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. […]
Arne Sorenson, president and chief operating officer of Marriott International, will become chief executive officer when JW Marriott Jr. steps down in March. Robin Graf was appointed vice president of operations for Castle Resorts & Hotels’ 22 properties in Hawaii, Saipan and New Zealand. Carlson Wagonlit Travel named Andrew Waller president of CWT Europe, Middle […]
Unless you work for a small local business, chances are that at some point you will have to plan an event overseas. When you do, there are a few things you should bear in mind. 1. Educate yourself about cultural sensitivities “The best way to prepare yourself for the cultural expectations of a destination is to […]
Shipping is one of those areas that isn’t a problem until the items you shipped don’t arrive. Then, the scrambling begins. In this best practices article, I’d like to cover the three areas of shipping, general information, shipping domestically and overseas.
A round-up of the latest hotel openings, renovations, new airline service and more destination news, both nationally and internationally.
At the Atlanta CVB press conference Feb. 6, MPI Chair-Elect Ann Godi gave her top reasons companies should be holding meetings. You can watch the video here:
A roundup of hotel openings, new developments and other amenities now available to meeting and event planners, both domestically and internationally.
According to the FutureWatch 2008 survey, one in five meeting professionals expect their organization will become more global within the next year. To help meeting and event planners respond to this trend, Meeting Professionals International is offering three one-day Meetings Without Borders workshops, designed to educate and inform U.S.-based professionals on best practices for global […]
PRA Destination Management, which has 19 American offices, has been acquired by Allied Europe.
If you or your attendees are still waiting on passports, you’re not alone. But the Department of State has instituted relaxed travel guidelines, effective through Sept. 30, and are offering refunds to travelers who paid to have passport applications expedited, but did not receive them in time.
This is the third part of a three-part series on planning international meetings. Part one focused on planning events overseas. Part two dealt with hosting cross-cultural meetings. In this section, we look at the resources available to the global planner.
Soon you may be able to fly attendees to London or Paris for less than it would cost to fly them to Orlando, Las Vegas or Chicago.
This is the second part of a three-part series focusing on international meeting planning. Part one focused on planning events overseas. Part three will focus on resources available to meeting planners.
A conversation with Vanessa Whitehead of Global Organization and Planning Services. This is the first part of a three-part series focusing on planning international meetings. Part two will focus on accommodating international attendees at stateside events.
NAMES Steven A. Schuldenfrei has been named President of the Trade Show Exhibitors Association; Mary Beth Rebedeau will fill the vacancy he left as Executive Director of the Society of Independent Show Organizers. Alyssa Egger has been named Account Services Representative for Plan Your Meetings (PYM) magazine. Egger will work directly with PYM’s advertising partners […]