The last breaths of 2020 brought encouraging reports in response to the current pandemic. Prospects for an effective vaccine being approved in the first half of 2021, are beginning to release the shackles of world society and enliven the economic recovery of our industry.
This is excellent news for our associative community but it does not avoid the pressing discussion about new trends, canons and behaviors to address the needs of the next decade. The world is changing and the most daring will change with it!
The last HQ of the year brings the theme of education to the forefront and provides several guidelines and suggestions for our stakeholders to properly prepare for what’s coming next.
In this issue, HQ compiled a list of 21 tips to guide association and meetings professionals through 2021 and beyond (page 16), drafted an in-depth article on new educational methods and training priorities for the whole industry (page 14), and carry on with the saga of international conference destinations facing the burden of this crisis (Page 8).
In addition, we went to talk to Cvent and ICC Birmingham about the digital transition and new practices to build business events again, we introduced two more association profiles to our archive (APIC and Lifelong Learning Platform) and asked the International STEM Council for an overview on the future relationship between nonprofits and event destinations.
Without ever forgetting our high valued association partners with their insights and projects.
Plenty of reasons to grab another edition of your favorite association magazine in print, or follow the link for the digital version. Happy New Year and Good Readings!
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