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Psychologists have long identified 16 distinct personality types and those that are not mixing and mingling at your events likely belong to introverts.
In South Africa, the landscape for sustainable meetings spans far and wide.
Feeling our way through Belgium—Bruges to Brussels—quickly grounded a week-long adventure.
Few places come as close to being an “all-inclusive city” with built-in added value for meetings like this New Jersey city, and a number of new developments toot this horn.
“While it’s somewhat of our origin, our roots, the ‘Hee Haw-ish’ perception of Fort Worth is limited."
A dizzying array of cultural developments has been unfolding in San Antonio.
Stirring the imagination through transformational experiences has long been the mainspring of Singapore’s approach to meetings, and a recent rebranding explains why.
The 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in New York has given new wind to the legacy of Susan B. Anthony and the only National Historic Landmark Museum bearing the reformer’s name is ready to welcome groups.
“We’re a renaissance 10 years in the making,” quips David Goldstein, president and CEO of Destination Canada, the crown corporation for Business Events Canada. “We’re...
Marriott eyes millennials for meetings innovation cues as a shift in preferences among this generation changes the scope of meetings and conventions.
See how planners are utilizing tech in meetings at Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, and where the crossroads of sustainability and innovation meet.
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.