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Association Diaries: Lessons from the pandemic (Part 1)
History may well remember the 21st century as a time that witnessed unimaginable loss and economic turbulence, fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. But if you were to carefully analyze and ponder upon how the world has changed owing to the pandemic in the last 2-3 years, it could also be interpreted as the world’s most […] Read more >
Dubai as a thriving association hub
From glamourous skyscrapers to its rugged mountains and pristine coastline; These are among the few reasons that the city of Dubai is looked upon as an incredible destination. But take a minute to look beyond the iconic buildings and natural beauty (and look beyond the superlatives of “world’s largest” and “world’s biggest”). You will learn […] Read more >
Dubai Association Conference 2022: Post-event report
Overview The third edition of the Dubai Association Conference was successfully organised on 21 February 2022 in the brand-new Dubai Exhibition Centre located on the Expo 2020 Dubai site. A total of 172 registered attendees from 14 countries, including 25 hosted association leaders from outside the Gulf region, attended an intensive full-day education programme on […] Read more >
What can you expect from the Dubai Association Conference 2022? Hear from our moderators and Executive Committee
It’s finally February and we can’t wait to see you later this month at the Dubai Association Conference. The agenda is set, the speakers are ready and preparations for the Dubai Association Conference 2022 are well underway. With the theme for the conference set on ‘ Associations and the new world: Resilience and reinvention’, you […] Read more >
Associations and the new world: Reinvention and the role of destinations
What does the perfect partnership with a destination look like from an international association’s perspective? We were joined by a panel of association experts for our last virtual event of the year, where we explored how associations are working with destinations to complement their operations and focus on the purpose of their meetings. Joining us […] Read more >
Key factors to consider while shortlisting event destinations for associations
We recently hosted an online event ‘Associations and the new world: Reinvention and the role of destinations’ where an expert panel discussed and shed light on how associations were working with destinations to complement their operations and focus on the purpose of their meetings. Prior to the event, Genevieve Leclerc, Co-Founder and CEO #MEET4IMPACT, spoke […] Read more >

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