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7 Ways Meeting Profs Can Maintain Their Sanity and Self-Care During the Holidays (Without Spiking the Eggnog)

Smart Meetings

Keep your well-being in check throughout your holiday planning Glorious colorful foliage, crisp breezes, and pumpkin spice, everything has signaled that the change of seasons is well underway. For meeting professionals, it also means the holidays are coming like a turbocharged reindeer on espresso. We all adore the festivities and merrymaking, but let’s face it—it’s that time of year when meeting and event profs are moving faster than Santa’s elves on roller blades and deadlines are

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ADMEI Announces 2024 Awards Finalists

ADMEI

ADMEI Announces 2024 Awards Finalists WIMBERLEY, Texas (14 November 2023) The Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI), a leading global membership association for Destination Management Companies (DMCs) has officially announced the 2024 ADMEI Awards finalists. ADMEI’s awards program is among the most respectable and distinguished in the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry and the most robust, noteworthy DMC-specific awards program.

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Make Gratitude Your Attitude All Year Long

Motivation Excellence

In the United States, November is the BIG month for gratitude, with Thanksgiving starting off the holiday season through the end of the year. But research shows living a life of thankfulness ALL year is truly beneficial to your health. Robert Emmons is the leading scientific expert on gratitude. Through his research, he and his team found that being grateful: Boosts your immune system Lowers your blood pressure Helps elevate your mood Allows you to celebrate the present Blocks negative emotions

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Meetings Market Survey 2023: ‘The Work Has Gotten Very Difficult’

Convene by PCMA

The last time we conducted the Meetings Market Survey — the results of which had been published every year, without fail, in Convene for 29 years — it was November 2019 , and in the public mind, the pandemic referred to early-20th-century influenza, not the global health crisis we were on the brink of experiencing. When we brought back the Meetings Market Survey this summer, we knew the questions couldn’t be cut-and-pasted from previous years, but had to reflect new realities, including the rise

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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? Finding Joy at Events with Jacques Martiquet The Party Scientist

Smart Meetings

On this episode of What One Thing? Smart Meeting’s Vice President JT Long chats with The Party Scientist Jacques Martiquet to explore the concept of bringing joy to events, turning attendees from spectators into connectors and the impact of movement and music on attendees. Read more about how to create engaging events from Martiquet here. Don’t Miss a Podcast Drop.

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New Survey: Planners Most Interested in A.I. for Marketing and Logistics

MeetingsNet

About half of respondents know how A.I. can assist with event planning, but only a small percentage have incorporated it “extensively” into their processes while some others have dabbled. Information on how artificial intelligence can help build, market, and analyze business events has been a popular offering at industry events and in the trade media this year.

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MEETINGS achieves carbon zero certification

Travel Daily Media

The post MEETINGS achieves carbon zero certification appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Business Events Industry Aotearoa Limited’s MEETINGS 2023 – New Zealand’s largest trade show for the business events sector – has been awarded Toitū net carbonzero certification. BEIA Chief Executive Lisa Hopkins says everyone involved in MEETINGS can be proud of this achievement.

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Case Study: Oakland Style Steers the Narrative

Smart Meetings

Concise communication and teamwork heralds a successful event Editor’s Note: Putting an event together is a lot of work. Putting on a multi-day annual event is a higher level undertaking. Smart Meetings chatted with Renee Roberts, director of public relations and communications at Visit Oakland, who wrapped the first annual Oakland Style event in early October, to discuss how the community of Oakland rallied together to create this first-of-its-kind event.

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A.I. and Meeting Contracts: Don’t Ignore the Warning Label

MeetingsNet

The new meetings-industry A.I. engine is impressive, but planners need to understand how best to use its contracts section and how human expertise is still required. Warning: Please note that the generated output is not legal advice. You are advised to consult a lawyer. That’s the small print on the legal prompts in Spark, the meetings-specific generative-A.I. engine launched earlier this year by the Professional Convention Management Association and Gevme, an event-technology provider.

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Join me in Rome next week!

Conferences that Work

Join me in Rome next week (November 21 – 26)! On November 24 I’m leading a Masterclass at the 2023 Best Event Awards Festival. The topic? Creating and supporting meaningful participation at events. Here’s the entire program for November 24. There’s also an opportunity to meet with me in Studio Room 2 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CET to explore questions and issues arising from the session or that weren’t addressed and tackle questions on how to solve your top-of-m

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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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Why Are Public and Private Stakeholders Investing in Foreign Tourism Projects?

