UFI strengthens its commitment to sustainable development
New guiding mission statement
Meetings Industry
As the issue of sustainable development continues to gain momentum worldwide, it has become increasingly important for businesses and industries to play their part in contributing to the global Sustainable Development Goals. To support this, UFI is pleased to announce a new range of assets, initiatives and activities to support and guide the sustainable development efforts of UFI members and the exhibition industry globally. These were presented to members at the 86th UFI Global Congress in Bangkok.   READ MORE

‘20 in their Twenties’
PCMA announces Class of 2020
Meetings Industry
PCMA has identified 20 of the brightest and most talented global professionals from the next generation of business events leaders for its annual “20 in Their Twenties” class. The class of 2020 represents strategists, suppliers and destinations from the Asia Pacific region, North America and Europe.   READ MORE

Denmark launches new report
How to strengthen legacy of international congresses
Destinations | Meetings Industry
Denmark’s four largest meeting destinations have launched a new report on how to make international conventions more impactful for both associations and destinations. The report is the result of a large outreach study, which has been instrumental in securing a DKK 2.2 million grant from the Danish Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs to strengthen Denmark’s know-how and efforts on outreach and legacy.   READ MORE

New director appointed at the Reykjavík Convention Bureau
Meet in Reykjavík
Meetings Industry
Sigurjóna Sverrisdóttir has taken over as Managing Director of Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau. She succeeds Thorsteinn Orn Gudmundsson, who led the bureau from its foundation in 2012.   READ MORE

Dubai association conference 2019
The societal impact of associations
Meetings Industry | Destinations
Momentum is building towards the second edition of the Dubai Association Conference, with more details being unveiled about the event’s rich programme, built around the core theme of ‘Driving change: The societal impact of associations’. Taking place 9-10 December at Dubai World Trade Centre and organised by Dubai Association Centre, the 2019 Dubai Association Conference agenda will offer a blend of panel discussions, expert briefings, and interactive sessions, all centred around the core theme and four sub-themes: Community Well-Being, Knowledge and Research, Business and Opportunity, and Creativity and Innovation.   READ MORE

Survey on Meetings and Sustainability
How can the events industry work towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?
Meetings Industry | Training
The IMEX Group is working with partners such as Cvent, Maritz, Oregon CC) within the industry and the Non-Profit-Organization Positive Impact to engage the entire industry in how we can all best work towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   READ MORE

IMEX America education program
Nike, UBS, SMG and ... superheroes
Meetings Industry | Destinations
Experts from UBS, Nike and SMG are among the speakers at IMEX America this year. Taking place September 10 - 12, IMEX America has a firm focus on education with more than 180 learning sessions.   READ MORE

New Cvent Community
Cvent unveiled its new "Community" at its annual user conference
Meetings Industry | Technology
Cvent unveiled its new Cvent Community at its annual user conference Cvent CONNECT in Las Vegas.   READ MORE

Dubai Business Events
17 % Increase in delegate impact from business event
Meetings Industry | Destinations
Dubai Business Events (DBE), the city’s official convention bureau, has recorded exceptional results during the first half of 2019, securing 118 successful bid wins for events to be hosted in Dubai over the coming years. These events won in H1 2019, including conferences, meetings and incentives, are set to attract 75,288 delegates from around the globe to Dubai over the coming years, representing growth of 17% on the delegate impact of bid wins from the same period in 2018.   READ MORE

29 IBTM China
Hosted Buyer Registrations open
Meetings Industry
IBTM China has announced that registration is open for its renowned Hosted Buyer programme.   READ MORE