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A Security Flaw in Millions of Hotel Keycard Locks Has Been Found. What Does that Mean for Planners?

Smart Meetings

How planners can safeguard their attendees against hotel room breaches In 2022, at a private event in Las Vegas during “hacker summer camp,” as the Black Hat and Defcon hacker conferences have come to be known, a group of researchers found a flaw that could put millions of hotel rooms around the world at risk of being breached. Security researcher Lennert Wouters, Seats.aero flight awards search tool founder Ian Carroll and a team of researchers have just recently come out with the news of what

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Applications now open for the Destination of Sustainable Cultural Tourism Awards 2024

ETC Corporate

For the seventh year in a row, ETC continues its partnership with the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN), Europa Nostra and the Network of European Regions for Competitive and Sustainable Tourism (NECSTouR) to encourage the development of sustainable cultural tourism practices in European destinations.

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ADMEI Welcomes Denise Malo, DMCP, as New Board President

ADMEI

ADMEI Welcomes Denise Malo, DMCP, as New Board President WIMBERLEY, Texas (19 March 2024) As the Destination Management industry evolves and experiences significant growth, the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) remains committed to ensuring strong leadership that represents the diversity of DMCs worldwide. In line with this commitment, ADMEI is pleased to announce the election of Denise Malo, DMCP, of BBC Events, a Global DMC Partner, as its 2024 president.

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Celebrating Herstory is a Win for Everyone!

Motivation Excellence

In this blog, we will be highlighting some recent wins by women as well as shine a light on some women from the past you may not have heard about before. At Motivation Excellence we have a lot to celebrate when it comes to women. Nearly 75% of our entire team is female, including 83% of our salespeople and half of our top leadership positions. The latter is by design too.

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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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What One Thing? From Order-Taker to Strategist: Navigating the World of Event Planning with Edward Perotti

Smart Meetings

Get ready to change everything about how you think about your job! On this episode of What One Thing? JT Long, vice president and content director of Smart Meetings, has an insightful conversation with Edward Perotti, an award-winning meeting designer and principle of EP Events and Experiences. With over 27 years of experience, Perotti shares valuable insights on transitioning from being an order-taker to a strategic leader in the events industry.

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Effective Travel Management for Business Events – Streamline Planning, Maximize Value

Traveler's Q

Traveling for business events involves more than just booking flights and hotels; it’s about streamlining the entire planning process to ensure maximum value and an optimal experience for all involved. In this in-depth guide, we’ll provide you with efficient strategies tailored for business travelers who seek to make corporate event travel as seamless as possible.

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Inside the Spectacular Grand Opening of Munich Marriott Hotel City West

The MICE Blog

The Munich Marriott Hotel City West is the most important hotel opening of 2023 in the city. This is because of the large room and event space capacity. The hotel, with 398 rooms and 1580 sqm of event space spread across 18 event spaces, can accommodate large events. The Munich Marriott Hotel City West hosted the Grand Opening to celebrate this big milestone for the Marriott brand.

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Event Experts Talk Connection at CMP Advance

Smart Meetings

Where Certified Meeting Professionals gather, connection and innovation flourish From March 11-13, 2024, events industry professionals who hold the esteemed Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation gathered in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York. Between enlightening presentations, sessions with expert panels and bustling networking receptions, the 200 CMPs in attendance—about 70% of them planners and 30% on the supplier side—left with a treasure trove of knowledge around today’s highest-

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Budgeting for your wedding Copy

Traveler's Q

Making a wedding budget: what to consider Your current savings Your credit score (go into as little debt as you can) Alternative ways to fund it Keeping in mind unexpected life disasters that may occur before the wedding is paid off Wedding budget breakdown Not all marriages are created equal What will make the cost of your wedding vary from others that other people may have?

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Bizzabo named a Leader in 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Event Technology Platforms

Bizzaboo

Bizzabo has been named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Event Technology Platforms. In the first-ever Magic Quadrant for event technology platforms, Gartner conducted a detailed evaluation of Bizzabo and 12 other vendors against specific criteria that analyzed the company’s overall Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute, based on a comprehensive survey, executive briefing, demo video, customer interviews, and Gartner Peer Insights reviews.

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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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Canada Unveils Financial Incentives to Draw Conventions, Exhibitions

MeetingsNet

A large fund from the national government is now available to destinations making bids to host larger events from outside the country. Over the next three years, Canadian cities that are making bids on conventions and trade shows from the U.S. and elsewhere can tap into a new $36.75 million (CA $50 million) fund to enhance their destination’s appeal to event decision-makers.

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Women in Leadership: General Managers

Smart Meetings

Women are taking the lead in GM roles Smart Meetings continues to celebrate Women’s History Month! We are highlighting women who have worked their way up and earned the position of General Manager (GM) to show our appreciation for their dedication to hospitality, their genuine passion for helping others and for standing strong in an industry where men still dominate the majority of leadership roles.

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What’s in Store for the Events Industry in 2024?

