Nancy Mollett is the Convention Centre Director at ICC Wales and Celtic Manor in Newport, South Wales. Being part of the expert team behind these two...

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On April 5th the Big Opening will be celebrated in the Outletcity Metzingen. A total of 16 other well-known brands will then present themselves mainly...

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Photo: SITE Germany

The 25th Anniversary SITE ITB Get-Together took place at ITB Berlin on Wednesday, 6 March 2019. 40 SITE members and friends came together for welcome...

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Expoforum, St. Petersburg’s newly built congress and exhibition centre, is taking steps to increase its profile as a leading venue and destination for...

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Female workforce at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) is increasing, especially in the traditionally male dominated AV and technology...

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Over 50 of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s team members dressed in purple, white and green – the 2019 IWD colours – and enjoyed a walk around the...

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The Advocacy & Campaigning Workshop 'Advocating for Systemic Change'  will take place on 15 March 2019 at The Hotel Brussels. Together with David...

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Messe Berlin, one of the world’s leading trade fair companies, will be organising the inaugural ITB India in 2020. The 3-day business-to-business...

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BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has completed its first three-year strategic plan resulting in growth for the company: 141% increase in total sales,...

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    Two-way process

    Advocacy is to bridge the “partnership gap”. This requires clear goals, good storytelling and coalitions with other industries. – The meeting sector has great potential.

    Understanding. The description of Senior Manager for EU Transport & Regulatory Affairs Ludovic Cartigny from Logos MCI Paris office, who represents IAPCO, sounds confusing. But it offers orientation: “One can do advocacy without lobbying, the converse is not true. Lobbying without having something to advocate for is impossible. Lobbying can also be...

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    Advocacy requires strategic thinking

    Rosa Armesto, Deputy Director General of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE), explains how to influence public policy in a democratic manner.

    CIM:  How much advocacy is part of your task as Deputy Director General of the FESE in Brussels?

    Rosa Armesto: The Federation of European Securities Exchanges is a European industry association that represents operators of European exchanges and other market segments, encompassing stock exchanges, financial derivatives, energy and commodity...

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    Listening to be understood

    What is advocacy? Definitely a trend and far more than simple lobbying. The multifaceted dialogue functions of the digital media challenge the meeting industry.

    Puzzling but still a trend: Advocacy is a concept that is difficult to define. Representing interests, supporting others are the most apt descriptions, but the term means a lot more “Advocacy is essential to achieve our goals,” says Cyril Ritchie, President of the Union of International Associations, at the UIA Round Table Europe (see page 34). For...

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    Decidedly European

    Pádraic Gilligan, Chief Marketing Officer SITE and SITE Foundation, on the progress of the Association, its roots in Europe, and the Incentive Travel Industry Index 2018.

    CIM: What are the key findings of the latest SITE Index? Pádraic Gilligan: This year’s Index – now known as the Incentive Travel Industry Index (ITII) - is a joint undertaking with Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP), attracting input from over 1,000 incentive travel professionals in 81...

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    Incentives - on the rise

    At IMEX America 2018, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) launched the Incentive Travel Industry Index, a research into the state of the Incentive Travel industry.

    Healthy growth. Partnering with Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) – two organizations with a huge focus on incentive travel – SITE produced the largest research study ever conducted on incentive travel, by volume and geographical spread.

    Conducted in association with J.D. Power, the...

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    Red carpet for trainees

    In a „people business” employees are a company’s most important resource. The hotel industry demonstrates how to train and retain them.

    Next generation. Digital transformation and a shortage of skilled staff are slowing economic growth and presenting companies with significant challenges when it comes to personnel planning. Investment in further training is a big priority now. Those wanting to push forward with the digitalisation of workflows need well-functioning teams and often...

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The Nhow Amsterdam RAI hotel has reached its highest point of construction – 91 metres. Since construction started in September 2016, the hotel has...

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Photo: IACC

IACC is conducting research into venue meeting and conference spaces today and how these environments may change in the future. Take part in the...

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“Inspiration to go further” is the theme of the upcoming ICCA Association Meetings Programme 2019, taking place in Durban, South Africa from 18-20...

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St David’s Day, Wales’ national holiday on 1 March, saw one of the biggest ever campaigns to promote Wales as a destination for meetings, conferences...

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Photo: Barbican

Barbican has announced that all of the venue’s electricity consumed is now 100% renewable. The switch, which took place in the last quarter of 2018,...

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Members of the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe will hold their meeting in Russia on September 30 - October 1, 2019....

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