Student Case Study Competition: Could Win Free Trip to Germany +
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IMEX, ICCA and Fast Future Launch Convention 2020
IMEX, ICCA and Fast Future Research are pleased to announce the launch of the Convention 2020 Student Global Case Study Competition. Details can be found at www.convention-2020.com
The goal of the competition is to identify examples from around the world of how business events, meeting venues and meeting destinations are innovating to prepare for the future. The competition is open to full and part-time students over the age of 18 studying at an academic institution anywhere in the world. The two winning submissions will receive the following:
All submissions received that are of an acceptable quality will be published as part of the Convention 2020 project.
No other prizes or payments will be offered to those who submit case studies.
The case studies must be presented in English, should be a maximum of 1000 words in length and must be received by midnight GMT April 22nd 2011. The winning entries will be announced by Monday May 9th 2011.
The case studies should address one of the following:
Examples of Event Innovation – E.g. case examples of innovation in event design, participant engagement, marketing, business and financial models, use of technology or social media or other types of innovation in the design and delivery of events.
Examples of Venue Innovation – E.g. case examples of how venues are innovating in terms of their strategies for the future, the design of their facilities, flexibility in using their space, research, financing and revenue models, use of technology and social media, marketing, service delivery and partnerships.
Examples of Destination Innovation – E.g. case examples of how destinations are innovating in terms of strategies for the future, marketing, event support, measurement of economic impact, use of technology and social media, support for their local meetings industry, partnership working and research.
The case study should provide a clear and concise description of the following:
Entries will be judged on the extent of innovation, the actual or likely benefits and the clarity of presentation of the overall case study.
The front page of the submission must include only the following information: the title of the case study, the entrant’s name, date of birth, address, email, telephone numbers, course, academic institution and contact details of the course tutor. Submission of your entry will be taken as an automatic confirmation of approval for the case study to be published as part of the Convention 2020 study. Submissions that do not include the above information or that are received after midnight GMT April 22nd 2011 will automatically be rejected.
All questions and case study submissions should be sent to email@example.com
Valuable background information for students reading this:
Convention 2020 is a strategic foresight study. The research programme is designed to take a wide ranging and forward looking perspective on the future of live events, venues and meeting destinations.
The founding sponsors for the Convention 2020 study are IMEX the leading industry trade show, ICCA – the International Congress and Convention Association, and Fast Future Research. The existing platinum sponsors for the study are The Queen Elizabeth II (QEIICC) Conference Centre London, Accor, Visit London, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Qatar National Convention Centre, Seoul Tourism Organisation, Toronto Convention Bureau, Athens Convention Bureau, Congrex and BestCities Global Alliance (Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Melbourne, San Juan, Singapore and Vancouver). The gold sponsors are Kenes and Adelaide Convention Centre. The Technology partners are Meetings:Review and TrendWiki.
The objectives are to
Fast Future Research is a global research and consulting firm that specialises in studying the future of meetings, travel and the leisure industries.
IMEX is the award winning trade show for the meetings, incentive travel and events industry which takes place each May in Frankfurt. It is organised by the IMEX Group who also run the new IMEX America tradeshow which will be launched in Las Vegas in October 2011.
ICCA is one of the world’s leading trade associations for the meetings industry, with 900 member companies and organisations in over 80 countries worldwide and covering all supplier sectors.