James Lancaster

James Lancaster

Editorial Director

AMI editor James Lancaster is a familiar face in the meetings industry and international association community. Since joining AMI in 2010, he has gained a reputation for asking difficult questions and getting lost in convention centres. Proofer, podcaster, and panellist - in his spare time, James likes to walk, read, listen to music, and drink beer.

The Latest From James Lancaster

Auckland celebrates WIPCE 2025 congress winDecember 5, 2022New Zealand to host world's largest indigenous education congressBy James LancasterTāmaki Makaurau Auckland has been selected to host WIPCE 2025 – the World Indigenous Peoples’...Mark Cooper, CEO of IACCNovember 30, 2022Short-term outlook positive for smaller meeting venues, says CooperBy James LancasterOutlook for conference centres positive, says head of IACC, but staffing issues remain a challenge....CNCCII's LEF screen, artists impression.November 22, 2022China’s (vast) new convention centre promises techno wizardryBy James LancasterAn enormous venue which served as the media centre for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and...Alex Wyatt from August Robotics together with Lionel the robot and Natalie Sykes Sustainability Manager at ExCeLNovember 22, 2022Lionel the floor-marking robot makes UK debut at Event Tech LiveBy James LancasterA robot called that marks out exhibition space and eliminates the need for single-use carpet was used...International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) Congress 2022 at the KLCC November 22, 2022Association meetings aid KLCC's post-pandemic recoveryBy James LancasterThe KLCC, in Kuala Lumpur, has enjoyed a post-Pandemic bounce with revenues for the year expected to...The Technology and Innovation Centre at the University of Strathclyde in GlasgowNovember 16, 2022How a healthcare association made its RfP more sustainableBy James LancasterThe Guidelines International Network went through the GDS-Index to source a responsible city and...Bizzabo SmartBadge technology in actionNovember 14, 2022“Shall we press buttons?” – Bizzabo launches new smart badgeBy James LancasterBizzabo enters wearable event tech race with launch of SmartBadge...Marta ComesNovember 8, 2022Sense of purpose grips ICCA Congress in KrakowBy James LancasterThe association meetings industry is facing tough economic headwinds with a renewed sense of purpose...carbon from light switchesNovember 2, 2022How we're making our academic conference more sustainableBy James LancasterHow the International Council of Monuments and Sites is making its 2023 conference in Sydney more...Members of the Asia Convention AllianceOctober 25, 2022Asian alliance flags new event for international associationsBy James LancasterMembers of the Asia Convention Alliance have floated preliminary details of a new event aimed at...man about to speak at conferenceOctober 25, 2022European planners expects recovery by July 2023 finds surveyBy James LancasterThe PDC2024 winning bid Sibu, SarawakOctober 7, 2022Design conference will inform Malaysia’s post-Covid strategyBy James LancasterSibu, in Sarawak, will become the first city in Asia to host the Participatory Design Conference in...Delegates at the Joint Leadership Summit in SingaporeOctober 5, 2022Meetings should be classed as ‘controlled events’, JLS claimsBy James LancasterMeeting industry leaders in Asia have called for business events to be classified as 'controlled'...New Zealand's conference championsSeptember 28, 2022New Zealand recognises conference champions who 'never stopped working'By James LancasterNew Zealand has acknowledged the efforts academics and industry leaders who played a key role in...IMEX America trade showSeptember 27, 2022Confidence-boosting IMEX America will be ‘one of biggest ever’By James LancasterMore than 3,000 international buyers are heading for IMEX America, in Las Vegas, according to show...Winning bid team for IAC 2025 in SydneySeptember 25, 2022International space congress heading to SydneyBy James LancasterSydney will host the International Astronautical Congress in 2025 - the second Australian city to host...Nichapa Yoswee TCEBSeptember 22, 2022Thailand wins hat-trick of engineering eventsBy James LancasterA branch of the world’s largest association of electronic engineers has chosen Thailand as the host...People putting hands up at a conferenceSeptember 16, 2022Meeting planners 'more optimistic', despite rising costsBy James LancasterNorth American meeting planners are increasingly optimistic about the recovery of events, despite...Fossil fuel power stationSeptember 15, 2022Almost 200 health associations call for end to fossil fuelsBy James LancasterAlmost 200 health associations have called on governments to phase out fossil fuels...Delegates seated at AWC in Lisbon 2022 September 14, 2022Associations World Congress Review: It's good to talkBy James LancasterA change in format meant fewer, longer sessions at the first in-person Associations World Congress in...Load More from James Lancaster

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