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VisitBritain Explores ‘Impact Beyond the Plenary’

From Conference News: VisitBritain, in partnership with MeetEngland, Meet in Wales, VisitScotland Business Events and the Association of British Professional Congress Organisers (ABPCO), explored the importance of ‘impact beyond the plenary’ at its first Association Conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The conference, which took place from 5-7 February 2024, brought together 80…

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Theme and Key Pillars Announced for GED 2024

From Exhibition World: The ninth edition of Global Exhibitions Day (GED), facilitated by UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, will be held on 5 June 2024 under the theme ‘Exhibitions are catalysts to sustainable futures’. Celebrated annually on the first Wednesday of June, all interested in increasing the visibility of the exhibitions industry…

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CloserStill Media Acquires Majority Stake in Trailblazer Summits

From Exhibition World: Global event organiser CloserStill Media has acquired a majority stake in the Trailblazer Summits group in Germany. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Trailblazer Summits GmbH (Trailblazer Summits) produces a series of two-day, content-led confex events serving several key German market verticals including logistics, accounting, procurement, digital marketing and construction….

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Business Events Benefit from New Zealand’s Focus on Climate Action

From Conference & Meetings World: New Zealand is strengthening its reputation as it puts climate action, science and innovation at the top of its agenda. And it’s proving attractive for associations bringing their conferences to its capital city, Wellington. The country has a master plan to deliver a productive, sustainable and inclusive future through tackling…

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DEI Put in the ICCA Spotlight for 2024 and Beyond

By Senthil Gopinath: At ICCA we talk continuously about Sustainability, DEI, Legacy, and Innovation. These pillars inspire our interaction with our members and form the basis of much of the discussions we have with our associations. They provide the bedrock of work undertaken with external agencies and cross-organisational bodies, including The GDS-Movement, the Net Zero…

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ICCA & Destination Canada Explore Sustainability Best Practices

From Conference & Meetings World: At a joint webinar on 18 January, ICCA and Destination Canada presented a survey on the integration of sustainability into business events. The survey explored how associations and their event partners are engaging with sustainability, highlighting the integral role sustainability plays in the issuing and actioning of Request For Proposals…

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‘It’s time to make an Impact!’ IMEX launches new Talking Point

From IMEX: Ahead of IMEX Frankfurt in May, the IMEX Group has announced its new ‘Talking Point’ for 2024 and 2025 – Impact. The company’s annual Talking Point forms a focal point for the year ahead, anchoring IMEX show content, research and storytelling as well as providing a topic for exhibitors and attendees alike to…

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Next Steps Towards Net Zero

From CMW: On 11 December 2023 at ExCeL London, the Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE) initiative published seven best practice guidance documents for the events industry. Launched in 2021 following COP26, one of the initiative’s goals is to provide resources that aid the international events industry in developing and implementing their net zero plans. The…

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Choose Chicago President & CEO Steps Down

From CMW: Choose Chicago, the official sales and marketing organization responsible for promoting Chicago as a global visitor and meetings destination, has announced that president & CEO Lynn Osmond (pictured) has decided to leave the organisation effective 31 January, 2024, to focus her time and energies on a family health matter. “It has been gratifying…

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Carter: “Informa Delivered a Standout Performance in 2023”

From Exhibition World: The international B2B events, digital services and academic markets group Informa plc has issued a trading update confirming a strong performance in 2023 and confidence of further growth in 2024. Subject to audit, the group said the 2023 growth in underlying revenues could be around 30%. Reported revenue was £3,165m+ and adjusted…

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ECA Releases 2024 Public Policy Agenda

From Conference & Meetings World: With US Congress nearing its return and state legislatures starting to gavel in nationwide, the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance (ECA) industry lobby group has released its 2024 public policy agenda in the United States. ECA’s alliance partners and board of directors have identified five key areas of focus for the…

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COP28 Delivers Consensus in Dubai to Accelerate Climate Action

By CMW: On 13 December, COP28 concluded with an agreement by 198 Parties to deliver a new era of climate action. The Parties agreed on a text named The UAE Consensus, that sets out a climate agenda to keep 1.5°C within reach. The UAE Consensus calls on Parties to transition away from fossil fuels to…

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Why Don’t Our Big Companies Have Control Over Their Marketplaces?

From Exhibition News, by Phil Soar: The control Microsoft has on its marketplace has been much in the news. It effectively forced the board of OpenAI to take back Sam Altman as CEO after a mysterious firing – a power reinforced by its $13bn investment in the artificial intelligence firm. Then, Microsoft finally acquired Activision…

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VisitBritain to Host Business Events Association Conference 2024

From Conference & Meetings World: National tourism agency VisitBritain has announced that its first ever Association Conference will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) in Scotland, 5-7 February 2024. The VisitBritain Association Conference 2024 will see invited association meeting planners connect in person with professional suppliers and decision-makers from the British nations…

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IBTM to Launch Asia Pacific Show in Hong Kong in Spring 2025

From Conference & Meetings World: Established international MICE industry trade show IBTM World organiser RX Global has announced it is to enter the APAC MICE show market, with the launch of IBTM Asia Pacific 2025 in Hong Kong in either March or April (firm date yet to be confirmed). The news was released at IBTM…

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