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

Sheila Alexander-Reid, Philly CVB Diversity Executive DirectorAugust 16, 2022Philadelphia CVB appoints diversity tsar to make meetings more inclusiveBy James LancasterThe Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) has taken steps to make the city a more... Alan Pryor, General Manager of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre gleefully harvests the first batch of salads grown on the venue’s rooftop while Liz Jasri, Director of The Green Attap looks onAugust 15, 2022What food miles? KLCC grows its own with new rooftop farmBy James LancasterOne of Asia’s most iconic convention centres has taken the campaign to reduce food miles to its...Washington,DCAugust 12, 2022'Invaluable' associations to receive ASAE's top honourBy James LancasterAssociations that have made ‘invaluable contributions to America and the world’ will be honoured at an...Boston HarbourAugust 4, 2022ICCA Rankings: USA ‘best performer’ in year of disruptionBy James LancasterThe USA performed better than any other country when it came to hosting international association...generic conference room or lecture theatreAugust 4, 2022Staffing issues put break on venue recovery, IACC report findsBy James LancasterStaffing issues are putting a break on the recovery of international meeting venues, a new report has...Solar panels with vegetation growing around themAugust 4, 2022Sustainability: meeting planners more focused on DEI than ‘environmental impact’By James LancasterMeeting planners are more likely to focus on ‘diversity, equity and inclusion’ (DEI) than tackling...Kuala LumpurAugust 2, 2022Association conferences boost Malaysia's post-pandemic recoveryBy James LancasterBusiness events are ‘bouncing back’ according to the Malaysia's national convention bureau, MyCEB,...Nienke van der Malen, Deep Dive podcastJuly 25, 2022The tender process can still be politicalBy James LancasterConferli CEO Nienke van der Malen explains why associations are being more proactive when tendering...Delegates at MWC 2022 in BarcelonaJuly 21, 2022Legacy: Mobile congress commits to Barcelona until 2030By James LancasterBarcelona will host the Mobile World Congress for another eight years after signing a deal with...Red sky at night in San Francisco July 19, 2022Environment: 65% of associations don't think impact of meetings ‘very important’By James LancasterAssociations are reverting to business as usual when it comes to their international meetings, survey...Belfast welcomes the 2022 Harkin International Disability Employment Summit at ICC Belfast:July 18, 2022Accessibility upgrade is permanent legacy of conference in BelfastBy James LancasterA convention centre has improved accessibility after hosting a meeting on disability....Lisbon city rooftops by nightJuly 18, 2022‘Fewer, deeper sessions’ as Association World Congress returns to in-personBy James LancasterSenior association executives and event specialists will meet in Lisbon this year for the first...Bird's eye view of Kuala Lumpur at nightJuly 14, 2022KL eyes legacy from international meeting of architectsBy James LancasterAffordable housing and sustainable building processes will be on the agenda when Malaysia hosts an...Loren Edelstein Deep Dive TemplateJuly 13, 2022A third of associations said it would impact where they meet - Loren EdelsteinBy James LancasterAMI editor James Lancaster talks to Loren Edelstein, VP Content Director at Northstar Meetings Group,...The university of Sydney plays host XAFS 2022July 11, 2022PCO: universities should look to meetings to plug revenue gapBy James LancasterA lag in the return of international students could see Australian universities taking a greater...Stock market falling July 8, 2022Staff layoffs at Bizzabo and Verbit as reality bitesBy James LancasterEvent tech platform Bizzabo and AI transcription service Verbit have both laid off staff this week in...A Geriactric nurse with patientJuly 7, 2022Aging association opts for Oz - and NZ! - following joint bidBy James LancasterAn international association is holding a pre-congress leadership summit 1,200 miles away from the...Claus Raasted, College of Extraordinary ExperiencesJuly 6, 2022Video: 'Innovation requires focus, but focus kills innovation' - Claus RaastedBy James LancasterAMI James Lancaster met Claus Raasted, co-founder of the College of Extraordinary Experiences, to talk...Robotics association likes Rimini’s industrial bidJuly 5, 2022Robotics association likes Rimini’s industrial bidBy James LancasterMore than 800 delegates are expected to attend The European Robotics Forum 2024, one of the most...A road in the Rocky Mountains, USAJune 24, 2022Editor's blog: the rocky road to recoveryBy James LancasterDuring the pandemic, uncertainty - and the stress it caused – was a daily torment of association...Load More from James Lancaster

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