Agency & Association

AIM Communication acquired the majority stake in Gas Communication

The company, part of AIM Group, has consolidated its expertise with the acquisition of the agency specialized in Media Relations and Awareness Campaigns in the healthcare sector
AIM Communication, the open innovation network dedicated to communication, brand activation and digital technologies, which is part of AIM Group, acquired the majority stake in Gas Communication, an established communications agency specialized in PR and Media Relations. The consolidated teams are now providing fully integrated communications strategy and services including, brand communication, PR, media relations and digital technology.


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Seoul to be connected to the Global MICE Society at ICCA Congress 2020

Seoul Convention Bureau organized a HUB SEOUL in participation for the 59th ICCA Congress 2020 which will be in hybrid format for the first time in the ICCA history. Considering the current travelling situation, ICCA take on a hub-and-spoke system, like how the airline routes map the globe, to be inclusive of its members and industry stakeholders.

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Adelaide has hosted the State’s largest business event since pre-COVID - and it signals the re-opening of a sector that adds significantly to the State’s economic growth targets

With South Australia described as one of the most COVID-Safe destinations in the world, business events are again operating in Adelaide to assist delivery of the State’s new COVID-normal economic growth.
With an advance COVID-Safe sign off from Health SA, and the department’s attendance to witness and congratulate on how well some 200 professional delegates at the controlled event conducted themselves, SA’s Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB) organised and delivered the State’s largest business event since March.


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COVID-19 delays Strong Customer Authentication in travel with 66% of firms not ready to meet the deadline

Airlines, hotels and travel agencies say COVID-19 related delays have set SCA implementations back by an average of six months 
The way online payments are made in Europe will enter a new era from 31st December 2020 as the Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) requirements of the Payments Services Directive II come into force. This represents a major victory in the fight against card fraud but is also one of the most significant changes to online payments in recent memory. The new payments rules are set to be introduced at a time when the travel industry is already working hard to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.


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The Meetings Industry Association welcomes increased support measures

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has welcomed the increased government support measures announced today by the chancellor of the exchequer.
The chief executive of the mia, Jane Longhurst, said: “Today’s announcement from Rishi Sunak will be welcome news for many venues and organisations within the business meetings and events supply chain, who will have rightly felt heavily neglected up until this point.”


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