Amsterdam welcomes back Europe’s largest medical conference

ESC Congress 2023

After a ten year hiatus, Amsterdam is once again set the stage for Europe’s largest medical conference: the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). At the ESC Congress 2023, cardiologists and researchers will join forces with their colleagues, peers, and cardiology heroes, to protect the heart and create the future of cardiology. From 25-28 August, RAI […]

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Smart Cities, Startup Ecosystems, and Digital Excellence: The Focus of Conference Matters’ New International Edition

Visual Conference Matters 141

The new international edition of Conference Matters provides valuable insights into the development of the Netherlands as an expertise hub for smart cities, boasting diverse startup ecosystems spread across the delta and striving for optimal digital infrastructure. This edition, now available online, delves into these topics and more. Discover the pivotal role of conferences and […]

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ESG is here and is here to stay

Green futuristic city

Everyone has heard about the United Nations SDGs, the Sustainability Development Goals. Far fewer have heard about ‘ESG’, the abbreviation used for the overarching sustainability concept consisting of the three pillars Environmental (E), Social (S) and Governance (G) to achieve these very important goals. Or have heard about ‘CSRD’ (Corporate Social Reporting Directives), the new […]

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IMEX launches brand new style

Carine Bauer en Ray Bloom bij nieuw IMEX logo

One of the first things IMEX Frankfurt attendees will notice online and when they arrive at the show at Messe Frankfurt next week is that some serious shape-shifting has taken place. The IMEX team has been working hard behind the scenes for nearly 18 months to design and debut a new visual treatment – a […]

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The Hague launches digital platform to build event programmes

Screenshot Create Your Event tool from The Hague

The Hague has created an online tool that allows event planners and conference organisers to easily identify potential hotels, venues, restaurants and activities. The simple tool takes basic information before recommending suitable solutions from amongst The Hague’s wide range of partners. Organisers can subsequently work with The Hague’s team of experts, local DMCs, venues and […]

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IMEX creates extra value for exhibition participation with new online platform

Luke Bilton, ExpoPlatform & Carina Bauer, IMEX Group

IMEX Frankfurt visitors and exhibitors will have access to a new online platform designed to add extra value to their participation. The meeting & events tradeshow will take place this year from 23 to 25 May in Messe Frankfurt. Together with event management company ExpoPlatform, the exhibition organizer has developed a new online platform that […]

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A bid, a site inspection and then fingers crossed 

Conference chairs

Will it be Utrecht or Hamburg? Groningen instead of Venice? For convention and conference bureaus, every race for a bid is exciting. There’s successes, obstacles and other unforeseen matters. “Paying to bid? No, we don’t do that.” Convention bureaus on their approaches, successes and challenges During corona, a live event suddenly had to be turned […]

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IBTM World: what will events look like in 2030?

Cultural connections are the main focus of IBTM World, the leading global event for the meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry , which takes place at Fira Barcelona from 29 November to 1 December 2022. “Business events are back to fill the gap they left, but they have also stepped up to fill the new […]

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New white paper on future role of national convention bureaux

Whitepaper The Future Role and Purpose of Convention Bureaux

The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe published a white paper on “The Future Role and Purpose of Convention Bureaux”, providing a shared vision of the convention bureau of the future and a visionary roadmap for further developing the role of convention bureaux in the coming decade. Post-Covid-19 world Intended as a […]

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