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Corporate Travel That Works: New Trends

Smart Meetings

Massive societal shifts have taken place within the world of corporate travel. Despite discussions around the future viability of business travel, the reality is that in-person interaction will win out over virtual every time. Organizations have remained steadfast in their belief that meeting in person drives performance and growth , no matter if they’re fully remote, entirely office-based or a hybrid of the two options.

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Can sustainability itself serve as the reward for incentive travel qualifiers?

Pádraic Gilligan

Pádraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua & Chief Marketing Officer, SITE In a recent session at IMEX Frankfurt, I had the privilege of participating in a panel discussion with fellow business events professionals Irina Graf (The MICE Blog), Gregory Baur (Zurich Convention Bureau) and Marvin Zemp (Luzern Convention Bureau). The focus of our session was on.

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What One Thing? The Importance of Demanding Tools for International Conferences with Geoff Freeman

Smart Meetings

In this episode of the “What One Thing” podcast, JT Long, vice president and content director at Smart Meetings, sits down with Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of U.S. Travel, to discuss the crucial need for adequate tools to organize international conferences. They delve into why these conferences are vital for advancing economies, science, medicine and fostering global connections.

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3 Reasons to Hire an Accredited DMC

ADMEI

3 Reasons to Hire an Accredited DMC 15 May 2024 In the dynamic realm of event management, trade shows serve as pivotal hubs for engagement, networking, and brand representation. A well-designed exhibitor booth not only attracts attention but also fosters meaningful interactions, driving the success of a Destination Management Company (DMC) and its events.

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COVID-19 Travel Consumer Sentiment Study

TravelBoom and sister agency, The Brandon Agency, release new consumer sentiment study on travel amidst the COVID-19 second wave

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Cultural Awareness, Competence and Intelligence – Which Do You Have?

Motivation Excellence

When we speak about culture in a business setting, we are often referring to the general vibe of the company. It may be comprised of its goals, mission and vision statements, employee interactions and added non-cash company benefits, like charity days, and reward and recognition programs. Cultur al awareness, however, is a different topic altogether.

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Satellite Events: How Localized Gatherings Can Help Scale Your Event Strategy

Bizzaboo

You’ve mastered the art of event evolution — from in-person to virtual to hybrid (where in-person meets virtual). But have you added satellite events to your strategy? According to the inaugural Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Event Technology Platforms , there’s a noticeable shift in the event industry from large, travel-heavy conferences to smaller, localized events.

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The Tortured Event Planners Department

Convene by PCMA

A planner’s work is so varied, there is no shortage of song titles that strike a chord with their role. Beth Surmont, CMP-Fellow, FASAE, CAE Event planning is like a really good love song. There are nights with very little sleep, extreme highs and frustrating lows, and moments of awe. It leaves you in pain but somehow still satisfied at the same time.

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5 Reasons I’m Grateful for My Clients After 40+ Years of Consulting

Conferences that Work

I got my first paid consulting job in 1983, solving IT problems for a lumber yard. I’ve been a consultant ever since. I’m so grateful to the hundreds of clients I’ve served over the last 40+ years. Here are five reasons why I’m grateful for my clients. 1—It’s always a people problem I was a technology nerd when I got that first gig.

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RIMS Enhances Security Measures for RISKWORLD in San Diego

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Extra security precautions were put in place at this year’s RIMS RISKWORLD conference in San Diego after an active shooter situation shut down the final day of the 2023 conference in Atlanta.

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Sydney’s Change Agenda helping associations to ‘Meet with Purpose’

Travel Daily Media

The post Sydney’s Change Agenda helping associations to ‘Meet with Purpose’ appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Business Event Sydney (BESydney) and International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) have been leading the way in business events for 65 years (55 years and 10 years respectively). Their trusted leadership in the impact of business events has meant the organisations are at the forefront of a new era of business events that focus on the pu

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Evolution of the DMC:Renewing Business Relationships with Deeper Trust, Transparency & Understanding

The evolution of the DMC industry requires that it embark upon a renewed relationship with clients that is built upon transparency, trust, and understanding.

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Beyond Discounts: 7 Innovative Strategies To Build Event Sponsor Incentives 

Bizzaboo

In both good and bad economic times, the most strategic events teams are always trying to land new sponsors to increase event exposure and bolster their budgets. When teams strategize event sponsor incentives, offering discounts is one of the first ideas they consider. However, creative approaches to event sponsorship — like unique brand exposure opportunities, exclusive networking events, and co-creation projects — can make it easier to attract new sponsors, strengthening relationships and ensu

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Why putting people first is good for hospitality business

EHL Insights

In the hospitality industry, success lies in the ability to integrate strategic business practices with the unique demands of the sector. A people-centric approach should be at the heart of everything you do, both in terms of delighting your guests and attracting and retaining the best talent. However, all too often, the demands of running a business can get in the way.

