The meetings industry generates about $770 billion for the U.S. economy, according to a report just released by the Convention Industry Council and based on 2012 statistics. The report says 1.83 million corporate and business meetings, trade shows, conventions, congresses, incentive events and other meetings were held in the United States in 2012, up from […]
The annual Sustainable Meetings Conference, organized by the Green Meeting Industry Council (GMIC), convened in Montreal this year on April 22-25. Read Part 1 of our report.
Recently, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) launched the grassroots campaign “FACE TIME. It Matters.” in response to a CIC-commissioned survey citing image, publicity and public policy as major reasons many planners expect to book fewer face-to-face meetings. Backed by the U.S. Travel Association and the CIC’s 34 member organizations, FACE TIME is a multi-faceted marketing […]
The Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX), an initiative of the non-profit Convention Industry Council (CIC), launched a new Web site as an extension to its sister site. New and enhanced features include an events calendar, planner/organizer, glossary, guides, supplier testimonials and more. Planners also may find a collection of industry best practices on a variety of […]