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How AI Could Help Build Better Meeting Spaces — Online and IRL

Convene by PCMA

MidJourney created this “timber pavilion in nature” from prompts written by Digital Media Editor Magdalina Atanassova. The recently published “The Future 100: 2024” report identifies 100 trends across industries — from culture to technology to travel and hospitality — that will shape the way people live and work this year and beyond. Each year, editors from VML Intelligence, the futurism, research, and innovation unit of global creative agency VML, offer thought-provoking observations for the an

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Smart Moves in Minneapolis, Ann Arbor and More

Smart Meetings

Dr. Romie Dr. Romie, Great Wolf Resorts Board-certified physician, award-winning wellness speaker and founder of brainSHIFT, Dr. Romie , begins a new role as chief wellness officer for Great Wolf Resorts. She will build on the resort organization’s people-driven culture to improve the physical and mental wellness culture throughout the organization using data-driven solutions.

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Social Savvy For Your Generational Marketing Efforts

Dana Communications

People just can’t get enough of social media. Sprout Social has the usage stats to back this up: reporting an estimated 4.89 billion worldwide users visiting, on average, seven different channels a month to rack up 151 minutes spent on social media daily. (Because if you’re not scrolling while simultaneously streaming your favorite TV show, are you even doing it right?

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International travellers to Europe prioritise safe destinations and affordable prices in 2024

ETC Corporate

Anticipations for international travel in 2024 are predominantly optimistic in key long-haul markets for Europe. However, travellers display greater reluctance to visit Europe in the initial four months of the year. This is according to the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) 1/2024 published today by the European Travel Commission (ETC) and Eurail BV.

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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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Bespoke Wedding Experiences – How to Create a Unique and Personalized Luxury Wedding

Traveler's Q

Are you dreaming of a wedding that’s unique, unforgettable, and completely personalized? Whether you’re planning a grand affair or an intimate gathering, there are endless ways to create a luxury wedding that reflects your style, personality, and love story. In this blog post, we’ll share expert tips, creative ideas, and stunning visuals to inspire your bespoke wedding journey.

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Lessons for Meeting Profs from MGM Resorts’ Sabbatical Policy

Smart Meetings

How “Intermissions” could launch brilliant second halves of event careers When you have reached the heights of the hospitality ladder like MGM Resorts International Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Stephanie Glanzer, where do you go? Thanks to MGM Resorts’ sabbatical program called The Intermission, this longtime leader in Las Vegas was able to recapture the excitement of going to work by taking some time to reconnect with family—and herself.

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29 Survey Questions for Reliable Event Feedback

MeetingsNet

They can be tailored to your groups to better assess the experience of attendees, speakers, and vendors. To understand the attendee experience at your events, all you have to do is ask. If done right, the answers will help you build an even better experience the next time around because they’ll provide you with insight into the perceptions of participants and speakers.

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The Evolution of The Super Bowl Halftime Show: Then vs. Now

InEvent

Image by CBS news The Super Bowl Halftime Show has evolved from a simple intermission entertainment into a global spectacle that commands the attention of millions worldwide. What started as a modest showcase featuring university marching bands and basic performances has transformed into a must-see event that rivals the game itself in anticipation and spectacle. … Post The Evolution of The Super Bowl Halftime Show: Then vs.

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Marriott’s ‘Meet with Momentum’ Creates Community Like None Other

Smart Meetings

Planners come together for three days of networking, learning and all-out joy While a warm wind brushed the fronds of palm trees and the warm water of the White Bank crashed on the shore of Paradise Island, a group of 29 meeting professionals and 17 representatives from Marriott CRN member hotels gathered to share insights, ideas and inspiration at Marriott ’s first Meet with Momentum event of 2024 at Atlantis Bahamas this past January.

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Who Organized the Event Better — Humans or AI?

Convene by PCMA

Moderator Shawn Cheng (with microphone) listens as a participant presents one team’s solution for the “Human Heroes vs. AI Wizards” challenge at CL24. Last year, I started experimenting with the generative AI tool ChatGPT and making it part of my work, because of its promise to enhance productivity — but also for job security. It has become increasingly clear that — as several speakers at Convening Leaders 2024 in January in San Diego pointed out — we likely won’t lose our jobs to AI but t

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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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Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2024 opens for registration

Travel Daily Media

The post Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2024 opens for registration appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Thailand’s leading B2B travel industry show, the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2024, is scheduled to be held on 5-7 June at JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa in Khao Lak, Phang-nga. Online registrations for buyers and sellers will open on 9 February.

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DePauw University Oman Study Trip Jan 2024

Panorama Travel

WE OPEN THE DOORS FOR UNIQUE STUDY EXPERIENCES We were pleased at Panorama Travel to organize the first DePauw University Oman Study Trip Jan 2024. The two-week study trip in the Sultanate included the capital, Muscat, Nizwa, Sur, the Empty Quarter desert, and Dhofar. It also included many experiences at tourist sites, visits to academic institutions, and meetings with Omani figures & exploring Oman culture and traditions.

