With industry leaders predicting hybrid events to be the new norm for the next few years, the Kobe Convention Bureau has been working closely with its...

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Andy King’s keynote was the final session of the three-day virtual The Meetings Show, which saw nearly 2,000 pre-qualified buyers attend meetings with...

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ITB Asia 2020 Virtual concluded with a participation of almost 35,000 travel professionals. The trade show from 21 to 23 October was hosted virtually...

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From 21st September to 4th October, the talian Society of Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Intensive Care and Resuscitation (SIAARTI) went on tour by truck,...

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A new Imex Report, called „The Regenerative Revolution, A New Paradigm for Event Management“, calls on the global events industry to embrace circular...

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A versatile, visually engaging studio that delivers broadcast-quality content from a digital platform has been launched at ExCeL London. ExCeL has...

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Technology Provider Cvent unveiled the agenda for its two-day industry conference, Cvent Connect Europe Virtual on 10-11 November, while also...

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From today, 19 October, The Meetings Show is going on virtual for three days until October 21. The show has been rescheduled due to the ongoing impact...

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On 20 November 2020, the Brussels European Association Forum (BEAF) will become the first face-to-face association community event to take place in...

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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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Ahead of The Meetings Show, which will run virtually this year from 19-21 October 2020, more than 6,000 messages have already been exchanged and...

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IACC, which represents over 400 conference venues around the world, has announced the launch of IACC MultiPOD meetings. An IACC MultiPOD meeting is...

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The 2020 edition of Meeting Professional International’s (MPI) World Education Congress (WEC), was scheduled in June in Grapevine, Texas. The event...

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IMEX has collaborated with its industry partners to bring shared experiences and learnings to Community Day, taking place on Friday 16 October as part...

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To mark Fashion Week and professional trade shows in the sector (Who’s Next, Première Classe, Impact), Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau is...

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Despite Covid-19, on October 1st a new hotel has opened in Tallinn. L’Embitu is a 125-room luxury facility (4 stars) with four meeting rooms, located...

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Gregg H. Talley, FASAE, CAE, of U.S.-based Talley Management Group, Inc. (TMG), was recently named one of the Top 25 Influencers of the Meetings...

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Lviv Convention Bureau has created a development package for the local conference industry, which is aimed at financial, expert and informational...

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New ICCA research reveals the importance of face to face meetings and flexibility of associations and suppliers in a post-Covid world. ICCA Research...

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The city of Leeds has been crowned Best Events Destination at the 2020 C&IT Awards, which was held virtually on Thursday, 24th of September. According...

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On 10th September, the #PowerOfLiveEvents initiative, which started out as a social media campaign in May, left the virtual space and converted into...

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After a long period of home office and online meetings it’s time to meet in person again. Due diligence and safety are of course top priority for...

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