March 2024 Newsletter

The New (ab)Normal – Business continuity challenges  One of the highlights of the recent Dubai Association Conference was a presentation by Danny Tinga, Senior Partner in Deloitte’s Resilience, Crisis & Reputation division, who sent shivers down delegates’ spines when articulating the many ways in which organisations can suffer existential crises, then provided some relief by … Continued

September 2023 Newsletter

Interesting conversations, global perspectives The northern hemisphere is slowly returning from summer vacations, and associations are getting in the mood to think seriously about big strategic issues that affect their members worldwide.  We’re delighted to provide a platform for some of these important discussions, as two of our strategic partners have scheduled online webinars this … Continued

December 2022 Newsletter

Optimism & opportunities (with a few reality checks!) When in a few years’ time we can enjoy the luxury of unpressurised contemplation, 2022 will almost certainly be remembered as one of the strangest, most complicated years we’ve ever experienced!  But what about 2023?  Will there be anything “normal” about the coming twelve months? Travel is … Continued

July Newsletter

Summertime*, and the livin’ is…..easy?!?! Traditionally this is a time for recharging and relaxing, catching up with old friends and discovering some good books, enjoying a glass of chilled wine and a much-needed slower pace of life.  A time to take your mind off the pressures, daily annoyances and strategic challenges of work and the office. … Continued

May 2022 Newsletter

Newsletter – May 2022 International associations & the joy of face-to-face After more than two years hunched behind computer screens it’s finally happening: associations are meeting face-to-face once more, pulling together their own far-flung communities at reinvented and repurposed annual conferences, and finding great event-excuses to reconnect with their peers. The Dubai Association Conference, Brussels … Continued

Newsletter – December 2021

Wishing us all a genuinely “New Normal” for 2022 It’s been a hell of a last couple of years, obviously worse for some than others.  Many international associations’ members have been in the front-lines of the fight against COVID-19, all across the healthcare sector from epidemiology to cardiology to virology to physiotherapy to the many unsung heroes working in public health. … Continued

Global Association Hubs Newsletter – October 2021

(Re)Open(ing) for Association Business! At long last, there’s a mood of cautious optimism in the air!  I recently spoke with representatives from our partner cities Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC, sharing updates on their local COVID19 situation and their plans for future (live face-to-face!) activities with our international association friends. In Brussels, any size of association conference … Continued

“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

IBTM Asia Pac postponed to 2021

19 February 2020 IBTM postpones IBTM Asia Pacific 2020 Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that it has postponed the inaugural edition of IBTM Asia Pacific in Singapore to; 13-14 April 2021. The decision has been taken following the latest advice from our partners regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), and as a result of in-depth discussions with our … Continued

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