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!
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
Within a wide recovery plan for tourism and culture, Brussels has included dedicated support funds for conferences, meetings and B2B events. The aim of these funds is to assist B2B event organisers from the associations and corporate sector according to eligibility criteria.
“Many of the profound transformations Europe is currently undergoing are inevitable and irreversible. As decision-making will mostly become faster and enforcement stronger, EU associations must step up to the competition with the other stakeholders for the attention of the EU policymakers.” Read this excellent article in Global Association Hubs’ media partner Boardroom Magazine by Marco … Continued
Singapore Tourism Board has set up detailed protocols for organising Covid-safe events, and is inviting organisers to apply to run pilot events from 1 October for up to 250 delegates, who will have to remain in secure pods of no more than 20 persons. There will be very careful monitoring of and controls over how … Continued
Big news for business events: local events are kicking off from 15 September, and international events can take place from 1 October, following the setting up of rigorous health protocols both in-venue and throughout the city, and the successful test event in Dubai World Trade Centre: “A.I Everywhere x Restart Dubai“. And packed with invaluable … Continued
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
I recently wrote an article for the September 2020 issue of Boardroom magazine, entitled “Failure to Continue Thinking Globally is a Recipe for Failure”, in which I urged associations to resist the pandemic-driven temptation to pull back from their global development aspirations, and flagged up the role played by association ecosystems in achieving these strategic … Continued
Global Association HubsNewsletter – July 2020 A schizophrenic business mindset is a useful trait for international associations in this Age of Uncertainty. Being able to hold two entirely different and sometimes contradictory ideas simultaneously might normally be a severe disability for an organisation, but today it can help map a path through treacherous terrain. Traditionally long lead-times mean that … Continued
Read how APACRS, the Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons partners with the Singapore National Eye Centre to generate world-class patient outcomes and research across the whole region.