Mon.Oct 11, 2021

The road to the events industry recovery: Lessons learnt from the Eurovision Song Contest

The MICE Blog

After a one-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) took place in Rotterdam in May 2021. Hosting an event of such big scale during a pandemic requires high levels of collaboration, creativity, resilience and innovation.

Stepping Up The Game: Here’s Why You Need To Look Better On Camera

Endless Events

It’s been 18 months since many event profs first encountered Zoom. Back then, turning on the laptop camera and joining the call was already considered a huge success in itself. But as time went by, the standards for virtual event production started rising.

Destination Celebration Brings Meeting Professionals Together in Nation’s Capital

Smart Meetings

Destination Celebration at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center brought together Destinations International and PCMA members last week to celebrate partnerships being formed by meeting professionals everywhere.

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8 Tips to Overcome the Pitfalls of Networking Virtually

Event Manager Blog

Virtual events have the potential to reach much larger audiences, but can they deliver on the promise of remote networking opportunities? We cover eight strategies for better networking at virtual events.

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.

5 Tips for Finishing Strong from Top Keynoters

Smart Meetings

After the wild ride meeting professionals have been on for the last year, the last thing you probably want to think about is buckling up for another spin around the sun, but now is the time to set yourself up for success in 2022—a year many are predicting will be a banner 365 days for meetings and conventions.

Evolving NACE’s National Governance

National Association For Catering ane Events

Over the course of this year the National Board has provided you with information and updates on the Pathways to Leadership Task Force. The NACE National Board formed the task force as part of our strategic initiatives to promote national board service and expand our ranks of future leaders.

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ABPCO announces seven day Festival of Learning

Travel Daily News

The Festival of Learning content will focus on four key themes identified as the most important to association managers, professional conference and event organisers and their supply chain partners: Future and Innovation, Marketing, CSR and Career Development

Key retail trends to enhance the hospitality experience post-Covid

EHL Insights

What can hospitality learn from retail when rethinking the customer experience? The retail sector is no stranger to having to adapt to new market conditions, with the competition from e-commerce.

AIG Travel acquires depart Smart to expand travel safety program offering

Travel Daily News

Acquisition of non-profit Depart Smart will provide travel insurance policyholders with access to Travel HEROES safety training program

New and Renovated: Waterfront Meets

Smart Meetings

Balboa Bay Resort , Newport Beach, California. This Newport Beach property offers 32,000 sq. of event space that provides views of gorgeous waterfront.

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

How Event Planners Can Ensure Successful Incentive Programs

Bishop McCann

A quick Google search for books, blogs, or articles on motivation will tell you it’s on everyone’s mind and has been for quite some time. As business owners or leaders, you’re likely looking for ways to keep your teams driven to succeed and hitting targets.

Reconciliation Considerations for Virtual HCP Meetings

BCD Meetings & Events

Early in the pandemic, many people assumed that “post program work” would be reduced in volume and complexity due to a prevalence of virtual meetings.

Glasgow Airport welcomed first Minister to Boeing Innovation Forum

Travel Daily News

Two-day event hosted by airport and Boeing to promote innovation and sustainability within industry

3 Cities to Visit in The Netherlands That Aren’t Amsterdam

Fox World Travel

When we say Netherlands, you say….? Chances are most people think of Amsterdam when they think about vacationing to the Netherlands – but the truth is, there is so much more to the Netherlands than just this one tourist hotspot.

8 in 10 planners across the UK and Europe are sourcing in-person events with nearly half organising hybrid events

Travel Daily News

Call to action for venues to provide enhanced support including hybrid-ready rooms and studios, and onsite production and tech experts, to meet changing planner requirements and attendee expectations

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Foreigners Will Need One of These Vaccines For US Travel

Travel Pulse

The CDC has just revealed another element of the government’s forthcoming new entry system for foreign travelers, to take effect in early November: which vaccines will be accepted. Impacting Travel

Ignite the LIght

Special Events

The Closing Night Celebration, held at the Miami Beach Convention Center during The Special Event, brought the events industry together for a night of celebration

Southwest Airlines' Delays, Cancellations Carry Into Monday

Travel Pulse

Thousands of flights across America have been canceled or delayed. Impacting Travel

John wrote a new post, IMEX AMERICA 2021 - The Heartbeat of the Global Business Events Community


What are you doing November 9 – 11??? If you’re a meeting and events professional, you should be at IMEX America in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay, one of the world’s largest convention facilities, in one of the

All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy Welcomes First Autograph Collection Properties

Business Traveler USA

Touting limitless opportunities and endless experiences for the discerning leisure traveler, All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy has welcomed 20 one-of-a-kind resorts as part of the Autograph Collection Hotels brand.

Canadian-based Company Launches Melon for SMEs

Business Traveler USA

Ahead of the predicted boost in business travel demand Toronto-based Corporate Traveller , which caters exclusively to start-ups and mid-market businesses, has unveiled Melon – its new proprietary travel management platform for U.S. and Canadian travelers.

Singapore Opens to Vaccinated U.S. and Canadian Travelers

Business Traveler USA

North American travelers are now invited to visit Singapore after the destination’s many months of isolation due to COVID-19.