The Olympic Museum, Lausanne
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Quiet diplomacy in Lausanne

Why the Swiss city prefers to keep a low profile. By John Keenan Nestled on the shores of Lac Leman, cradled by the Jura mountains, Lausanne is not a city that draws attention to itself. Indeed, its self-effacing style is the key to its success. The city is home to the International Olympic Committee where,…

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Can the international events industry ever be sustainable?

Positive Impact’s vision for the next five years combines elements of ISO20121 and a reporting framework rather unimaginatively titled the Global Reporting Initiative Event Organiser Sector Supplement. This vision includes some factors that are straightforward and some that are more challenging. For example, Pelham believes there should be at least two stakeholder engagement opportunities a…

How hard can it be?
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Success by association

President and CEO of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Deborah Sexton, and chairman of the PCMA board of directors, Ray Kopzinski, explain the moves they are taking with the association, and shed some light on the needs of a global meetings association.   Revenue for associations is typically derived from membership fees and congresses but,…

Rod Cameron
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Reasons to be cheerful

Rod Cameron, AIPC executive director, AIPC, on 10 reasons cities need more meetings   As tourism numbers continue to grow and local resistance to the resulting impacts becomes more of a factor in many destinations, thoughts turn to how best to high-grade the visitor traffic in order to get the most benefit with the least…

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