IBTM World will be held in Barcelona from December 1 to 3. Reed Exhibitions now announced the first keynote speaker at the three day event: Pancho...

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Global meetings and events provider MCI has launched a new virtual consulting product to future proof associations through strategic transformation....

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The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center is undergoing a $1 billion expansion. The transformed venue will be bigger than ever at...

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IFEMA Madrid has announced a new Security and Emergency Coordination Centre (CECOR) to safeguard the operation of its events. This centre, which is...

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With Dubai‘s reopening for tourists, the emirate has received the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which validates...

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The Barcelona Convention Bureau is the first confirmed Regional Destination Partner to support and engage with the Geneva International Association...

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MCI has closed the decade of sustainability with it's 2019 Digital Sustainability Report. According to the report, within the past ten years, MCI...

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Meetings technology provider Cvent has unveiled new offerings within its Cvent Supplier Network and Cvent Business Transient solution (formerly Lanyon...

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International Travel Management Company CWT has introduced two new additions to its "return to travel" resources, that should give companies and...

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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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In his „presidential message“ ICCA President James Rees gives an outlook for the industry and the 59th ICCA Congress this November.

Rees: „An innate...

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The coronavirus pandemic postponed openings of several new Warsaw venues. But finally new hotel facilities as well as new attractions on the tourist...

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Global DMC Partners (GDP), an international network of independently owned destination management companies (DMCs) and event experts, has compiled the...

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After twenty years, Stefania Agostini leaves her position as Director of the Event and Conference division of IEG - Italian Exhibition Group. Head of...

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The Palais des congrès de Montréal has announced the launch of a video and podcast studio designed for content creation as well as live and on-demand...

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The Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) has launched the Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS-Movement), a platform to...

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Meetings technology provider Cvent announced that it has trained and certified more than 20,000 marketers, event planners, and hospitality...

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RAI Amsterdam is looking at a loss of 20 million euros this year, and the expectations for 2021 are uncertain, according to the company. Therefore the...

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The Hague Convention Bureau moved its digital webinar content to a hybrid format for the first time earlier this month with 65 “in-person” attendees...

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A survey of event professionals by etc.venues during the first hybrid event since lockdown with a live panel has revealed that almost three-quarters...

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Make Venues has secured Visit England’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation for it‘s three sites Broadway House in London, Engineers’ House in Bristol...

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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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