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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


Newsletter – May/June 2021

Food for Thought: Agility or Sociality? Let’s exploit associations’ natural advantages rather than mimicking corporate-world fads Global Association Hubs media partner Boardroom has just published our new article on the hot topic of “Agility”, a word whose meaning has morphed over the last decade from a general description of mental and operational nimbleness into a tech-world-originating business and project-development methodology, with its own … Continued


Singapore reimagines MICE

With over 60 events featuring more than 7,000 in-person delegates from Singapore and overseas, Singapore has undertaken one of the most extensive carefully-researched and evaluated event recovery programmes in the world, enabling them to be one of the first to reopen international meetings, step by cautious step! Please download this simple graphic to view the … Continued


Newsletter – Feb/March 2021

Food for Thought: Associations & the long war for truth It is frequently remarked that we have entered a post-truth era, a time when specialist expertise and scientific knowledge are increasingly under fire, whilst the ever-increasing complexity of every aspect of our society means that these attributes have become existentially necessary.  Global Association Hubs media partner Boardroom has just published our thoughts on … Continued


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


How APACMed went hybrid with great success in 2020

Singapore-based Asia Pacific Medical Technology Association (APACMed) represents manufacturers and suppliers of medical equipment, devices and in-vitro diagnostics, industry associations and other key stakeholders associated with the medical technology industry in Asia Pacific. The association’s mission is to improve the standards of care for patients through innovative collaborations among stakeholders to jointly shape the future … Continued


FinTech, MedTech, E-commerce: How to go for growth in the new world of business events

This short video showcases the highlights of a webinar jointly organised by Singapore Tourism Board and Web in Travel which aimed to illustrate how some traditional face-to-face  event organisers have successfully pivoted during the pandemic to produce effective virtual or hybrid events.  Great lessons for any associations wrestling with this challenge! Panellists included: Pat Patel, Principal Executive … Continued


International Trademark Association (INTA) Regional Office case study: Singapore

In this wide-ranging interview with Seth Hayes, INTA’s Chief Representative for Asia Pacific (based in Singapore), he outlines the vital importance of intellectual property and trademarks to a healthy international trading and business relations environment, discusses how INTA has dealt with the challenges raised by Covid-19, and also explains how Singapore’s excellence in business law and … Continued



Asia-Pac association leaders explain: “why Singapore”

Two great interviews with Edmund Wee, recent Chairman of APFinSA (Asia-Pacific Financial Services Association) and Dr Ronald Yeoh, Immediate Past President of APACRS (Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons), demonstrating the wide breadth of reasons why Singapore is such a logical choice for regional HQs, including: inter-regional communication, world-class expertise in digitisation, ability to … Continued


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