Not Your Average Survey: The UN Wants to Hear from Meetings Industry

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For the first time since the member states of the United Nations adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 and created a 2030 Agenda toward Sustainable Development, the international body will hold a summit to assess the initiative’s progress. Take the survey at this special MYWorld 2030 site. The United Nations want to know how it can help the meetings industry better reach its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Courtesy UN).

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Sustainable Event Buyer’s Guide: Sustainable Development Goals & Events

Event Industry News

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly created the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in which 17 goals were created. All member states of the UN have adopted the agenda with the aim to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The United Nation’s website states simply: “2020 needs to usher in a decade of ambitious action to deliver the goals by 2030.”

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Sustainable Development Goals Popping Up in Meeting Agendas, More

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“Data Science for the SDGs” was the theme of the 2019 Data for Good Exchange hosted by Bloomberg in New York City, which looked at how data science projects can help make progress toward achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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Medal-worthy Meetings in Salt Lake

PCMA Convene

In Salt Lake—home to the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and recently selected by the United States Olympic Committee as a potential bid city for 2030—you can tap into the spirit of excellence and determination in a truly engaging way. Inspire your attendees with a taste of the XIX Olympic Winter Games. No matter the industry, you want your team to be at the top of their game. And a lot of times, honing those essential skills means thinking outside the box.

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dmg events is open for business in Saudi Arabia

Event Industry News

The combination of core events and potential future launches will enable dmg events to expand into sectors that are set to grow as Saudi Arabia fulfills its Vision 2030 plan. With their continued help we can support the country’s pursuit of the ambitious goals set out in Vision 2030 by bringing industries and industry leaders together at our events.”.

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ETL replay: Virtual presence and the rise of the phantom delegate

Event Industry News

That figure is expected to rise to 48% in 2020 and 75% in 2030. Callum Gill, head of insight at the creative communications agency, DRPG, was welcomed onto the Brand and Buzz Stage at last year’s Event Tech Live. Here, he talked the audience through virtual and phantom delegates. Callum kicked off his session describing the rise of the concept of brand purpose (“the natural evolution of CSR communications to more purposeful brands.”)

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Call to action for event industry to collaborate in initiative as part of United Nations Sustainable Goal Summit

Event Industry News

Cvent, a meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, is one of the partners supporting the creation of an acceleration commitment, which will communicate to the United Nations how engaging the event industry could lead to achieving the sustainable development goals by 2030. The event is the first UN Summit on the SDGs since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in September 2015.

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Planning Sustainable Events: How We Can Solve Global Issues – #EventIcons 176

Endless Events

MYWorld 2030 Survey. Here at Endless, we figured it was more than time we talked about planning sustainable events. As an industry, it’s extremely important that we are involved in the discussion of topics that matter for the world. And it’s even more significant that we choose to look at the bigger picture and think globally. Both as human beings and event professionals, we must be aware that our actions have a certain impact in the world.

New Regenerative Revolution report urges events industry to regenerate, not just restart

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Flight shaming in the events industry

Gallus Events

In a short speech, full of spin and hyperbole, the IATA DG & CEO suggested that the industry is happy that it will reduce its overall pollution level by 2030, while transporting more than four times the number of current flyers. . A throw-away trend or something that will shape our events, how should we view flight shaming in the events industry?

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Making A Positive Impact On A Destination.

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The Ritz-Carlton was the first Founding Partner of IMPACT 2030, a business-led collaboration with the United Nations that is mobilizing employee volunteers to help advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

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VisitScotland reaches new limits with its latest INNOVATETHENATION talk

Event Industry News

Fiona MacKinnon, Associations & Sectors, VisitScotland Business Events said: “Scotland has a hugely successful and thriving space sector, by the year 2030 it is expected that the space industry will grow its value to £4billion. VisitScotland Business Events is reaching new heights with its latest INNOVATE THE NATION event, INNOVATE SPACE at the University of St Andrews, Physics and Astronomy Building, North Haugh on Wednesday 6 th March 201 9.

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Is This the Future of Medical Meetings?

PCMA Convene

Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Officer Dr. Michael Roizen offered his perspective on the evolution of aging, and he predicts that life expectancy could increase to 110 years by 2030. Photo by Jacob Slaton. While the majority of PCMA Education Conference participants were at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland on June 11, a collection of medical meeting professionals made a quick trip to explore the future of patient care at the Cleveland Clinic.

How FIGO Built Buzz for Rio Event

PCMA Convene

Sessions sparked debate on such topics as high rates of caesarean sections and overall family planning initiatives, which are seen as crucial to achieving United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) drew 11,000 delegates to Brazil for its World Congress in October — its largest gathering to date.

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Event Planners Rank the UN Sustainable Development Goals

PCMA Convene

See more results at Creating a Sustainable Events Industry ; take the survey at My World 2030. These are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that event planners ranked atop their list of most important. Courtesy UN).

