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8-10 December 2020
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No Vision, No Future
Roger Kellerman on turning your vision into an action plan.
Economic Recovery
Drivers of Economic Recovery
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Focus on Helping Customers Lower Carbon Footprint
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Knowledge Hub
Dubai Association Centre Provides Strong Platform for Recovery and Growth
Poised to see a substantial uplift in newly licensed associations through the rest of 2020.
Hospitality
Coronavirus Pandemic Will Not Be a Paradigm Shift in Hospitality
Nightclub and hospitality legend Ian Schrager believe things will return to normal.
Radar
Geneva International Association Forum – a Global Platform for Knowledge Sharing
Seeks to establish annual global leading platform for knowledge sharing in Geneva.
Adapt and Act
Business Meetings Might Move to a More Hybrid Set-Up
Radisson Hospitality ceo Federico J González on how hotels will change permanently.
Radar
The Kaohsiung Protocol Identifies Trends and Key Strategies
Taiwan invites the global ICCA community to connect and explore new ideas, formats and technologies.
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Inaugural Association Day Takes Centre-Stage At IT&CM India 2014

The inaugural Association Day, launched at IT&CM India 2014 in collaboration with KW Conferences, opened to a full house of delegates with the first educational session helmed by Martin Sirk, CEO of International Congress and Conventions Association (ICCA).

Forum topics that provided attendees with an in-depth understanding of association management in India included: “The ‘Third Wave’ of Destination Marketing Competitiveness”, “Best Practices – Developing Middle Level Association Professionals”, “Benefits of Attracting International Meetings to India” and “Managing Sessions and Speakers for Higher Delegate and Association ROI” and featured knowledgeable speakers from various associations and corporates like Association Networks, Healthcare Global Enterprise Ltd, KW Conferences, SICOT India, Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts and Event ROI Institute.

Meanwhile, the second day of IT&CM India 2014 proceeded with business appointments in full swing. Interacting with National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) and Destination Management Companies (DMCs), association buyers had productive face-to-face meetings at the tabletop exhibition with big names like Creative Travel, Euromic, Japan National Tourism Organization, Sapporo Convention Bureau, Travelite (India) to name a few.

Tomorrow’s education focus will shift towards Corporate Performance catered to influencers and decision makers of their organisation’s performance improvement programme, highlighting corporate performance topics such as “Harnessing the Power of Incentive Travel”, “Technology and Incentive Travel” and “Measuring ROI for Meetings and Events."