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Legacy & advocacy

Greater Bogota Convention Bureau wins Best PR Award 2015 at 54th ICCA Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina
‘People, the power of hope’ is an enchanting message, and one that was delivered with heart and passion as part of Bogotá’s bid to bring One Young World, the largest global gathering of youth leaders, to the city in 2017.

Incredible Impacts: World Confederation for Physical Therapy
In this fourth video of the 'Incredible Impacts' series, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) discusses its grant-winning approach to creating legacy.

Incredible Impacts: World Parkinson Coalition
In the third video of the 'Incredible Impacts' series, the World Parkinson Coalition (WPC) discusses its grant-winning approach to creating legacy.

Making a Mark
In November 2017, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) welcomed a record number of delegates to its 56th annual congress.

The Beyond Tourism Impact of Meetings
Last November, ICCA welcomed a record number of delegates to its 56th annual congress. Almost 1,300 members, including more than 40 association executives, travelled to Prague...

ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance launched the new ICCA Incredible Impacts Programme during an ICCA Member Plenary Session on 15 May, the Monday Before IMEX. The Programme celebrates the “beyond tourism” value of international association meetings

The 'Top 40 Women in MICE' is an initiative led by 'The Planner' and 'Meetings Magazine'; launched in 2014.

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organizations (APFAO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on June 29, 2017

'Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much' (Helen Keller)

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is driving economic development and delivering societal health and environmental benefits, according to a study from University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

With yet another successful Global Meetings Industry Day behind us, I can’t help but to reflect about the ‘Power’ of our industry.
I strongly believe that ‘Meetings’ are where change happens, ideas are discussed, compromises are reached...

Here’s an opinion piece I wrote in 2015, when asked to come up with the 10 most important questions facing our industry. I could only manage to think of one!

The 2nd edition of Global Meetings Industry Day takes place 6 April. We take this opportunity to highlight the true value of international association meetings and communicate the professional, business, academic and economic outcomes they deliver.

You might think Hawaii was one of the last places on earth to need more conservation...

Last month I wrote about the importance of “Candor” when building a long-lasting relationship between associations and suppliers. However, to thrive in today’s world partnerships are not only forged between associations and suppliers, but also betwe

Rod Cameron says meetings, conventions and exhibitions can be a force for recovery for destinations wrestling with the aftermath of terror threats

The business events segment of the tourism industry can help grow the Australian economy with the assistance of a series of targeted public policy measures, according to the Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB).

It has long been thought that business organisations are hierarchies, islands in a vast sea of capital markets. This market hubbub over hierarchy has eclipsed the true value of a shadow organisation called the network.

The geo-political and economic landscape of international association meetings today is facing growing challenges and new models of disruption. This is a fact we all have to live with and the biggest question is how do you survive in such turbulent t

Borneo’s orangutans are among the beneficiaries of two corporate social responsibility programmes that were part of the recent ICCA Congress in Kuching, Sarawak. Now the wider outcomes the event delivered will be part of a new study measuring its imp

Destination marketers and associations need to work together to achieve their common goals while reaping long-term rewards for their destinations.

“What’s in it for me?” That’s a question Millennials are asking as they decide on upcoming conference opportunities. Meeting organizers, on the other hand, are more focused on their own goals

Over the years I have written numerous articles about designing and implementing meetings management programs, and in all those years I have been consistently perplexed as to why organizations do not mandate the need to follow the meetings policy.

The Future Convention Cities Initiative—a five-year-old association of the cities of Abu Dhabi, Durban, London, San Francisco, Seoul, Sydney, and Toronto

There are a few ways to think about revenue management. One is that it gives hoteliers a formula for maximizing revenue per available room.

Earlier this year, I wrote about the importance of advocacy and promoting the value of face-to-face events.

Suppliers in the Middle East were given a masterclass on bidding for international association meetings – described as the ‘most critical’ aspect of the meetings industry.

The goal of most corporate meeting departments is to plan programs that get high marks from attendees and save money in the process. David Rich would like to upgrade that goal by adding a bigger purpose for what you do, a purpose that already guides

To some, the term 'networking' is overused, and even may sound a bit sleazy. We've amplified that by promoting speed networking and boasting about the number of professionals attending our conferences.

At this year's IMEX Frankfurt, ICCA CEO Martin Sirk noted that up until recently, the meetings and events industry has focused on measuring the impact of face-to-face gatherings and tourism.

A publisher friend recently asked me to come up with my list of the 10 most critical questions the meetings industry needs to address over the coming decade.

Exhibition organizers now have a new tool to help them calculate the economic impact of their show on their host city and demonstrate its value to the local economy.

At the FAO COFI 32 in Rome in July I presented on “Promoting Seafood Consumption: A Tool for Improving Nutrition, Health and Regional Development – Public Policy and Producers effort.”

The event planners behind internal conferences are not being encouraged to focus on business objectives enough by their leaders, according to research by KDM Events.

The impact of your conference education sessions is less about what happens on site and more about what happens on the attendee’s job after the session.

The term Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) has been kicking around for the best part of 20 years, having originated in the North American meetings and events industry.

Those of us who have the great fortune of working in the travel industry know the value of face-to-face meetings:

“Wake those CEOs up, people!”

The grounds for creating a mobile meeting app are quite different depending on whether the app is for an association or a corporation, according to a new Meeting Professionals International/DoubleDutch survey.

Whether industry veteran or first-timer, networking matters now more than ever. To best deliver on your meeting’s networking promise, keep these two strategies at the forefront.

The meetings industry has for many years been a kind of medieval fortress of classic organizational and procedural approaches.

Club Melbourne's 130 members are becoming adept at selling city's strengths. Meetings ambassadors in Melbourne, Australia, have secured 13 international conference in the last twelve months

In 2012, the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, a global professional member society, and the American Composites Manufacturers Association

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau has released its first conference legacy assessment as part of its new campaign to become a world leader on measuring conference impact.

Healthcare professionals still value meetings as prime ways to connect with peers and learn about scientific breakthroughs from key opinion leaders.

Skift editor Greg Oates last week issued an industry rallying call for the business events sector to pursue a three-pillared 'Manifesto for a New Generation of Meetings and Conventions,'

At IMEX Frankfurt 2016, government officials from New South Wales (NSW), Australia(and the United Arab Emirates) revealed the role of business events for