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Destination selection & bidding

How to design a better bidding and decision-making process? What to look out for when selecting a destination? How to do successful site-inspections?
Tips on how to win an international conference from the faculty of Lviv Convention Bureau's July 2018 workshop.
Tips on how to win an international conference from the faculty of Lviv Convention Bureau's July 2018 workshop.

An interview with Roman Muska, CEO of Prague Convention Bureau.

This article has been originally published by our media member MEETINGSNET Magazines & E-Media, Penton Media and has been featured in full below with their permission.

The geo-political and economic landscape of international association meetings today is facing growing challenges and new models of disruption. This is a fact we all have to live with and the biggest question is how do you survive in such turbulent t

Requests for proposal, a vestige of the old economy, have been used for decades to secure event space. For those of you who haven’t had the joy of dealing with RFPs,

When you’re looking for a destination for your new association congress, your multinational corporation’s innovation conclave, or your plant managers’ training trip

The meetings and events industry should prepare for a complete overhaul, thanks to the rise of the sharing economy and preferences of the next generation of delegate.

Matthias Schultze, Managing Director of the GCB German Convention Bureau, shares his thoughts on trends set to hit the meetings industry next year

Even meeting planners who can whip up a budget for a U.S.–based event with ease may find themselves worrying about what they’re forgetting when it comes to budgeting for a meeting beyond U.S. borders.

Whenever I go to conferences and trade shows globally, I always notice a bit of “budget envy” that comes from those who plan small to mid-sized events.

Koleen Roach, director, meetings and conference management at Securian Financial Group?, has been planning meetings and incentives for almost 25 years,

Africa is moving up the list of destinations international planners are considering for their conferences

With healthcare representing roughly one-sixth of the American economy, face-to-face meetings are an important element in educating and updating the industry's practitioners.

If you haven’t checked out the Convention Industry Council’s APEX resources for meeting planners, you’re missing out on a rich collection of free, downloadable templates and guides that can save you tons of time—and possibly save your budget as well.

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has identified 'significant' opportunities to improve hotelier-planner relationships, like providing more information in requests for proposals (RFPs).

FRHI Hotels and Resorts' Mark Sergot predicts increased room rates as demand returns.

Clause guaranteeing one conference better hotel rates than any another results in loss of 38,000-delegate event

More international meetings commit to meeting in the kingdom this year. Regardless of negative media coverage following the country’s political transition, Thailand continues to win business from the international association market.

A new product which will help associations make more educated decisions on where to hold their annual meetings has been launched at meetings trade show IMEX, in Frankfurt.

Club Melbourne's 130 members are becoming adept at selling city's strengths. Meetings ambassadors in Melbourne, Australia, have secured 13 international conference in the last twelve months

A data tool introduced by ICCA for its supplier members has implications for association meeting pros, too.

Everyone has heard of at least one association, whether they are related to the business events industry or not.

Three days after corporate, association, and third-party meeting planners with expertise in global programs got together

Just when you thought you’d learned all about what revenue managers are thinking

Need to find out more about the destination you are planning to hold your next meeting in? Do you want to put your mind at ease or simple get some unbiased advice form a peer, who has met at the destination you are considering?

Gastroenterologists all over the world are sitting in their clinics wondering why all the congresses the attend don’t have opening ceremonies like APDW 2012.

The planners and hospitality partners who gather at Financial & Insurance Conference Planners events could hardly be a more congenial group.

When I traveled to South America for the first time in my professional career last year, I realized just how powerful language is.