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BestCities Global Forum Held as Hybrid

The 2020 Global Forum of Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance has been held, mixing physical and digital elements to create a unique hybrid event for over 128 delegates around the world. The meeting saw the launching of BestCities Global Forum Madrid 2021, anticipated since its postponement this year. From Meetings International…

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UFI’s Global Congress Was Largest Ever

Iceberg partner UFI, global association for the exhibition industry, says the virtual meeting it recently held was the largest edition ever. The 87th UFI Global Congress was attended by approximately 700 members from over fifty countries, exceeding the record set last year in Bangkok, Thailand. More than 1,200 connections were registered. From Exhibition World…

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Healthcare Professionals’ Experiences of Virtual Congress

Has COVID-19 forced a new digital era in medical education? What do healthcare professionals (HCPs) really think about virtual scientific congresses? As the life sciences industry and medical associations prepare for a world in which virtual attendance becomes part of the “new normal”, the International Pharmaceutical Congress Advisory Association (IPCAA) and global healthcare meetings specialist,…

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Copenhagen Legacy Lab Shared by CVB

Following years of research into the impact of major congresses, along with producing legacy reports and tools together with MeetDenmark, Copenhagen CVB has shared its Copenhagen Legacy Lab with the global meetings industry in parallel with the 59th ICCA World Congress. Copenhagen Legacy Lab is also now an Iceberg partner. From Meetings International…

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F2F Preferred by Health Profs, Study Says

Ashfield Meetings and Events and IPCAA (International Pharmaceutical Congress Advisory Association) have partnered on a study into healthcare professionals’ thinking about online medical congresses. 48 percent of surveyed HCPs said they preferred to attend face-to-face events, with just twelve percent preferring virtual. From Conference News…

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GAH’s Martin Sirk and Association Leaders Talk Going Global

Iceberg partner Global Association Hubs’ International Advisor Martin Sirk interviewed four association leaders in preparation for an online education session during the recent #PlanetIMEX event. They discussed how the pandemic has impacted operations, is reshaping thinking, and what international meetings might look like in future. From Boardroom…

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Taking the Congress on Tour: SIAARTI’s ICARE Hits the Road

A medical association has taken its annual congress on the road so as to avoid any mass gathering of its members. The Italian Society of Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Intensive Care and Resuscitation toured from Turin to Bari, visiting major hospitals as well in Bologna, Brescia, Padua, Milan, Naples and capital Rome. From Association Meetings International…

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Advancing Event Legacies Through Impact Measurement

Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance has collaborated with associations and destinations around the world to build new research around a “legacy language” and impact measurement indicators. This highly ambitious and innovative project involved an extensive study with over fifty interviews and surveys with destinations and associations across the world from a broad spectrum of sectors and disciplines….

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Diversity and inclusion – Fast Forward 15

The overall objective of this survey was to understand how inclusive events are as an industry. The survey also considered education, career progression, perceived success and salary. Diversity and inclusion – Fast Forward 15 (Fast Forward 15 website) Diversity in Events Has “a Way to Go”, Reveals Report (Meetings & Incentive Travel article) Women in Exhibitions (Exhibition News…

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EICC’s 25th Anniversary Marks £720m Impact

The EICC (Edinburgh International Conference Centre) was marking 25 years of operation in the same week as revealing that 2019 was its most successful ever year. The venue has made an economic impact of over £720 million since opening its doors in 1995, with £12.6 million achieved in 2019. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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