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ICCA Association Resources is ICCA's free of charge e-newsletter which is published 5 times per year and has been especially created to assist International Associations in the organisation of better events.

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“Experts” as speakers – a cautionary tale
10 Commandments for User-Friendly Event Web Sites
10 irresistible networking techniques
10 irresistible networking techniques
10 Questions for Our Industry, or Maybe Just One?
10 steps to a killer meeting theme
10 Ways to Drive Registration through Your Web Site
10 Ways to Save Costs for Association Meetings
11 fees planners may face when using an outside AV company
11 tips for stating safe and healthy overseas
11 tricks for spending less on F&B
12 Drivers of Meeting Site Decisions
12 event marketing tactics to engage and excite millennials
15 questions for your event photographer
15 Traits You’ll Need To Land that Association Meeting Pro Job
16 ways to make your international events less risky and more effective
2 Essential Elements for an Emotionally Powerful Meeting
20 Reasons to Avoid the Internet When Searching for Professional Speakers
20 Reasons to Avoid the Internet When Searching for Professional Speakers
20 totally doable ideas for greener, kinder, better events
20 totally doable ideas for greener, kinder, better events
2015 Green Venue Report
26 Steps to Mobile App Adoption Success
28 Things to Check During a Ship Inspection
3 foolproof ways to collect event feedback
3 Smart Ways to Boost Registration
3 Things Planners Need to Know About Event Lighting
3 Things to know about Next-Gen Exhibitors
3 things to know about the next-gen exhibitors
3 Ways to “Block” Your Event Space
3 Ways to Avoid Budget Envy
3 Ways to Improve Your Meeting With Event Technology
3 ways to stay within your AV budget
3 Ways to Use AV to Create an Immersive Event
4 clauses you need to know
4 crisis management tips from the AV perspective
4 steps to a healthier meeting
4 Tips for Working With Event Photographers
4 ways to meet the event transportation challenge
4 ways to protect your meeting from spiritual faux pas
5 Awards Ceremony Secrets
5 easy ways to save money at your next conference
5 easy ways to save money on your next conference
5 facts planners need to know about attendees
5 global trends to apply at your next meeting
5 lessons to learn before buying event technology
5 myths about attendees that can wreck your meeting
5 Negotiating Tips to Get the Hotel Contract You Want
5 Negotiating Tips to Get the Hotel Contract You Want
5 steps to a great negotiation partnership
5 Steps to a More Connected Meeting Harnessing social media’s super power for better events
5 things about AV every meeting planner should know
5 Things that Stress Meeting Planners out
5 Ways to Make Your Meetings Matter
5 ways to turn panels from boring to brilliant
50 Ways to Save Money Planning Meetings
6 ideas for interesting extras that appeal
6 signs your conference may be in jeopardy
6 unorthodox approaches to engaging attendees
6 unorthodox approaches to engaging attendees
6 vital rules for social media success at meetings
6 ways to green your expo
7 steps to limit liquor liability
7 ways to be more mindful in your meetings
7 ways to drive registration and engage audiences
7 ways you can explode your meeting’s Instagram following
8 Takeaways for Planners from Omni Hotels
8 Ways to Combat Piracy at Your Meeting
9 ideas for a virtual meeting toolkit
9 Things that Make a Great Training Environment
9 Ways Meetings Affect Hotels: New Trends Report
9 Ways to Avoid Gifting Pitfalls
A Gallery of Great Event Ideas
A new gold: The transformative outcomes of business events
A VAT case study: What gets refunded and how
Add Some Local Flavor to Your Next Event—If You Dare
Africa moves up the meetings agenda, with continent hosting 10% of global meetings
Airbnb has “tremendous disruptive reach” claims association boss
Annual budgets and attendee numbers down, as measurement soars
App that Acts Like Yelp for those with Disabilities
Are you committing these 7 deadly attendee sins?
Are you optimizing these top event planning tech tools?
Are you spending too much on Attendee Acquisition?
Are your meeting attendees safe in the air?
Are Your Travel Risk Management Protocols in Place?