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Tips for Planning Multi-Day Corporate Conferences

MTI Events

Planning a multi-day corporate conference is no small feat. It’s a complex process that requires meticulous attention to detail and an understanding of meeting logistics. Whether you’re organizing a trade show or a large-scale workshop, the key to success lies in careful preparation and execution.

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Accor remains first-class accommodation partner of Pacific Airshow

Travel Daily Media

The post Accor remains first-class accommodation partner of Pacific Airshow appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Pacific Airshow Gold Coast is thrilled to announce a two-year partnership extension with Australia’s largest hotel operator, Accor, as the official accommodation partner of the event. Building on the phenomenal success of its debut in 2023, Pacific Airshow Gold Coast is set to return to Surfers Paradise from 16 to 18 August 2024.

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New and Renovated: Innovative Spaces for Small Meetings

Smart Meetings

Bring your meetings to destinations that go above and beyond Looking for a meeting space that is versatile, unique and nails top-notch hospitality? You may find it in an innovative, high-tech NYC venue; or, perhaps a characteristic boutique hotel in beautiful Boise. Maybe Cleveland is the place for you, where history and modernity go hand-in-hand. Whatever you’re looking for, these new and renovated hotels and venues are waiting to host you.

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Meet the individual 2024 RISE Awards recipients!

MPI

Meet this year's individual RISE Awards recipients: Young Professional Achievement: Evan Nielson, CMP; Member of the Year: Jenny Dao; and Meeting Industry Leadership: Steven Foster, CMP.

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Helping Attendees Defeat Jet Lag

MeetingsNet

InterContinental properties now offer guests access to the Timeshifter app to acclimate quickly coming into meetings and then going home. With wellness a growing component of business events, both planners and suppliers are creating different ways to help attendees feel good before, during, and after meetings. One of the latest such developments: InterContinental Hotels is partnering with Timeshifter, a mobile app that creates personalized jet lag-mitigation plans for travelers, to offer the ser

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Hi-tech is Making its Home in Phoenix

Convene by PCMA

Phoenix Convention Center, in the heart of downtown, is the place to be for hi-tech meetings and events. With its year-round good weather, abundance of outdoor activities, and investment in a revitalized, walkable downtown corridor, Phoenix has already made itself known as a premier events destination. But the nation’s fifth largest city is also fast becoming a major player in the hi-tech and medical industries.

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Cvent announces Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels in Asia-Pacific for 2024

Travel Daily Media

The post Cvent announces Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels in Asia-Pacific for 2024 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Representative Image Cvent, an industry meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, has released its lists of the Top Meeting Destinations and Top Meeting Hotels for Asia-Pacific (APAC).

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F&B Smart Moves in Pasadena, Rome and More

Smart Meetings

Pablo Salas Pablo Salas, Hotel Dena Hotel Dena , in Pasadena, California, welcomes a new partnership with Salas, a celebrated Mexican Chef. He will provide guests with a soulful Mexican culinary experience at the hotel’s restaurant, Agents Only. Salas gained widespread prominence after appearing on “Iron Chef: Mexico” and his restaurant, Amaranta, was awarded one of the best restaurants in Mexico by various publications, along with other awards and recognitions.

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5 Effective Strategies to Make Informed Sales Journey Decisions Using AI

Gavel International

Reading Time: 4 minutes Considering that closing sales – enough to be profitable – is the main way organizations fund themselves, the importance of making savvy decisions that drive sales is evident. Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a valuable tool to help leaders make confident decisions faster. AI is regarded as a must-have item in the budget of many companies.

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Unlocking the Power of AI in Event Tech

Special Events

How artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the event experience

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Why Indianapolis is a Destination to Know Right Now

Convene by PCMA

Downtown Indianapolis is a vibrant destination for your next meeting. Indy is trending in 2024, and for good reason. Meeting planners on the lookout for a destination that has it all—from easy airport access to world-class restaurants and accommodations to a cutting-edge, expansive convention campus—will find all that and more in the Circle City. Take a look.

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Prague remains among world’s most sought-after ‘Meeting Destinations’ 

Travel Daily Media

The post Prague remains among world’s most sought-after ‘Meeting Destinations’ appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. According to the latest data, the Czech capital has improved year-on-year not only in terms of the number of meetings and conferences held here, but also in terms of the number of delegates who arrived for these events.

