Meetings No 28
The Metaverse: A Digital Reality
Atti Soenarso ponders the emergence of ‘metapresence.’
Cover Story
Carina Bauer
The IMEX Group will enter 2030 much more sustainable and regenerative.
Psychological Meetings
Tears in the Fabric: About Popular Culture and Morality
Hans Gordon on one’s liberties ending only where someone else’s liberties begin.
Hybrid+: A New Approach to Meeting Experiences
The project aims to build a strong position in hybrid experiences.
White Paper
The Future Role and Purpose of Convention Bureaux
Aims to shape a future vision for national CBs globally, including a visionary roadmap.
New Arena in Copenhagen for 7,000 Seated Guests
Providing new opportunities to host global events.
The Untact Mode
Korean Cases: Utilising Meeting Technology
The marriage between Korea’s ICT technology and meeting business appears in various forms.
Untact services
Untact: South Korea’s Plan for a Contact-Free Society
There will be an investment in technologies that enable untact services, such as robotics, drones and high-speed internet.
Green Ideas
Over the past 75 years, a new environmental canon has emerged.
Gothenburg Wins International Award for Sustainability Work
Global Destination Sustainability Movement winner for the fifth time in a row.
Three Trends Bound to Stay Beyond the Pandemic
Opinion: Three interesting trends that we need to capitalise on.
Glasgow’s Go Greener Toolkit Implements More Sustainable Practices
Aligning conference planning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Structural Change
Berlin Questions: Africa as the Laboratory of the Future
Best-selling novelist Lesley Lokko on architecture, ‘race’ and culture.
Regaining the Confidence of Associa­tions Key Elements Destinations Cannot Afford to Miss
Opinion: Three key criteria for seducing organisations.
New Business Unit Strengthens Business Events in Bogota
Consolidates investment and events attraction strategy in a single entity.
Why I Write
The titular George Orwell essay makes Robin Sharma examine his own motivations.
Meeting Design
Humanity’s Problem Is a Meeting Problem
Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions, and god-like technology.
Villa Copenhagen: A New Hub for Business Events
Honouring the ethos of charming old Europe expressed in Danish architectural heritage.
Regenerative Revolution
Hannuwa: A New Paradigm for Event Management
Supporting the business events industry on a transformative journey.
I Have a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore
Roger Kellerman on facing a world where old rules no longer apply.
next-gen platform
mci group
opens a creative technology studio in Brazil.
23,000 participants
Eighteen International Conferences
Selected Seoul to be the Destination.
over 300 programmes
Helsingborg, southern Sweden
invites the world to a 35-day innovation fest with H22 City Expo.
hotel news
Scandic to open
climate-neutral hotel in Sundsvall, Sweden, in 2024.
airline news
China blocks some flights from the U.S. as Covid precautions rise
United canceled flights from San Francisco to Shanghai on six days in late January.
could be 8,000 delegates
The World’s Largest Congress on Allergy
Heads to Prague, Czech Republic.
hotel news
Germany’s first Radisson Collection hotel
opens in the heart of Berlin.
business & meetings
Beijing North Star Convention and Exhibition
and GainingEdge Enter into Strategic Partnership.
flight industry
New “boarding tax” in Belgium
to make tickets up to 10 euros more expensive.
new job
Destinations International
Announces Director of European Engagement.
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Why I Write

On my exercise bike the other morning, while pedalling quickly and rhythmically, I listened to an audiobook based on George Orwell’s essay Why I Write.

One insight was a standout: he noted that one of his drivers for writing was to be political.

Not in the smaller sense of running for office by securing votes. But in the larger sense of spreading a philosophy. Of starting a movement. And upgrading the world.

That got me thinking.

Why, after 26 years in the personal mastery and leadership advisory fields, do I keep writing books?

… I’m not interested in fame nor adulation.

… I’m not fascinated by awards and trophies.

… I’m not excited by glory and legacy.


I write because I have no choice.

I can’t not write. It’s the call of my soul. And a main errand of my life.

… I write because I adore the craft.

… I write to capture and clarify my thoughts.

… I write to heal my wounds.

… I write to fill my hours with joy.

… I write to enchant my beloved readers.

Mostly, like Mr. Orwell, I write to share a message. That each of us can do towering work and become stronger and healthier and happy and more alive.

I write to serve. To inspire. To provoke people to act. On their wishes and longings and desires and dreams.

I, too, write to do my part to build a better, brighter and more beautiful world.

Yes, our planet is dealing with a plague and wars and wildfires and social unrest.

Yes, things are a mess.

Yet, you have the true power to manage your mind, open your heart, upgrade your fitness and send your soul alight with joy and service. Oh yes you do (so please don’t argue with me on this essential point ;)).

You do have this power. This I know to be true.

If you’d like my help to turn ordinary into exceptional and swiftly access the primal hero that is your truest nature, I’d be honored to help you fly. (It inspires me viscerally to assist good humans ready to live their gifts actually make this wish real.)

My extremely anticipated new book, The Everyday Hero Manifesto (EHM), is now available.

Kindly know:

… I’ve never spent so much of myself on a book I’ve written.

… EHM is absolutely the most valuable book I’ve ever released and is nothing like anything I’ve ever created.

… EHM is part manual for peerless productivity, part handbook for leading a world-class life and part playbook for spiritual liberty.

… EHM is deeply personal (I share my struggles and tragedies, so you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did).

… EHM contains learning models and heavyweight habits and a complete system to push masterwork into the world.

I feel highly confident that once you invest in a copy of The Everyday Hero Manifesto and take small steps each day to make the information a part of your work and personal life, your life will rise to a whole new level of success, beauty, serenity and service to many.

A portion of my royalties goes to help children with leprosy rise. So, you not only get a life-changing book, but you also help a kid in need.

I hope this helps you remember your heroism and make some real improvements to the work you produce, the quality of your personal mastery and your helpfulness to society.

All my best! Now, go be great.