Meetings No 26
Intro
Unlock Your Superpower
Atti Soenarso: If knowledge is power, learning is a superpower
Cover Story
Strong Networks and Even Stronger Relationships Are Critical to Success
Chantal Sturk-Nadeau on one of the world’s largest strategies in scale and scope.
Psychological Meetings
Lies
Hans Gordon on when social lubricants become dangerous weapons.
Radar
The Evolution of Faroese Music
The next step is to develop connections between artists and the international music market.
Intermission
Position Yourself
Go a little bit out of your depth.
Industry Identity
Reflect, Reset and Redefine
Elizabeth Rich is a keen observer of an industry which remains close to her heart.
Ancient Knowledge
Forum Unites Ancient Societies with Global Investors on a Futuristic Platform
The world’s indigenous communities are owners of highly innovative businesses.
White Paper
New Study Spotlights How Socio-Political Changes in Europe Impact Events
Current trends influencing Europe as a meetings destination.
Strategy
Copenhagen CB Strengthens Its Business Model for Congresses
Copenhagen Convention Bureau shares their insight and knowledge.
Technology Pivot
How the Pandemic Will Change Business Events for the Better
One thing is clear: technology will play an even more significant role moving forward.
Radar
Brain Research Shows Added Value in Live Events
Video cannot replace an event, but it does extend the lifespan of an event.
Intermission
Solsbury Hill
Walking right out of the machinery.
Demand Networking
Don’t Accept Webinars as Good Enough
We need to sit down and evaluate what we are doing. Are we rolling towards the abyss?
Radar
IBTM World Virtual 2020 Goes Live
Over 10,000 meetings due to take place over the three days of the event.
Radar
IBTM World Virtual 2020
The latest keynote speakers at IBTM World Virtual presented.
Sharma
×5 Your Positivity and Productivity During the Pandemic
Getting you into the rare-air that very few know.
Adding Value
Here East: An Intellectual Ecosystem
Innovation campus in the heart of the Olympic Village on the eastern fringes of central London.
Kellerman
A Political Perspective
Roger Kellerman wants us to learn what fragile states means for business.
classifieds
news
another cancellation
AIME Cancels 2021 Event
Due To Covid-19 Implications.
revenue will double 2021
Exhibition industry bullish for 2021
covering 457 companies worldwide.

Germany wins EU clearance
for €642m support scheme for tradefair and congress sector.
GDS-movement
Lima celebrates its 486th anniversary
and announces the development of a long-term strategy that will revitalise its tourism and business sector.
UNWTO Yesterday
IATA hints
at vaccination requirement to fly internationally.
Fourth Industrial Revolution
MCI transforms
for the digital age.
latest research
Innovation network
“Future Meeting Space”: digital event on 22 February.
connectivity
Emirates expands its operations
in the Americas in line with increased passenger demand.
PRESSTOPPRESSTOP
IMEX in Frankfurt 2021
is cancelled.
hotel news Sweden
Scandic Arlandastad opens its doors
with Scandinavian XPO international meeting and event center as its neighbors.
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Copenhagen CB Strengthens Its Business Model for Congresses

While it has received much attention, there is little knowledge of how to work strategically and systematically with congress legacy. Hoping to change this, the Copenhagen Convention Bureau shares insights from its Copenhagen Legacy Lab initiative with the ICCA community and the global meetings industry.

Congresses of the future need to have a long-lasting, positive impact at heart, not solely as a justification to travel and meet but to augment their contribution to stimulating and driving social and economic change. To achieve this, associations and destinations need concrete tools that can help them work strategically with legacy when planning and hosting a congress.

After years of research into legacy and the impact of international congresses along with producing legacy reports and tools with Meet Denmark, Copenhagen Convention Bureau shared its new Copenhagen Legacy Lab publication with the global meetings industry parallel with this year’s ICCA World Congress.

Presenting reflections on legacy as well as straight forward and hands-on information on how to work systematically with a legacy in a congress setting and the processes involved, the publication follows work by others such as The Joint Meeting Industry Council, Best Cities, ICCA, Sydney University of Technology and IMEX.

“We are pleased to be able to share these important insights and processes. They are the result of years of hard work to capture and understand the long-lasting and positive impact that international congresses can have on destinations and associations,” says Kit Lykketoft, Director of Conventions at Wonderful Copenhagen.

“Reflecting on the past year and all the challenges and uncertainty it has brought along, there is no doubt that the need for international congresses to leave a sustainable impact is more important than ever.”

In addition to the reflections and insights, the convention bureau also shares the concrete legacy tools, which have been developed in close collaboration with Meet Denmark partners. These tools include posters, commitment sheets, and examples of activity cards that can serve as an inspiration for both destinations and associations in the ICCA community and the meetings industry at large.

The new publication is the result of the convention bureau’s Copenhagen Legacy Lab, which is an initiative set out to support and develop a positive, long-lasting, and sustainable impact of international congresses.

As part of the project, Copenhagen Convention Bureau is currently conducting legacy processes on several congresses, creating new partnerships with local stakeholders, and exploring a range of activities that can deliver on association and destination objectives. These processes provide the convention bureau with an opportunity to adjust and improve the legacy tools developed together with Meet Denmark.

“The purpose of the Copenhagen Legacy Lab is to develop and collect knowledge and best practices and turn them into concrete, actionable learnings for the benefit of the industry and society at large.

“By sharing the insights and learnings we have achieved so far with the global meetings industry, we hope that associations and destinations will join our commitment and efforts to ensure positive, long-lasting, and sustainable impacts of international congresses and a strong meetings industry of the future,” says Kit Lykketoft.

Copenhagen Convention Bureau will continue its work with the project as a valuable component to its congress business model. As part of its ongoing legacy efforts, Copenhagen Legacy Lab has also become a partner of The Iceberg to support the global work with legacy and to be part of an international platform that enables destinations to knowledge share with each other.

All material can found on www.wonderfulcopenhagen.com/cll

Caption: Kit Lykketoft, Director of Convention, Wonderful Copenhagen. Photo: Daniel Rasmussen