news
planning for the future
Copenhagen
to host BMX World Championships 2025.
joining forces
Meet in Reykjavík
is now under the umbrella of Promote Iceland.
New knowledge
Brain research
shows added value live events.
Covid-19
BTM World 2020
transitions to virtual.
post-pandemic momentum
Dubai Tourism forms Business Events Stakeholders committee,
host first meeting as industry resumes activity.
hotel news
Scandic expects
occupancy of 30-35 percent for September.
Covid developer
Scandic Hotels
launches the largest network of coworking spaces in the Nordic countries.
planned for 16-17 Sep
Update on GIAF
- New dates set for 5-6 November 2020.
sustainability
Sands Expo and Convention Centre
is now a carbon neutral venue.
positive impact
The Hague webinar
celebrates partnerships and first anniversary of Ottawa MOU.
RSS
rss_icon
Links
Energy Cities Alliance Expands - Stavanger Signs Up

The Energy Cities Alliance – a gathering of major energy-associated destinations working together to grow their business events sectors – has welcomed its fifth member – Stavanger in Norway.

Stavanger, the centre of the Norwegian energy industry for almost 50 years, joins the original four alliance partners Aberdeen, Abu Dhabi, Calgary and Perth, Australia who supply Meeting and Corporate Planners with critical information needed to directly access members’ business events contacts to make conferences financially and logistically successful.

“We welcome Stavanger to the Alliance which is now focused on increasing its membership to include every region,” said Gillian Taylor, the Alliance Chairwoman.

The five partners have been meeting at IMEX 2013 to determine the alliance growth strategy.

“The aim will be to increase brand exposure through market presence at energy-related events, not only event-related events,” said Taylor. “We will look to expand distribution of information about our partner cities’ meetings events offering to energy event organisers; examine the feasibility of an ‘Energy Knowledge Exchange’ personnel-exchange programme with partners sponsoring ambassadors to attend events in other partner cities alongside a cross-staff training scheme; and promote the sharing of energy industry science and industry best practice between partners.”

The Alliance is upping its positioning as a ‘One-stop-shop’ for energy conference organisers who need to rotate events to different regions.

“Rather than begin from scratch with RFPs to cities with which they have little leverage, organisers can use the Energy Cities Advantage to jump-start a business relationship allowing an alliance partner to swiftly work to the organiser’s benefit,” explained Taylor.