join us in celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day, to discuss and gain valuable insights on the current landscape of the business events industry and uncover strategies to conquer challenges that lie ahead. Programming will include a thought-provoking keynote on the state of congress and the 2024 election as well as a panel discussion amplifying…

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10 February 2025

AIME 2025, Melbourne, Australia

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) is the leading trade event for the meetings and event industry in the Asia Pacific region. AIME is where industry decision makers connect, create and do business. We bring together international and local event planners and connect them with the best destinations, venues and event suppliers from…

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