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Getting back to business

James Rees, executive director at ExCeL London and ICCA president, talks to Martin Fullard, reflecting on the venue's transformation into a hospital and looks ahead to a brighter 2021

Tech the right boxes

CN speaks to Lisa Harrison, marketing and communication executive at ICCA, on how they have made full use of technology platform EventsAir ahead of their first hybrid congress

ICCA and BestCities extend partnership for Incredible Impacts programme

The International Congress and Convention Association and destination global marketing alliance BestCities are to renew their annual Incredible Impacts grant programme for a further three years.

The programme, now in its fourth year, is designed to award associations leaving lasting legacies.

The partnership will continue to showcase the ‘beyond tourism’ impact of face-to-face meetings, and celebrate inspiring work from international associations – through factors like legacy, sustainability, diversity, environmentalism and knowledge sharing.

ICCA, AIPC and UFI release Good Practice Guide

The International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) have announced the release of a global good practice guide for business events.

Stand together while we are far apart

ICCA president James Rees issued the following presidential message on 23 March:

“ICCA Colleagues and Friends,

“It has become increasingly evident that the outbreak of coronavirus is affecting us all and presents the greatest challenge that most of us will have faced in our lives and professional careers.