The Silk Road’s recent designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the building of a new highway make it more attractive to groups then ever.
“Social selling is a whole new philosophy where you no longer approach someone as your company.”
PCMA named Carolyn Pund of Cisco Systems Distinguished Meeting Professional of the Year at the Convening Leaders conference in mid-January.
Stuttgart’s electromobility industries define the very concept of innovation.
Italy is gearing up for Expo Milano 2015, a universal exposition with “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” as its central theme.
PCMA is building Convening Leaders as a test lab where planners can experience experimental meeting design.
“Learning about the area’s food could be a good exercise to enhance teambuilding among corporate groups because food reflects culture and so offers a helpful basis for improving mutual learning capabilities.”
“You’ve got to be one of those people who are changing the world to get in that door.”
According to DoubleDutch, 85% of meeting planners will be using event apps this year.
Whether it means inviting attendees to secret locations, stimulating their five senses, or having them build buzz via audience response apps and social media, a top event trend for 2015 is immersive experiences.
Utilizing unique local venues offers attendees the opportunity to combine personal and professional goals.
If you weren’t there, you missed it all, and then some.
The Incentive Research Foundation forecasts increased per-person spending, more international trips and a healthier 2015 overall for incentive travel.
“Everyone today wants to control their own experiences on their own terms.”