Convene by PCMA

More than two out of five respondents to Knowland’s State of the Meetings Industry survey expect to book more meetings in 2024 than they did in 2023. What does the “ 2024 State of the Meetings Industry ” report tell us? In a nutshell: Some challenges event organizers have faced post-pandemic have lessened while others have increased; the year ahead is expected to be a healthy one for the events industry, but we lag behind other sectors when it comes to sustainability and tech adoption.

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40 Leading Women in the Events Industry You Should Follow in 2024.

InEvent

The events industry is a vibrant, dynamic sector that continually evolves to meet the needs of audiences and clients. From the emergence of virtual events to the rise of experiential marketing, the sector continues to evolve at breakneck speed. It is driven by innovation, creativity, and the tireless efforts of professionals who strive to deliver … Post 40 Leading Women in the Events Industry You Should Follow in 2024. showed as first in InEvent Blog.

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Klik wearable event technology drives 400% increase in exhibitor leads

Bizzaboo

New research demonstrates Bizzabo SmartBadge™ advantages over traditional name badges New York, NY – Bizzabo, the Event Experience Operating System (OS), today announced groundbreaking data demonstrating the impact of Klik wearable event technology on lead generation, attendee networking, and event engagement compared to traditional name badges and lead capture methods.

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Event Case Study: Indoor Ag at Las Vegas’ Caesars Forum

Smart Meetings

Using the power of events to connect the wider farming community Since purchasing Indoor Ag-Con in 2018, CEO Brian Sullivan and his team’s goal has been to push for more education about emerging technologies and budding trends around controlled environment agriculture (CEA). CEA demonstration “What the event is involved with is a lot of growing technology,” Sullivan says.

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Q&A with Dr. Mori: A discussion about research & knowledge-sharing

EHL Insights

Welcome to the regular Q&A feature where we shine the spotlight on our EHL research faculty and their current work. With a view to going behind the scenes to better understand the fascinating, impactful world of research, the EHL Institutional Visibility team will be regularly catching up with an EHL researcher whose work is making a difference in both classroom and industry.

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Which Burnout Is Yours: Overloaded, Under-Challenged, or Neglected?

MeetingsNet

Not all job burnout is the same. Understanding the nature of your work-related stress is an important step to dealing with it. It’s no secret that business-event planning means managing multiple tasks on tight deadlines, while unforeseen challenges are par for the course along with long hours on site. On top of that, expectations are high, budgets are often tight, technologies are constantly changing, and the results of the work—the quality of the meeting—are on display for everyone to critique.

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Looking to Impress Your Convention Group? Don’t Miss the Ocean Casino Resort

Convene by PCMA

Sunsets are always beautiful at the Ocean Casino Resort, which spans 20 beachfront acres along the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. If you’re looking to wow your meeting attendees, don’t miss Ocean Casino Resort, which spans 20 acres of beautiful beachfront property along the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey and is packed with amenities. In addition to flexible, indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, the award-winning hotel and casino has so much to offer: amazing views, renowned

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Smart Moves in Berkeley, Hollywood and More

Smart Meetings

Paul Pomerantz Paul Pomerantz, ASAE As managing director of ASAE ’s Association Governance Institute (AGI), Pomerantz will lead the launch of the new initiative, which is dedicated to promoting excellence in governance practice for Associations. He served as CEO of the American Society of Anesthesiologists for nearly 11 years, where he implemented best practices in association management.

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AIME 2024 STIMULATES $330 MILLION IN BUSINESS ACROSS THE ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS EVENTS INDUSTRY

AIME

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has today released analysis from its blockbuster 2024 show, with business traded between exhibitors and buyers estimated to be worth more than $330 million over the next 12 months – a 65% … The post AIME 2024 STIMULATES $330 MILLION IN BUSINESS ACROSS THE ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS EVENTS INDUSTRY appeared first on AIME.

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Klik wearable event technology drives 400% increase in exhibitor leads

Bizzaboo

New research demonstrates Bizzabo SmartBadge™ advantages over traditional name badges New York, NY – Bizzabo, the Event Experience Operating System (OS), today announced groundbreaking data demonstrating the impact of Klik wearable event technology on lead generation, attendee networking, and event engagement compared to traditional name badges and lead capture methods.

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3 Ways to Make Your Meeting Boricua

Convene by PCMA

There are many ways to make your next meeting Boricua, in Puerto Rico. When you plan a meeting in Puerto Rico, you’ll discover what it means to be “Boricua.” More than a word to identify a person from Puerto Rico, Boricua is a way of life that provides attendees with memorable, enriching experiences they won’t find anywhere else. Here are three ways to Make Your Meeting Boricua: Get inspired by our rich culture Add lively entertainment to your meeting with electrifying bomba dancers, captivating

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New and Renovated: Looking for Your Next Incentive?