UK music community makes historic declaration of climate and ecological emergency

Event Industry News

We call on governments to act now to reverse biodiversity loss and reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by no later than 2030. Today, Friday 12 th July, the UK music industry declares a climate and ecological emergency. The declaration has been administered by the newly formed Music Declares Emergency group, an independent organisation created by music business professionals and artists.

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Walking the Talk

PCMA Convene

The Paradigm for Parity aims to help corporations close the gender gap in leadership by 2030. Earlier this summer, a panel of speakers from across a wide variety of industries — tech start-ups, pharmaceutical companies, and more — gathered at CNBC’s Talent@Work event to discuss a hot-button issue: diversity in the workplace. Those gathered were interested in more than just talking about inclusion — many came ready to share the steps that had been incorporated at their own companies.

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Copenhagen Puts Focus on Sustainability

PCMA Convene

The CVB has launched the Tourism for Good strategy with a goal to allow tourism to have a positive impact on sustainable development both locally and globally by 2030. Decision to follow the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals is attracting like-minded events. By Vicky Koffa, Boardroom. Both the local government and the residents of Copenhagen are committed to being the first carbon-neutral capital in the world by 2025.

1,000 New Rooms Make it Easier to Explore More of Cuba

SmartMeetings

After the government called for building more than 100,000 new accommodations by 2030, Melia Hotels International announced that it would be adding eight hotels in partnership with Cuban hotel groups for a total of almost 1,000 new rooms in three cities. Concrete signs that Cuba will be opening its arms to visitors in a big way —and not just in Havana—towered over the International Tourism Fair in Cuba the first week of May.

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Adelaide Business Event Leads to Creation of Australia Space Agency

PCMA Convene

The federal government hopes that the agency will help coordinate Australia’s space industry to create 20,000 new jobs and triple its current A$4bn worth to A$12bn by 2030. The Adelaide Convention Centre plays host to many business events, including the 2017 International Astronautical Congress, which helped spark interest in an Australian Space Agency. AICC).

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Dubai Makes a Shift Toward Clean Energy

PCMA Convene

Also just outside the city is Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the world’s largest single-site solar park, projected to generate up to 1,000 megawatts of clean energy by 2020 and 5,000 megawatts by 2030. Last month, Dubai’s commitment to clean energy and technology made it the first Middle Eastern city to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index ) — a group dedicated to highlighting best practices and responsible business-tourism initiatives.

10 Reasons to Meet in India

SmartMeetings

India is expected to become the fifth-largest consumer market by 2030, according to KPMG India. India is attracting international attention from U.S. and European companies eyeing the country’s growing domestic market and buying power for goods and services coming from abroad. Siemens, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Bosch all have manufacturing facilities in Pune.

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The Meetings Show to help industry tackle food waste

Event Industry News

The Mayor has set strong targets in his Environment strategy to cut food waste by 50 per cent by 2030. The Meetings Show has pledged a commitment to work with WRAP, the Mayor of London, London & Partners and Olympia London to help tackle the issue of food waste in the events industry as part of a wider sustainability pledge.

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SACEOS Focuses on the Future

PCMA Convene

At the 2018 Singapore MICE Forum, SACEOS created the Asia Pacific Community Building Manifesto, a bold and courageous mandate towards the future meeting industry in 2030. Aloysius Arlando is the new president of the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS). This year is a landmark one for the Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS).

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An Event App That Gives Back

PCMA Convene

Here’s how it works: Though Global Citizen started as activism platform through which users could help the organization’s mission of ending extreme poverty by 2030, it has since expanded to allow users to participate on a number of issues, such as hunger, innovation, women’s rights, education, and more. Photo credit: Getty Images. Imagine that with one tap on their mobile phone, an attendee of an environmental conference could sign a petition to protect U.S. public lands.

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How Mashable Develops Award-Winning Events & Experiential Campaigns

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We ask the question: "What kind of world would I want to live in in the year 2030?" SXSW recently wrapped up its 10 days of festival and conference after taking over the city of Austin with upwards of 70,000 attendees, 1,200 keynotes and talks, and an overwhelming number of experiential campaigns. At South by, attendees expect to be wowed, and brands push the limits of their creativity in order to deliver.

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The Path to Sustainability

PCMA Convene

The Copenhagen Convention Bureau is getting everyone from venues to hotels on board to help build a sustainable future by 2030. How cities, including Copenhagen, are adopting strategies aimed at ensuring a better future. By Boardroom editors. As global tourism challenges sustainability efforts, cities including Copenhagen are developing strategies aimed at promoting sustainability while also providing visitors with culturally enriching experiences.

How do you make sure your event is kept cigarette-butt free and smokers dispose of their debris safely?

Event Industry News

While, the Government has pledged to ensure we all kick the habit by 2030, in the meantime 15% of people still smoke. Smoking may be on the decline, but any event will still have attendees who want to smoke. How can you make sure smokers are properly managed – disposing of their debris safely and keeping to designated areas?