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Smart Moves: Pivotal Group Appoints New GlobalMeet CEO

Smart Meetings

In this special edition of Smart Moves, get to know Kim Niederman, the new CEO of GlobalMeet GlobalMeet , a leader in virtual event technology, announces Kim Niederman will serve as the company’s CEO. GlobalMeet’s event technology makes fully interactive, live events available for audiences numbering over 100,000. It is used by five out of the 10 largest US banks, half of Fortune 500 pharmaceutical and biotech companies and all Big Four Consulting Firms, which audit 90% of all Fortune 500

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Finding Connection by Disconnecting from Tech

Convene by PCMA

Gen Z is enjoying its digital downtime, including popularizing analog products such as Polaroid cameras. ( Ellie Adams photo via Unsplash ) I consider myself a “zillennial” — the micro demographic born toward the end of the millennial generation and the beginning of Gen Z, specifically designated to people born between 1992 and 2002 who share experiences and mindsets with both generations.

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Explore 20 Unforgettable Travel Destinations for 2024

InEvent

Are you on the hunt for exhilarating travel destinations in 2024? Look no further! National Geographic’s highly anticipated Best of the World 2024 list is here to inspire your wanderlust with extraordinary experiences and breathtaking locations. This exclusive list, unveiled first to USA TODAY, features a diverse array of top destinations worldwide, ranging from iconic … Post Explore 20 Unforgettable Travel Destinations for 2024 showed as first in InEvent Blog.

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The countdown begins for “The Meetings Show Asia Pacific’s” debut

Travel Daily Media

The post The countdown begins for “The Meetings Show Asia Pacific’s” debut appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), The Meetings Show Asia Pacific 2024 promises to be a game-changer for meetings and events planners in the region, with its MICE market poised to grow from USD412.18 billion in 2023 to USD783.63 billion by 2032.

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Preview Las Vegas 2024 Talks Formula 1 and A’s Move to the City

Smart Meetings

The future of events in Las Vegas looks bright Industry professionals from all sectors of the hospitality industry got together Jan. 24 at Las Vegas newest property, Fontainebleau Las Vegas, to discuss the success of last year’s major events and what lies ahead in the city in 2024. Key moments of Preview Las Vegas 2024 included appearances by Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo, Las Vegas Chamber President and CEO Mary Beth Sewald, Applied Analytics Principal Analyst Jeremy Aguero, MLB A’s President Jo

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As the World Changes, so Does the Business Events Industry

Convene by PCMA

“What we are about to witness — some people will say in the next 20 years, I will say in the next two years — is beyond science fiction,” former Goole X CEO Mo Gawdet told the Convening Leaders 2024 audience in January. (Whatever Media Group) Sherrif Karamat, CAE, President & CEO, PCMA and CEMA When the global business events community gathered at the San Diego Convention Center in January for PCMA Convening Leaders, bringing together 5,000 participants from 47 countries, we broke our previo

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The future of tech in hospitality

EHL Insights

In prehistoric times, our technology was limited to tools made of stone and bone. In the 21st century, we live in an era of technological innovation that is changing almost every aspect of our lives, from communication and education to recreation and entertainment. Technology continues to evolve and in the hospitality industry we have seen drastic changes in recent years.

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Further East 2024 launches a new era of luxury in travel

Travel Daily Media

The post Further East 2024 launches a new era of luxury in travel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Further East, Asia-Pacific’s definitive event for luxury travel, is back. Over four days from 4 to 7 November 2024, it will gather and connect the very best figures in the industry, helping them shape the world’s most exciting market.

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New and Renovated: Innovative Spaces for Immersive Experiences

Smart Meetings

Across the board, new meeting spaces make for premium, curated events. New and renovated meeting spaces and hotels debut with immersive experiences in mind. Virtual Reality takes center stage in Orlando, where attendees can meet and celebrate like never before. A Charleston art hotel offers options for everyone to take in art however they choose. Georgia sees the opening of a meeting venue that emulates sophisticated style within a driven commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation.

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Community versus audience in journalism and meetings

Conferences that Work

Many meetings still focus on creating audiences rather than community. Yes, there’s a big difference. And not just at meetings. Here’s how Damon Kiesow , Knight Chair for Digital Editing and Producing at the Missouri School of Journalism , compares the concepts of community versus audience from a journalistic perspective. Kiesow says: Community does not scale.

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AIME 2024 WELCOME EVENT REVEALED: AIME NEON CARNIVAL AT MELBOURNE’S GRAZELAND

AIME

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) has today revealed the theme and location for its 2024 Welcome Event on Monday 19 February: AIME Neon Carnival at Grazeland. Grazeland is an outdoor foodie playground that showcases the … The post AIME 2024 WELCOME EVENT REVEALED: AIME NEON CARNIVAL AT MELBOURNE’S GRAZELAND appeared first on AIME.

