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Smart Moves in Orlando, Anaheim and More

Smart Meetings

Davis Meyer and Sean Smith Davis Meyer (left) and Sean Smith (right), Visit Greater Palm Springs Visit Greater Palm Springs makes two new appointments to support its government relations and economic development initiatives. Meyer is promoted to the role of vice president of government and industry relations. She has been with Visit Greater Palm Springs in 2017, most recently holding the position of senior director of community engagement.

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Leveraging Channel Incentives to Increase Market Share

Motivation Excellence

Here at Motivation Excellence, employee incentive and rewards programs are a big part of what we do. But they are not all we do. We engage with organizations to create a variety of incentive programs, including sales incentive programs and channel incentives. We help organizations leverage channel incentives to increase market share. Incentive programs are a terrific way to motivate channel partners.

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Travel Management with an Eco-Conscious Approach

Traveler's Q

In an era where the environmental impact of our choices comes under increasing scrutiny, sustainable travel has moved from a niche consideration to a necessary approach for both leisure and business travelers. Embracing an eco-conscious travel management approach is not just about minimizing your environmental footprint; it’s about enriching your travel experience while preserving the world’s natural and cultural treasures for future generations.

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“Meeting Room of the Future” Report: 4 Takeaways for Planners

MeetingsNet

The latest look at how operators of residential and non-residential conference venues are adapting to groups’ changing needs. According to the 2024 "Meeting Room of the Future" report from the International Association of Conference Centers, enhancing the attendee experience is top of mind for conference-center operators, especially in ways that cater to the younger generations who are becoming more of the audience.

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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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New and Renovated: Art Hotels Around the Globe

Smart Meetings

International hotels with vibrant art scenes, inside and out Three new hotels open in vibrant international locations, and each features a robust collection of curated art that celebrates the local culture and local artists, in addition to standing in exciting areas, so guests can explore all the art within and beyond the hotel space. From boutique to lifestyle to luxury, these new and renovated spaces offer an immersive atmosphere, no matter what size meeting you’re holding and what type of hot

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Waste Not, Want Not: Making Leftover Event Materials Serve the Community

Convene by PCMA

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau conducted an online auction for fans to get signage, like the one shown here near Philadelphia City Hall, from WrestleManiaXL, which took place in April in the city. (Photos courtesy PHLCVB) In early April, when WrestleMania returned to Philadelphia for the first time in 25 years to make its debut at Lincoln Financial Field, more than 145,000 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) fans attended over two nights — making it the highest-grossing event in

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Helping Attendees Defeat Jet Lag

MeetingsNet

InterContinental properties now offer guests access to the Timeshifter app to acclimate quickly coming into meetings and then going home. With wellness a growing component of business events, both planners and suppliers are creating different ways to help attendees feel good before, during, and after meetings. One of the latest such developments: InterContinental Hotels is partnering with Timeshifter, a mobile app that creates personalized jet lag-mitigation plans for travelers, to offer the ser

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Event Case Study: MPI Southern California WeCon 2024

Smart Meetings

Sometimes events could use a refresher. Whether a full re-creation or adding a few small elements, applying changes to an event can elevate its reception entirely. The former is the route MPI’s Southern California Chapter did with its annual WeCon event, this time held in Newport Beach, California. “The event was re-invented from the ground up,” says Jennifer Minzey, vice president of education for MPI Southern California.

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A Hands-On, International Group Travel Solution with ABTS Convention Services

Convene by PCMA

ABTS is the only provider of white glove travel, lodging, concierge, and compliance services for international attendees of major medical association events, ABTS is right where you need them to be. ABTS Convention Services is the premier name in international group housing and travel for attendees of medical meetings, providing white glove service every step of the way.

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The 5 Basic Building Blocks of a Successful Online Presence

Tourism Tiger

Discover the essential steps to take when setting up your tour business online, from registering your domain and choosing your website host to the content and design aspects of your site.

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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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Industry leaders call for ‘Radical Collaboration’ at Sustainable Skies World Summit 2024

Travel Daily Media

The post Industry leaders call for ‘Radical Collaboration’ at Sustainable Skies World Summit 2024 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Virgin Atlantic and British Airways CEO’s call for ‘radical collaboration’ between Government, aviation fuel providers and the wider industry to reach net zero by 2050 Sustainable Skies World Summit 2024.

