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2 June 2023

Webinar: Dissecting the Chat GPT/Generative AI Disruption

The explosive adoption of ChatGPT and other generative AI tools brings enormous opportunities and challenges for all industries, events included. Many jobs will be eliminated, many will be made vastly more efficient, and most will evolve in a significant capacity. Much like the pandemic and pivot to virtual events, this disruption will have winners (those…

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Atti Soenarso: Intelligence of Imagination

Has the world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) changed our view of how the world will develop? AI can create art no one thought existed and can change the whole academic world because some students think it’s okay to put a word programme like Jasper AI or ChatGPT to write complete essays… From Meetings International…

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INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL: Vancouver Leads New Frontier

Kassandra Linklater, chief operating officer at The Frontier Collective, has been at the epicentre of Vancouver’s emergence as an intellectual capital in ‘Frontier’ technologies. Speaking at the BestCities Global Forum, Linklater explains how industry has been actively encouraged by government to assume license to lead in promoting the city as a hub for start-ups, scale-ups…

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For Tech’s Sake…

Why the sector needs to stop jumping on new technology fads and assuming that they will benefit events. By Simon Clayton, chief ideas officer, RefTech, from M&IT Magazine: We don’t manufacture anything, and the events we organise are generally transient – but we’ve been around as an industry for hundreds of years…

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10 May 2023

Webinar | Unlocking the Power of AI for Event Planning

Artificial intelligence technology and tools are now available to the masses. Not just ChatGPT, but Bing, Bard, Claude, Ernie, and more to come in the future. How are these AI tools going to help you in your event planning? “Unlocking the Power of AI for Event Planning” webinar will unravel what cutting-edge AI tech and…

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Events Industry Fed Up by Business Impersonation Fraud

A coalition of event companies and trade associations have joined together to urge the Federal Trade Commission to rule in favor of targeting government and business imposters, the most reported type of scam last year. Losses from these scams increased by 50% from 2021 to 2022, and the industry has had enough. From Skift Meetings…

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Blackstone Agrees to Acquire Cvent for $4.6bn

Meetings, events and hospitality technology provider Cvent Holding Corp. (“Cvent”) (Nasdaq: CVT), has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of private equity funds managed by Blackstone in a transaction valued at approximately $4.6bn. From Conference & Meetings World…

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How AI Will Transform Events

Business networking events and conferences are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels this year, but they’ll look different than they did in 2019. And believe it or not, that’s because of AI. By Stefan Deeran, Forbes Councils Member, co-founder and COO of Vendelux, a leading AI platform for event marketers and conference organizers, from Forbes…

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Hydrogen Consortium aims for NZ Green Air Travel Trailblazer

Aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus has joined a consortium of companies including Air New Zealand and Christchurch Airport with the goal of pioneering the commercial deployment of green hydrogen-powered aircraft. The six businesses in the Hydrogen Consortium include Airbus, Air New Zealand, Fortescue Future Industries, Taranaki’s Hiringa Energy, Fabrum and Christchurch Airport. From…

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A Future Vision for Trade Shows

Despite evidence that attendees today have different priorities, business events have largely returned to the same formats as before the Covid pandemic. As organizers look to adapt to a new reality, industry leaders share their thoughts on the trade shows of the future. From Skift Meetings…

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ChatGPT Sprints to One Million Users

AI tool ChatGPT gained one million users just five days after launching in November of last year. The conversational AI bot that can produce human-like text has been put to all kind of uses, from writing short stories, prose, music and term papers to programming basic code, solving math problems and doing translations. From Statista…

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‘The Great Reconnection’ – CES Attendees Outnumber 2022

CES brought in more attendees than organizers had initially anticipated during the annual four-day tech trade show. The convention brought an estimated 115,000 industry professionals to the Strip, the Consumer Technology Association announced, marking a significant year-over-year increase in attendance but still lower than pre-pandemic figures. From Las Vegas Review-Journal…

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CityDNA Summer School: Destination Turin

The 36th edition of the CityDNA Summer School was hosted in late August. This year the Iceberg partner educational meeting graduated 43 students from Europe and South Africa. As well as video about the Summer School itself from Turin, Italy, this feature looks at participating medical associations and their meetings, sustainability and also hybrid meetings….

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Washington: Engineering Change with Business Events

Washington may be the oldest, largest and busiest global hub of associations working in different professions, trades and social endeavours. Associations are at the heart of city strategy, both in hosting meetings in the capital, and in locating headquarters there. In this video feature, Destination DC explains how change is being made through business events….

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Meeting Guadalajara: Joining BestCities Global Alliance

This May the BestCities Global Alliance community of convention destinations welcomed Guadalajara, Mexico, as its twelfth member. The city earned its place through a shared commitment to support meetings that create a positive impact. Guadalajara went through a stringent process to join the Iceberg partner, including a detailed site inspection and tour of the city….

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IBTM World Trends Report 2023

Last year, the IBTM World Trends report found itself looking at new frontiers. How had the meetings and events landscape changed in the wake of the pandemic, what behaviours had been adopted, how were other industries looking at this same landscape? Also, how was the global economy dictating the future welfare of our own market…

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2023 Global Meetings and Events Forecast

The 12th annual Global Meetings and Events Forecast is based on a survey of 580 meetings and events professionals from around the world and interviews with industry leaders. The survey ran in May and June 2022. Respondents represent corporations, associations, buyers and suppliers from five continents and 23 countries. The result is a statistically and…

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IMEX America Hails 2022 “Big Comeback”

IMEX organisers heralded the eleventh edition of IMEX America “the big comeback we’ve all been waiting for” in regard to the events, meetings and incentive travel sector. The show was 45 percent larger than last year due to the easing of travel restrictions and also returning exhibitors taking more space. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Edinburgh Impact Tool BEST Launched

A group of Edinburgh-based event professionals have launched a new tool to measure the societal impact conferences and meetings have in the city. The BEST (Business Events Shaping Tomorrow) tool has been developed to evaluate the positive outcomes from the business events hosted in the capital each year. From Conference News…

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