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BestCities and IAPCO collaborate on resource for hybrid congresses

BestCities and the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) have come together to help associations articulate hybrid congress guidelines in a new resource. In the wake of the pandemic, associations must rethink the design...

GBTA forms committee to drive diversity, equity and inclusion

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has founded a committee to drive the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) agenda for its global members and constituents. Its mission is to increase global awareness within the business...

ATTIA expands with two new partners

The Asia Travel Technology Industry Association (ATTIA) has welcomed two new members to its ranks – Amadeus and Travelport – as it commits to revive and grow the tourism sector in Asia Pacific. ATTIA’s mission...

AIPC, ICCA and UFI release guide for temporary vaccination centres

AIPC, the International Association of Convention Centres; ICCA, the International Convention and Congress Association; and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, have come together once again to jointly produce the Good Practice...

GainingEdge signs strategic partnership with Arena Destination Marketing

GainingEdge and Arena Destination Marketing have inked a partnership to offer destination representation services in North America. The aim of this partnership is to assist international destinations in securing conventions, incentive programmes and meetings originating...

Tokyo and Beijing possess strong influence in international associations: GainingEdge

Global convention industry consulting firm, GainingEdge, has released the first annual report on Leveraging Intellectual Capital of convention destinations, based on an analysis of international association leadership. The research underpinning the report identifies the relative...

Busan scores space research assembly for 2024

The 45th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) will head to Busan in 2024, an event that is expected to bring 3,500 people from across the world onto South Korean soil. The...

Brand identity a way to guide associations in times of crisis: experts

The importance of branding for associations has come to the fore during the current uncertain times, noted speakers at a recent webinar by the Philippine Council for Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE), who regarded...