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

March 2023 Newsletter

The World needs AI: Artificial Association Intelligence 2022 was the year when mass-market AI went mainstream, but this year it will go hypersonic.  Hot on the heals of astounding art generator DALL-E2, OpenAI released chatbot ChatGPT, reaching 100 million active monthly users only two months after launch, the fastest growing consumer product in history, potentially revolutionising search, … 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

March 2022 Newsletter

Newsletter – March 2022 International associations in times of conflict These are dark times.  The aggression by Russia’s President Putin against Ukraine has brought together democratic nations around the world in condemnation and to levy unprecedented economic and social sanctions, whilst crowds of protestors have thronged the streets of almost every major city, including many … Continued

Dubai Association Conference 2022

Dubai Association Conference 2022: Post-event report OverviewThe third edition of the Dubai Association Conference was successfully organised on 21 February 2022 in the brand-new Dubai Exhibition Centre located on the Expo 2020 Dubai site. A total of 172 registered attendees from 14 countries, including 25 hosted association leaders from outside the Gulf region, attended an … Continued

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