Sustainable Development Goals & Event Management

September 2015 marked an important development in the international community: the end of the Millennium Development Goals and the start of a new era with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The

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Part II: The Rising C’s of our Urban Future

Last week we presented Part I of this two-part article: The Rising C’s of our Urban Future. Part I revealed the first four «C’s» as trending issues for destinations and

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Part I: The Rising C’s of Our Urban Future

Cities have been the engines of knowledge, productivity and growth throughout history, and will be essential to the future competitiveness of nations and regions. As Smart City implementations become more

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Community Building Milestones Over A Decade of Sustainability

Community building is a multidimensional process, which aims at maintaining and improving the well-being of individuals, communities, and society as a whole. In our industry, bringing people together under one roof

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An exclusive preview of insights from upcoming Destination Whitepaper – to be launched at IMEX

    Over the past year research has been ongoing into pioneering thinking in sustainable destination management. Below are 4 of the key trends to be discovered in the soon-to-be-released

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Politics – the 21st century battleground for Corporate Values

The new President of the United States has brought us a few changes already, many bringing dismay to the population and leading to protests across the US, from cities, to airports to

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Reflection on 2016 & Sustainability

2016. An interesting year in a multitude of ways, many will look back on a tumultuous political landscape, from the shock of Brexit in Europe through to a hard fought

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The GDS-Index: Three Reasons Why You Should Take Notice

Incase you haven’t heard, the ground-breaking initiative Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) announced its first official results and rankings of 35 participating destinations in November. The results were officially released at the

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China – The Eco Destination of the Future?

You may think we are being provocative but we like to think we’ve got a pretty nifty crystal ball here and there’s some exciting developments bubbling in China. The government has

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How Can Benchmarking Make Destinations More Sustainable?

In response to an increasing focus on responsible and sustainable practices in the events industry, leading MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Event) destinations are working to make their locations more

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