Art in Meetings
Association launches research project to ‘transform meetings’
Associations outline how government restrictions on meetings are hurting science
Associations Study Widespread Benefits of Meetings and Events
Attorneys Go Head to Head on Hot Contract Issues
Audience engagement not yet fully understood by planners
AV contingency planning for a worldwide hybrid meeting
AV Tips to Save You Time and Tears On Site
Awesome Icebreakers: Help Your Attendees Warm Up
Awesome Icebreakers: Help Your Attendees Warm Up
Behind the Scenes of a Green Hotel
Beware: Disrupters are out to get your association’s meetings
Big List of Apps: 62 Apps Planners Love
Book Review: 167 Easy Inspirations for Greener Meetings
Brands and relationships: Don’t they matter anymore?
Budgeting for Global Events: 3 Essential Elements
Can the international events industry ever be sustainable
Case study: How one association reinvented its 90-year-old annual conference
Chefs' Surprising Secrets for Saving Money on F&B
Choose your energy, create your meeting
Collaboration “absolutely essential” says organiser prof
Compliance to cause planners most headaches, says report
Conference accuses Chicago of favouritism as it moves to Orlando
Conference networking makes attendees smarter
Conference Networking Must Be More Than Transactional
Connect Your Event and Customer Data to Measure ROI
Conscious meeting planning
Content Worth Sharing—and Other Reasons Events Go Viral
Corporate entertainment tips from a Pro
Corporate sector leads calls for Wi-Fi boost at events
Corporate Social Responsibility at Events: Keep Attendees Connected
Creativity in Planning Means Finding Time to Think
Crisis and Communication Planning for Global Meetings
Crisis in your meeting site: Do your carry on or cancel?
Curating Music: The Sounds of a Memorable Meetings
CWT predicts positive growth ahead
Cyber Security: A Real Risk for Meetings
Data security warning after conference breach
Debate to probe ‘bid issue’ of event food waste
Disrupting Medical Education, One Hack at a Time
Do your ideas stick?
Doctors Say Face-to-Face Meetings are the Right Prescription
Drones give events the flight stuff
Dubai announces plan to become global association hub
Engagement begins long before people arrive on the show floor
Enhance your conference offerings with Google+ Hangouts
E-RFPs: What needs fixing, the tool or the users?
European hotels on road to recovery
European Restrictions on Paying for Physician Attendee Travel to Medical Meetings: Time to Think Loc
Event budgets failing to keep pace with cost increases
Event organisers need to make time for social media marketing
Event outsourcing is rare for associations, but that may be changing
Event spend up by 6 per cent says latest Bellwether report
Events still necessary in digital age, say comms experts
Exhibition industry growth stays strong through Q3
Exhibitions mean Business: To the Hill we go
Expect fewer freebies, meeting planners are warned
Face to face most popular with delegates, new research finds
FCCI caste studies show the lasting benefits of business events
Fewer than half of event planners have “adequate” data security measures
Fight Room-Block Piracy with New CIC Tools
Five Simple Rules for Event Marketing
Food Restrictions In Events Increase
Forecasts and Outlooks: Global Growth, More Meetings in 2015
Forget the restaurants: Destinations sell their intellectual capital
Four Steps to ROE: Return on Attendee Experience
Free touchscreen for meeting info, branded selfies
Gallery: 14 Trends Shaping the Exhibition and Event Industry
GBTA launches new tool to assess travel risk programmes
Gen Z: Hard-Working, Savvy, …Younger Than Google
GENIECONNECT launches event attendee KPIs
Get me a speaker on innovation!
Glasgow reveals wider legacy of Phonetic Science conference
Global Economic Troubles and the Meetings Industry
Government Meetings Still in Freefall
GPJ talks venue logistics at Cisco Live!
GSK rethinks incentive programmes after Chinese bribery scandal
HBAA predicts more smaller meetings and Airbnb growth
How Associations Can Attract Millennial Members
How do your meetings measure up?
How Gamification Kept Attendees in Line at the International CES
How Medical Meetings Are Solving Big Issues With Hybrid Technology
How much speaker technology is enough?
How These 5 Elements Can Help Your Meetings Lead Change
How to avoid death by webinar?
How to create an event with a sense of style
How to electrify a castle and other unique venue AV challenges?
How to fix 10 unfair or unclear hotel contract clauses
How to make events more effective: Shut up and Dance
How to master Instagram for meetings
How to protect your meeting from cyber threats
How to protect your meeting from cyber threats
How to stop the productivity killers that plague virtual meetings
How to up your event marketing game
How to use AV to create a sense of place at your meeting
How to Win the Meeting Budget Battle
How to win the meeting room thermostat wars
How transient travelers are messing up meetings
How Twitter Going All Facebooky Could Affect Event Marketing
How your attendees’ lazy brains should guide meeting and incentive design
Human Trafficking: The Industry’s Most Misunderstood Issue
I have seen de future of E-mail Marketing and it is equal part cool and creepy
IAEE, PCMA and The Experience Institute Team Up on Comprehensive Study of the
ICCA and MCI Win UNWTO Award
ICCA: 'International meetings vulnerable to extreme ideology'
IdeaXchange: Is Faster, Shorter, Better?
