The annual survey of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers shows that the number of meetings are increasing in various sectors, from slowly to consistently. The survey tracks the activities of IAPCO members, representing more than 120 professional organizers, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events from 41 countries. […]
The fallout of the U.S. General Services Administration’s mismanaged 2010 Western Region Conference continues to impact the meetings industry. Last week, the Global Business Travel Association postponed its National Travel Forum, a meeting for government travel planners, because GSA employees are now restricted from attending. And ASAE, the Center for Association Leadership, is part of […]
IMEX in Frankfurt’s Association Day will have an entirely different look this year. The session, on May 21, will double the number of education sessions and arrange them in specialist tracks. It also will feature contributions from 25 speakers, including CEOs and executive directors from some of the largest associations in Europe and the United States […]
Keeping the emphasis in focus creates meetings that warrant rave reviews.
After years of ignoring the hit TV show “Lost,” I decided to tune in for the series premiere last night. It was interesting, but I felt utterly adrift. Evidently, it was filled with all sorts of people and bits of information that I would have gotten had I been plugged into the TV show over […]
It’s not surprising that nearly 65 percent of meeting planners say the economic downturn has had some kind of impact on their association. But according to the Association Meetings: Forecasts and Trends 2010 study, conducted by the International Congress and Convention Association and IMEX, more than half of those surveyed felt as if their third-quarter […]