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Sirk Speculation article: In praise of promiscuous partnerships

Why self-sufficient attitudes endanger international associations Here are a few uncomfortable truths facing international associations: Historic roles as quasi-monopoly providers of specialist knowledge are being steamrollered by the Information Revolution. Competitive pressures are only heading in one direction – and it isn’t just your obvious rivals who are in play. If you aren’t in gold, … Continued


Conference papers: European Association Summit, Brussels; March 2020

EAS was possibly the last international association conference to take place before the world entered our Covid-19 intense lock-down phase, and it’s astounding to reflect back on our thought processes at that time!  With 20-20 hindsight, our simple “no handshakes, no social kissing” rules of engagement sound very naïve, but that was we all believed … Continued


IBTM Asia Pac postponed to 2021

19 February 2020 IBTM postpones IBTM Asia Pacific 2020 Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that it has postponed the inaugural edition of IBTM Asia Pacific in Singapore to; 13-14 April 2021. The decision has been taken following the latest advice from our partners regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), and as a result of in-depth discussions with our … 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


GAHP Newsletter – February 2020

Hello international association friends! Welcome to the February 2020 edition of the Global Association Hubs Partnership newsletter, featuring news about Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC for the international association community, along with sometimes-provocative viewpoints, articles about international association strategy and business challenges, links to valuable resources including sign-ups for educational events and courses, and … Continued


GAHP Newsletter – November 2019

Hello international association friends! Welcome to the November 2019 edition of the Global Association Hubs Partnership newsletter, featuring news about Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC for the international association community, along with sometimes-provocative viewpoints, articles about international association strategy and business challenges, links to valuable resources including sign-ups for educational events and courses, and … Continued


GAHP SEPTEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER – see you at IMEX!

Hello international association friends! Welcome to the September 2019 edition of the Global Association Hubs Partnership newsletter, featuring news about Brussels, Dubai, Singapore and Washington DC for the international association community, along with sometimes-provocative viewpoints, articles about international association strategy and business challenges, links to valuable resources including sign-ups for educational events and courses, and … Continued


GAHP at ASAE Meeting & Expo 2019

  This year’s edition of ASAE’s Annual Meeting and Expo in Columbus, Ohio, 10-13 August, featured one of the strongest international programmes ever, and great networking between international associations aiming to improve or launch their global development programmes, key destinations from all regions of the world, and expert content providers. GAHP partners were of course prominent … Continued


WWF in conversation with Boardroom

WWF in conversation with Boardroom https://boardroom.global Boardroom magazine regularly talks with international associations and not-for-profit entities that have chosen Brussels, Dubai, Singapore or Washington DC to operate their HQs or regional offices, or from which to launch new initiatives. Sid Das, Director Digital Engagement for the World Wide Fund for Nature, talks about his organisation’s … Continued


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