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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


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


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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