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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. Sigurjóna has been with Meet in Reykjavík from the beginning in 2012, most recently as Director of Exhibitions and Events. She has an MBA from the University of Iceland and a BA in Acting from Iceland Academy of the Arts. Arna Schram, Chairman of Meet in Reykjavík, said the Board was pleased that Sigurjóna accepted this new role and that she is the right person to continue the successful work of her predecessor. "Reykjavík has over the last several years built up a reputation for reliability, high-tech infrastructure, service excellence and co.
The Board of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is currently in Tel Aviv, meeting with key figures of the local MICE industry and visiting state-of-the-art venues during a 3-day visit organized by the Tel Aviv Convention Bureau and the Israel Ministry of Tourism. During the visit, which started on Tuesday August 13 and will end on Thursday August 15, the ICCA Board will meet with leaders of the MICE industry in Tel Aviv including Mr. Amir Halevy, CEO of Israel Ministry of Tourism; Mr. Eytan Schwartz, CEO of Tel Aviv Global & Tourism; Mr. Tamir Dayan, CEO of Expo Tel Aviv, and other ICCA members from Israel.
Event industry professionals across the globe are being urged to take part in a vital initiative this month “Engaging the global event industry with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”The online survey, which is now live: will provide anyone working in the meetings and events industry the ability to contribute opinions and commitments to how the global event industry could achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This survey has been created as part of the My World Global Citizen Survey to bring peoples voices into official debates about the SDGs and will be available in 22 languages. Survey’s completed before 1 st September will be used to form an ‘acceleration action’ which will be shared with the United N.
Glasgow’s First Citizen sat for a portrait by Project Ability artists at the St Enoch Centre on Saturday 3 August. Lord Provost Eva Bolander was promoting community engagement on the topic Future4All. It’s the theme of the forthcoming World Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD). The four day conference begins at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) on Tuesday 6 August. Project Ability learning disabled artists spent the day at the St Enoch shopping centre on Saturday, which welcomed over 40,000 visitors on the day. Showcasing their artistic talents and offering free portraits to members of the public. Elisabeth Gibson, Executive Artistic Director, Project Abili.
A proposal to develop a medical and wellness tourism event was selected as the winner of the 2019 Singapore MICE Challenge, an annual competition among Singapore students interested in becoming business events professionals. Wong Lik Hung Dalton, Bronte Bernadette Santa Maria, Uzen Tan and Emmaline Woo Suci of Team Voyage from Singapore Institute of Technology were among the six finalist teams of schools participating in the 26 th July 2019 live competition, the fifth year of the PCMA Foundation sponsored event. "It has been a privilege for the PCMA Foundation to be affiliated with this outstanding student programme," said Meredith Rollins, PCMA's chief community officer and PCMA Foundation's executive director.
In the run up to the ninth edition of IMEX America, the market-leading trade show for the North American and global meetings and events industry, organizers have announced the final program for its pre-show educational day, , September 9, powered by MPI. Each year IMEX, together with Strategic Partners MPI, design and deliver a whole day of professional learning and development opportunities which they offer to meeting and event industry professionals completely free of charge. Hansen’s imaginative answer to "Embracing the shake" Smart Monday, taking place the day before IMEX America, September 10 - 12, sets the tone for an intense week of business, networking and skills development at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas.
, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, today released its list of the for meetings and events in Asia. For the fourth year in a row, Singapore retained its number one position as the most popular destination for business meetings and events, and China led with the highest number of cities featured on the list with six. Asian cities were previously featured in one Asia Pacific list, but due to increased sourcing volume to the region, Cvent unveiled Asia and Australia & Oceania as two standalone lists this year. The expanded list highlights Asia’s strength and growing popularity as a MICE destination. The lists were compiled based on meeting and event booking activity across Cvent’s venue sourcing sites, inc.
2020 will identify ways for attendees to reach their personal and professional goals through innovative education, experiential activations and networking opportunities in San Francisco. "We’ve had an amazing response to 2019 ‘Disrupt + Deliver’ Convening Leaders where we invited participants to push boundaries and take risks," said Sherrif Karamat, PCMA president and CEO.
Interel Association Management EU announced that it has been successfully awarded re-accreditation by the AMC Institute, the global trade association representing the Association Management industry. Administered by AMC Institute, AMC Institute Accreditation is recognised and supported by ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership and is based on the ANSI Standard of Good Practices for the AMC Industry .
Beverley Williamson, General Manager of Business Development and Bids at Melbourne Convention Bureau, has been appointed to the role of Chairperson for the BestCities Global Alliance Strategic Business Development group (SBD). She will take over from Karina Lance of Dubai Tourism, who had been the Chair since May 2017. Beverley Williamson, General Manager of Business Development and Bids at Melbourne Convention. BureauPlaying an important role in further growing BestCities’ impact and its reputation, Beverley will bring a wealth of experience, with more than 25 years in the business tourism and events industries. In her role, Beverley oversees the international bidding, international and national business development, government relations, c.
