For the 20th consecutive year the Grand Lodge 2020 meeting of the Grand Orient of Italy returned to IEG’s Palacongressi di Rimini, held from 11-13...

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The Convention Bureaux of Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, São Paulo and Quito Tourism, officially presented the creation of the South American M.I.C.E...

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Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will host a one-day hybrid event that will feature workshops to build the practical skills and...

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The Meetings Show has announced the UK’s leading exhibition for event, meeting and conference professionals will now be a fully virtual event this...

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IBTM Events today announces that IBTM World 2020 will transition to being a virtual event this year.

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The corporate meetings and incentives segment will become one of the focus in 2021 with an aim to increase the market share by at least 20% over the...

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Planet Imex is returning 12 to 16 October to deliver „personal and collective transformation“ with a series of headliners from the business events...

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The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced that Hong Kong has been chosen as the host for four international MICE events, including the city’s...

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International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has unveiled a new look and name for its world class theatre, as it transitions from First State...

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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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    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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The IAPCO led Strategic Global Task Force of National PCO Associations, formed of 11 National PCO Associations, have created a new 22 pages „Advocacy...

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Emirates and flydubai have announced that customers of both airlines can once again access a wider range of travel options, connecting through Dubai....

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Event planner Andy King, known for planning the Fyre Festival, is to share learnings from his 30-year career and tips for success in a session for The...

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The inaugural ITB India in April 2021 will be a hybrid event. The organizer has announced, that the coming tradeshow will be a combination of a live...

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After receiving the Monaco Safe label which guarantees the organisation of an event at the GFM under the best conditions, the Principality’s congress...

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The Bavarian state government decided to allow trade fairs to be held again from 1 September – naturally subject to certain conditions. Several events...

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Zaha Hadid Architects unveiled plans for the new Xi’an International Football Centre, a 60,000-seat stadium for national and international matches as...

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has launched a virtual event offering to help customers connect with their audiences in uncertain...

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Large scale events return to the Kobe International Convention Center this August with the International Jewellery Exhibition and the Japanese Society...

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IBTM has announced a raft of new exhibitors, including Meliá Hotels International, Titanic Hotels, Ibiza Convention Bureau and Canary Islands as well...

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Imex shares  two replays from EduMonday’s „sustainability superheroes“. In their 30 minute sessions Guy Bigwood, Chief Changemaker & Managing...

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