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Edinburgh is the place to be this Easter break

Travel Daily Media

The post Edinburgh is the place to be this Easter break appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. World’s first and still one of the biggest science festivals, Edinburgh Science Festival returns to the Scottish capital this year between 30 March and 14 April with another fantastic programme of discussions with top scientists, hands-on activities for sci-curious and interactive exhibitions taking over the entire city.

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Virginia Beach: A Place for Exploration

Smart Meetings

Virginia Beach is home to adventure and ample meeting space Virginia Beach is a destination designed for exploration and entertainment. The destination is home to a premier convention center and diverse hotel properties, as well as a wide array of adventures for your group to engage in. Meet in Virginia Beach The Virginia Beach Convention Center was the United States’ first convention center to earn LEED Gold certification as an existing building, showcasing its commitment to being an eco-friend

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Travel Managers’ 2024 Predictions: 3 Takeaways

MeetingsNet

GBTA’s 2024 Outlook Poll reveals business-travel momentum but also a number of major issues potentially slowing gains in travel volume and spending. About 20 percent of all business travelers are headed to conferences and trade shows, according to the January 2024 Business Travel Outlook Poll conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. So, what that poll also has to say about the direction of travel spending and volume in the year ahead should be of note to event organizers.

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Top 10 Event Check-In Software Solutions in 2024

InEvent

Event technology is witnessing an unprecedented transformation in 2024, with innovations reshaping how we conceive and execute events. This is marked by advancements that promise to streamline event management processes and elevate the attendee experience to new heights. Event Check-In Software is at the heart of this revolution, an indispensable tool in modern event management. … Post Top 10 Event Check-In Software Solutions in 2024 showed as first in InEvent Blog.

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53rd Skål Asia Congress 2024 offers unmissable opportunities for industry professionals

Travel Daily Media

The post 53rd Skål Asia Congress 2024 offers unmissable opportunities for industry professionals appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Skål Asia proudly presents the 53rd Skål Asia Congress 2024, a premier gathering for industry professionals and 12,300 Skålleagues globally. Once you register through the secretariat (buzizi@attabh.com ) we wii provide you with comprehensive details, including the congress program, registration form, exclusive hotel deals, and discounted airfares on

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WEC: Tell fear to get out of the way

MPI

Pamela Schuller talks openly on stage about her severe case of Tourette Syndrome and how for many years she hated feeling different. One reason, she says, is that the messaging the world sends about disability isn’t always kind or positive.

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Allegations of Sexual Harassment Hang Over Legal Conference

MeetingsNet

A provocative post on LinkedIn charges widespread instances of inappropriate sexual advances at a recent meeting. Here’s the response from the organizer plus important resources for planners developing and enforcing a conference code of conduct. New York Legalweek, a conference organized by ALM that attracts about 6,000 legal-industry attendees, is under fire for reports of sexual harassment around its January 29-February 1 event.

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How to Welcome Attendees Traveling to Your Event

InEvent

Welcoming guests who have traveled to an event creates a memorable and positive experience. A warm greeting sets the tone for the event, making guests feel valued and appreciated. It can significantly impact their overall perception, and foster a sense of belonging and excitement. By acknowledging their effort to travel, event planners can establish a … Post How to Welcome Attendees Traveling to Your Event showed as first in InEvent Blog.

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Gen-Z travellers fuel demand for experiential tours, as interest in traditional sightseeing slips

Travel Daily Media

The post Gen-Z travellers fuel demand for experiential tours, as interest in traditional sightseeing slips appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Ahead of Berlin’s upcoming Arival 360 – the global conference for the tours, activities and experiences sector – Arival has revealed to European tour operators that U.S. travelers visiting the region this year are likely to take more tours than ever before, and younger travelers are less interested in sightseeing.

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Digging Deeper: Inside EAA’s Conference on Archaeology and History

Convene by PCMA

The European Association of Archaeologists’ annual conference in Belfast included an interactive program for the local community — including children — to learn about their heritage. A profile of the European Association of Archaeologists’ (EAA) annual conference requires that you start off with a bit of history — fitting for an association devoted to discovering and preserving physical evidence of our past as a way to understand how we have evolved.

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Everything You Need to Know About Event Scheduling Software

Bizzaboo

When planning successful event experiences, event teams face myriad challenges. From venue selection, event promotion, and budget management to catering, logistics, and speaker selection, orchestrating an event end-to-end requires meticulous planning. Event teams must be ready to respond to a variety of unexpected issues, such as last-minute changes, technical difficulties, and weather disruptions.

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Business Tips For Tour Business Owners

Tourism Tiger

Tips to help your tour business thrive, from technology to sustainability to marketing advice.