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Video: Jane Cunningham in conversation with IMEX on Associations and collaborations

Associations are a hugely important part of the meetings and events industry, and have the power to positively impact destinations.

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Ask the experts: Ben Hainsworth, Executive Director of K.I.T. Group, on ‘Knowledge Creation’

How do associations utilise recent core trends to maximise the creation of knowledge? Ben Hainsworth of K.I.T. Group explains

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Meet Our Partner: Meeting Escrow

BestCities Global Alliance, the network of 12 premier international convention bureaus, is launching a range of client financial benefits, thanks to an innovative new partnership with payment solution company, Meeting Escrow.

We talk to Cynthia Connelly, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Meeting Escrow about the partnership and how it will benefit international associations.

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BestCities Global Forum 2019 – Exploring the Congress of the Future – Fortifying Impact

The BestCities Global Forum 2019 will be taking place in Copenhagen in December. During the event the Copenhagen Convention Bureau and BestCities Global Alliance are launching an initiative to explore the future of congresses in partnership with the Danish Design Centre and futurists from Public Futures. The vision and ambition with the initiative is to continuously be future-proofing the industry in order to advance the cause of international meetings.

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Ask the experts: Jack Sim, Founder of World Toilet Organisation on ‘Knowledge Creation’

Sharing platforms help to create new ideas and new knowledge, but how do they work? Jack Sim, founder of World Toilet Organisation, explains.

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Ask the Experts: Tracy Bury, Deputy Chief Executive of World Confederation for Physical Therapy, on ‘Community Building’

Can you create a cohesive community in a global economy? And how can businesses go about starting? Tracy Bury, Deputy Chief Executive of WCPT, explains.

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Ask the Expert: James Latham, Producer of The Iceberg on the ‘Positive Impact’ of Events

How can an event have a ‘positive impact’ on the destination it is hosted in? James Latham from The Iceberg discusses core trends in ‘positive impact’ and how businesses can get involved.

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Why twelve are better than one – the importance of partnerships in impact work

with Paul Vallee, MD of BestCities Global Alliance

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