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Member engagement is the cornerstone of all associations. When it comes to maintaining and expanding their member association base, membership schemes, conferences, and special events are considered a traditional form of keeping existing members engaged and attracting potential supporters. However, in today's current environment, resorting...

There are many matters associated with today's public events or conferences. Most organisers will take into account metrics such as logistics, the location and the monetary cost. However, it is also important to mention the environmental impact that a particular event may have. This is...

Some individuals are naturally born entertainers while other will struggle with even the most basic presentation to a group of colleagues. However, there is no doubt that learning how to address an audience is what tends to define the memorable conference speaker. Audiences are expecting...

When it comes to technology trends in the meetings industry, there is no doubt that the entire industry has entered into the digital domain. Attendees have come to expect nothing less, and in turn, organisers need to be able to employ all of the latest...

Poster presentations are a useful way to present research and are commonly used at conferences to attract the attention of attendees who may be interested in your findings. They can also be a novel and interesting way for students to present their work, perhaps mostly...

IAPCO is excited to announce that their Golden Anniversary AM&GA will be organised by its member Congrex Switzerland at the Congress Center Basel, from 14-17 February 2019. Basel has won the bid to host the 50th IAPCO Annual Meeting and General Assembly with the announcement being...

Professional associations play a crucial role in the economic development of their respective communities, and as such, they are not immune to globalising trends. A 2016 study by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) highlighted the need for associations to take an increasingly global...

We are all conscious that social media is an important metric which we should always use when planning an upcoming conference or seminar. However, we have the feeling that many professionals are still uncertain as for how to leverage this powerful medium in the most...

What is strategic meeting management? We are often bombarded with a veritable "alphabet soup" in regards to particular conference management strategies and solutions. Still, one of the most commonly misunderstood terms is strategic meeting management. Simply stated, this concept involves leveraging the right resources and...

Many professionals tend to focus upon travelling to conferences about the day of the event itself. This is perfectly fine for local associations and organisers. However, the majority of delegates will likely have to travel (sometimes great distances) as opposed to only turning the corner...

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