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Virtual Events Institute and World Indigenous Forum announce skills partnership

The Virtual Events Institute and The World Indigenous Forum (WIF), the largest indigenous-focused conference and tradefair, have announced a strategic partnership to help deliver training and certification in virtual events to a cohort of indigenous business owners and marketing agencies globally. WIF links indigenous leaders, politicians and indigenous rights advocates together with local indigen...

Sign up for today’s free Confex webinar: ‘Planning an engagement strategy’

Engagement strategy and platform research are two areas of focus in the next edition of the UK-run International Confex webinar series. The latest discussion will take place at 4pm, London Time, 22 October, and will be led by founder of Event Tech Labs and Tourism and Events Management course leader at the University of Westminster, Dr James Morgan. He will explore the challenges involved in runni...

PCMA Compass points to business events economic recovery in Q3 2022, with APAC set to lead the way

Global stakeholder research from industry association PCMA’s Business Events Compass finds that Asia Pacific (APAC) is leading the way to recovery and short-term pivots to digital events are fuelling long-term innovation. These are two of the conclusions from the Compass update, which forms an actionable framework of insights and strategies for businesses during the pandemic and beyond. The best c...

ICCA presidential report covers Covid, congress, community and co-operation

International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) president James Rees delivered the following presidential report to association members at the 59th General Assembly on Monday 19th October which, for the first time, was held in a virtual format. In preparing for today’s General Assembly, I have found it difficult to believe that a year has passed since we gathered for our annual congress i...

GL events reports limited recovery in Q3, with revenues of €100.5m

International events services group and organiser, GL events has reported a limited recovery to its revenue stream in Q3. The group was reporting on its consolidated revenue for the nine-month period ending 30 September 2020. At 30 September 2020, revenue for the first nine months reached €367.3m, a figure 56.8% down on the previous year and, of course, significantly impacted by the health crisis....

The real incentive: to give a little back and help form this year’s Incentive Travel Industry Index

Great research in our industry is vital for mapping out and planning for the future and that is why FICP (Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals), IRF (the Incentive Research Foundation) and SITE (the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) partner each year with Oxford Economics to conduct the most comprehensive research into the incentive travel industry and its future evolution. This...

IMEX launches Regenerative Revolution report

A new report published by IMEX Group, Regenerative Revolution, A New Paradigm for Event Management, urges events industry to regenerate, not just restart. The report come in the same month that 93-year old Sir David Attenborough’s witness statement, A Life on Our Planet launches on Netflix. The report, launched 14 October, calls on the global meetings, incentive travel and events industry to adopt...

Ashfield and IPCAA study reveals what HCPs think about online congresses

Ashfield Meetings & Events (part of UDG Healthcare PLC) and the International Pharmaceutical Congress Advisory Association (IPCAA) have partnered on a study into what healthcare professionals think about online medical congresses. Through a survey of more than 300 physicians from six countries and across 14 therapy areas, Ashfield and IPCAA gained insights that can help medical societies, prof...

Web Summit moves on to… the Web

Europe’s largest technology conference will move fully online this year, the organisers have said. Founded in 2009, by Paddy Cosgrave, David Kelly and Daire Hickey, Web Summit was originally held in Dublin, Ireland, until 2016, when it moved permanently to Lisbon, Portugal. The decision followed discussions with the Portuguese authorities. “Lisbon is still Web Summit’s home but with growing ...

Didier Scaillet steps down as CEO of SITE

The departure of Didier Scaillet, as CEO of the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and the SITE Foundation has been announced via the association’s website blog section. SITE said Scaillet was “stepping back for personal reasons”. Scaillet, previously had helmed MPI also and had been leading SITE for almost three years, a period of growth. During his tenure, SITE enjoyed record membersh...

Comexposium files for financial protection in France

Global events organiser Comexposium has announced it has filed for financial protection in France, citing restrictions on its business caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Comexposium annually organises some of the largest, and most well-known, events in France such as SIAL, SIMA, Foire de Paris and the l’Étudiant events. A statement from the Group said the pandemic had “prevented Comexposium from bei...

New training and certification initiative launched by Virtual Events Institute and New Model Army

The Virtual Events Institute and New Model Army, a global initiative created by esprecruitment and tfconnect in the UK, have launched a strategic partnership to help deliver training and certification in virtual events to event professionals whose jobs have been made redundant. The training will be delivered to two cohorts, one receiving a full 10-module Virtual Event Professional certification an...