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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


Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus set to open in Washington, DC

Washington, DC is anticipating the opening of a one-of-a-kind pediatric research and innovation hub at the Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus. Here, breakthrough discoveries can more quickly be translated into new treatments and technologies, benefitting kids everywhere. The Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus will be the first entity in the U.S.A. dedicated to pediatric … 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!


Our nation is burning

Elliott Ferguson, President & CEO of Destination DC (Global Association Hub partner organisation) and National Chair of US Travel Association, makes this powerful contribution in this article published 4 June 2020. “If you’re a person of color such as myself, you’re reflecting on instances where you may have experienced profiling by the police and are … Continued



Selecting cities for sustainability: Washington, DC

Washington, DC has unparalleled accessibility to the outdoors with 250,000 acres of parkland across the greater Washington metropolitan area, 70 percent of which is controlled by the National Park Service. It also happens to be the #1 US city for public transport, according to SmartAsset and WalletHub in 2018. With the city’s vast number of … Continued


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