Executives Networking at The Hague

November 13, 2017

Executives Networking at The Hague

Following the 2016 and 2017 SDN NFV World Congress, World Forum The Hague will host the event again for the next two years, 2018 and 2019, according to the contract which has been just signed between the venue and organisers Layer 123.

Launched in the spring of 2012, SDN NFV World Congress is a debating forum which showcases the rapidly growing and massively influential Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualisation industries. Hosting 2,000 executives, decision makers, leaders and activists meet, learn and exchange knowledge face-to-face in The Hague.

The city was chosen because it features global and local companies, research institutes, educational institutes, small and medium enterprises and suppliers in the sector of IT, Tech and Telecom. World Forum has recently invested in a new exhibition space offering a showcase area for the latest technologies, new product launches, and industry services from around the world.

November 10, 2017

Scotland: All about Technological Innovation

VisitScotland has recently launched a new digital campaign under the title ‘Legends’ with focus on Scotland as a centre for innovation and pioneer invention. Part of this campaign is promoting Scotland’s innovative history combining it with the defining role technology plays in solving problems the world faces today.

Technology Scotland, the organisation for industry, academia, and other institutes engaged in the Emerging & Enabling (E&E) Technology sectors in Scotland, has taken up the responsibility to make advances in technology which will be critical to unlocking innovation and catalysing step changes in efficiency and productivity, hence reinforcing Scotland’s place on the international map of the meeting industry.

Stephen Taylor, CEO of Technology Scotland, said that through closer collaboration with international partners future ground-breaking innovation will happen and that business events provide the opportunity for such collaboration and for new ideas.

November 9, 2017

Intelligent Transportation to Travel to Hamburg

Hamburg will host the 2021 World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) from 11 to 15 October 2021. The event will take place at CCH – Congress Center Hamburg in collaboration with Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. The halls of the Hamburg Messe exhibition grounds as well as selected streets in Hamburg’s urban area will also serve as a venue for the event.

The bid for the congress, which was titled “Cos it’s Hamburg – City of Solutions”, was submitted in Brussels last March, supported by more than 100 stakeholders from industry, research and associations across Germany and Europe. The announcement of the win was made in Canada during the last ITS Congress.

Held every three years in alternating locations in Europe, with interim events hosted in the Americas and Asia, the congress is expected to attract more than 10,000 international trade visitors. The agenda includes a trade fair, live demonstrations, and discussions about the latest developments in the field of intelligent transport systems and services.

November 8, 2017

European Association Summit 2018: Brussels Is the Place to Be

The European Association Summit 2018 will be held in Brussels between 8 and 9 March at the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre.

Registration is now open for associations interested in participating in workshops, panel discussion, lectures, networking and information exchange. The European Association Summit is a peer-to-peer education and networking forum designed by associations professionals, for associations professionals.

The Summit will be a way for delegates to learn how to face challenges, exchange good practices as well as positive and negative experiences and lessons learned from them in order to get a new focus for their activities through interactive meetings. During the various workshops participants will get to share their views and visions while challenging their ideas and perspectives with others face-to-face. Part of the programme will be to meet a number of associations with European and international dimensions active in various fields aiming to build their network.

Throughout the two day summit, participants will have the opportunity to listen to speeches by industry leaders like Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions, GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens, Secretary General at Leading European network on cultural management and policy, Zsuzsanna Bódi, Association Manager at European Network of Living Labs, Danielle Michel, Director Membership Services & Events at Airports Council International, Frederic Hoffmann, Lecturer and Coach at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management to name but a few.

November 7, 2017

London’s Heart to Beat to Cardiologists’ Rhythm

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has announced that ESC Congress, the world’s biggest gathering of heart specialists, will return to London in 2021 despite the UK’s vote to leave the EU.

After the 2015 congress, which brought more than 32,700 delegates from 140 countries to London, the ESC decided to hold their 2021 congress in the city which is becoming a major centre for medical research. The decision coincides with the Mayor’s ‘Healthy Streets Approach’, prioritising health in transport and planning decisions, and investing into street schemes that promote walking, cycling and public transport over private car use.

Isabel Bardinet, ESC’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “ESC Congress is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of cardiovascular medicine so that people can lead longer, healthier lives. For one week in August 2021, London will be the hub in this battle against heart disease, the number one killer in the world today, and we are proud to join forces with such a dynamic, forward thinking city.”

