How The Hive Network Teaches Hotel Sales Reps to Talk to Buyers

"Social selling is a whole new philosophy where you no longer approach someone as your company."
Carolyn Pund, Cisco Systems, PCMA

Meet PCMA’s Distinguished Meeting Professional of the Year: Carolyn Pund

PCMA named Carolyn Pund of Cisco Systems Distinguished Meeting Professional of the Year at the Convening Leaders conference in mid-January.
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How Stuttgart Meetings Illustrate Value of Germany’s Knowledge Economy

Stuttgart's electromobility industries define the very concept of innovation.

Expo Milano 2015 Tackles Global Hunger in an Artful Way

Italy is gearing up for Expo Milano 2015, a universal exposition with “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” as its central theme.
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PCMA Convening Leaders 2015 Deconstructs the Modern Conference

PCMA is building Convening Leaders as a test lab where planners can experience experimental meeting design.
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Westin’s Personal Food Shopper Encourages Groups to Eat Well in Italy

"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."
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Q&A: The Impact of TED on Vancouver Meetings

“You’ve got to be one of those people who are changing the world to get in that door.”
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DoubleDutch Says the Best Event Apps Resemble a Social Network

According to DoubleDutch, 85% of meeting planners will be using event apps this year.
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5 Techniques for Increasing Attendee Engagement

Meetings and events that increase attendee engagement will dominate the coming year, according to the 2015 Event Industry Trends report.
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How Austin Meetings Tap Into Today’s Biggest Group Trends

Utilizing unique local venues offers attendees the opportunity to combine personal and professional goals.
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SPINCon 2014: For a Good Time, Call the Senior Planner Network

If you weren’t there, you missed it all, and then some.
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Incentive Travel Spending to Grow in 2015

The Incentive Research Foundation forecasts increased per-person spending, more international trips and a healthier 2015 overall for incentive travel.
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Next Generation Meeting Design at Vancouver Convention Centre

"Everyone today wants to control their own experiences on their own terms."
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Brain Mapping Leader Says Conference Planning Can Change the World

The annual Society of Brain Mapping & Therapeutics conference illustrates how to create a social legacy for events.
IMEX America 2014

AMEX Meetings & Events Report Shows a Strong 2015

“We’re seeing an overall recovery in budgets, and a reversal of budget trends from flat to growing."
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Singapore Conventions Cluster Together to Expand Reach & ROI

Convention organizers are focusing as much on the context surrounding event content as the content itself.

Convention Industry Council Creates Offsite Sessions for First Time at Conclave 2014

Attendees want access to local thought leaders and cultural influencers to build new business relationships.

Why the Meetings Mean Business Event Was Such a Highlight at IMEX America

“I believe your industry is at the forefront of driving growth in the global economy."
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Take Pictures, Build Oyster Reefs in South Carolina’s Low Country

“Just because you’re eating doesn’t mean it has to be within four walls."
Avila, Spain

New ‘Greater Madrid’ Positioning Promotes 8 UNESCO Sites for Madrid Meetings

“We can’t talk about infrastructure anymore, everyone has infrastructure today.”
DMAI-Empowermint-Blog

DMAI Delivers Fresh Insight for Planners & DMOs with Updated EmpowerMINT Site

We love the blog, podcasts and webinars curated by industry veterans.
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Get Schooled at IMEX America

The 2014 Las Vegas edition of IMEX America will include an extensive education program, with most sessions approved for professional accreditation.
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Omni Urges Planners to Be Collaborative

Omni's TED-inspired "Be Collaborative" road show has been making its way across the US since August, leaving a trail of energized and refocused meeting planners in its wake.

Sheraton Shares Best Practices in Meeting Design From Its Own GM Summit

Sheraton Hotels illustrates how to personalize large meetings based on smart meeting design.
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MGM Serves Planners Creative Food and Beverage Programs

"We spend a lot of time in our kitchens today. If you bring that into a team event, it makes it feel more like family.”

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