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After a successful three years of global advocacy, the fourth edition of Global Meetings Industry Day takes place on Thursday 4 April. Here's how to get involved in this amazing chance for global industry advocacy (and fun)!
When it comes to marketing and PR opportunities based on rankings, we are keen for our members to know that the possibilites go far beyond our annual Statistics Reports! It all depends on how you want to profile yourself or your destination...
It has long been thought that business organisations are hierarchies, islands in a vast sea of capital markets. This market hubbub over hierarchy has eclipsed the true value of a shadow organisation called the network.
It doesn’t take Einstein to conclude that motivation and empowerment are the key to retaining your human capital, yet it appears that some organisations – large and small alike, are still failing to recognize this key facet as something not to be tak
Today's guest post is by Mark Kao, department manager for COS Group, and head of COS Rental. This is the first in a three-part series on using Instagram's new features for events.Instagram just keeps growing. Its user base surpassed the 500 million m
We’ve all had that one call – the one that excites and challenges. A recent one went as follows: “So we have an American biotech client with a Singapore regional office running a weekend workshop in Kuala Lumpur in four weeks time.
One of the many reasons I wish I could have gone to the Meeting Professionals International World Education Congress last month was to go to a session called, “Powering Up: Women and Leadership in the Meeting and Event Industry.”
David Stankiewicz, project manager/strategic programs with IEEE, a professional association for the advancement of technology, showed how meeting planners can use Google+ Hangouts to enhance an event by
Nowadays, a lot of meeting planning is done through videoconferencing and other forms of virtual meetings. So you’re probably familiar with this scenario: You log on to Google Hangouts and wait for your team to arrive.
While direct-mail campaigns and working with external partners are vital pieces of her event marketing efforts, according to Meredith Fortunato, e-mail marketing and a VIP program yield more than half of her event registrations.
We regularly write about and advocate for the importance of face-to-face meetings. I may be a little biased since I make my living off of them, but here’s yet one more example of why they work so well.
QuickMobile has published its third annual white paper highlighting what the mobile event app company—and some of the industry’s thought leaders—predict will happen with mobile apps and event technology in 2016
Meetings planners can expect more socialising rather than networking and venue operators better be ready to supply the latest technology to facilitate communication for Generation Y and pimp up the mood in their centres
Whether you think of it in terms of new generational labels or not, the world and your meeting attendees are rapidly changing, and regular check-ins from companies such as brand experience agency FreemanXP
The question of how to attract younger event attendees – the so-called millennial generation, generally accepted as those born between the late 1970s and the late 1990s – is one of the great challenges facing international associations.
The goal of most corporate meeting departments is to plan programs that get high marks from attendees and save money in the process. David Rich would like to upgrade that goal by adding a bigger purpose for what you do, a purpose that already guides