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PCMA, STB and UFI launch White Paper to reimagine the future of business events

Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and global association of the exhibition industry UFI have jointly launched a White Paper titled ‘Reimagining Business Events – Through COVID-19 and Beyond’. The report highlights key pillars and case studies to support industry transformation, with signs of strong recovery in the Asia-Pacific and a greater appeti...

IBTM partners with SACEOS for SMF x IBTM Wired

IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, is partnering with the Singapore MICE Forum (SMF) for its hybrid business event IBTM Wired which takes place 28 June-1 July. Running in partnership with SACEOS (Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers) – the national industry trade association – SMF x IBTM Wired will take place both in-person for industry professionals at t...

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 ...

Tune in to CBItalia premiere to BoxIT clever in Italy

The Italian national convention bureau is premiering its free networking online platform for international MICE and wedding buyers,‘BoxIT’, on 13 April via a free live webcast. It will be the first reveal of CBItalia’s proprietary platform designed to be, what the bureau calls, “the only digital companion everyone interested in organising events in Italy will ever need”. CBItalia began working on ...

Germany wins EU clearance for €642m support scheme for tradefair and congress sector

Germany has received clearance from the European Commission to roll out its proposed Federal umbrella scheme for damage compensation of tradefairs and congresses in the country. The scheme is reportedly worth €642m and was first put to the Commission on 4 December last year. While some of Germany’s Lander (States) were able to partially lift restrictions for a certain period prior to the second wa...

Five event trends for 2021 from the UFI crystal ball

MD and CEO of the global association of the exhibition industry, UFI, Kai Hattendorf looks into the association’s crystal ball and gives us five trends to watch in 2021:   We are in unchartered territory with a global pandemic disrupting lives and livelihoods. But, with successful trials paving the way for mass vaccinations, with better knowledge around Covid-19 and faster and more efficient ...

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...