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In the Galapagos Islands, the birthplace of the theory of evolution inspires teams to evolve, too.
The latest post-hurricane updates coming out of the U.S. Virgin Islands attests to the notion that hope is a thing of wings, supplies and WiFi.
See how one DMC in NYC is riding the changing tides of today's meetings trends.
Cultural group programming abounds in Macao, the "Las Vegas of the East," which is also home to 20 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
This is the norm for New Zealand business events: a sense of place and authenticity that “entices people to do things beyond the conferences they are here for,” explains Tourism New Zealand’s Director of Trade and Major Events, Rene de Monchy.
If it hasn’t happened already, requests for event sustainability metrics may soon be the norm.
An increase in MICE programs is adding new dimensions to Chicago’s cultural side while also giving a gust of revenue to the Windy City.
Events in unsuspected places is trending in Madrid, and the city’s underground network of abandoned tunnels and bunkers deliver.
A point of pride for Florida’s Emerald Coast: the US oyster shucking champion (yes, this is really a thing), Honor Allen, hails from Panama City.
Visual storytelling within a “no walls” mix of high and popular art will characterize the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art when it opens in L.A.’s Exposition Park in 2021.
Fiesta Americana digs deep to cater to new a new expectation in meetings: transformational group experiences.
If you are looking for new ways to integrate the principles of responsible meetings into your event, these three sustainability conferences could be a good place to start.
Mercurial, highly regulated and compliance-driven, the complexities of healthcare and pharma industries are a pressure cooker for large-scale planning.
Meetings and conventions groups will soon have a new option with the summer opening of The Hotel at the University of Maryland.
Close to 150 association planners from 32 countries gathered in Fukuoka, Japan, this past month for the International Congress and Convention (ICCA) Association's Association Meetings Program (AMP).
It's that time again. In a couple of months we will all be holding hands and singing around IMEX America's campfire sessions.
Sleep deprivation to spa days, meeting planners give the scoop on event stress before, during and after an event.
When the opening reception dinner is crashed by Minions and play-by-play broadcasting by Optimus Prime, you know you’ve got something special that attendees will remember.
Lackluster attention to the “what if” scenarios of event planning can quickly toss your event into its own version of the "Gilead Period,” a dour reality imagined in author Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid's Tale.”
Atlanta's culinary appeal can be characterized by its high-end, down-home cooking.
A confluence of culinary trends make the porridge just right for all attendee tastes in Portland, Oregon.
Connecting like-minded attendees used to be reserved for conventions...not any more.
Who knew the US government had so much insight to offer meeting and incentive planners.
Some say eating fish on Florida’s Emerald Coast is like tasting fish for the first time.
Savannah's culinary flair has hit the fan, enticing visitors to dive into the city's storied (and spooky) past drink in hand.