Architects to Draw their Way to Copenhagen in 2023

September 15, 2017

Architects to Draw their Way to Copenhagen in 2023

Copenhagen will be the city to welcome the world’s largest architectural congress in 2023. 10,000 of the world’s leading architects will travel to the Danish capital to discuss how architecture can contribute to the achievement of the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals. The congress, which is held every three years, is organized by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the discussions will take place at the World Congress of Architects.

Copenhagen’s official DMO, Wonderful Copenhagen and Realdania, the Danish Architects Association, were instrumental in bringing the congress to the Nordic city, having presented an ambitious bid that focused on ‘Sustainable futures’ at this year’s congress in Seoul.

September 14, 2017

Sustainability at Its Best in San Diego

San Diego Convention Center is boosting the local agricultural economy by sourcing key products and services from across the community. A result of its collaboration with food and beverage supplier Centerplate, the initiative “100 Mile Harvest” aims to source as many locally grown, manufactured and processed products as possible, thus increasing sales for local producers, reducing the SDCC’s overall carbon footprint and improving sustainability.

Read all about this initiative on the Iceberg website, a partner of Boardroom.

September 13, 2017

Tunnel Experts to See the Light in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia will host the World Tunnel Congress (WTC) from 15 to 21 May 2020 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, as was announced at the recent 43rd International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA) general assembly in Norway.

Themed “Innovation and Sustainable Underground Serving Global Connectivity” and supported by Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), the event is expected to draw more than 1,200 attendees from the global tunneling and underground construction industry.

WTC 2020 is set to be the largest engineering event of its kind in Malaysia by the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and will serve as an exchange point for engineers and professionals to network over the latest trends and innovations in tunneling and underground construction industry.

September 12, 2017

Associations to Know ICC Sydney Through Virtual Eyes

A virtual reality video experience has just been launched by ICC Sydney, taking conference organisers, event planners, delegates and travellers from around the world through an interactive tour of the venue by simply downloading the ICC Sydney VR App from Apple or Android application stores. This new App offers delegates a point of reference during the planning stages of an event, as Geoff Donaghy, CEO of ICC Sydney, said.

Viewers will experience the full scale of ICC Sydney’s technologically advanced facilities, including its 35,000sqm of exhibition space, flexible meeting spaces, the 2,000-capacity ballroom and important theatres. A feature of the ICC Sydney App and VR content is the showcase video it developed in partnership with Tourism Australia.

John O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Tourism Australia, said: “For a world class facility like ICC Sydney, harnessing the power of VR to push itself into the consideration set is a great example of the venue’s innovative approach to creating event success.”

Picture: ICC Sydney

September 11, 2017

Health Sciences Lead the Way in Adelaide

Some of the most important health science events are headed to Adelaide in the next couple of years. The 2018 Australian Diabetes Society Annual Scientific Meeting with 2,000 delegates and the 38th Australian Dental Congress with 3,000 delegates in 2019 are to name but a few.

Considering that on 5th September, Adelaide’s new Royal Adelaide Hospital opened its doors thus completing the current stage of the BioMed City, this makes ample sense. In addition to advanced and hi-tech facilities, the hospital is located next to the Adelaide Convention Centre, which in turn sits on the doorstep of 1500 hotel rooms –  within walking distance of the entertainment laden Riverbank precinct and a mere 15 minute free tram ride from the airport. This consolidates Adelaide’s position internationally as a destination of choice for health science events.

What’s more, on 30th August Adelaide’s Convention Centre completed its final phase and now has state-of-the-art facilities and a capacity for 3500 delegates. It recently held its annual ‘medical famil’ with a number of association executives. The touring party was privy to a sneak peek at the new wing of the Convention Centre and toured the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Picture: SAHMRI.

September 8, 2017

Associations Explore Jerusalem

Jerusalem is an upcoming conference destination. Its history, the sites, the religious significance of the city to all global religions create an impressive atmosphere for any visitor. Combining that with the global medical research, technology and innovation, the city brings significant added value to the meeting industry.

Hadassah Medical Center, member of numerous international associations, hosts many conferences, events and symposiums. Professor Rivkind, Associate Professor of Surgery and Head of Shock Trauma Unit in the Department of the General Surgery at Hadassah Hospital, speaks about his city as a potential host city at his interview on the Jerusalem Conventions and Visitors Bureau blog.

September 7, 2017

Association Delegates Are Rewarded in Edinburgh

Scotland’s Capital has launched a new mobile-responsive website, the Edinburgh Rewards scheme for delegates, making accessing city-wide VIP offers easier for Edinburgh’s business tourism visitors.

Marketing Edinburgh manages this new project, which consists of around 100 exclusive delegate offers at any one time from across a diverse range of restaurants, bars, retailers and attractions. Delegates can explore edinburghrewards.com on their mobile phone to discover nearby venues and offers with the help of an interactive map, a search facility and a mobile- geolocation service.

Edinburgh Rewards Passport is available only to delegates, who can soon receive one of the 25.000 copies being included in their up and coming delegate registration packs.  The Edinburgh International Conference Centre will also house displays of the passports on site for attending delegates to pick up their copy.

September 6, 2017

Congress of Biomechanics Enjoyed Brisbane Hospitality

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre  hosted the congress for the International Society of Biomechanics – IBS 2017 from 23 – 27 July. More than 1,200 of the world’s foremost scientists from over 50 countries representing all aspects of the discipline came to the Centre for the five day Congress.

The city’s three leading universities representing an intense hub of biomechanics activity in collaboration with Team Brisbane, including Tourism & Events Queensland, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and Brisbane Marketing, were the prime reason for conference organisers choosing Brisbane.

Professor Andrew Cresswell, President of the International Society of Biomechanics and Head of School, School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland, said the idea for the Brisbane conference started more than seven years ago ensured the biomechanics community would have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with colleagues in the Asia Pacific Region.

September 5, 2017

Canada to Meet European Associations

This September Business Events Canada (BEC) and their partners will return to Europe for their annual European Canada week promoting the country’s meeting and conventions offerings to local agencies. During this week associations looking to hold an event in Canada will be able to learn all about the country’s facilities and expertise in all kinds of fields.

Two events will be held in France and the UK on 18th and 21st September respectively providing attendees with networking opportunities and practical advice on holding business events in Canada whilst helping them get up to speed with all the latest news and developments, from technological advances to new hotels, venues and travel options.

Chantal Sturk-Nadeau, Executive Director of BEC, commented: “The European Annual Canada Week is set up to create a platform for our Canadian partners to meet with new prospective and qualified buyers and showcase their product or destination to generate new opportunities and ultimately confirmed business.”

Picture: Montréal

September 4, 2017

Mathematicians Are Invited to Tokyo in 2023

Tokyo will host the 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2023) according to the decision made at the Board Meeting of the International Council for Industrial and Applied Mathematics in Valencia in May 2017.

Having been founded in Paris in 1984, the Congress is held every four years attracting more than 3,000 participants related to mathematics from all around the world. The Congress will be held for the first time at Waseda University in August 2023.

Japan’s long-standing contribution to the mathematical society and ICIAM, financial and in-kind support from Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) and TCVB as well as “Team Japan” ‘s effort in preparing the proposal were all decisive factors in winning the bid.