Hard work ahead
Dubai captures 120 international business events
Goal: 400 global economic events annually by 2025.
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.
Business Intelligence Report #16

The new BIR edition is out. Either browse the on-line edition, or click an article below for individual web texts.

Making an Impact: The Power of World Expo
Atti Soenarso on the world’s first truly global event.

Socio-Economic Impact
Africa Awakens
Whether gazelle or lion, Africa is awakening and running faster than yesterday.

Fuel Business Connectivity
14 Things to Know About Expo 2020 Dubai
Over 190 countries are participating, bringing their best offers to the table.

Attract Investment
Africa Shows Progress across Industries
The youngest, fastest-growing continent on the planet have been making huge strides.

The African Union on a Global Arena
The narrative of Africa has shifted and its stakeholders aspire for a future full of possibilities.

Economic Growth
Senegal Market-Ready for Business Events
Study shows Senegal is well-positioned to expand its role as a regional business hub.

Long-Lasting Impact
Thrive Together: A Platform to Connect, ­Create and Innovate
The business programme of Expo 2020 is full of opportunities.

Rapidly Changing Reality
20 Shifts on the Path to 2030
Aftershocks and opportunities – navigating the next horizon.

The Future of BI
The Future of Business Intelligence in the Coming Year
Check out the latest trends, predictions, and BI tools.

Hybrid Events
Moving From Virtual to Hybrid Events
Hybrids will likely see widespread adoption for a number of reasons.

Business Event Management of the Future
Many associations were ready to pivot and move their events online.

Destination Planning
Evolving the Role of Convention Bureaus
Staying relevant in a rapidly changing marketplace as well as in your respective destination.

New Rules of Engagement
A new tact is required: Here is how we think the return of face-to-face live events will look.
Expo 2020 Sustainability Pavilion Will Show How Far We Have Come
Roger Kellerman on mindsets and skillsets for thriving while society and nature regenerate.