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JMIC Creates Portal For Access to COVID-19 Resources

JMICThe Joint Meetings Industry Council has created a webpage to be a point of access for a wide range of COVID-19 related materials, information and news in order to provide a simplified process for accessing related information and resources by industry members. The resource web page is http://www.aipc.org/memberarticle.asp

Kai Hattendorf UFI“This is simply about facilitating sharing,” says JMIC President Kai Hattendorf. “Our intent is not to replicate content—we are all awash in information right now. Instead we are using the JMIC site as an aggregator and portal to the resources of a number of member associations in order to facilitate access to the excellent materials being developed by so many. At the same time, we will be adding perspectives based on the situational overviews coming forward and additional research results that are now accumulating.”

Visitors to the site can access the resource pages of JMIC members via dedicated links. These resources are in turn maintained and updated by the respective organizations. Meaning that content is always kept current. A recent addition has been the Best Practices Guide to COVID-19 developed jointly by UFI and AIPC which is now available for download for free.

The site is also the gateway to all editions of Business Events World and other materials generated by The Iceberg as repository of industry advocacy materials.

“Knowing what others are experiencing and how they are responding is the best single resource we can access right now,” explains Hattendorf. “As recovery begins to take place, this will also be a repository for a growing body of strategic materials and arguments to support the critical role our industry can play in driving economic and social restoration along with specific tactics to engage with local and national governments.”

The Joint Meetings Industry Council is an organization that represents the combined interests of 17 international meetings industry associations. It has provided a forum for information exchange amongst industry groups for more than 50 years and has recently become more engaged in the process of articulating and delivering industry messages to wider community and governmental audiences as well as developing better mechanisms for documenting and communicating the value of the industry in terms of economic, academic, professional and social advancement.  For more info, visit www.themeetingsindustry.org

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