If a panel, a Q&A and a keynote speaker had a baby
If you mean business it’s time to get social
Imaging the attendee journey of the future
Improve Your Conference: Go Ethno
Improve your delegates ‘healthprint’ with World Obesity Federation’s Healthy Venues Award
Industry associations team up to address health and safety guidelines
IPCAA 5th Annual Seminar on Compliance 2016, Copenhagen 8–9 March 2016
Is it Illegal to Donate Food After an Event?
Is there no escape from the meeting planning mindset?
Is Your Meeting Scrooged?
January 2016
Less than half of planners are creative, research reveals
Listen – your venue is speaking to you
Long questions more popular with delegates, study finds
Make a noise – but make it work
Make your business vase for attending industry conferences
Making meetings count
March 2015
March 2016
May 2015
May 2016
Medical Melbourne: Why intellectual capital matters
Meeting Design II
Meeting lengths staying short as planners cut costs
Meeting Negotiation: When to Step Away from the Legalese
MeetingMatch, a New Tool for Business Networking, Launches
Meetings ambassadors worth £500m to Edinburgh
Meetings are due for disruption, say PCMA and Marriott
Meetings mean business: measurable data on meetings and events will be mandatory
Meetings mean vigilance
Meetings Needs project helps turn wheels of economy in Ghana
Meetings: The Best Decision a CEO Can Make
Melbourne ambassadors net $82m for regional economy
Millennial travelers hungry for bytes not bites
Millennials Make Meetings Better for All
Millennials twice as likely to extend business visits, research finds
Mission before margin? Or vice versa?
Mobile Apps at Meetings: It’s the Wild West!
Modernize your conference panels
More than half of planners ignorant of meetings programmes
Nature of event sponsorship “radically changing” say PCOs
Nature of sponsorship is radically changing, says group
Nestlé 'disappointed' after boycott terminates conference
New Data will help long, slow return of Government Meetings
New E-book: 75 tips for planners
New IATA Passenger Forecast Reveals Fast-Growing Markets of the Future
New ideas for meetings in 2016: Flatbread, FOMO, fresh air
New Lumi product to 'revolutionise' delegate tracking
New Research reveals what matters most to medical meeting managers
New social media toolkit for regional events
New Software Creates Quick and Easy Manifests for Ground Transfers
New survey to 'measure' events industry
No boring speakers for Generation Y, says Davidson
One company’s concession Wish List: Take a Peek!
Only You Can Protect Meetings
Onsite Data Analytics – A Goldmine for Meetings Improvement
Overcoming global AV meeting and event challenges
PCMA Convening Leaders: What You’ll Need to Know for Your 2025 Events
Pick like a Pro: International site selection success
Pimp up the mood in centres for Gen Y, says IACC research
Planning meetings abroad? Learn a bit of local language
Procurement more important than ever as UK hotel prices see double-digit growth
Put Managing Risk at the Top of the Business Events Agenda
QuickMobile predicts the future
Ready to hire a content DJ?
Ready to see, taste and experience the best of New Europe? At Conventa you can do it all!
Real Conference Learning Means an Attendee’s Job Performance Will Improve
Research puts some science behind scientific meetings
Risk Management Runs the Gamut for Global Meetings
ROI, ROO, ROE – What do these terms really mean?
Room blocks “a thing of the past” as Airbnb bites
RoomFunding: A Kickstarter Model for Corporate Responsibility
Safety and reliability fears are Airbnb turnoffs, say planners
Safety trumps cost for business travel
Senior Executives prioritize meetings over tech
SGMP Warns of Housing Scam
Sharing economy and Generation Y to transform meetings industry
Show me the Data: Do you know your ROI stakeholders?
