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Before, During, and After: The Complete Guide to Event Engagement

Social Tables

Have you ever tried to teach a class, promote a discussion, or get people to join in on an activity only to be met with blank stares and an awkward silence? Expert planners know that event engagement is vital to an event’s initial success, as well as the success of potential future events.

How to Organize a Successful Event – 10 Top Tips for Perfect Events

Eventtia

Planning an event is difficult. Period. Event Planning

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West Hollywood Takes to Virtual, Sees Amazing Results

Smart Meetings

Last year, Paolo Kespradit found himself in a bind.

14th Consecutive Year on MeetingsNet's CMI 25 List

Bishop McCann

We are thrilled to announce that MeetingsNet , a digital magazine and website dedicated to the meetings and incentives industry, has named Bishop-McCann to its 2021 CMI 25 list , which highlights the largest and most influential corporate full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies in North America.

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.

12 Takeaways From HIMSS’ Successful, Fully Vaxxed Conference

Convene by PCMA

More than 700 companies exhibited at HIMSS’ 2021 Global Health Conference & Exhibition, just more than half the number they typically see at their annual conference. However, more than 236 companies chose to exhibit for the first time, close to the group’s historical average of 250.

Be flexible, creative and find new ways to facilitate networking says ABPCO survey

Travel Daily News

An overwhelming 93% of respondents miss the networking, social interaction, and meeting people

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US Travel Association Disagrees With Fauci on Air Travel Vaccine Mandate

Travel Pulse

The association said that safety measures in place already work. Impacting Travel

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Vaccine Spotlight Webinar: Insights from the Event Industry

Convene by PCMA

Now that we’ve heard about the science from Dr. Patel, let’s look at how our industry has been directly affected. We have brought together a panel of industry experts to discuss the different ways COVID has impacted themselves and their teams.

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Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau changes name to Visit Greater Palm Springs

Travel Daily News

The new name better reflects the organization’s longer-term vision of not only showcasing their nine cities as a premiere leisure and meetings destination but also growing the tourism economy in the region

Are You Planning A Safe Event?

Endless Events

The importance of safety is something that simply cannot be overstated in the world of events and entertainment. Be it conversations around COVID-19 vaccination or cyber-security , there are many ways to look at safety at events. So today, we are exploring what it takes to plan a safe event.

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How to Pivot Back to Virtual: Tips from an Event Tech Provider

MeetingPlay

Taking a live event virtual isn’t as daunting as it sounds – if you have the correct protocols and event tech partner in place! We’ve all been experiencing the evolution of the event world the past year and, now more than ever, need to know the best tips and tricks for when the tides change.

In-Person vs. Virtual vs. Hybrid: How to Choose Your Event Format

Meeting Tomorrow

If you’re a meeting or event planner, you’ve probably felt like a ping-pong ball over the last 2 years-or-so since COVID changed our industry forever.

Miami International Tests Dogs to Sniff Out COVID-19

Business Traveler USA

Miami International is piloting a program using dogs to detect COVID-19, the first such trial at a US airport. The specially trained dogs will alert handlers to the scent of the virus on individuals passing through an employee security checkpoint.

TripActions launches industry-leading VIP offering

Travel Daily News

Global offering backed by Reed & Mackay rewrites the playbook for premium corporate travel

Facebook As A Metaverse Company: Implications For The Events Industry

Endless Events

It’s Monday and there’s no better way to kick off a week than with a brand new episode of Event Tech Podcast. These days, Will and Brandt are bringing in exciting guests to talk about the hottest trends in event technology.

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How to Plan a Virtual Trade Show

Eventtia

Virtual trade shows are a fantastic forum to bring people together to discuss business, create new connections, and generate business. Even better, their main components – i.e. networking, exhibitor booths, product launches, and so on – work virtually. Event Planning

How Diversity and Inclusion Changed Microsoft for the Better

Convene by PCMA

Philip Jarvis, a software engineer on Microsoft’s HoloLens team, uses one of the devices on the job. Jarvis, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, came to Microsoft as part of the Neurodiversity Hiring Program. Read Jarvis’s story on the Microsoft blog. Courtesy Microsoft).

White House Plans New Rules for International Travelers

Travel Pulse

Contact tracing will be part of the new rules. Impacting Travel

Hybrid Event Examples: Best-in-Class in 2021

InEvent

Find inspiration with the best hybrid event examples in 2021. In late 2020, when COVID-19 vaccines were starting to appear, the idea of hybrid events captured event professionals’ imagination.

