ICCA launches the ICCA Association Community

The International Congress and Convention Assembly (ICCA) has announced it will be launching the ‘ICCA Association Community’ in January 2020.

TCEB to bring ASAE association conference to Bangkok

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) signed a memorandum of understanding with ASAE - the American Society of Association Executives - at IMEX America.

How associations are connecting with Africa

CMW talks to Damian Hutt, as his Africa Associations Congress returns to Pretoria in August for a second edition.   This year, the 2nd Africa Associations Congress (ACC), 18-20 August in Pretoria, South Africa, includes an exclusive Leaders’ Forum for Executive Heads & Non-Executive Heads and opportunities to network with Africa’s influential association executives. Delegates are promised...

Veterinary toxicology conference to come to Lviv in 2021

The Ukrainian city of Lviv has won its bid for the 15th International Congress of the European Association of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, which will be held in the city in 2021.

Association of Event Venues hosts 15th anniversary conference

The Association of Event Venues welcomed over 200 venue professionals to the AEV Conference at Manchester Central on Thursday, 4 July.

Ex-ICCA CEO Martin Sirk appointed to Global Association Hubs

Ex-ICCA CEO Martin Sirk (pictured second from left) has been appointed as the new International Advisor to Global Association Hubs, an organisation which aims to develop associations around the world. The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announced the sudden departure of long-serving CEO Sirk last July, saying it would be “working with new leadership to drive the associatio...

Australia’s EEAA offers discounts to young eventprofs

The Exhibition and Event Association of Australia is offering a discount to its 2019 Conference for young people in the events industry. EEAA’s 2019 conference is taking place 5-6 June, in Melbourne. EEAA Chief Executive, Joyce DiMascio said the Association was committed to providing new opportunities for young people working in events to be able to attend the Association’s key events. She comment...

IACC takes a ‘radical’ turn in Toronto

The 38th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference came to a close 11 April at Vantage Venues and The Globe and Mail Centre, Toronto, having gathered 230 delegates over the two days. The International Association of Conference Centres’ Americas chapter also welcomed 20 meeting planners from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia for the conference – themed ‘Radical Innovation – Change Ev...

Who were the winning associations of 2018?

Jane Cunningham, Director of International Associations at BestCities, breaks down 2018’s winning associations, trends, and the key to success for Incredible Impacts 2019.   What are the key factors judges look for in a winning submission? We had 19 fantastic Incredible Impacts submissions in 2018, and in each there are six key areas that we analyse. These are the objectives, a clear descript...

Austrian PCO Tyrol Congress becomes IAPCO member

Austrian PCO Tyrol Congress has been accredited as a member of the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO). It becomes only the fifth Austrian PCO to be accredited by IAPCO. Mathias Posch, IAPCO president, commented: “The PCO Tyrol Congress team have done an excellent job for many years, and it was therefore only a matter of time before it qualified to become accred...

Vancouver Convention Centre granted prestigious Les Clefs d’Or membership

The Vancouver Convention Centre has become the first convention centre in North America to be granted Corporate Affiliate membership to Les Clefs d’Or Canada. Les Clefs is an elite group of hotel concierges dedicated to the achievement of exceptional service and represents over 4,000 top concierges in over 45 countries, including 150 Canadian members. “Congratulations to the Vancouver Convention C...

Association for conference interpreters doubles delegates

The international association of conference interpreters (AIIC) Private Market Sector (PRIMS) meeting doubled its delegate numbers when the conference came to London’s IMO earlier this month. With remote/distant interpreting an area of great concern for the profession, the London conference drew 170 members and meant organisers had to find a larger venue than initially envisaged. The IMO venue on ...

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