Pantone may have dubbed Rose Quartz and Serenity the colors of the year for 2016 — but not all design experts agree.
If you’ve been wondering what might rule the meetings industry in 2016, IMEX has 5 trends they think will.
Among the advice: Pay attention to generational shifts and stay on top of travel trends.
The study found that planners and marketers are focused on working with tighter budgets and needing to significantly increase attendance.
Improved economic trends, combined with continued global expansion of companies, will drive growth in the worldwide meetings industry in 2016, according to the annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast
The survey, widely considered a reliable industry barometer, predicts incremental growth in attendance and declining exhibit space, but also that planners expect to be doing more meetings this year.
Hotels and conference centers aren’t yet installing magnificent glowing orbs that can read and transfer human thoughts, but they’re closer than you might think.
In his crystal ball, Social Tables CEO Dan Berger sees events that are automated and crowd-sourced.
If bandwidth or tech-driven distractions are a concern at your meeting or event, consider creating a no-tech zone.
Meetings Imagined, Marriott officials say, is the result of research showing shifts in how next-generation customers work collaboratively and use technology. Five Marriotts are being tested, one each in Atlanta, Chicago and Orlando, and two in metro Washington, D.C.
As the third edition of IMEX America prepares to open in Las Vegas this week, it seems the mood of America is moving in the right direction — government lockdown or not. The results from the latest IMEX America Index of Optimism survey show a very slight increase of 1 percent (to a total of […]
Being buried by information is frustrating but not inevitable. If you can spot industry trends, you can get a handle on it.
Last week we asked you whether you were inspiring in your work. Today we give some solid tips for getting there and staying there.
Sexy just won’t cut it in today’s meeting world. Now it has to be sexy with a purpose.
Within each of these trends are many related trends. What have you seen invade the meeting landscape, for better or for worse?
Meeting professionals may think that avatars, augmented reality and artificial intelligence are the stuff of sci-fi fiction, says MPI in its latest white paper on technology, but those are the very things that could keep the industry from becoming obsolete. The report, titled “Technology: Why Invest and What’s Next?,” tosses around terms you may be […]
You will never stop educating yourself, so learn something new every day, I was once told. ISES helps event professionals do just that.
To rock your next meeting, remember to be agile, that your attendees want to learn not just listen and that “we” spaces beat “I” spaces.
Meeting planners in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia all agree on one thing: The number of meetings they’re planning will increase next year. According to the American Express Meetings & Events Global Meetings Forecast report, meetings in 2012 will be: Shorter with fewer attendees. According to hoteliers surveyed, the number of attendees and […]
With 3,800 hosted-buyers and 3,500 exhibitors from 150 countries participating in IMEX 2010 in Frankfurt, the state of the international meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry seems to be on the upswing. While industry professionals agree that relief from the economic downturn is eminent, they also concur that future challenges lie ahead. “Recovery is […]
Creating caché, forgoing finery and incorporating reality TV-like activities for guests are some of the top hospitality trends Andrew Freeman & Co., a San Francisco-based hospitality and restaurant consulting firm, predicts will be big in 2010. Among the general trends meeting planners can expect to see offered at restaurants and hotels are: Putting off the […]