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New Tools to Win Association Meetings


Skift Take: The ICCA Association Database is getting a major upgrade via a partnership with Simpleview. It promises to make life easier for destinations keen to bid on international association meetings. Miguel Neves Read the Complete Story On Skift Meetings

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To Go or Not to Go – Social Considerations for Association Meetings


Deciding where to hold a major conference or meeting has always been driven by a complicated calculus for professional and trade association meeting organizers.


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Secrets for Engaging Platform-agnostic Association Meetings

Smart Meetings

Webinar session, Joanna Pineda, CEO and chief troublemaker of Matrix Group International , and Jennifer O’Grady, senior director of Design Studio of Maritz Global Events , tackled the Secrets for Engaging Platform-agnostic Association Meetings. Watch the entire webinar here. F2F with a Side of Digital. Jennifer O’Grady.

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Association Meeting Minutes: The Dos and Don’ts


These meetings are held in-person, via video call, or via conference call. In this article I will go over what should be and should not be included when it comes to taking association meeting minutes – the do’s and don’ts. Trying to write down every word and detail of a speaker is not possible when you are in a meeting.

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Scottish cities account for 24% of all major association meetings in the UK

Event Industry News

Scotland is bucking the trend with the number of major association events held in 2018 up 5% from 2017, despite the UK dropping two places in the latest ICCA Country and City Statistics report for total number of international association meetings.

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Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down


There were more international association meetings than ever last year, but on average the meetings had fewer participants, reports the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Over the same time period, the number of meetings per year has doubled, from just under 6,000 to more than 12,000 in 2016.

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ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities


With 934 meetings in 2016, the United States once again ranked first. It has far and away the world’s highest number of international association meetings; second-place Germany had 689 meetings in 2016. Association Meetings Hit New Highs. Switzerland.