The legacy report and tools are part of a new study by MeetDenmark and international consultancy Gaining Edge and follows the release of last year’s MeetDenmark report on global approaches and best practices in outreach and legacy.
In addition to a model for step-by-step planning, organising and financing legacy activities, the report explores how destinations can choose which congresses to spend their limited resources on in relation to legacy. Furthermore, it explores how to create a legacy eco-system and a common understanding of legacy and its potential for the destination.
The legacy tools presented in the study are based on previous experiences as well as insight gained from four new case studies held in Denmark in 2019. The case congress were: IoT Forum’s IoT Week (Aarhus), Media Arts History’s RE:Sound congress (Aalborg), 100% Climate Neutrality (Soenderborg) which originates from a collaboration of universities, municipalities and innovation actors in the Danish/German border region and WindEurope’s Offshore 2019 (Copenhagen), which is the world’s largest offshore wind energy congress.
While Covid-19 has challenged the global meeting industry, MeetDenmark believes that having clear legacy goals when planning a congress is more important than ever.