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Silicon Valley-style VC Firm Launches for Event Industry

Smart Meetings

Looking for a sizeable infusion of cash to create an exciting recurring event and help carry it through the growing pains? How about mentorship to speed its way to success? In Silicon Valley, the model is familiar: Get a tech-savvy venture capital firm to invest in you. In the event industry, not so much. “Unlike Silicon Valley, where there has long been a focus on early-stage startups and betting on smart entrepreneurs, the event industry has behaved very differently,” says Greg Topalian, chair

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Tech Company’s AI Reporter Helps Meeting Attendees Be in Two Places at Once

Convene by PCMA

Every year, Siemens AG, the global technology company, gathers its top leaders from around the world for an internal meeting it calls the Siemens Business Conference. At last October’s event in Munich, Germany, where the agenda included main stage presentations plus five breakout stages, Stephen Rose, Siemens AG’s head of global communication services, and his colleagues faced a challenge most meeting organizers would love to have.

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How To Plan A Memorial Day Party: A Step By Step Guide 

Social Tables

Memorial Day is a special time to honor and remember those who have bravely served our country. It’s a time to come together with friends and family, enjoying good food, fun activities, and heartfelt conversations. If you’re looking to plan a Memorial Day party that will create lasting memories, look no further! In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through each stage of the planning process, ensuring that your party is a success.

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Virtuzone set to host the second edition of LaunchPad 2024 event in Dubai

Travel Daily Media

The post Virtuzone set to host the second edition of LaunchPad 2024 event in Dubai appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. Neil Petch, Chairman and Co-founder of Virtuzone Following the success of the first LaunchPad event, Virtuzone, a leader specialising in business setup and corporate services, announces its highly anticipated second edition, LaunchPad 2024: Mastering Business Setup and Tax Strategy in the UAE, an exclusive event designed to empower entrepreneurs and fos

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A Sneak Peek at ASAE’s The Exchange Women’s Event

Smart Meetings

Association leadership conference addresses the things that go unsaid A new event for female association event leaders planned for June in Washington, D.C., will focus on the conversations that aren’t always discussed in the office—personal brand management, fearless leadership and even menopause. Michelle Mason, president of ASAE, described The Exchange as a place where women can show up with their authentic selves, make critical connections and broach sensitive topics with honest, candid conve

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Conference Illuminates the Art of Medicine

Convene by PCMA

78th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Illustrators When: July 24–27, 2024 Where: Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, New York Website: meetings.ami.org/2024/ Expected 2024 Attendees: 400-500 In July 1945, 30 medical illustrators gathered at Chicago’s University of Illinois College of Medicine to sketch out details for the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI), an organization to be devoted to artists who at that time created medical illustratio

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5 Ways to Plan Life Sciences Events for the Tech-Driven Age

Skift Meetings

Skift Take: Life sciences events are more important than ever as face-to-face meetings return in force. Here’s how event planners can keep pace with rapid change in the industry, take advantage of accelerating tech innovation, and support the professionals tackling the top health challenges of the day.

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5 Reasons I’m Grateful for My Clients After 40+ Years of Consulting

Conferences that Work

I got my first paid consulting job in 1983, solving IT problems for a lumber yard. I’ve been a consultant ever since. I’m so grateful to the hundreds of clients I’ve served over the last 40+ years. Here are five reasons why I’m grateful for my clients. 1—It’s always a people problem I was a technology nerd when I got that first gig.

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Corporate Travel That Works: New Trends

Smart Meetings

Massive societal shifts have taken place within the world of corporate travel. Despite discussions around the future viability of business travel, the reality is that in-person interaction will win out over virtual every time. Organizations have remained steadfast in their belief that meeting in person drives performance and growth , no matter if they’re fully remote, entirely office-based or a hybrid of the two options.

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Alison Melvin

Convene by PCMA

This year, PCMA’s 20 in Their Twenties program honors exceptional young leaders in the business events industry. Class of 2024 member Alison Melvin, Conference & Convention Account Executive at The Classic Center, talks about the rising prices of goods and services within the events industry, and offers planners ideas to help curb those costs.

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HBX Group reveals speakers to participate in the MarketHub Americas “New Frontiers”

Travel Daily Media

The post HBX Group reveals speakers to participate in the MarketHub Americas “New Frontiers” appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. The exterior of Fontainebleau Las Vegas by Dialh As the excitement mounts for the MarketHub Americas by HBX Group, set to take place from 4-7 June at the Fontainebleau Las Vegas and Resorts World Las Vegas, the company has revealed the lineup of speakers expected to participate in their flagship event.

