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Attendees Polled on the Pros and Cons of Virtual Scientific Meetings

Almost three quarters of scientists want virtual meetings to continue, according to a new poll conducted by the magazine Nature. But survey respondents also gave compelling reasons for a balance of virtual and in person formats, thus combining the best of both worlds to maximise the benefits of each approach. From Associations Now…

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Maritz Global Events’ NEXT: What to Leave, What to take Forward

No one would downplay the impact of COVID-19 on the events industry. But historically there has often been a brighter side to massive disruption, including industry regeneration and rapid growth. Iceberg partner Maritz Global Events recently held its NEXT conference, a one-session-per-day live and on-demand offering. From PCMA…

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8 March 2021

The Future of Events: The Role of Women in achieving Carbon Targets

Today humanity is facing crises of health, economy, inequality and climate. Events, which have a predominantly female workforce, have a vital role to play in addressing these challenges, advancing the Sustainable Development Goals and enabling human interaction. At this roundtable we will be discussing the above and how at the upcoming COP 26 conference, it…

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Netherlands Launches €300m Events Fund

The Dutch government is to expand its support package for jobs and the economy with a raft of measures including plans for a €300 million guarantee fund for events. While vaccinations are underway in the Netherlands, businesses continue to suffer during the economic crisis with the country in lockdown. From Conference & Meetings World…

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UFI Global Barometer Reveals Confidence

Confidence among exhibition organisers that profits will double this year has been revealed in the latest UFI Global Barometer survey of 457 companies. The exhibition organisers’ association and Iceberg partner reported said that though over half of members have had to reduce workforce, the crisis has reinforced faith in face-to-face events. From Meetings International…

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Germany to Roll out €642m Support

Germany has received clearance from the European Commission to roll out an umbrella scheme which offers damage compensation to trade fairs and congresses in the country. The scheme is reportedly worth €642 million. Eighty percent of national and international trade fairs planned throughout 2020 got cancelled or postponed. From Conference & Meetings World…

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