Annual Conference reports and presentations
From Global to Fragmented: a Competitiveness Outlook for 2012 and Beyond
Keynote Speaker: Stéphane Garelli | Professor at IMD (Institute of Management), and Professor at the University of Lausanne, Director of IMD World Competitiveness Center, Switzerland speaks on the cost of the “Great Recession” as a fragmentation of the world economy, with some countries in recession and others overheating. This presentation will examine how these factors will impact the relationships centres have with governments and which management competencies and personal skills will ensure success.
The Big Picture: Global Industry Status and Prospects
Iker Goikoetxea Mendoza | Managing Director, Kursaal Congress Centre, San Sebastian
As the shape and timing of industry recovery remains uncertain there are wide variations in business practices, investment, client needs, revenue sources and government policies. This global review of industry conditions will provide an overview of experiences and lessons from different parts of the world.
The Road to Recovery: 2012 AIPC Survey Results in an Industry Context
This third in the series of comprehensive industry performance / outlook surveys of AIPC members will identify and assess industry progress, clarify primary issues and actions and help evaluate whether or not our business expectations align with those of our clients.
How Are Meetings Evolving?
Meetings have been evolving due to factors beyond just the new economic realities and this session will explore areas such as new technology, changing planner and delegate expectations and shifts in how meetings are financed and managed are all influencing the structure and economics of the industry.
Reality Check: Centres and the State of the Economy
This session will identify some of the widely varying prospects for different geographic and business sectors in various parts of the world and what this may mean in both the pace and shape of industry recovery.
Industry Partners: Status and Issues
How the Accommodation Industry is Unfolding
Today’s Airline Industry: Issues and Prospects
This session will provide a broad perspective of the key challenges and opportunities facing both major air carriers and hotels today and how these are likely to impact convention centre business prospects.
The Value Picture: Image and Reality
Calculating Value: The New AIPC / IPSOS Economic Impact Tool
There is growing importance in creating a greater sense of value amongst the governments and communities that are major investors in industry infrastructure. This session will combine ways to improve communications strategies and a new tool for developing more credible data in order to advance our value proposition.
The View from the Other Side: Perspectives of Key Client Groups
The Associations Sector: Sherrif Karamat | Chief Operating Officer, PCMA (the Professional Convention Management Association)
The Exhibition Sector: Paul Woodward | Managing Director, UFI (the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry)
Both the association and exhibition sectors are major components of centre business but are facing pressures and challenges of their own that must be understood by centre managers in order to respond to their needs and expectations going forward.