Experts Help Fight Ageing at Grimaldi Forum

April 3, 2019

Experts Help Fight Ageing at Grimaldi Forum

The 17th edition of the Anti Ageing & Medicine World Congress (AMWC) will take place between 4 and 6 April 2019 at Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Under the scientific supervision of the World Society of Interdisciplinary Anti-Aging Medicine (WOSIAM), the conference will feature a highly interactive, stimulating and multidisciplinary program and will provide the ideal forum to stimulate ideas, educate, share expertise, initiate intense discussions and extend networking opportunities.

Many distinguished physicians, medical experts and scientists have joined the faculty and will take part in this congress. Every year, the event attracts over 10 000 participants coming from more than 120 countries. Over 300 leading international companies, showcasing on the 5-floor exhibition area, will be there to let you discover their latest products, technologies and services.

Grimaldi Forum is as green as ever having reached its environmental goals for 2018. The goal is to reduce the impact on the environment of the general maintenance of the building and of the events that take place within it, focusing primarily on sustainable and optimised water and energy management, energy management, waste sorting and recycling, an eco-responsible purchasing policy, good risk management, as well as on an active and event-driven communication. Water consumption is lower, energy efficiency has improved constantly and, while remaining steady, paper consumption relies more and more on sorting.

 

Photo : Esplanade, Grimaldi Forum Monaco

April 2, 2019

ICC Belfast Goes Under the Microscope

ICC (International Convention Centre) Belfast has announced it will host the Microbiology Society Annual Conference from 8 to 11 April 2019. The Society’s Annual Conference attracts attendees for the largest annual gathering of microbiologists in the UK and Ireland. More than 1,600 delegates from all over the globe will visit the city over four days attending over 30 sessions during the comprehensive scientific programme.

Chief Executive of the Microbiology Society, Dr Peter Cotgreave, said: “We can’t see them but microbes are everywhere, and affect almost all aspects of our lives. By bringing together thousands of microbiologists in one place for a festival of knowledge-sharing, we can make an impact on urgent problems like new and emerging diseases through to long-term issues like antimicrobial drug resistance and food security. We can answer very big questions by studying very small things.”

The venue officially repositioned its conferencing brand from Belfast Waterfront to ICC Belfast in October 2018, a change that is vital to delivering 50,000 conference delegate days each year by 2021 across the city.

April 1, 2019

IMEX in Frankfurt 2019 Means ‘Serious Business’

This year’s IMEX in Frankfurt, which takes place 21 -23 May 2019, is expected to bring together 3,500 exhibitors from over 150 countries, who can get stuck into some serious business. Imagination is IMEX’s Talking Point for this year and the theme informs content throughout the show, bringing with it a range of new experiences, exhibitors and educational events.

Learning opportunities are core to IMEX in Frankfurt, beginning with EduMonday, an afternoon of free professional education taking place the day before the show on Monday 20 May. For the first time, MPI (Meeting Professionals International, Strategic Partners to IMEX America) will also be offering high level education sessions during EduMonday: event marketing; risk management and inclusivity.

Association professionals from around the world are invited to Association Day & Evening, to share best practice and connect with peers. ASAE, ICCA and MCI have all collaborated with IMEX to create a topical and interactive programme, delivering three Learning Labs covering Leadership, Imagination and Knowledge.

March 29, 2019

The Meetings Show Returns with a Strong Education Programme

The Meetings Show is returning to Olympia London on 26 and 27 June 2019, with a packed programme of engaging education alongside the main exhibition.

The annual event brings together more than 4,500 industry professionals from across Europe and beyond, for an unmissable opportunity to find inspiration for their upcoming events, network with peers and learn from experts across a wide variety of fields.

The Meetings Show’s main education programme takes place throughout the two days of the show, with more than 40 hours of free-to-attend sessions on the show floor. As in 2018, there will also be a one-day Pre-Show Conference taking place on Tuesday 25 June, which is exclusively open to those who have applied for and been accepted onto The Meetings Show’s hosted buyer programme.

The theme of this year’s education programme will be ‘the event planning journey’, which will be split into seven stages, ensuring no matter what level you’re at or what your job role is, there will be something that inspires you.

The seven stages being covered are Sharpening Your Event Skills, Creating and Communicating the Vision, Textbook Planning, Making Your Events Memorable, Getting People There, The Bigger Picture and The Pat on the Back. From festivalisation, gamification and creativity to sustainability, social media and ROI, the programme will highlight all the latest trends and provide you with the information you need for the year ahead.

Engagement at events is key and The Meetings Show is going to be leading by example with education sessions delivered in a variety of innovative formats, as well as featuring keynotes and one-on-one advice sessions with experts.

Elsewhere at the show, visitors will have the chance to meet with exhibitors from around the world, including destinations, venues, hotels and technology suppliers, bringing all the inspiration you need for your next event under one roof. There will be numerous networking opportunities, including the Hosted Buyer Welcome Reception (for those on the official hosted buyer programme), MPI charity reception and lots of on-stand activities organised by exhibitors throughout the two days.

The Meetings Show is also partnering with a number of associations who will be attending, and in some cases holding their own meetings, at the show. These associations include the Event Marketing Association (EMA), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Meetings Industry Association (mia), Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA), Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) and Union of International Associations (UIA).

Hosted buyers will also have the opportunity to register for one of three post-show fam trips to Aberdeen, Brighton or Bristol, to experience the leading UK destinations first hand.

