From brown to green: Change the environmental color of your meetings with these real-world tips.
Determining the best marketing method for your event is challenging in the age of social media. The number of tools to use has expanded, but they might not all fit your program’s format. Similarly, the method for generating a consumer-based trade show audience is completely different from what you would use for an internal meeting. […]
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 […]
When delegates from 150 countries recently converged in Frankfurt, Germany for the IMEX 2010 exhibition, cultural differences were discussed, embraced and congratulated. But one theme seemed to be common among the host of international planners: a challenge to adapt to different concepts of time depending on the host country and cultural blend of the delegates. […]
The beginning of 2009 brought a myriad of government scrutiny for the meetings and travel industry. It began with the corporate meetings segment and restrictions the government imposed on companies receiving emergency financial assistance. Now as we near the end of the year, government agencies are supposedly restricting their own internal meetings to avoid destinations […]
When meeting industry veteran Ben Novack Jr. was killed last month in his hotel room during a conference his company was managing in Rye Brook, N.Y., it sent shockwaves through the industry. It also served as a wake-up call for planners to think about their own safety. From hotel room security precautions to the best course of working with local authorities and the media, here are insights from industry professionals about what planners should do in case of an emergency…