A message from ICCA CEO Senthil Gopinath.
 

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The online series is free to watch and aims to support the event community worldwide.

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During this time of social isolation and uncertainty, GDP offers a creative way for hospitality, meeting and event professionals to grow and learn...

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Senior Vice President of Experience, Annette Gregg, speaks to the importance of virtual education and how the industry will reunite for recovery at...

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Faced with these growing restrictions on the possibility of travelling and a strong downward trend in demand which has resulted in a drop in traffic...

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The conference and events facilities for the University of Leeds, MEETinLEEDS, is bolstering its team with the appointment of a brand new Conference...

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The ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter Annual Conference 2020 was held at the ICC Wales on 11th and 12th March. Over 100 venues, destinations and suppliers...

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The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) successfully hosted the recent Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the...

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A new hospital will open to provide support for thousands more patients with coronavirus, NHS England has announced.

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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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    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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Read the message from Gianluca Buongiorno, President AIM Group International.

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Read a message from ICCA-President James Rees.

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IBTM Events today launches a new online platform, IBTM Connect, an online resource hub for business events professionals to access and share knowledge...

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Join the discussion on Tuesday, April 14 to unite the events industry on Global Meetings Industry Day: Virtual.

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Today the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) announced re-scheduled dates for Incentive Summit Europe (ISE) and Incentive Summit Americas...

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MPI’s Emergency Preparedness for Events Certificate Program gives you the tools you need to effectively plan for—and respond to—crisis situations and...

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Under development since 2018, Pico Virtuosity is a suite of virtual solutions delivering high performing virtual events with a human touch.

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MPI President & CEO, Paul Van Deventer provides an update on how MPI is addressing the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. 

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ICCA CEO, Senthil Gopinath, personally invites the ICCA community to join our interactive webinar on 25 March 2020 from 14:00-17:00 (CET), where we...

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Following the announcement made by YB Dato’ Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Malaysia on 18 March 2020 on the...

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