Istanbul Airport Commits to Zero Emissions by Mid-Century

Business Traveler USA

Istanbul Airport has set a goal of achieving zero emissions by 2050. In announcing its commitment, IST joins an Airports Council International initiative which has been undersigned by 238 airports.

Destination Branding: Top Tips to Attract Travelers

Solimar International

Destination branding – more than just a logo. What exactly is destination branding? To start things off, it is important to first understand what a brand is: what is the purpose of destination branding, and how it is different from destination marketing?

Speakers Announced for International Hospitality Women’s Day Broadcast

Convene by PCMA

Deborah Gardner, CMP, founder and host of the podcast Hospitality Today Live, will mark International Hospitality Women’s Day with a special day of broadcasts.

Meeting Profs Demonstrate Agility at Smart Meetings Experience Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

Where better to celebrate the resiliency of the meetings industry than in Las Vegas , where 2 million sq. of meeting space was added since the beginning of 2020?

Go beyond remote work with InEvent

InEvent

With a little bit of creativity and reconfiguration, reimagining the remote workforce has never been easier. With the transformation of the world of work, industries have adapted to the changing times in many remarkable ways.

How Trade Shows Are Surviving COVID

Business Traveler USA

What a difference a pandemic makes. Trade shows and conferences, once a staple of corporate America, where new products and services were presented and face to face connections made, are undergoing a transformation, driven by COVID-19.

COVID-Related Travel Restrictions Costing US Almost $198 Million Daily

Travel Pulse

The WTTC revealed the eye-opening data. Impacting Travel

Q&A with Mr. Ong Wee Min, Vice President of Conventions and Exhibitions, Marina Bay Sands

Convene by PCMA

Following his win as the 2021 Supplier of the Year for PCMA Visionary Awards , we spoke to Mr Ong Wee Min , Vice President of Conventions and Exhibitions, Marina Bay Sands about his achievements, what he has learnt living through the pandemic, his experiences, and changes to customer service delivery and more.

Smart Moves in Houston, Las Vegas and More

Smart Meetings

Dustin Matthews. Matthews has been promoted to associate director of sales for Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake Conroe|Houston. Before joining Margaritaville, Matthews worked as Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa’s corporate group sales manager.

Benefits and difficulties of CSR management in travel and leisure companies

EHL Insights

The Covid-19 crisis has reinforced the strategic importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for all organizations.

TSA Doubles Fines for Mask Violations

Business Traveler USA

The Transportation Security Administration has doubled the penalties which it can levy on travelers who violate the federal government’s face masks mandate on public transportation governed by TSA regulations.

AHIC 2021 at a glance: a sneak peek at the sessions and speakers set for this year’s event

Travel Daily News

Hospitality investors, owners and operators will meet in Dubai from 20-22 September for the 17th edition of AHIC, returning to Madinat Jumeirah live in person

Neurodiversity in the Workplace — and at Events

Convene by PCMA

“Eighty percent of the people on the autism spectrum are unemployed or underemployed … because they don’t know how to maneuver in a social setting and [neurotypical] people don’t understand how to work with them,” said Stanford University professor Lawrence Fung.

Experts: Professionally Planned Meetings Are Safe—and Necessary

Smart Meetings

Even as companies and organizations continue to debate whether to green light the return to in-person business travel, growing evidence suggests that professionally planned events “can and are being safely held.”

Best Digital Signage Design Tips for Events

Meeting Tomorrow

When you rent a TV or monitor for digital signage, you’re kind of renting a blank canvas. The design of your content is what takes your monitor from a big black box to an engaging, attention-grabbing home for your message. .

Air Canada Expands Travel Ready Tool

Business Traveler USA

Air Canada Travel Ready hub is expanding to give travelers the information they need on travel documentation, Covid-19 test requirements and country travel restrictions for destinations across the airline’s network.

“Everyone has a role to play in sustainable tourism” – ETC publishes Handbook on Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practices

ETC Corporate

Policymakers, destination management organisations, the tourism industry, local communities and visitors each have a role to play in the sector’s transformation. New ETC handbook brings clarity on how tourism organisations can encourage sustainable practices. COVID-19 has influenced both businesses and consumers to think differently, with sustainability now as an important driver in purchase decisions.