The International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC), which has attracted delegates from Europe, USA and beyond, was meant to take place at Newcastle...

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International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has announced a new hybrid on-site and virtual event offering to meet evolving client needs. The...

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A week after the reopening of its facilities to the public, on the occasion of the outdoor fair Abre Madrid, IFEMA has activated all of its protocols...

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Last week’s ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter meeting was attended online by more than 90 delegates from destinations, venues and suppliers. It was moderated...

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Italian AIM Group International has founded AIM Communication, an “open innovation network”, that should act as a start-up hub and incubator that...

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A recent survey conducted by Global DMC Partners (GDP) found that while many live events are pivoting to virtual this year, virtual is not considered...

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Almost 30 sessions, held on Imex‘ Edu Monday in May, are now freely available for replay. The sessions, which last between 30 and 60 minutes, were...

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The Royal Geographical Society has choosen NewcastleGateshead for its Annual International Conference in 2022, after a joint bid from Newcastle...

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  • CIM 2020/1

    Stories for destinations

    Convention bureaus are using local networks and launching innovative destination marketing campaigns. Passion and creativity are often as effective as large budgets.

    Initial contact. Clara Fernandez Lopez emphasised how important convention bureaus (CBs) are for association convention planners at the Union of International Associations (UIA) Round Table Europe in Brussels in November 2019. According to the UIA’s 2018 Survey on International Meetings Issues, 34 per cent of all associations worldwide are not...

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  • CIM 2020/1

    Future scenarios

    The BestCities Global Forum brings together partners and planners of international events. Its main topic is the future of the global association and meetings industry.

    Sharing knowledge. The annual Global Forum of the BestCities Global Alliance takes place in Copenhagen from 8 to 11 December 2019. The federation of eleven convention bureaus has set itself the goal to “harness the power of collaboration and community to create positive impact through business events,” emphasises its new Managing Director Lesley...

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  • CIM 2020/1

    Better prepared through an effort to anticipate

    Professor Dr Ingo Rollwagen of the Design Faculty at Hochschule Fresenius on the challenges and opportunities of the 2020s

    CIM: A new decade has started: can we expect the 2020s to be “golden” like the 1920s?

    Professor Ingo Rollwagen: There is a chance the new decade will be the start of a digitally dynamic renaissance, one of greater awareness in both a material and a non-material sense. Structural change in information and knowledge technologies is leading to...

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  • CIM 2020/1

    Nature and the human factor

    People make the difference. Precision targeting must be the credo for organisers. The new appreciation of nature promotes sustainability, is inspirational and brings new insights.

    Reorientation. “Reality shock means that we have to give up decades-old certainties because, among other things, we are being confronted with an overdose of world affairs and complexity,” says journalist Sascha Lobo, explaining the alarming title of his new German-language book “Realitätsschock” (reality shock). The acronym VUCA (volatility,...

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  • CIM 2020/1

    Digital and sustainable

    Data and digitalisation will be fertile ground in the new decade. ‧Future-oriented conferences are considering how sustainability and ethics can be taken into account.

    Looking ahead. At the beginning of this new decade, what we need is a heightened focus on the challenges of a world that is becoming increasingly complex. The 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos closed with an urgent appeal to combine economic growth with environmental objectives. Uncurbed expansion and growth can no longer be allowed, given...

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  • CIM 2019/6

    Five questions for Fiona Pelham

    CIM: Is the industry aware of the Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) signed by 193 World Leaders at the UN in 2015?
    Fiona Pelham: They are definitely becoming more aware! Over 40 per cent of the event professionals who took our survey in August, to make a commitment to act on the sustainable development goals, said they knew about the SDGs.

    W...

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To comply with new governmental regulation, MCI China entirely redesigned, coordinated and delivered a fully planned offline product launch event for...

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The Finnish Government recommends that as of 1 August 2020, if the development of the epidemic continues in the current direction without any...

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To help the industry face the new challenges, Global DMC Partners is hosting a free virtual open forum at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 24.

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Some thirty Brussels museums have progressively re-opened their doors, with cultural life restarting slowly but surely. The calender of re-openings is...

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The Palais des congrès de Montréal, jointly with partners Encore and GES, and together with startups from its CITÉ Events Lab, is preparing to reopen...

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Moving away from merely looking at the financial benefits of hosting an academic event, PhD dissertation by Thomas Trøst Hansen and Wonderful...

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It is in an unprecedented context that the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) has published its annual study. This 13th edition shows that in...

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With a hybrid edition of the Web Marketing Festival from 4 to 6 June the IEG, Palacongressi di Rimini for the first time since the lockdown was liftet...

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José Vicente de los Mozos ist the new president of the IFEMA Executive Committee. He takes over from Clemente González Soler, after his appointment...

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Global meetings and events industry trade show organiser, IBTM has announced first details of its rescheduled IBTM Asia Pacific, which will take place...

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ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance have renewed heir partnership for a further three years. The annual ‘Incredible Impacts’ grant programme –...

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Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, the meetings industry was an essential component to Canada’s economy, says Clark Grue, Chair, Meetings Mean Business...

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