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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. Time management and wellness is also a major factor for meeting guests today.

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Association Meeting Minutes: The Dos and Don’ts


One thing all associations have in common is the recording of meeting minutes. Minutes are an official record of actions that the board or committee took at a meeting. Minutes are taken at all meetings whether they are board, committee, or member meetings. Don’t wait to type up the meeting minutes.

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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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MEET THE CHANGE: How Germany’s First Hybrid Event Achieved Success


With their first hybrid event MEET THE CHANGE, the German meetings industry association MEET GERMANY needed to deliver an innovative event format. MEET THE CHANGE in Numbers. This required quite a technical set up: © MEET THE CHANGE pictures by Oliver Wachenfeld. The Experience on Site.

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