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AIPC, ICCA and UFI release good practice guide for reopening events

AIPC, ICCA and UFI have released the third and updated version of their ‘Good Practice Guide: Addressing Covid-19 Requirements for Re-opening Business Events’. With an increasing number of markets around the world reopening business events, the guide aims to give businesses the confidence to reassure customers and visitors that business events can be operated in a controller manner. The report is ...

Everything will be fine

AIPC CEO Sven Bossu says venues are ready to bring back events in the next normal.   On 30 November, at 19:30, a Flemish news anchor – Martine Tanghe – retired after presenting the seven o’clock news for 42 (forty-two!) years on public television.  She has covered anything from royal weddings to natural disasters and every American president since Jimmy Carter. And her last words to her audie...

AIPC Masterclass on successful venue reopening

International venue association AIPC is offering a masterclass for venue operators keen to prepare for a smooth, successful venue reopening. For many facilities and their management, challenges around changing reopening requirements, national vaccination programmes, mutations of the Covid virus, stakeholder concerns, and media attention combine to give cause for concern around the time period in w...

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...

AIPC moves off the grid with first hybrid Annual Conference

Global venue association AIPC’s recent hybrid Annual Conference, 24-25 September, in Paris brought together 25 European members in person, with 125 unique participants logging in to proceedings online. The conference marked a distinct shift in format for organisers and, despite the ongoing threat of the virus, it successfully upheld high- standards of safety and security for those attending in-per...

AIPC 2.0

We present the first CMW column from AIPC’s new CEO Sven Bossu, who prefaces a six-month, six-pillar programme of change for the association. AIPC, the global association of event venues, launched its change process during its 2019 Annual Congress in Antwerp. The current crisis will accelerate this process as the AIPC community is facing unprecedented challenges and opportunities. A six-pillar pro...

AIPC takes Annual Congress to Paris

Global association of event venues, AIPC is to take its Annual Congress to Paris, 24-25 September. The original end of June date in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was cancelled back in March. The new two-day programme will aim to bring the global community of event centres together to discuss common challenges and future plans, with a focus on how to adapt to a new business reality. The Congress will now...

ICCA, AIPC and UFI release Good Practice Guide

The International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) have announced the release of a global good practice guide for business events. The ‘Good Practice Guide: Addressing Covid-19 Requirements for Re-Opening Business Events’ was jointly produced by all three or...

Are we ready for the next downturn?

Aloysius Arlando, President of AIPC, imparts some lessons learned during the financial crisis.   As most of the world seems to teeter on the edge of a growing expectation of economic downturn, if not recession, it is an interesting time to reflect on what we may have learned through the last cycle. We would certainly be coming off a high – recent industry surveys having shown some of the high...

AIPC appoints first CEO

AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres, has appointed its first CEO, Sven Bossu (pictured). He will report directly to the AIPC Board and started his new role on 1 May. The association has also engaged Interel, a professional association management company. The moves indicate a bold move by AIPC towards raising the professionalism of the association as a global industry leader. ...