A Campaign Workshop with ASSOCIATIONWORLD

November 14, 2018

A Campaign Workshop with ASSOCIATIONWORLD

A unique workshop is taking place on 19 November between 9.00 and 17.oo at The Hotel Brussels. In the framework of the ONE Campaign – an international, non-profit, advocacy and campaigning organisation that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease – and in collaboration with ASSOCIATIONWORLD foundation, of which Boardroom is a privileged partner, the workshop will focus on improving girls’ education and health, securing more and better aid and fighting for anti-corruption laws. 

Under the theme ‘Advocating for Systemic Change’, the program will comprise of mini-presentations that present the key elements of successful advocacy and campaigning approaches illustrated with case-studies, applied group work and a panel discussion. 

The workshop will explore how to identify policy influencing opportunities and the decision makers you should target as well as strategies that combine policy evidence with politics and public opinion to shape debates and create a positive outcome and the role of strategic communication in influencing debates and creating the right environment for reform.

You can register for the event here.

November 13, 2018

Registration Is Open for the European Association Summit 2019

The European Association Summit (EAS) will be held from 28 February to 1 March 2019 at the SQUARE – Brussels Convention Centre under the theme “Share and Co-Create”. International associations can share their good practices and textbook cases in a cooperative, creative and innovative environment.

This year, the summit’s objectives are to enable participants to forge links with other international associations so as to expand their networks and develop short and long-term initiatives and to implement new models of cooperation and resource use through learning, networking and implementing new projects.

Apart from the objective of co-creation, the visit.brussels Association Bureau also invites associations to make a joint contribution to preserving the environment through their actions making this a responsible event to demonstrate that it is possible to organise an environmentally responsible summit in Brussels.

The summit is organised in close cooperation with the sector’s major partners: ESAE (European Society of Association Executives), FAIB (Federation of European & International Associations Based in Belgium), UIA (Union of International Associations) and GAHP (Global Association Hubs Partnership), the Solvay Brussels School – Economics & Management, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) and the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association).

Online enrolment is now open.

Photo : Square – Brussels Convention Centre

November 12, 2018

Oncology Pharmacists Confer in Nantes

The 4th edition of the European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy (ECOP4), organized by European Cancer Organisation (ECCO), was held from Oct 25 – 27, 2018 at Convention City of Nantes. The conference provided a distinct multi-professional setting and multidisciplinary approach to promote the highest standards of pharmaceutical care in the management and support of patients with tumors.

Oncology pharmacists, hospital pharmacists, community pharmacists, medical oncologists, oncology physicians, pharmacy nurses and pharma industry received knowledge about recent developments with the aim to advance the effectiveness of healthcare delivery and increase the quality of patient care. State-of-the-art advances in research, patient management and practice were showcased in keynote lectures, scientific symposia and poster sessions in two well-defined tracks: clinical and practical.

Photo : La Cité Nantes Congress Centre 

November 9, 2018

Brisbane Brings Together Cancer Specialists

Brisbane is set to host some of the world’s best specialty surgeons, respiratory researchers, clinicians and allied health professionals after securing the 15th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig). Brisbane’s economic development board Brisbane Marketing partnered with Tourism and Events Queensland and BCEC on the successful bid for the conference.

iMig will take place from 25-28 March 2020 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC), putting Brisbane at the centre of ground-breaking efforts to understand, cure and prevent mesothelioma – a tumour of the tissue lining the lungs, stomach, heart and other organs.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said more than 500 delegates were expected at the conference, which will stimulate ideas and establish collaborations between Brisbane and a global network of research experts. BCEC general manager Bob O’Keeffe said mesothelioma was a strategic health issue with Australia recording among the highest rates of the disease in the world. “Hosting this conference puts the spotlight on the critical groundbreaking research happening right here in Brisbane,” Mr O’Keeffe said.

November 8, 2018

ESAE and Cambre Associates Join Forces

The European Society of Association Executives (ESAE) recently announced their partnership with Cambre Associates. Cambre is a leading Advocacy and Communications Consultancy that brings a collective approach to government relations and public affairs. Their expertise in anticipating and managing policy and reputation needs will add valuable knowledge to ESAE members as Associations develop new tools and invest in expertise.

