It is no secret that while the meeting and event industry is a female-dominated profession, senior positions still tend to go to males. Keynote speakers, judges and panelists also tend to be male…white male. Where are the minorities of the meeting and event industry? While the issue of male/female diversity has been explored from time […]
When the annual industry trade show EIBTM opened in Barcelona, Spain, this week, it rebranded itself as IBTM World. And that wasn’t the only “something new” that attendees experienced firsthand. Show organizers also named a Top 10 list of innovations from companies that applied to showcase technological, social or design innovations demonstrating revolutionary solutions, applications and the latest technologies […]
Four industry leaders will join the Atlanta Hospitality Hall of Fame in early November, according to the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
GaMPI holds its annual Phoenix Awards next week, honoring 2014 leaders in the meetings and events industry. More details on the event HERE. The finalists: COMMITTEE OF THE YEAR Education programs: chairs Naomi Green, The Giving Kitchen, and Bobby Hobes, CCTE, CMP, Chenega. Communications think tank (blog): chairs Liza Doyle, dynami group, and Heather Herrig, […]
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 […]
Meeting Professionals International has come on board as a founding partner of Bob.tv, the new B to B Events Industry Network from bXb Group in Chicago. In doing so, MPI joins a number of meetings/event industry leaders — ASAE, PCMA, the Center for Exhibition Research, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, and the Virtual […]