Where should we start with the sustainability of the MICE industry? Beyond delivering the economic benefits of the MICE events, it is important to consider ways to bring a bright future to the next generations as well as to benefit contemporaries. Indeed, with the people interconnected and interdependent on the 'global community,' it is incumbent on all of us in the MICE industry to operate sustainable events.
ICCA’s multi-hub, hybrid 59th Congress continued the process of ‘Transforming Together’ and, on its second day, 2 November, attracted a message of support delivered in person by Luxembourg prime minister Hon. Xavier Bettel (pictured), who showed that some politicians really do get our industry.
Great research in the meetings and incentives industry is vital for mapping out and planning for the future, which is why FICP (Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals), IRF (the Incentive Research Foundation) and SITE (the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) partner each year with Oxford Economics to conduct the most comprehensive research into the incentive travel industry and its future evolution.
A new report published by IMEX Group, Regenerative Revolution, A New Paradigm for Event Management, urges events industry to regenerate, not just restart. The report come in the same month that 93-year old Sir David Attenborough’s witness statement, A Life on Our Planet launches on Netflix.
Ashfield Meetings & Events (part of UDG Healthcare PLC) and the International Pharmaceutical Congress Advisory Association (IPCAA) have partnered on a study into what healthcare professionals think about online medical congresses.
Through a survey of more than 300 physicians from six countries and across 14 therapy areas, Ashfield and IPCAA gained insights that can help medical societies, professional congress organisers (PCOs) and industry consider how to shape online congresses.
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Following Reed Travel Exhibitions announcement, 18 September, that its IBTM World live event would not take place in Barcelona this year (1-3 December), its IBTM Events team has announced the first details of IBTM World Virtual, an online event that will take place 8–10 December 2020.
Meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, Cvent has unveiled its new virtual event solution, the Cvent Engagement Hub. Built to work alongside the company’s existing suite of products, the Cvent Engagement Hub offers a fully branded, turnkey virtual event experience with a platform that can power events of all types – whether in-person, virtual, or hybrid.