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The Corporate Advantage: Exceptional Designs + Exceptional Service

Smart Meetings

Citizen Watch America (CWA) offers a portfolio of leading and trusted brands for your business needs, including Bulova, Citizen, Frederique-Constant, Alpina, Bulova and Citizen Clocks, and Accutron, with prices ranging from $100 to $40,000 in retail value. These brands are known for their exceptional craftsmanship and design with cutting-edge technology and industry-leading quality and reliability, with hundreds of styles and tastes, unique customization options, and prices for every budget.

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Details Released on New Event-Sustainability Conference

MeetingsNet

Set for October 2-3, the Convene 4 Climate event will immediately follow PCMA’s Convening EMEA conference in Barcelona, but attendance will be limited to ensure small working groups. First introduced in early January, a new sustainability-strategies conference for the meetings and events industry that’s coming to Barcelona this October has a revised name and a new co-organizer.

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The importance of cultural experience when creating guest experiences

EHL Insights

This article explains how positive guest experiences and cultural experiences go hand-in-hand in hospitality. Having lived and worked all over the world – or pretty much – one of the things I am particularly conscious of is culture. I make a point of reading up on a culture – a country’s history, its people, customs, and religions; not to mention understanding its cuisine and gaining an appreciation of the language.

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Take a Look at Columbus for Your Next Meeting

Convene by PCMA

Experience the vibrant urban destination that is Columbus for your next meeting. If you’re looking for a vibrant, welcoming Midwest city for an upcoming meeting or event, Ohio’s capital city should be on your radar. Columbus boasts diverse and growing cultural, culinary, and business communities, along with cutting-edge meeting facilities.

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Grand Rapids, MI Revealed: The Best Bucket List for Adventure

Redfin

Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a city known for its culture, creativity, and natural beauty. The city offers a plethora of experiences waiting to be explored. In this bucket list guide, we’ll embark on a journey through the city’s diverse offerings to discover the must-do activities that will leave you amazed. Whether you’re a local seeking new adventures, a future home buyer , or a renter eager to discover apartments in Grand Rapids , this curated list promises unforgettable exper

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Planning Exceptional Events: 3 Reasons to choose Hilton’s All-Inclusive Resorts Copy

Smart Meetings

Planning a memorable event involves meticulous attention to detail, and selecting the right venue is the most important first step. When it comes to hosting successful events, Hilton All-Inclusive stands out as a premier choice. With unparalleled locations and amenities, outstanding perks for event planners and a focus on sustainability through Meet with Purpose, Hilton’s All-Inclusive resorts offer comprehensive packages catering to every event planner’s needs.

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8 Hospitality Trends for Memorable Attendee Journeys at Events

InEvent

Events sponsored by brands and organizations have been around for quite a while. However, with the rise of virtual events, and remote work, more options are available to prospective attendees who are looking to participate in these happenings. Whether you’re hosting an event for entertainment, education, networking, or anything in these realms, it’s important to … Post 8 Hospitality Trends for Memorable Attendee Journeys at Events showed as first in InEvent.

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Supercharge Your Shuttle Transportation Plan with the Shuttle Schedule Estimator

Blue Spark Event Design

A shuttle schedule estimator typically refers to a tool we use in producing corporate conferences to calculate the logistics, timing, and costs associated with shuttle services. When it comes to corporate conferences, transportation is key to making a lasting impression on your guests. That’s why we take shuttle planning seriously, ensuring that every aspect of your transportation needs is calculated and accounted for.

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Discover Five of the Best Cities for Meetings in The Palm Beaches

Convene by PCMA

In downtown West Palm Beach, visitors can walk from the Palm Beach County Convention Center and its connected hotel to shopping, dining, nightlife and a performing arts center. The Palm Beaches area is home to 39 vibrant cities and towns that offer meeting hotels and venues of every size and ample accommodations, all against the backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty.

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Top 12 Things to Do in Atlanta, GA: Southern Charm, History, Nightlife, and More

Redfin

Discover the city of Atlanta, Georgia, where history, culture, and modernity collide to create a unique and captivating experience. Atlanta , the capital of Georgia, is a city that seamlessly blends Southern charm with urban sophistication. Home to the world’s busiest airport, this bustling metropolis is a melting pot of cultures, cuisines, and creativity.

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Creating Leaders The Ritz-Carlton Way

Smart Meetings

In 1996, Disney Institute launched to teach the highly successful Disney approach for customer satisfaction (or guest happiness, as Disney culture calls it) to managers and executives in a range of industries far removed from hospitality—like health care, automotive and retail. Yet Disney is not the only hospitality brand to share its success formula with others for a fee.