The Meetings Show has experienced a successful first day with thousands of visitors attending for a record number of appointments, to listen to insightful educational sessions and network with fellow meeting and event planners. The show opened its doors on Wednesday 26 June at Olympia London to welcome more than 900 hosted buyers and thousands of visitors to meet with the show’s 750+ exhibitors. After an evening of networking over cocktails and hi-tech mini golf at Puttshack for the Hosted Buyer Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening, the show kicked off with NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau hosting a press conference to announce the exciting new development due to open in 2023 – Gateshead Quays. Alongside meetings and multiple networking.
If you’re thinking about visiting Reykjavik in December 2020, you might like to know that it’s going to be bustling with the European film elite. Now that it’s been announced by the European Film Academy that the European Film Awards will be hosted in Reykjavik, it’s not too early (or too late) to plan and book your future visit during that time. About 1400 industry people and journalists from other European countries are expected to infuse their presence in and around our Capital city. The myriad of events will add a fun art buzz and you might find yourself rubbing elbows with European talent and producers, alike Iceland's most known director, Baltasar Kormákur. The ceremony will take place at Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre, as w.
European Cities Marketing, the association for Tourist Boards, Convention Bureaux and City Marketing Organisations in Europe and Simpleview, the worldwide leading provider of CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, revenue generation, and mobile technologies for DMMOs, has just signed a 2-year industry partnership agreement. Partnering with Simpleview strengthens ECM's need and constant wish to provide its members with more education and feedback from key industry players on opportunities to be more productive with effective solutions, focusing on key issues like the importance of building visitor-centric websites, making the case for content strategy, or the shift to data driven marketing. About this new partnership, Petra Stusek, ECM.
A group of event planners from Singapore recently discovered that the city of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory delivers an impressive array of experiences and venues for business events. The inaugural Meet Darwin International event, a partnership between the Northern Territory Convention Bureau and the Darwin Convention Centre, was held in late May.
Relevant, engaging and memorable. In the 20-plus years I’ve been designing business events, it’s clear that participants expect all three elements. The challenge is providing that environment in a way that seems personalized to hundreds or thousands of individuals. Business event strategists must dig deep to create relevant, engaging and memorable events that also fulfil a participant’s professional and personal goals. Here are some aspects to consider for designing a diverse, appealing and truly insightful event that still feels tailored to each individual:. Visual, auditory, kinesthetic. Content tracks are a popular and proven approach to ensure educational programs deliver innovative and insightful industry trends. But that is just half of.
As The Meetings Show prepares to open its doors for the seventh year, the show is shaking up its education programme to deliver more than 40 hours of learning in a variety of exciting new formats. The theme of the education programme will be ‘The Planner Journey’ , covering the seven key stages of event planning: Sharpening Your Event Skills, Creating and Communicating the Vision, Textbook Planning, Making Your Events Memorable, Getting People There, The Bigger Picture and The Pat on the Back. To optimise engagement and keep the content fresh, sessions won’t just be delivered as lectures or panel debates – attendees will be able to get hands on and fully immersed with the innovative new programme. On Wednesday 26 June, 9.50-10.50, the sessi.
Belfast has been chosen to host Europe’s largest annual gathering of archaeologists, joining Barcelona, Istanbul and Lisbon in a strong international line-up of cities to bring up to 2,500 delegates together in one place, Visit Belfast confirmed today (Thursday 13 June 2019). The European Association of Archaeology (EAA) will reach the city in August 2022 for this major week-long event, boosting the travel, hospitality and conference economy by £3.8 million. ICC Belfast will host the main four-day conference event, supported by other venues across the city including Queen’s University Belfast, before delegates enjoy three further full days of field trips exploring historical sites throughout the island. Visit Belfast, Queen’s University Bel.
Over the past eight years, events hosted at ExCeL , have been responsible for driving 50% of all ICCA-rated delegates who come to London and 20% of all ICCA-rated delegates who come to the UK. The recent ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Rankings revealed that, in 2018, London was the seventh most popular city in the world for hosting international association meetings; whilst the UK was the fifth most popular country. The ICCA Rankings represent a benchmark for city performance as part of what is now considered a global, £1Trillion per annum industry that drives economic growth and societal change, underpinning the development strategies of regions and destinations. ExCeL continues to host a wide variety of internati.
The Hague is hosting the European Geothermal Congress EGC 2019 on 11-14 June 2019 in the World Forum The Hague. This congress forms a stage to celebrate European excellency and to call for tailored tools to drive further geothermal deployment. More than 800 participants are joining the European Geothermal Congress this week. The event, organised by the European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) – the European association representing the geothermal sector – in cooperation with Stichting Platform Geothermie, BodemenergieNL, and the main event sponsor Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (EBN), brings together stakeholders from the entire geothermal community for sessions covering science, innovation and markets, an exhibition, courses, and side even.

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