Meetings No 20
Intro
A Congress is a Workplace
Atti Soenarso: Perhaps it is time to sharpen the tone.
Cover Story
All Under One Roof
Carin Kindbom: “The ‘all under one roof’ business approach is considered a key USP.”
Intermission
While There’s Life, There’s Hope
Ever present words from the past.
Digital Mindset
AI and Robotics
Futurists: “Firms will need to strike a fine balance between AI and the human workforce.”
Safety and Security
CWT Global Forecast 2018
Security should be high on the planning agenda.
Performance
Brain Training
Sharp Brains on navigating brain training.
Radar
Business Events Must Adopt Olympic Safety Standards
Learn from previous Olympic events.
Clan vs State
The Clan Mentality is the Norm
Per Brinkemo on state and clan.
Sustainable Growth
GDS-Index
The sustainability performance of 40 meeting and events cities.
Intermission
Lunch With the Financial Times
An ­international “who’s who” of our time.
Creation
La Perle by Dragone
Emotions can be both a help and hindrance when creating a show.
Radar
AIME Launches Exhibitor Educational Series
Providing a deeper understanding of buyers.
Radar
Increasing Value of Meetings in Hamburg
Number of delegates visiting the city continues to grow.
Sharma
60 Tips for a Stunningly Great Life
Robin Sharma on leadership.
Brain Check
Going Behind the Mind
Tomas Dalström on neuromarketing and digital vs. print advertising.
Engagement
Where Event Design and Meetings Management Meet
Event quality is back on the table.
Van der Vijver
Locusts or Legacy?
Meeting designer Mike Van der Vijver: Bring the local community and the event community together.
Intermission
Benny Andersson
On composition.
Neuroscience
New Discovery on Memory Consolidation
Challenging a basic assumption about memory encoding.
Vision
Neom
The Saudi Arabian city of the future.
Kellerman
Obligations, Engagement and Legacy
Roger Kellerman: The word ‘obligation’ is high on the agenda.
classifieds
news
important meeting
St. Johns
to host largest aquaculture conference in Canadian history.
New facilities
Scottish Event Campus
unveils £150m expansion plan.
business intelligence
Union of International Associations
releases 2018 International Meetings Statistics Report.
Fulfilling
SITE Young Leaders Ireland
raise the curtain on a cinematic education experience in Dublin.
Business Events Australia
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
expansion now open.
Hotel news
Scandic signs agreement
for new hotel in Helsinki.
events creates meetings
Korea
Hosts World Magic Championship 2018.
meetings creates events
Estonias Largest-Ever Scientific Congress,
EGOS, Opens Today.
PRESSTOP
ICCA Board
signals ambitious changes ahead with search for new CEO.

Toronto wins bid
to host 2020 Medtech conference.
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Lunch with the FT is a selection of 52 classic interviews with, for example, film stars, politicians, writers, dissidents, personalities in sports, fashion, design, food. The list of people who have lunched with the magazine’s columnists and correspondents since 1994 is like an ­international “who’s who” of our time.

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