Industry Sends Clear Policy Message Pre-Elections

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This is an extract from an article from The Iceberg published on July 3, 2024.

On April 17, Brussels celebrated its Presidency of the Council of the European Union by convening EU Dialogue: Driving Positive Change In the Meetings Industry. This was a City Destinations Alliance / European Exhibitions Industry Alliance (EEIA) / Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) co-hosted advocacy event designed to mirror the same message within policy circles of the European Parliament in advance of EU elections in June.

Following the EU Dialogue, the architects of the conference have unveiled The Meetings Industry Manifesto: Priorities for the next EU leadership.

Read the excellent review of EU Dialogue by Kerstin Wünsch

James Lancaster, Editorial Director at AMI, praises the manifesto as “one of the most lucid – and mercifully succinct – advocacy documents I have read in 14 years as a journalist working in this field.” Read more here: Manifesto provides clarity on value of meetings

Here is a link to the event’s programme.