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Coming Soon: New Conference Aimed at Advocacy Professionals

A new conference for European association professionals involved in public affairs and advocacy is taking place next month. The European Conference of Association Public Affairs and Advocacy Professionals, run by ASSOCIATIONWORLD, will bring together association public affairs experts and MEPs with the aim of establishing ‘Europe’s prime platform and knowledge-transfer event… From AMI Magazine…

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Cities ‘Selfish’ to Pursue own Event Legacy Agenda

By James Lancaster, AMI Magazine: Associations must decide what they want an event to achieve in terms of legacy and host cities should act as nothing more than facilitating partners, according to a new white paper by Hague & Partners Convention Bureau. Cities who actively push a legacy agenda, to reap long-term local benefits…

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Copenhagen Launches Risk Assessment Project for Associations

Identifying and reducing risks for association event planners and local suppliers is the intent behind a new project launched by the Copenhagen Convention Bureau. Working with international and local stakeholders, a new Copenhagen Convention Bureau project aims to unlock ‘much-needed knowledge’ about risk in the global meetings industry. From Association Meetings International…

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Social Engineering: Forcing Attendees out of Their Comfort Zones

Most meeting organisers recognise the value of informal, chance interactions. However, they tend to leave these interactions to… well, chance, thinking that it is not possible to create serendipitous encounters in a more structured way. We disagree. By Eric de Groot and Mike van der Vijver, from Association Meetings International…

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IMEX Group ‘Set for Change’

Changes at IMEX Group are set to be revealed onsite at this year’s IMEX Frankfurt. Show organisers are promising ‘a few surprises’ at the show, which takes place on 23-25 May at Messe Frankfurt. An IMEX spokesperson said: ‘IMEX Frankfurt evolves every year, and this latest edition is no exception…’ From M&IT Magazine…

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Net Zero Nonsense? A Greenwashing Guide for Association Events

By Shawna McKinley, from AMI Magazine: I miss the good old days when spotting greenwashing was easy. ‘Natural’ claims on a catering menu? Sounds like a vague term. Green branding on ‘eco-friendly’ promotional products? Likely creating a false impression. While concern about greenwashing is higher than ever, it also seems harder to assess environmental claims…

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Meeting Industry Leaders Return to Capitol Hill to Talk Policy

Registration has opened for the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance’s (ECA) 2023 Legislative Action Day, which returns to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC in June. The event will see leaders and advocates from across the face-to-face business events industry heading to Capitol Hill to meet with their members of Congress. From Association Meetings International…

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It’s Time for Associations to Own Their Conference Footprint

Associations are, ultimately, responsible for the carbon emissions produced by their meetings. Yet, when it comes to doing something about them, too many focus almost entirely on the supply chain – relying on host cities, venues, caterers etc. to provide evidence of how they are reducing their emissions. By James Lancaster, from Association Meetings International…

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AMI Podcast | Kai Hattendorf on Net Zero Carbon Events

‘The Net Zero Carbon Events initiative is the collective effort of the global events industry, to make sure that our sector can do its part in that important journey to net zero to combat climate change. It is by now the most global, most inclusive initiative our industry has ever seen…’ From Association Meetings International…

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