ESAE and Cambre are preparing a series of workshops on digital advocacy and the multifaceted ways that Digitalisation affects Associations. The first Event will take place on November the 28th, while three more will follow in 2019.

November 7, 2018

Creating Impact: Bill Reed’s Career Lessons

In the first installment of PCMA’s Leaving a Legacy series, Bill Reed, FASAE, CMP, chief event strategy officer at American Society of Hematology, shares his thoughts on what he learned from his career bumps, who played critical roles on his career path, and why he’s excited for the future of business events.

You can read the whole article here.

November 7, 2018

ICC Sydney Acknowledges Australia’s First Nations

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is the first convention centre in Australia to launch a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), bolstering its ongoing commitment to recognise and celebrate the cultures, practices and traditions of Australia’s First Nations within the venue and the events it hosts.

The introduction of the RAP builds on ICC Sydney’s work to date and will see the venue activate a series of initiatives to build greater engagement with, and acknowledgement of, Australia’s First Nations. To visually represent First Nations art and culture across the precinct, ICC Sydney has commissioned an artwork by Jeffrey Samuels, renowned Aboriginal artist, titled Gadigal, Acknowledgement Respect.

ICC Sydney is working with First Nations businesses and communities through its supply chains, community networks and client stakeholder engagement. The venue has developed its RAP utilising Reconciliation Australia’s guidelines under the Innovate template.

Photo : ICC  Sydney

November 6, 2018

ASSOCIATIONWORLD Teases Advocacy Workshop

Systemic change requires going beyond great programs and requires influencing public investments, business incentives, regulation and public opinion. Even identifying the barriers to progress can be a challenge. Yet strategies backed by evidence, public opinion and smart political analysis can lead to dramatic changes for society.

In this workshop, ASSOCIATIONWORLD, with whom Boardroom has an exclusive partnership with, will explore the necessary tools needed to identify policy influencing opportunities, and to design strategies that combine policy evidence with politics and public opinion to shape debates and create a positive outcome.

More information and registration here.

November 5, 2018

The AAE Kicks It Up a Notch

The Association of Association Executives (AAE) is introducing a new structure for educational content and emphasising the re-focusing the participation of suppliers at the event by introducing specific exhibitors that can solve challenges and meet the needs of the delegates provided on registration.
The event, which will take place 7-9 April 2019 at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden, has been renamed to the Associations World Congress & Expo and the opening times are being increased. The educational content of the 2019 event will include, aside from the keynote sessions, seven parallel talks on different topics and formats so delegates can easily select according to their very precise needs and not feel they need to attend only one stream. This new approach is more flexible, includes much more choice and more speakers and topics, increasing the value to delegates.
The AAE’s Executive Director, Damian Hutt, says: “Introducing exhibitors according to delegates challenges and needs is a whole new approach and will be of great value. There is so much time wasted with delegates having to do this research with each exhibitor themselves and we can jump that stage and make their time much more efficient as well as helping them solve challenges they wouldn’t without the investment we are making and the new technology.”

November 2, 2018

Seoul’s Long List of Conferences Keeps Growing

From January to October 2018, Seoul successfully secured 40 international conferences, which is estimated to bring more than 35,000 international delegates to the city over the coming years. Of the 40 international conferences, 12 are considered large-scale conferences, which account for approximately 25,000 international delegates. According to the Union of International Associations (UIA) International Meetings Statistics Report published this past June, Seoul was the third most popular international meetings city from 2015 to 2017.

In 2018, the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Convention Bureau, a division of the Seoul Tourism Organization, secured the approximately 3,000-delegate American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Innovation in Oncology Symposium 2020 this past August, and the World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2021 this past June. The World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2021, a conference that brings together more than 2,000 ob-gyn doctors and scholars, will be the first edition held in Korea and the third to be held in Asia.

Other major international conferences coming to Seoul include the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Asia Pacific Conference 2020 (2,000 participants), the IVV Olympiad 2021 (5,000 participants), the Institute of Electronic Engineers, Inc.’s International Conference on Communications 2022 (2,000 participants), the Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International (HETI) Congress 2021 (1,000 participants), and the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) (1,000 participants).