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EIBTM rebrands, cites Top 10 innovations

When the annual industry trade show EIBTM opened in Barcelona, Spain, this week, it rebranded itself as IBTM World. And that wasn’t the only “something new” that attendees experienced firsthand. Show organizers also named a Top 10 list of innovations from companies that applied to showcase technological, social or design innovations demonstrating revolutionary solutions, applications and the latest technologies that [...] More

Weekly deals and highlights: Nov. 19, 2014

In this issue: @Bluemangroup, @Delta, @emeraldcoastcc, @WestinATLAir and Dave and Busters More

2015 rising destinations for meetings named

Ten Southern destinations have been named 2015 rising destinations for meetings by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine. The selections follow  research on hundreds of destinations in 16 states in the South and the Caribbean seas region. They were based on each destination’s increased and enhanced offerings as a location for groups, meetings and events. The 10, in [...] More

PCMA names 2015 class of ’20 in their twenties’

The Professional Convention Management Association has named its 2015 “20 in their twenties” class. The program, in its second year, is supported by the Austin (Texas) Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Austin Convention Center. It’s meant to engage the best and brightest young industry professionals by recognizing them as emerging leaders and fostering their talents so [...] More

Weekly deals and highlights: Nov. 12, 2014

In this issue: @atlantiscasino, @Delta, @VisitGrapevine, @innewbraunfels, @ValdostaMeeting, @PeppermillReno, @SeaPalmsResort, Seaworld, @Visitoakland, @WestinATLAir and Dave and Busters More

Lessons from North America’s greenest convention centers

How wasteful is the meetings, incentive, convention and exhibition industry? No one knows for sure because the industry largely lacks a way to track how much waste it produces. That may change with the Green Venue Report, which recently published its first review of convention center sustainability efforts. The report addressed three main questions: 1) What are [...] More

November 2014: Meeting industry hires & promotions

Event tech provider GenieConnect named Mark Poynton global vice president of sales. Jumeirah Group named Stephan Schüpbach its vice president of operations, responsible for overseeing hotels in Dubai and Asia Pacific, and the global wellness brand Talise. Thomas Heinrich became executive chef at Swissôtel Sydney’s restaurant, lounge and conference facilities. Mathew Paine became human resources director at the [...] More


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