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Guest Blog: The 7 MICE hotspots of tomorrow revealed

Event Industry News

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the GCC will attract 195 million visitors per year by 2030 – this is above the global average for any region. As we look forward to IBTM Arabia , held in the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi this month (25 th – 27 th March), here’s a roundup of the latest activities and developments from seven of the leading destinations and most promising hotspots of tomorrow from the MENA region and beyond.

8 Health and Wellness Predictions for 2017

SmartMeetings

Depression and anxiety are skyrocketing, and by 2030, mental health will overtake obesity as the number one area of concern. According to the Global Wellness Summit, human health will be addressed from a more holistic perspective in 2017 and beyond. From the reinvention of the sauna to health and wellness in architecture design, more than 500 wellness experts from 46 countries discussed future trends affecting the $3.7

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Women Deliver Conference Tries ‘to Shake Up Power Dynamics’

PCMA Convene

According to the 2019 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Gender Index, there isn’t a single country on track to achieve gender equality by 2030. A Women Deliver delegate reads responses on a chalkboard in the Fueling Station. Officially the exhibit hall, the station housed more than 300 exhibitors as well as installations and meetings spaces. Courtesy Women Deliver). So often, when power emerges as a theme for a conference, it can end up feeling one-dimensional.

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40 Best Poll Questions That Will Engage Your Audience

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Who will people in 2030 trust more with their babies: robots or human baby-sitters? Live polls can be powerful icebreakers that get everyone engaged at once. They can help you collect valuable insights or set the tone for your meeting or event. But it’s not easy to come up with the right questions. To spark your creativity, we compiled the best poll questions inspired by our users. We split them into nine categories for better navigation.

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20 Important Tips to Maximize Millennial Engagement at Your Events

EventBank Insights

This mindset translates onto the Millennial or Generation Y demographic: the generation that already comprises the largest segment in the workplace and is expected to make up 75% of the workforce by 2030 in the US alone. [link] Ever wondered how best to maximize Millennial Engagement at your events? Let’s start by propagating the belief that Millennials in this day and age encompass a mindset.

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What Meeting Trends We’ll Be Watching in 2020

PCMA Convene

Consider the fact that the global events industry was officially added, as of last fall, as a partner in the United Nations’ drive to reach SDGs by 2030. Technology trends — both artificial intelligence and the use of robots — have captured the attention of some Convene editors. The editors of Convene looked back over 2019, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2020? Why I Have My Eye on AI.

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18 Event Trends Poised to Shake Up Hospitality & Group Business in 2018

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It’s a big reason why Euromonitor has named consumer connectivity one of its eight megatrends to keep an eye on through 2030. In the events world, you don’t have the luxury of living in yesteryear. Y ou need to see into the future and stay ahead of the event trends that will inevitably make or break your business. But don’t worry, you don’t need to rush out and buy a crystal ball to be on top of it.

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What Meeting Trends We’ll Be Watching in 2020

PCMA Convene

Consider the fact that the global events industry was officially added, as of last fall, as a partner in the United Nations’ drive to reach SDGs by 2030. Technology trends — both artificial intelligence and the use of robots — have captured with attention of some Convene editors. The editors of Convene looked back over 2019, asking this question: What’s one meeting and event trend on my radar in 2020? Why I Have My Eye on AI.

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Imagination And Events: Immersive Events Through Storytelling

Endless Events

In this case, there was a program that they were unveiling about a new visa program to encourage tourism as part of their 2030 vision to sort of diversify their country. When it comes to putting together unforgettable moments, imagination and events must go hand in hand. And consistently coming up with ideas can get quite exhausting. But at the end of the day, it’s what makes an event special. One that has a story, a story where attendees can immerse themselves in.

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Can Events Help Solve the Global Food Crisis?

PCMA Convene

Cutting global food loss and waste in half by 2030 “is critical if we’re to feed the world without destroying the planet.”. In August, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published a special report that spelled out the disastrous environmental impacts of unsustainable agriculture and its potential to intensify the effects of climate change. At the same time, it’s estimated that there will be 2 billion more mouths to feed over the next three decades.

Where You’d Least Expect Them

PCMA Convene

The agenda for both the meeting and after-hours events were built around the United Nation’s “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” a plan of action that the U.N. If you’ve spent any time in the business-events industry, you know destinations like Las Vegas, Paris, Chicago, or Barcelona like the back of your hand.

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18 Event Trends Poised to Shake Up Hospitality & Group Business in 2018

Social Tables

It’s a big reason why Euromonitor has named consumer connectivity one of its eight megatrends to keep an eye on through 2030. In the events world, you don’t have the luxury of living in yesteryear. Y ou need to see into the future and stay ahead of the event trends that will inevitably make or break your business. But don’t worry, you don’t need to rush out and buy a crystal ball to be on top of it.

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