Smart Meetings

Luxurious international destinations for incentive travel From a concrete jungle to a tropical oasis, new and renovated properties open in international locations. Each offers innovative dining, luxurious accommodations, access to one-of-a-kind destination experiences and many more of the factors that add up to make for the incentive of a lifetime. Gather in Garden City Tea Lounge at Conrad Singapore Orchard Hilton opens its second Conrad Hotels & Resorts property in Singapore, Conrad Singap

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What is service excellence? The service excellence definition for 2024

EHL Insights

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a time when excellent service was the hallmark of a luxury experience – one that was desired by the people and delivered by the best of companies. Today, it is an aspect of the service sector that has come to be expected by customers. Companies in the service industry have claimed their adherence to the words ‘service excellence’ since time immemorial.

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Q&A: U.S. Travel Association’s New Meetings Executive

MeetingsNet

Here’s how Aimee Misako Gabel will apply her experience at a fast-growing association to the newly established role of senior vice president, events and education, for U.S. Travel. On March 14, the U.S. Travel Association introduced Aimee Misako Gabel as the organization’s first senior vice president, events and education. “This new position will play a key role in shaping and transforming our signature events—including IPW, ESTO, Summer Summit, and Future of Travel Mobility—and also deliver new

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Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Louisville After the Meetings

Convene by PCMA

There are many spots to enjoy Bourbon tasting in Louisville. When the meetings are over, there is so much to do in Louisville, affectionately known as Bourbon City. Your attendees can enjoy the booming Bourbon scene, renowned restaurants, exciting arts and entertainment venues and historical and cultural experiences. Bourbon City For a taste of Bourbon City, attendees can visit the Urban Bourbon Trail, a curated list of Louisville’s top spots for Bourbon cocktails and cuisine.

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Contract Clauses Planners Need in 2024

Smart Meetings

Force m ajeure and clauses to keep in your next contract Watch the full webinar here. Contracts are the life blood of the meeting industry. The sticky details and specific wording make for important safeguards for planners as well as suppliers in ensuring everyone gets what they want out of the partnership. Smart Meetings sat down with Darryl B. Cohen, a partner at Cohen, Cooper, Estep & Allen LLC, who specializes in entertainment, criminal defense and hospitality law, to chat about what pl

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Peer Conferences Unveiled: A Conversation with Adrian Segar on LinkedIn Live

Conferences that Work

On Tuesday, March 26, 2024, at 10:00 EDT I’ll sit down with Martin Duffy and Paul Nunesdea on LinkedIn Live for a deep dive into peer conferences : participant-driven, participation-rich events I’ve designed and facilitated for over thirty years. They’ve called it “Peer Conferences Unveiled: A Conversation with Adrian Segar” You will learn a lot from this free session if you’re a meeting industry professional and want to improve meetings.

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HBX Group to explore ‘New Frontiers’ at 2024 MarketHubs

Travel Daily Media

The post HBX Group to explore ‘New Frontiers’ at 2024 MarketHubs appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. HBX Group has unveiled details of its signature events, the MarketHubs, in 2024. With the theme “New Frontiers,” the conferences are poised to delve into unchartered territories within the travel industry, bringing together thought leaders, industry experts and global business partners to navigate the ever-evolving landscapes of travel and technology.

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Top 5 Between-The-Sessions Experiences in the Palm Beaches

Convene by PCMA

The iconic Clock Tower is just one of many unique sites to see in The Palm Beaches. In The Palm Beaches, meeting spaces share the stage with Southeast Florida’s breathtaking beaches and natural beauty, cultural and art institutions, critically acclaimed dining and world-class shopping. Your attendees will enjoy these unique experiences when they are between the sessions , which will set your meetings apart.

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Today’s Best Practices for Visas and International Travel

Smart Meetings

Don’t leave home without these With the world wide open for business, you may be headed for an international conference or meeting. Of course, that definitely means you need a passport. And quite possibly a visa—perhaps even a business visa. Let’s get you there with minimum hassle. The Basics Rule No. 1 is, get started on your investigation of what’s needed as early as possible.

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Bizzabo named a Leader in 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Event Technology Platforms

Bizzaboo

Bizzabo has been named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Event Technology Platforms. In the first-ever Magic Quadrant for event technology platforms, Gartner conducted a detailed evaluation of Bizzabo and 12 other vendors against specific criteria that analyzed the company’s overall Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute, based on a comprehensive survey, executive briefing, demo video, customer interviews, and Gartner Peer Insights reviews.

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Trip Navigator surpasses 60 Cr milestone, signals growth in MICE

Travel Daily Media

The post Trip Navigator surpasses 60 Cr milestone, signals growth in MICE appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Trip Navigator Private Ltd, an Integrated Corporate Travel Solutions & Event Company, has announced significant achievements and milestones in the MICE industry, underscoring its commitment to excellence and innovation. Founded in 2011, Trip Navigator has emerged as a preferred travel partner among corporates, offering a wide range of travel services including Sales I

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Elevate Your Business With These Fresh Tour Ideas

Tourism Tiger

Discover innovative business tour ideas to elevate your company's engagement and networking experiences.