Solimar International

Tourism is a global business: last year, global capital investment in travel and tourism totaled $856 billion. When it comes to tourism, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders invest not only domestically, but also abroad. Why is this, the audience may ask? This article highlights some reasons why private, governmental, and intergovernmental stakeholders invest in foreign tourism projects and the merits of doing so.

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FICP 2023 Empowered Members for a Future Beyond the Horizon

Smart Meetings

Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) brought 700 thought leaders together at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Florida to prepare meeting professionals for whatever comes next with a call to reflect, discover and recharge. Smart Meetings was in attendance and sent back this report from beyond the horizon, touching on topics like the disruption from artificial intelligence, ever-increasing costs and shrinking teams.

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10 Ideas for Communicating Strategic Ideas Up the Ladder

MeetingsNet

Strategic thinking is one thing, but communicating those thoughts in ways that get listeners to understand your vision and see you as a leader is another. Here’s some advice. You may have innovative ideas for your events’ marketing, revenue model, or learning formats to achieve your organization’s goals. But to be known for strategy as well as execution, it’s critical to be able to communicate those ideas effectively.

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Valencia welcomes the World Tourism Film Awards 2023

Travel Daily Media

The post Valencia welcomes the World Tourism Film Awards 2023 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. The city of Valencia, Spain, will host the 35th edition of the World Tourism Film Awards. Set to take place on the 22 nd of November at the Auditorium Mar Rojo in Oceanogràfic València, this event will be a celebration of the very best in global tourism videos and advertisements in 2023.

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Event Legacies: Two Case Studies Reveal Path to Success

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Sometimes, there’s no better way to get a firm grasp on industry best practices than to learn from case studies. Here are two Danish congresses that reveal the best ways to approach event legacies from beginning to end.

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Smart Moves in Las Vegas, New York and More

Smart Meetings

John Helderman and Stacie Michaels John Helderman (left) and Stacie Michaels (right), Fontainebleau Las Vegas Fontainebleau Las Vegas names Helderman chief financial officer. With over 25 years of experience in gaming, finance and accounting, he most recently served as chief financial officer for Las Vegas-based financial services operator The Brennan Entities.

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How To Event Tech Live {ETL} with Irina Graf and Adam Parry.

InEvent

Introduction. Welcome to the ultimate insider’s guide to Event Tech Live London. In this exclusive blog post, we’re thrilled to bring you firsthand insights from two industry titans – Irina Graf and Adam Parry. Join us in an illuminating live chat where these luminaries will unravel the ‘How To ETL’ mysteries at Event Tech Live … Post How To Event Tech Live {ETL} with Irina Graf and Adam Parry. showed as first in InEvent Blog.

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FCM Travel Asia shows double-digit recovery for the first quarter of FY24 in Corporate Travel

Travel Daily Media

The post FCM Travel Asia shows double-digit recovery for the first quarter of FY24 in Corporate Travel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Flight Centre Travel Group’s Annual General Meeting has taken place and the following business update was issued to the Australian Securities Exchange. Bertrand Saillet, Managing Director, FCM Asia said: “Asia has continued to show a double-digit recovery for the first quarter of FY24 in corporate travel.

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Hotels and Events: Negotiating The Best Terms

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Don’t be fooled by generic concessions and terms offered by hotels. Having the right negotiating strategy will save time and money.

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New and Renovated: Ambience Unrivaled

Smart Meetings

Design-Forward Spaces to Create Immersive Experiences Beyond offering luxurious hospitality, hotels attract business and leisure visitors by offering a distinct, memorable experience. One way to do this is to create a cohesive, thought-out space that captures a unique atmosphere. Whether that means placing a desirable destination center-stage, or creating a certain mood through lighting, decoration and furniture arrangement, these new and renovated hotels have mastered ambience in the full sense

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LA's Pinstripes Celebrates New Location in "Striking" Success

Special Events

The new Westfield Topanga location launched with a grand opening party

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Raising the bar in travel and tourism: MarketHub Asia in Bangkok

Travel Daily Media

The post Raising the bar in travel and tourism: MarketHub Asia in Bangkok appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. As industry leaders prepare for MarketHub Asia, Hotelbeds promises to uncover the latest and most crucial trends in the world of travel with the presence of renowned speakers such as Google, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

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Bizzabo Wins TrustRadius Best of Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Event Management

Bizzaboo

We’re thrilled to announce Bizzabo’s outstanding achievement in the prestigious TrustRadius Best of Awards. These awards are a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing the best possible experience for our customers in the event management industry. TrustRadius is a renowned platform that values excellence and transparency. Year after year, TrustRadius has celebrated the best of the best in various categories, allowing companies to showcase their exceptional offerings.

