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Legacy & advocacy

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

To some, the term 'networking' is overused, and even may sound a bit sleazy. We've amplified that by promoting speed networking and boasting about the number of professionals attending our conferences.

At this year's IMEX Frankfurt, ICCA CEO Martin Sirk noted that up until recently, the meetings and events industry has focused on measuring the impact of face-to-face gatherings and tourism.

A publisher friend recently asked me to come up with my list of the 10 most critical questions the meetings industry needs to address over the coming decade.

Exhibition organizers now have a new tool to help them calculate the economic impact of their show on their host city and demonstrate its value to the local economy.

At the FAO COFI 32 in Rome in July I presented on “Promoting Seafood Consumption: A Tool for Improving Nutrition, Health and Regional Development – Public Policy and Producers effort.”

The event planners behind internal conferences are not being encouraged to focus on business objectives enough by their leaders, according to research by KDM Events.

The impact of your conference education sessions is less about what happens on site and more about what happens on the attendee’s job after the session.

The term Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) has been kicking around for the best part of 20 years, having originated in the North American meetings and events industry.

Those of us who have the great fortune of working in the travel industry know the value of face-to-face meetings:

“Wake those CEOs up, people!”

The grounds for creating a mobile meeting app are quite different depending on whether the app is for an association or a corporation, according to a new Meeting Professionals International/DoubleDutch survey.

Whether industry veteran or first-timer, networking matters now more than ever. To best deliver on your meeting’s networking promise, keep these two strategies at the forefront.

The meetings industry has for many years been a kind of medieval fortress of classic organizational and procedural approaches.

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

In 2012, the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, a global professional member society, and the American Composites Manufacturers Association

Glasgow City Marketing Bureau has released its first conference legacy assessment as part of its new campaign to become a world leader on measuring conference impact.

Healthcare professionals still value meetings as prime ways to connect with peers and learn about scientific breakthroughs from key opinion leaders.

Skift editor Greg Oates last week issued an industry rallying call for the business events sector to pursue a three-pillared 'Manifesto for a New Generation of Meetings and Conventions,'

At IMEX Frankfurt 2016, government officials from New South Wales (NSW), Australia(and the United Arab Emirates) revealed the role of business events for