Ajay Bhojwani, Managing Director, MCI Middle East, argues that only organisations that are able to adapt to the new world’s order and fast-changing environments will survive as we grapple with the new reality where there are far more “unknown-unknowns” than “known-knowns”. Two case studies provide some solutions.
Sustainability of an association has been at the core of its management strategies. The persisting topic proves, admitting unwillingly, the lack of it or unsuccessful efforts to reach it. Even the best performing associations may still face a plethora of challenges in times of change, and recognise the need for adaptation. Author: Meg Hsieh, Marketing Specialist of GIS Group, Taiwan
We have much to be proud of. This packed issue looks back at what has been achieved and forwards to what is to come. With a new team at IAPCO the future looks bouyant. Just some of the on-point articles include Bringing Virtual Events to the next Level; Mental Fitness; Technology Enabling, not Replacing; and much more: upcoming education, event news, member headlines and partner messaging.
This on point article-packed issue includes Turning safety measures into opportunities; Is it necessary to continue training?; Re-imagining the role of the event professional; Converting a live event into a virtual one; and much more: event news, IAPCO updates; partner messaging.
Not enough time in the day? Too much good content to read? The PCO is adapting to meet your needs by being slimmer but more frequent – you can read it now every six weeks! Extended news is linked to the Knowledge Hub where you can find other articles, videos and learning, so grab that cup of coffee and enjoy your new The PCO! This issue features: The Novel Economy Communities and connectivity Young leaders' engagement the present and future of medical associations Mind the Gap - Bridging the virtual communications gap for members and volunteers The virtual party Appreciating the benefits of virtual congresses and much more..
Online education needs to thrive, not just survive Introducing the Change Curve Zoom fatigue, why are we all so exhausted? Trust in the future, trust is the future Social media is dead, long live the membership community 10 Marketing survival tips for 2021
- New association resource available to support hybrid event delivery - Marking Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) and BestCIties have come together to help associations articulate their new hybrid event requirements
The Emirates Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery hoped to raise awareness on the rising epidemic that is facing the Region in hopes of creating viable solutions to avoid and reverse the effects of obesity. MCI set about introducing innovative ideas to be introduced into the congress programme.
NEW! A guide to help Associations update their own Bid Guidelines to ensure hybrid meeting requirements are considered.
Guidelines to assist an International Association in the appointment of a PCO for their meeting
Bidding for a Congress: working with the team, the steps required and some sound advice on the approach
RfP template for appointing a PCO for an international and national meeting