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Handling Your "If Only I Had Known" Moments

Special Events

Wedding pros share what they regret not doing in their first five years of business

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WEC 2024 in Louisville Lifted Spirits with a Tactical Chaser

Smart Meetings

World Education Congress (WEC) 2024, Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) annual gathering, is always notable for its range of educational programming. This year’s production in Louisville, Kentucky, was themed around crafting experiences and heavy on musical metaphors. But in the breakout sessions, real talk from working meeting planners about how AI, global risks and economic shifts will impact programs in the near future drew standing-room-only crowds.

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Why Indianapolis is a Destination to Know Right Now

Convene by PCMA

Downtown Indianapolis is a vibrant destination for your next meeting. Indy is trending in 2024, and for good reason. Meeting planners on the lookout for a destination that has it all—from easy airport access to world-class restaurants and accommodations to a cutting-edge, expansive convention campus—will find all that and more in the Circle City. Take a look.

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TravelTech Show data reveals cost and time taken to implement new solutions

Travel Daily Media

The post TravelTech Show data reveals cost and time taken to implement new solutions appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. With just one month to go until TravelTech Show opens its doors on 19 June, organisers of this year’s show have released further findings from its research, highlighting the challenges felt by buyers. Over a third (34 per cent) stated that both implementation time for new solutions or platforms and balancing budgets in line with the cost of new techno

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Eventtia vs. Splash: What’s the difference?

Eventtia

With a magnitude of options to choose, it’s easy to get lost in all of the different event technology out there. You’ve got new products like HopIn, older products like Cvent and Bizzobo, event ticketing platforms like Eventbrite , and more marketing-oriented platforms like Splash. We could talk about all of them but today we’re going to be talking about the latter, Splash.

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Time is Running Out: Apply to Speak at Catersource + The Special Event!

Special Events

Call for Speakers for CS+TSE 2025 closes June 10, 2024 at 11:59 pm CST

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Discover Five of the Best Cities for Meetings in The Palm Beaches

Convene by PCMA

In downtown West Palm Beach, visitors can walk from the Palm Beach County Convention Center and its connected hotel to shopping, dining, nightlife and a performing arts center. The Palm Beaches area is home to 39 vibrant cities and towns that offer meeting hotels and venues of every size and ample accommodations, all against the backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty.

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Hong Kong Convention Ambassadors of 12 sectors celebrate securing 70 conventions

Travel Daily Media

The post Hong Kong Convention Ambassadors of 12 sectors celebrate securing 70 conventions appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily Media. The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) hosted the Hong Kong Convention Ambassador (HKCA) Appreciation Night on 20 May (Monday) at Rosewood Hong Kong to honour ambassadors from across 12 sectors for their exceptional success in bringing about 70 conventions to Hong Kong, attracting about 70,000 high-spending visitors.

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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. Swapping the show floor for a virtual space doesn’t need to be a headache, nor should it hinder your attendees’ expectations of a trade show, which is where this article comes in.

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Ultimate Guide to Navigating Event Registration

Stova

Registration is the heartbeat of meetings and events. It impacts every vital aspect of your event, from programming and networking to marketing and onsite experiences. Our guide is your blueprint for achieving event registration success. Whether you’re an event planner, marketer, or organizer, this resource will help you harness the power of event registration software to enhance your events and drive outstanding results.

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Take a Look at Columbus for Your Next Meeting

Convene by PCMA

Experience the vibrant urban destination that is Columbus for your next meeting. If you’re looking for a vibrant, welcoming Midwest city for an upcoming meeting or event, Ohio’s capital city should be on your radar. Columbus boasts diverse and growing cultural, culinary, and business communities, along with cutting-edge meeting facilities.

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Beyond Discounts: 7 Innovative Strategies To Build Event Sponsor Incentives 

Bizzaboo

In both good and bad economic times, the most strategic events teams are always trying to land new sponsors to increase event exposure and bolster their budgets. When teams strategize event sponsor incentives, offering discounts is one of the first ideas they consider. However, creative approaches to event sponsorship — like unique brand exposure opportunities, exclusive networking events, and co-creation projects — can make it easier to attract new sponsors, strengthening relationships and ensu

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How Universities Can Develop a Good Event Infrastructure

Eventtia

Why do universities need a good event infrastructure in the first place? Apart from being powerful education and research centers, universities are famous for gathering like-minded people. Famous for igniting new projects of local or international relevance, universities are fueling the social change. Whether it’s for a student event or a conference for the large public, universities generate multiple environments for interaction between academia and society itself.