1. 1-17 of 17
    1. PCMA Picks Top 5 Meeting Trends to Watch in 2017 - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Dec 29 2016)

      PCMA Picks Top 5 Meeting Trends to Watch in 2017 - International Meetings Review

      4. The Internet of Things — With IoT-enabled devices working their way into more and more consumer categories, and prices falling, taking advantage of the IoT will be easier for events than ever. 5. Craft Coffee - Event beverage trends have already ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   PCMA

    2. Stats and Trends: How Technology Affects Event Planning - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Nov 1 2016)

      Stats and Trends: How Technology Affects Event Planning - International Meetings Review

      A majority of planners (57 percent) use events or meeting management technology or software when planning events and nearly all who do (96 percent) find value in using technology to manage their meetings and events. Additionally, almost six in ten (58 ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   RFP   GBTA Foundation

    3. MEET National Attendance to Exceed Expectations - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Aug 30 2016)

      MEET National Attendance to Exceed Expectations - International Meetings Review

      The event is expected to draw nearly 1,000 visitors, bringing together meeting and event planning professionals with 120 leading suppliers representing hotels, resorts, meeting venues, convention and visitors bureaus, technology, event services and ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Walter E. Washington Convention Center   Convention Industry Council   Meeting Professionals International

    4. The Line Item You Need To Add To Your Meeting Planning Budget - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Jul 8 2015)

      The Line Item You Need To Add To Your Meeting Planning Budget - International Meetings Review

      You’ve looked at the budget for your meeting countless times. From F&B costs to room fees to equipment rentals to signage and staffing, you know the list of projected expenses all too well. However, you may be missing one surprising line item that can make a big difference in your meeting’s success. “Budget for attending a competitor’s meeting,” John Folks, President, Minding Your Business, told an audience at the 2015 PCMA Education Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Fort Lauderdale   PCMA Education Conference

    5. MPI Collaborates with DMAI to Provide Planning Tool for Meeting Planners - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Feb 19 2015)

      MPI Collaborates with DMAI to Provide Planning Tool for Meeting Planners - International Meetings Review

      Through the web portal, meeting professionals can research and compare destinations as well as reach out to contacts at destination marketing organizations – also known as convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs) – representing destinations, hotels and ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Meeting Professionals International   CVB   Destination Marketing Association International

    6. More Top Trends in the Global MICE Industry - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Jun 13 2014)

      More Top Trends in the Global MICE Industry - International Meetings Review

      The legacy of the great recession along with a highly competitive market for attracting events is translating into an enduring cost consciousness among meeting planners and delegates alike, Sheridan said. Group hotel rates remained below pre-recession ...

      (Read Full Article)

    7. World Professional Congress Organizers Alliance Notes New Event Trends - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Apr 23 2014)

      World Professional Congress Organizers Alliance Notes New Event Trends - International Meetings Review

      AOS Conventions & Events (AOSCE) in Malaysia and ICS in Denmark have experienced the growing trend of shorter lead time for business contracting in the last 12 months. In February 2014, AOSCE secured three large events to be held this year. Last year ...

      (Read Full Article)

    8. Americas: Pharma Planning Meets Compliance - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Apr 14 2014)

      Americas: Pharma Planning Meets Compliance - International Meetings Review

      While the intensity of collecting spend data for meeting the initial reporting deadline has involved a range of departments and functions—including compliance, procurement, IT, and others—the meeting planning department is a major nexus within a ...

      (Read Full Article)

    9. Three New Technologies That Will Make Meeting Planning More Efficient - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Mar 28 2014)

      Three New Technologies That Will Make Meeting Planning More Efficient - International Meetings Review

      Technology has revolutionized the meetings industry, and that revolution is far from over... In Austin, Texas, SXSW showcased some of the most groundbreaking new tools that will transform the way business professionals connect, collaborate and create ...

      (Read Full Article)

    10. CEIR Report Looks at Latest Trends in Attendee, Exhibitor Spending at Events - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Mar 14 2014)

      CEIR Report Looks at Latest Trends in Attendee, Exhibitor Spending at Events - International Meetings Review

      The Center for Exhibition Industry Research has released new reports on the economic benefits of conferences and conventions. Significantly, the latest studies suggest that attendees spend an estimated $44.8 billion at events while exhibitors spend an ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Economic Significance of Meetings   Convention Industry Council   CEIR

    11. Middle East: Trends to Watch in 2014 - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Mar 5 2014)

      Middle East: Trends to Watch in 2014 - International Meetings Review

      Expect meetings and event content to be delivered in ever more entertaining, diverse and digestible pieces. The label 'hybrid' fades away as all meetings and events become multi-faceted and multi-dimensional events for participants on and off-site. 2.

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   ROI   Las Vegas   US Travel Association

    12. If Meeting Planning Were an Olympic Sport... - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Feb 11 2014)

      If Meeting Planning Were an Olympic Sport... - International Meetings Review

      We aren't saying you need to put on your tightest spandex before you hit the floor at your next event but there are definitely some similarities between meeting planning and the Games. Let's take a look at which Olympic sports mirror the skills and ...

      (Read Full Article)

    13. Insider Insights: Top 10 Event Trends for 2014 - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Feb 3 2014)

      Insider Insights: Top 10 Event Trends for 2014 - International Meetings Review

      We caught up with Arthur Backal from New York-based event company Backal Management Group to find out what will be in and what will be out for 2014. Backal (pictured below with U2's Bono), organizes events at the Apella Event Space at the Alexandria ...

      (Read Full Article)

    14. Top Event Tech Trends of 2013; What's Ahead for 2014 - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Dec 17 2013)

      Top Event Tech Trends of 2013; What's Ahead for 2014 - International Meetings Review

      In 2013, perhaps no aspect of the event industry changed as drastically as its technology. We reached out to Corbin Ball, a technology specialist who regularly shares his insights on the latest trends at industry conventions (think ICCA and PCMA).

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   PCMA   Icca

    15. IMEX Forecasts the Meetings Industry: Seven Trends to Know [video] - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Nov 26 2013)

      IMEX Forecasts the Meetings Industry: Seven Trends to Know [video] - International Meetings Review

      The meetings landscape has changed so that content now defines meeting and event type, not the other way around. Sites like YouTube, TED and the growth of six-second-clip site Vine means attention spans are shorter than ever. Four minutes is a lifetime ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas

    16. Destination Hotels' Andre Fournier Talks Meeting Trends - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Nov 22 2013)

      Destination Hotels' Andre Fournier Talks Meeting Trends - International Meetings Review

      The biggest surprise from the survey, Fournier said, was that 92 percent of the planners wanted some type of teambuilding incorporated with their event . The activity, he added, does not have to be the traditional definition of a teambuilding event —but ...

      (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Cvent

    17. Report Looks at Changing Trends for Event Speakers - International Meetings Review

      Explore International Meetings Review (Nov 12 2013)

      Report Looks at Changing Trends for Event Speakers - International Meetings Review

      We spoke with Jeff Hurt, Executive Vice President, Education & Engagement, Velvet Chainsaw Consulting - Dallas Office and one of the report's authors about the findings and what they mean for meeting and event planners. With organizers expecting more ...

      (Read Full Article)

    1-17 of 17