The IMEX Group is working with the Non-Profit-Organization Positive Impact to engage the entire industry in how we can all best work towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For the first time since the United Nations announced the SDGs in 2015, they will be holding a summit at the end of September, to assess progress on these goals towards their 2030 Agenda. And, they are inviting global industries to tell them what they, as the UN, can do to help each industry work towards the goals that have been set. As a result, there is a short survey available to the global events industry – giving everyone in the industry an opportunity to voice their opinion on how global events can contribute to achieving the UN’s SDGs by 2030. This survey has been made by the same team who made the UN SDG global survey and the data will be fed back to the United Nations. You can access the survey here:
Cvent launched „Cvent Community“ at its annual user conference Cvent Connect in Las Vegas to foster peer-topeer engagement, offer a forum where product users can share best practices, enhance how users engage with Cvent solutions, and streamline their access to educational resources. “At Cvent, providing the highest level of service to our customers is of paramount importance,” said Stacey Fontenot, vice president of marketing at Cvent. “Our main priority in developing the Cvent Community was to deliver a dynamic resource that would resonate with new and experienced Cvent users alike. The Community is a direct result of the feedback and suggestions our customers have provided – it’s truly built by our customers, for our customers. While nothing beats the power of meeting face-to-face, we’re proud to offer our customers the unique opportunity to enjoy a similar ‘live’ experience in an online forum. We look forward to continuing to enhance and expand the Community offerings with input from those who matter most: our customers.”
Sigurjóna Sverrisdóttir has taken over as Managing Director of Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau. She succeeds Thorsteinn Orn Gudmundsson, who led the bureau from its foundation in 2012. Sigurjóna has been with Meet in Reykjavík from the beginning in 2012, most recently as Director of Exhibitions and Events. Sverrisdóttir: ”Last year, we welcomed an estimated 135,000 international MICE travellers. The number has been growing steadily since the opening of Harpa Conference Hall and Convention Centre in 2011, with a 14.4% average annual growth. We have also been climbing the ICCA country and city rankings; this year, Reykjavík moved up 30 places on the worldwide ranking from the previous year.“
Pre-scheduled business meetings with top representatives of the Italian meetings industry and interactive activities in Rome are some of the features of the second edition of „Italy at Hand“, the MICE event organized by the Convention Bureau Italia from 7-9 November 2019. The project has the aim of promoting Italy in the MICE sector, throughout a programme inspired by keywords, such as “Love”, “Art”, “Innovation”, “Rituality” and many others that are the expression of the intrinsic values of the Italian identity.
Meeting professionals who organise pan- European meetings and events may now apply to attend the upcoming European Education Exchange on 22-23 October at the Konventum, an IACC facility in Helsingor, Denmark. Sponsored by MPI, the event will unite European and U.S. meeting buyers and suppliers, including IACC facilities from across the globe. All buyers will be hosted and will receive an MPI-accredited certificate.