Singapore takes step towards cracking the Pharma Code and Prezi: Easy Meets Simple for Audience Engagement
Smart City – Biggest provider of US Convention Center Wi-Fi 0 caught blocking access
Smartphones: 40 percent of organisers would favour a ban
Software boss says meetings matter more than emails
SponsorMyEvent unveils new tools for planners
Sponsorship: From Uninspiring to Attendee Mattering
Stats to Justify Your Mobile App
Steal this: 9 Restaurant hacks for events
Stick-around strategies: How to keep attendees to the very end
Stop, thief! 3 ways to prevent theft at your next event
Strategic visioning takes your event to the next level
Sub-Saharan Africa: The Business Behind Associations
Suppliers in Middle East given lowdown on association bidding
Surrender To What’s Next: Co-Creating an Event Experience
Survey Points to Growth in Exhibit Space and Sponsorships
Survey reveals expectation gap between organisers and attendees
Sustainable meetings require commitment, not cash
Taking risks with meetings: Is different as good as better?
Talking Turkey: ICCA's Over-the-Top Tweets
Technology 'destroying trust in business' - but events can fix it
Technology trumps meetings design and education
The 10 worst association website mistakes – and how to fix them
The 18 Areas a Meeting Policy Must Cover
The Art of organising successful Q$A sessions and conferences
The benefits of breaking the rules
The best events engage all the senses
The Big List of What Matters to a Revenue Manager
The CME Exemption Is Dead: Long Live the CME Exemption
The Critical Role of Color at Meetings
The Evolution of Hybrid Meetings
The Internet of Things and its Impact on Tradeshows and Events
The key ingredient of any meeting: presentations
The limits of strategic meetings management
The magic words that will win your meeting negotiation
The Meeting Planner's Guide to Strategic Social Media Marketing
The meetings world has never seemed smaller
The meetings world has never seemed smaller
The Must-Have for event today is access. Here’s how to get it
The New Model for Destination Marketing Organizations
The new way to attract meetings is to focus on knowledge
The not-so-simple task of measuring meeting results
The other single best way to kill your organization’s event personalization efforts
The ROI of meeting design
The secret to successful meetings?
The Sense of Security – Risk Management and Meeting Design
The Traveler’s Tipping Guide
The Value Of Free Knowledge at Trade Shows
Time for “Tough Love” in the Meetings Business?
Time to Take a Survey of Your Survey
Too many meetings used for one-way communication
Top 4 AV Trends of the Year
Trends for 2016: sharing, sustainability and the knowledge economy
Trends in International Association Meetings from North America 2015 Surbey Report
U.S. Pharma Spend Transparency Trend Spreads to Europe
Uber wants to be your event transportation company
UK associations tighten purse strings as volume falls
Unions and Meetings: 5 Dos and Don’ts
Uniting to Move the Meetings Industry Forward
US hotels, congress centres warned over Wi-Fi blocking
Using micro-learning for conference innovation
VAT Basics: Let’s Run the Numbers!
Virtual to outpace face-to-face in coming year
Want Federal Government Employees to Attend Your Event? Invite Them to Eat Your Lunch.
Warning to Trade Show Producers: Be Kind to Your Exhibitors
What a massive user conference can teach any meeting
What does it take for femal #eventprofs to reach the top
What does the internet of things mean for meetings?
What is the value of DMCs
What Procurement Thinks: A Planner’s Guide
What Should an Event App Cost? How About Free?
What the rise of freelance economy might mean for meetings
What will events smell like in 2015?
What will Wi-Fi coalition standards mean for planner choices?
What’s In and What’s Out for events: The List
What’s New at Sea for Meetings and Incentives
What’s the true value of certification?
When competition strikes, it’ time to join forces
When millennials meet
When terrorists strike
Whole Earth Calculator Gets Nod from the White House
Why “Big Data” is the wrong term
Why aren’t there more women speakers? You might be surprised
Why bother with a pre-meeting survey?
Why Companies Shun the ‘M’ Word
Why Design, Not Just Planning, Matters for All Meetings
Why event design matters
Why experiential is “changing the marketing landscape”
Why Half Your Attendees Never Ask a Question
Why meetings management policies are typically not mandated
Why pharma meal caps must be increased
Why revenue management is like a box of chocolates
Why travel managers are ‘consolidating’ meeting programmes
Why Use an Event App? It Depends Who You Ask
Why we need to flip our classrooms
Why you need to catch the audacity bug
Why your meeting should be like a horror movie – in the best possible way
Wi-Fi expert's communication call after Marriott fine
Winter storms and force majeure: A natural match
Your Conference’s Networking Dollar Value? Priceless
Your Meeting History is your Credit Score