Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is turning its focus to the future to ensure the business is set up for ongoing success...

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The Estonian Convention Bureau has officially laid out the nation's post-crisis welcome mat, announcing the reopening of the local conference sector...

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Research amongst event buyers, conducted by BMA House in April 2020 has shown a significant desire to seek a better work / life balance.

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The Hague Convention Bureau has employed two new international sales managers to focus on the city’s specialist markets; including new energy, impact...

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Despite the impact of COVID-19, work on the WCEC is slightly ahead of schedule.

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VisitBritain has announced that its flagship annual Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) event MeetGB, will this year be run as a...

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The Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir announced that from June 15, the 14 day quarantine will not be mandatory for passengers arriving at...

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The Western Cape Cabinet agreed to use the CTICC as a temporary COVID-19 hospital, creating the capacity to care for an additional 800 people at the...

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80 per cent of Corporate Sponsors are interested in investing in virtual events but they need interaction, according to a new survey by AIM Group.

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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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CPhI and P-MEC China will host a special Virtual Expo Connect in June (18-24, 2020). The new online platform is designed to facilitate ongoing and new...

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Several event venues and production companies in Tallinn have joined forces and are using state-of-the-art technology to offer ways to create virtual...

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ICCA and AC Forum announced a three-year partnership on creating a high-level annual signature event on the Future of Healthcare Meetings, starting in...

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CIM asked IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer what to expect from PlanetIMEX.

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The Meetings Show – due to take place on 24-25 June – is being postponed to the autumn as a result of the continuing situation with COVID-19.  

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While the Covid-19 pandemic hits Europe’s MICE industry with full force, the eyes of many industry professionals are full of admiration for South...

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Organisers of the Sustainable Event Awards have announced event software company Evessio as their official partner and platform provider for the...

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The UK Events Industry believes that September 2020 is expected to be the most significant month when it comes to post COVID-19 recovery, as it...

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As part of the B.C. Pandemic Provincial Coordination Plan and in support of the Government of British Columbia, the Vancouver Convention Centre is...

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AIOP on Air taking place from 30th April to 2nd May will be a fully digital, immersive and realistic scientific congress that enhances knowledge...

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The Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) further fortifies its accolades with the latest success in obtaining the Green Building...

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In its desire to give back to the international business events, meetings and incentive travel industry following the massive outpouring of support...

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