Conferli Market Study Conferli has released this market study on the status of subventions in a post-pandemic world, with a focus on European destinations. Conferli’s report is authored by Nienke van der Malen. Source: Edited excerpt from Boardroom Magazine and Meetings HQ
Information Provided by the Members of the IAPCO Global Taskforce of National PCO Associations IAPCO has put together, in one single document, the current COVID-related protocols and procedures in place within each of its Task Force Members’ destinations. Source: Edited excerpt from Boardroom MagazineSee additional Fact Sheets per Country here.
Destinations International has released the 2021 DestinationNEXT Futures Study. The study is a critical roadmap for destination organizations looking to rebuild their visitor economies while creating more sustainable destinations and enriching their communities. Three transformational opportunities destination organizations need to look to in order to be successful include: Destination Alignment: Aligning the public, private and… Continue reading A Strategic Road Map for the NEXT Generation of Destination Organizations
Summary by the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe has published an update of its 2020 study, ‘The Impact of Coronavirus on Europe’s Convention Sector’. The report, prepared by Tourism Economics, provides three recovery scenarios: Baseline Scenario – forecasts that different types… Continue reading The Impact of Coronavirus on Europe’s Convention Sector 2021
Version 2 AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres; ICCA, the International Convention and Congress Association; and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, have joined forces to release Good Practice Guide: Addressing COVID-19 Requirements for Re-Opening Business Events – Version 2. The Guide, focused on the reopening for phase, builds on the first report published… Continue reading Addressing COVID-19 Requirements for Re-Opening Business Events
An Industry Rationale for the Use of Business Events as Primary Agents for Post Pandemic Economic Recovery and Renewal The Joint Meetings Industry Council has released a meetings Industry Manifesto, which makes the case for why conventions, trade shows and other business events are key to driving a global economic recovery. This manifesto is developed as a resource… Continue reading The JMIC Global Manifesto
Since 2018, GainingEdge has led two major projects for MeetDenmark on meeting legacies. The purpose has been to identify how Danish destinations can create significant added value for visiting congresses while also increasing the value for Danish society beyond the traditional economic benefits. Today, MeetDenmark has released the 2nd study, completed in 2020, which explores the processes, mechanisms and… Continue reading Meeting Legacies: Innovating for Enhanced Value Creation
A comprehensive report on the findings from the survey conducted with members of the African Society of Association Executives and other association executives from the African continent to discover the current capacity of African associations and identify impactful solutions with a focus on using training as a means to enhance the growth of the associations.… Continue reading African Association Landscape
MeetDenmark has released portions of a new study showing that while most associations and destinations are focused on improving meeting legacies, they have differing views of just what legacy is and how to go about achieving it.
“Universal Accessibility in Meetings” is a research study conducted by GainingEdge, in collaboration with project partners BestCities Global Alliance (BestCities) and Rehabilitation International (RI Global). The goal of this research project is to promote awareness among meeting organizers and the supplier community on the need to remove barriers in meetings and conventions for delegates with… Continue reading Full Report: Universal Accessibility in Meetings