Annual Conference reports and presentations
Keynote Speaker: John Thackara | Doors of Perception
A look at how other business sectors have faced and coped with disruptive change and what lessons may have application to centres planning their future.
Elizabeth Randall Winkle | Chief Strategy Officer, STR
The past year has seen major shifts in terms of investment, consolidation and mergers. What does this mean for the future of centre’s requirements and relationships?
Designing for the Future
Matthias Schultze | Managing Director, GCB German Convention Bureau
Stefan Rief | Head of the Competence Centre Workspace Innovation, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO
Christine Kohlert | Managing Director, RBS Munich
As part of on an intensive, ongoing study based on industry megatrends, this session will report on the "Future Meeting Space" component focusing on how centres can expect to evolve over the next decade.
Architect’s Response: How Can Design Help Deliver on Evolving Expectations?
Rafael Viñoly-Menendez | Partner, LMN
Todd Voth | Senior Principal, Populous
Flexibility doesn’t just happen – it needs to be designed in, even though it may not be entirely clear what future demands will be. Here’s how progressive designers are approaching the challenge.
The Evolution of Exhibitions: How New Formats are Changing Client Needs and Expectations
Kai Hattendorf | Managing Director, UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry
Eric Préat | Vice President, Product Development, Artexis & easyFairs Group
The exhibitions area is one that is evolving dramatically, driven by both new technologies and changing exhibitor / customer expectations – and in many respects organizers are as much on the receiving end as they are actually driving the process. Here are two highly informed views on how this sector is unfolding and what that evolution may require of convention centre managers.
Michael Hughes | Managing Director of Research & Consulting, Red7Media
The sixth in the series of comprehensive industry performance / outlook surveys of AIPC members will both deliver another step in the trend analysis and add more quantitative measures to compare with other industry sectors.
Robert Govers | Managing Research Partner of www.good.country, Chairman of the International Place Branding Association
Destination branding is now a major focus for cities around the world. Is our sector getting the access it needs to provide input and advance its own needs?
Collaborative Approaches to Evolving the Destination
Responding to Potentially Disruptive Change
Benchmarking for Centres:
Our New Opportunity
Security and Communications: a Tactical Response to Growing Challenges
AIPC Apex Award: Something for Everyone!
Technology: What’s Coming;
Where’s the Revenue Potential?
New Insights for Community Advocacy