Meetings No 24
Intro
Define Purpose
Long live the ‘both/and’ world in which purpose reigns.
Cover Story
Your Future is Now
Kevin Cottam on ancient wisdom meeting modern leadership.
Radar
2031 Vision, Brisbane
Encouraging visitors to stay longer and spend more.
Paths of Progress
The Biggest Challenge Is a Lack of Awareness About Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan embarks on its journey into the business events sector.
Psychological Meetings
Cognitive Dysfunction (Brain Fog)
Hans Gordon about when we humans allow a lot to go wrong.
Radar
IBTM World 2019: The Importance of Mentoring In the Events Industry
Always be generous with your knowledge.
Progress
Why We Refuse to See the Bright Side, Even Though We Should
Steven Pinker on the subject of irrational pessimism.
Intermission
White Blossom on Repeat
Flowering melancholy from Sweden.
Radar
Network to Share Its Expertise: Learn How Your City Can Become Future-Proof
The European Green Capital Network has launched its Future-proof Toolkit.
Sustainability
The Goal Is 300 Destinations by 2022
GDS-Index shares their audacious goal.
Sharma
Fear Is a Liar
We all need to fortify our hope.
Radar
Dublin Has the World’s First Carbon-­Neutral Convention Centre
One of Europe’s most environmentally friendly venues.
Artificial Intelligence
Human Compatible AI and the Problem of Control
Success would be the biggest event in human history, and perhaps the last event.
Kellerman
IBTM World Should Include Not Exclude
Don’t be sorry. Change the rules!
classifieds
news
Press stop!
ACTE, Corporate Travel Executives
has ceased operations and will file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
Re-opening time
Dubai hotel operators,
cautiously optimistic, as tourists begin to trickle in.
one step at the time
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
gets the green light to reopen.
330 million jobs worldwide
European Cities Marketing
call for an open and permanent dialogue between European institutions and local destinations.
More than 300 people
ICC Sydney
launches industry leading hybrid event solutions.

RAI Amsterdam
one of first European venues to reopen without visitor number restrictions.
covid-19
Emirates airline refunds over $500m to passengers
Still over 500,000 refund requests.

Cologne ready for business events
trade fairs are indispensable as central business meeting points.
safety & Security
Ras Al Khaimah
becomes the first city in the world to be certified as safe by Bureau Veritas.
strong program
UFI, has announced that ICC Sydney is the winner
of the UFI Sustainable Development Award 2020.
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Dublin Has the World’s First Carbon-­Neutral Convention Centre

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has been selected to host the Eurelectric Power Summit 2020, taking place from 25 to 26 May.

With a focus on reducing energy consumption and a commitment to long term sustainability, the convention centre proved a great fit for the Summit. As one of Europe’s most environmentally friendly venues, The CCD received the ISO 14001 accreditation just one year after opening.

The bid to host the Summit was initiated through Fáilte Ireland’s Meet in Ireland team, before being developed and confirmed by their Dublin Convention Bureau (DCB) unit.

The Eurelectric Power Summit is an essential arena where thought leaders, policymakers, customers and industry captains meet and learn from each other about key trends in clean electricity.

Speaking about the event, Eurelectric Director of Communications & Corporate Affairs, Koen Noyens, says:

“Eurelectric Power Summit is the place for the clean power ecosystem to meet, share, explore, learn and exchange. Our Summit has become the hub for electrifying your business models, digitalising your ideas and rooting them in the norm.

“Dublin was an obvious place to be. Ireland has played a key role in the history of computing and, in recent years, it is a hub for tech leaders to mature and upskill their technologies. The CCD was selected because of its great facilities and central location.”

Stephen Meehan, CEO of the convention centre:

“Sustainability is at the top of our minds here. From the smart design of the building, making use of natural light to our comprehensive waste management policy, we all recognise that we have a part to play. We look forward to providing a green venue to host this clean energy event.”