November 3, 2017

Lausanne to Report on Science Journalists

The World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) will return to Europe after a six-year gap. The city of Lausanne was chosen to host the 11th WCSJ from 1 to 5 July 2019 at the SwissTech Convention Center, on the campus of the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute (EPFL) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL). Launched by the Swiss Association of Science Journalism (ASJS), soon to be joined by its sister organizations in France (AJSPI) and Italy (SWIM), the Lausanne candidacy won the bid on 28 October 2017.

Getting together every two years, over a thousand journalists and communicators of science representing more than 60 nationalities present, defend and promote quality independent journalism in the media worldwide. Under the theme “Reaching new heights in science journalism”, the conference will be built around original forms of presentation including creative workshops, mobile debates, brainstorming discussions and tutorials.

The Lausanne candidacy has enjoyed the support of four major academic partners from the start: the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute in Lausanne, CERN, and the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, which will offer a range of laboratory visits as well as other study tours ranging from trips to alpine research stations to tours of many Swiss and European institutions.

In addition to academic and scientific support, the Lausanne candidacy also benefits from important backing from Swiss political, media and economic actors: the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation; Presence Switzerland; the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud as well as the European Commission.

October 30, 2017

World Health Summit Returns to Berlin

This year’s World Health Summit was held from 15 to 17 October 2017 at Kosmos in Berlin. The destination was chosen by the Summit for the 9th consecutive time, as the city provides all sorts of research facilities, advanced healthcare industry and important hospitals.

Professor Detlev Ganten, Founding President of the World Health Summit said: “The Charité University Medical Centre in Berlin helped bring the World Health Summit about and remains a close partner to this day. Berlin is also an ideal venue for organising events, since all of the key decision-makers in politics, science, business, and society in general are represented here.”

 This year’s agenda included big Data, digitalisation, health security, and sustainability, while around 2000 participants from 100 countries, including seven ministers, two Nobel Prize winners, and leading figures from renowned companies and NGOs (including the Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, and Save the Children), attended the Summit.

October 27, 2017

Physicists Gathered by Dubai Future Foundation

One of the most prominent conferences in the field of science was hosted by Dubai Future Foundation in cooperation with Oxford University in early August. Held every two years, ‘Magnonics 2017’ took place at Magdalen College, Oxford and attracted over 130 scientists and experts in the field of advanced physics from more than 20 countries.

The conference consisted of over 40 specialised lectures and covered the latest and most promising developments in the field of physics aiming to strengthen the next generation of IT solutions and provide fast, efficient and cost-effective computer operating systems.

His Excellency Abdulla bin Touq, Acting CEO of Dubai Future Foundation, said: “The conference served as an ideal platform for promoting scientific exchange, building partnerships and promoting bridges of cooperation to explore the future. We work closely with our strategic partners to build capacity and skills, and to provide world-class platforms that facilitate scientific exchange and access to developments in several areas such as future studies, 3D technology, and modern physics.”

October 25, 2017

Mohamed Mezghani Elected Secretary General of UITP

Mohamed Mezghani will be UITP’s new Secretary General as of January 2018. After serving as Deputy Secretary General for four years, Mr. Mezghani will replace Mr. Alain Flausch who will retire in December after six years.

Bringing more than 25 years of experience in the public transport sector with him, as well as his extensive knowledge of the organization, Mr. Mezghani will further expand UITP`s activities.

Currently a member of Boardroom Advisory Board, Mohamed has held many positions at UITP, from senior manager and director of the Knowledge and Membership department to Adviser to the Secretary General and more recently Deputy Secretary General.

The whole Boardroom team congratulates him on the new, well-deserved position.

October 24, 2017

New Campaign Puts Edinburgh in the Centre of Associations’ Attention

‘Make it Edinburgh’ is the name of the new campaign, officially launched on October 19, promoting the city’s strongest sectors of industry, while providing compelling reasons to choose Edinburgh for future events.

Amanda Ferguson, Head of Business Tourism at Convention Edinburgh said: “The message we aim to promote is that Edinburgh is synonymous with innovation, discovery and thinking, a rich history of heritage, full of inspiring locations, buildings and people. Hence conference organisers should ‘Make it Edinburgh’.”

 Convention Edinburgh, Edinburgh Hotel Association, Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Tourism Action Group, both private and public organisations have collaborated to make this campaign possible.

Progress and innovation across Technology, Life Sciences, Creative Industries, Food and Drink, Renewable Energy and Financial Services will all be showcased throughout the 12-month integrated media and marketing campaign, making it easy to align with VisitScotland’s Business Events’ soon to launch national business events campaign, Legends.

A full digital media campaign will roll out from January 2018.