Registration is open now for both hosted buyers and visitor buyers. For more information, visit www.themeetingsshow.com 

March 28, 2019

The Barbican Follows the Letter of the Law

The Barbican will host the inaugural ‘London Conference on International Law’, from 3-4 October, 2019. This event is the first conference of this scale focussed on public international law to be held in London.

Under the theme of ‘Engaging with International Law’, international law academics, judges, practitioners, representatives of civil society, business-leaders and other stakeholders, will come together to discuss and confront how states and international organisations, academics and practitioners, and members of the public engage with international law. Panels and plenaries will address the most challenging current issues spanning the fields of environment, technology, conflict and security, transnational arbitration and dispute resolution, human rights and international criminal justice.

Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Fellow, British Institute of International and Comparative Law and member of the Steering Committee comments: “Participants will consider the different ways individuals, organisations and countries seek to develop, change or restrict international law as they use it as a sword, a shield, a justificatory basis, an excuse, a language of cooperation, or a moral imperative.” 

Photo : The Barbican, London

March 26, 2019

Learn How to Design an Event with ASSOCIATIONWORLD

ASSOCIATIONWORLD, partners of Boardroom, are organising one more interesting workshop at The Hotel in Brussels on 1 April. The workshop, called EventCanvas, is organised by Event Design Collective and provides a systematic approach to enable teams to design innovative events using Design Thinking applied to Events using the #EventCanvas methodology.

The Event Design Certificate Level 1 program is for leaders, executive directors, event directors, head of events, meetings planners and marketing managers who want a hands-on approach to understanding, designing and delivering events that matter. Basic skills include ability to interpret and create an Event Canvas Boundary box and discuss stakeholder needs.

After this workshop, participants will be ablate understand the event canvas methodology and templates to visually articulate the value of an event, sketch the canvas of a random event with a team offline or online, learn how to lead a team through the process of Event Design and create, design and prototype new events using the #EventCanvas.

You can register for the workshop here.

March 22, 2019

Basel Makes a Big Step with a Small Footprint

As part of the MCH Group, the Congress Center Basel (CCB) pays particular attention to ensuring environmentally friendly standards and acting in an economically sustainable manner. Since 2016, the in-house Green Team has been responsible for optimisations, offers and also communication in the field of ecological sustainability.

The CO2 calculator marks one of the Green Team‘s sustainable achievements. The calculator enables organisers to work out the emissions generated by their events. Details can be entered for mobility, location, overnight accommodation, catering, and energy and water consumption, etc. The online tool then calculates the overall emissions generated by the event and the costs that these give rise to. The CO2 calculator has been developed in cooperation with CO2OL. This organisation has set itself the target of closing the gap between environmental protection and business.

In order to minimise emissions, the CCB’s Green Team is thus aiming to cooperate with the renowned Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, which is pursuing various climate-related projects. In future, organisers will have the opportunity to make a financial contribution to these projects and thus link their event to the conservation of our natural resources.

 

Photo : Congress Centre Basel

March 21, 2019

Cybersecurity Education in The Hague

(ISC)2, a non-profit membership association of certified cybersecurity professionals, will hold its Secure Summit EMEA on 15-16 April 2019 at the World Forum in The Hague (NL), International City of Peace, Justice and Security. The two-day event will welcome over 400 visitors, bringing together the best minds in cybersecurity from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and providing a highly interactive educational programme that tackles today’s concerns.

Confirmed highlights include a GDPR simulation workshop. Attendees can work through a real-world GDPR data breach, developing the skills needed to keep their organisations compliant and safe from fines and reputational damage. The professional development track features sessions on “positive security” and its benefits to application security in the workplace, implementing agile crisis and continuity management and a look at the psychology of a hacker.

The cloud track features case studies from some of the world’s largest companies and institutions, showcasing how they have used and secured the cloud effectively. Meanwhile, the incident response track features sessions on digital forensics, dealing with exploitability over vulnerability, along with sessions on building better incident response plans tailored to your own organisation.

March 20, 2019

International Shipbrokers Sail their Way to Athens

The Athens Convention Bureau (ACVB) Member ARGO MICE and the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association recently announced the organising of the 7th Global Symposium of Maritime Executives, Pireas 2019, under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Shipping & Island Policy, the Ministry of Tourism, the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, the University of Piraeus and the Aegean University amongst others.

This year’s Global Shipbrokers Forum (Yacht Club of Greece, 20.6.2019) and Shipbrokers Dinner (Metropolitan Expo, 21.6.2019) are expected to set the benchmark for shipping events and attract a record number of attendants, in excess of 3,500.

March 18, 2019

Is your Association Ready for the EU Elections?

 

ESAE, the European Society of Association Executives, is organising a new series of workshops for its members, preparing Association Leaders for the upcoming E.U. elections. Under the theme “Your Roadmap for the EU Super-Year 2019”, the workshops are co-produced with Interel Association Management and will kick off on March 26, with a session on the elections for the European Parliament.

The workshop will deal with projections on the makeup and majorities in the new EP and implications for Associations, identifying priorities set out in political group manifestos – how to influence the future Commission work programme and identifying which key MEPs are coming back and which newcomers could be the next “rising stars”.

The two other workshops are foreseen to take place on 25 June and 5 November under the themes ‘Who will be the next EU leaders?’ and ‘Getting to know the new European Commission and its priorities’ respectively.

Members can register here.