The International Journal of Business Events and Legacies (IJBEL) has officially been recognised as a publication of significance, having just received its ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) and E-ISSN (Electronic International Standard Serial Number). This marks a significant milestone for the entire IJBEL community, solidifying its status as the world’s first Business Events Journal with a dedicated emphasis on legacy and sustainability.

The assigned ISSN and E-ISSN are crucial identifiers that give the journal an official stamp, providing it with a distinct recognition in academic and publishing. The ISSN (2785-8499) and the E-ISSN (2785-8855) codes establish IJBEL’s presence in the scholarly landscape.

Meanwhile, currently in the works is Volume 2, Issue 2 of IJBEL, slated for publication in April 2024, aligning with preparations for IMEX Frankfurt, the largest annual trade show in Europe for the global meetings, events, and incentive travel industry, facilitating connections between over 3,800 meeting planners and 2,900 suppliers worldwide to enhance collaboration and innovation in creating impactful events and experiences.

IJBEL is an international journal that bridges the gap between academic research and industry insights within the scope of Business Events and legacies. The publication brings together influential organisations like ICCA and PCMA, fostering a collaborative environment where industry leaders can share knowledge and support initiatives focussed on legacy impact.

As an open-access international journal, IJBEL extends its reach beyond traditional academic boundaries, offering valuable research and industry perspectives on a wide array of topics, including business events, exhibitions, incentives, tourism, business meeting ideas, and the economic, social, and cultural legacies associated with these events.

With a publication frequency of two issues per year, IJBEL operates on the principle of knowledge-sharing, facilitating the publication of research papers by industry practitioners. This approach not only encourages collaboration but also positions the journal as an authoritative source in the domains of sustainability and legacy impact.

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