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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 ...

ATPI reports year of growth, new offices and new hires

New strategic partnerships, significant investment in market-leading technology and a series of senior appointments led to growth and global expansion in 2018, reports global travel and events management business, the ATPI Group. In the first quarter of the year ATPI added to its network through strategic partnerships. Direct ATPI Global Travel, a joint organisation with US based Direct Travel was...

MPI launches European Road Show

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest meeting and event industry association, has launched its European Road Show, with its first stop in Barcelona at IBTM World. As part of the Road Show, MPI leadership will travel throughout Europe to meet with industry leaders and influencers to share industry trends, research, tips and the value of MPI member networking and educational...

Smaller session sizes are ‘a good thing for modern events’

New research from Meeting Professionals International (MPI)’s Fall 2018 Outlook Report suggests that individual sessions at conferences will reduce throughout 2019. MPI is the largest worldwide association for the meetings and events industry, including over 60,000 members across 90 chapters in 19 countries. UK-based Lime Venue Portfolio has been quick to endorse the trends as ‘a good thing for mo...

Prague gears up to host UIA Associations Round Table in 2020

The Prague Convention Bureau has announced that the Czech capital will host the Union of International Associations’ (UIA) Round Table, 12-13 November, 2020. The venue will be the Vienna House Diplomat Prague. Prague’s bid was won in competition with four other offers. The UIA Round Tables are organised annually by the Union of International Associations, the research institute and documentation c...

Leading industry associations pool resources to develop MICE in emerging markets

With ever more regions and cities around the globe recognising the vital role Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) plays in spurring economic growth (MICE delegates contribute as much as four times more per visit than leisure tourists), there is also an increasing demand for experienced MICE professionals worldwide. In response to this, three leading industry associations ̵...

Australia’s CVBs provide 8% boost in business events and new export opportunities for SMEs

Since January 2018, there has been an 8% increase in the number of international business events secured for the future by the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) members, according to new research. The industry analysis from the latest International Business Events Forward Calendar, produced by the AACB, reveals also that convention bureaux are attracting a larger number of highly...

New ICCA report on 55-year history of international association meetings tells story of continued growth

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)’s newest industry report A Modern History of International Association Meetings – Update: 1963-2017, released to celebrate the global association’s 55th anniversary, reveals the results of an extensive study on the 55-year growth of the international association meetings industry. The report celebrates the continued influence of internat...