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Managing Airport Journeys

Smart Meetings

Make Your Air Travel Easier Than Ever Calling all those who travel for work! We probably consider ourselves more well-versed in air travel than most. Our sealable travel bag of 3.4-ounce containers filled with face wash and lotion live tucked in our bathroom cabinets until, soon enough, they are packed once again into a suitcase and placed on the gleaming countertop of a hotel bathroom.

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How To Choose the Best Event Management Software Provider

Eventtia

Do you need help finding the best event management software provider for your company? Look no further. This guide will take you through every step of the process. What Is an Event Management Software Provider An event management software provider, at its core, is a technology company that offers a wide range of software solutions aimed at assisting companies in planning, organizing, and executing various types of events.

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Saudi Creatives take centre stage at Young Talent Academies as inaugural edition of Athar Festival kicks-off in Riyadh

Travel Daily Media

The post Saudi Creatives take centre stage at Young Talent Academies as inaugural edition of Athar Festival kicks-off in Riyadh appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. A three-day curated Young Talent Academy Programme kickstarts Athar – Saudi Festival of Creativity, the largest gathering of the creative marketing industry in the Kingdom.

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‘Let’s Have These Conversations’ About Civil Rights

Convene by PCMA

Participants of this year’s Big Life Series event gather on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, part of an action-packed itinerary. (Travis Ellison photo) Over the last two years, more than 300 student athletes, coaches, and college administrators have traveled from across the U.S. to Montgomery, Alabama, to immerse themselves in the history of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

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Master's student portrait: Guillaume Foussier's entrepreneurial road

EHL Insights

In an exciting new series of our Alumni Network Podcast, we chat to EHL graduates who embarked on a bachelor’s adventure at EHL and then pursued master’s degrees across the globe.

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2024 Worker Visas to Double as Stark Labor Report Comes Out

MeetingsNet

More than 64,000 H-2B non-immigrant visas will be added to the original number allowed, to ease labor shortages such as the one facing hotels. On November 16, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor announced a new limit on the number of H-2B nonimmigrant visas, increasing it to 64,716 for fiscal year 2024—double the original limit.

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NYC Hotel Week returns from January 3-February 4 with 24% savings at 150 hotels

Travel Daily Media

The post NYC Hotel Week returns from January 3-February 4 with 24% savings at 150 hotels appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. New York City Tourism + Conventions, the official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau for the five boroughs of New York City, announced the return of NYC Hotel Week. Returning for its third year, the program will run from January 3 through February 4, 2024, offering a 24% savings on standard room rates at 150 hotels across

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Hey Chatbot, What’s the Wi-Fi Password?

Convene by PCMA

If an event organizer using an AI chatbot can “give you value in the form of instant answers or information, [it] builds trust,” said Chuck Elias, CEO of 42Chat. There are two shifts driving the development of a new generation of chatbots, said Chuck Elias, CEO of 42Chat, which Elias cofounded in 2016 to create chatbots for events and conferences. One is that text became a business channel during the pandemic, Elias said.

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AIGC and VR: The New Frontiers in Vocational Education and training

EHL Insights

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking at a conference in Nanjing, China, where I delved into the revolutionary impact of the integration of Artificial Intelligence Generated Content (AIGC) and Virtual Reality (VR) in education and training. This pioneering approach promises to redefine how we learn and prepare for various careers, especially in the vocational sector.

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5 Fun Facts about Tyler, TX, to Help You Get to Know the City

Redfin

Tyler, TX, is a city filled with history, culture, and natural beauty. Beyond its picturesque landscapes and charming streets, the city is home to a number of fascinating facts that add an extra layer of intrigue to this East Texas gem. From its reputation as the “Rose Capital of America” to its ties to notable figures, there’s much more to discover about this vibrant city.

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Maharashtra Tourism shines bright at WTM London 2023

Travel Daily Media

The post Maharashtra Tourism shines bright at WTM London 2023 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Brand TD. Maharashtra Tourism showcased the rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and its urban allure at the WTM London 2023, held at ExCel London, from November 06 th to 08 th. The Stand was inaugurated by. V. Vidyavathi, IAS – Union Tourism Secretary, in the esteemed presence of Vikram Doraiswami, High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom.

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Empowering Caregivers in the Workplace

Maritz Global Events

The Maritz Caregivers Employee Resource Group (ERG) has been busy during National Family Caregivers Month, to provide important resources to all the caregivers on our team including: Tips for Embracing Self-Care as a Caregiver Opportunities to engage while learning about Caregivers through our Word Cloud activity and weekly trivia.

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