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Global Association Hubs Newsletter – Nov/Dec 2020

Food for Thought: Will associations stand up in the post-pandemic era as a force for progress? As this utterly strange and terrible year draws towards its conclusion, with many uncertainties and dangers still hovering out of sight, we are heartened by the tantalising prospect of effective vaccines being rolled out worldwide during the first half of 2021. … Continued


Still going global?

Global Association Hubs’ Martin Sirk was joined by four international association leaders for an online education session during #PlanetIMEX in October 2020. The panel members discussed the immediate impact of COVID-19 on their global development plans and priorities, changes to their association’s strategic thinking, and their personal views on the future of international association meetings. … Continued


Global Association Hubs Newsletter – Sept 2020

Global Association Hubs NewsletterSeptember 2020 Food for Thought – why association ecosystems matter I recently wrote an article for the September 2020 issue of Boardroom magazine, entitled “Failure to Continue Thinking Globally is a Recipe for Failure”, in which I urged associations to resist the pandemic-driven temptation to pull back from their global development aspirations, and flagged up … Continued


Washington reports on 10 years of growth, but a more uncertain future is facing the visitor economy

Destination DC, the official Destination Marketing Organisation for Washington DC and Global Association Hubs partner, reported recently on the sometimes dramatic growth over the past decade but also the more uncertain prospects for future developments.   But however fast or slowly the recovery takes place, International associations will be at the centre of the city’s strategic thinking!


“Still Going Global?”

Make a Date for #PlanetIMEX Community Day – 16 Oct! 0945-1115 EST (Washington, NYC, etc); 1545 – 1715 CET (Brussels, Amsterdam, etc) Global Association Hubs ask the question: “Still Going Global?” We’ve designed an innovative, interactive education session for the international association community on the big strategic issues in global development. What does “global” look like for associations in the “new normal”?How are international associations … Continued



Food for Thought – why association ecosystems matter

I recently wrote an article for the September 2020 issue of Boardroom magazine, entitled “Failure to Continue Thinking Globally is a Recipe for Failure”, in which I urged associations to resist the pandemic-driven temptation to pull back from their global development aspirations, and flagged up the role played by association ecosystems in achieving these strategic … Continued


Global Association Hubs – July 2020 Newsletter

Global Association HubsNewsletter – July 2020 A schizophrenic business mindset is a useful trait for international associations in this Age of Uncertainty.  Being able to hold two entirely different and sometimes contradictory ideas simultaneously might normally be a severe disability for an organisation, but today it can help map a path through treacherous terrain. Traditionally long lead-times mean that … Continued


Boardroom launches new MiniCourses – 14 day free trial for association execs!

Global Association Hubs’ media partner Boardroom has launched an innovative subscription service to access a wide range of short educational videos on strategic issues for associations, falling under the general headings of Technology, Marketing, PR & Comms, Strategic Planning, Impact & Legacy. We’re delighted that one of the initial group of expert contributors is Genevieve … Continued



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