CIMGlobal is riding high on the success of its latest virtual event, the 4th convention of the prestigious Indian Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, which was held on the 1st and 2nd of August. Initially scheduled to be held in Ooty in April, the conference had to be cancelled and moved online in light of … Continue reading IACP Online Conference a Massive Success
US investment in India is increasing with electronics, IT, agritech, and pharmaceuticals big areas of interest for US investors. American businesses are increasingly looking at India as an alternative to China for the sourcing and export manufacturing of products destined to be resold onto the US market. Despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, … Continue reading ELEPHANT OVER DRAGON – Opportunity for US Associations
Much awaited, 8th India Association Congress, which was schedule to held during 4-5 September 2020, has cancelled its in-person meeting & exhibition, respecting public health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, organiser is working with its scheduled speakers and event sponsors to deliver a virtual event on 11 September 2020. Registration information, … Continue reading 8th India Association Congress going virtual
The COVID-19 Pandemic highlighted how ill prepared association leaders were for a black swan event- an event beyond our imagining. In January, we all had assumptions about the world within which we would need to be successful. These assumptions drove our strategy and informed our leadership. Assumptions, that by April 1, just three months later, … Continue reading Reimagining Association Business Model
With most of the world being in lockdown we are all looking for new ways to continue to lead our lives as normally as possible, from personal Zoom quiz nights with family to gathering market research at work from sources that don’t require personal contact. For healthcare professionals, they are adapting their day-to-day as well … Continue reading What Doctors think about virtual congresses!
The whole world is waiting for a coronavirus vaccine so that life can get back to normal. It feels like all of us are characters in Waiting for Godot. But unlike Samuel Beckett’s play, where the protagonists are waiting for something that probably will never happen, we can expect that a cure will be found. Until that time, … Continue reading Patience in impatient world
The virus struck swiftly, stoking panic, fear and mistrust as it sickened millions and killed thousands — and now, more than a century later, the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic offers lasting lessons for a world in the grip of COVID-19. “The questions they asked then are the questions being asked now,” said Christopher Nichols, an associate … Continue reading Lessons from the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
Organisers have found new ways to engage with clients and keep in regular contact when events aren’t taking place As an industry that evangelises about, and thrives on, face-to-face interactions, adjusting to the lockdown and relying on remote communication has been quite an abrupt adjustment to make. When interacting remotely, it’s difficult to pick up … Continue reading Rethink… How to Pitch for Business
“No Man is an island”, John Donne famously wrote, and yet, here we are today—islands, every single one of us. Men, women, children, communities, countries, we all have our own experience of acute loneliness. As we mourn how life used to be, loneliness and uncertainty looms over us like a dark cloud, and we scuttle … Continue reading We are Lonely and That’s a Good Thing!