Frankfurt, meetings

3 Megatrends Affecting Meetings in 2018

Major economic and demographic megatrends will shape the locations for future meetings.
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IRF Releases First-Ever Biometric Study on Cash vs. Non-cash Rewards

This groundbreaking project was the first of its kind in the field of rewards and recognition to used biometric techniques to measure response to potential incentive rewards.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Lyft, partnerships, ridesharing, transportation

Carlson Wagonlit Travel Provides Faster Rides with Lyft Partnership

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and rideshare company Lyft joined forces last month to offer on-demand ground transportation to CWT clients.
MeetingPlay, event technology, meeting apps, event apps, virtual reality, chatbot, artificial intelligence

5 Creative Ideas Make MeetingPlay More Planner-Friendly

MeetingPlay will launch the fourth generation of the event app at Marriott’s Corporate Partnership Conference this week in Phoenix.
Wilmington, North Carolina, technology, SkyNav, virtual reality

Wilmington Wants Planners to Explore Its Convention District—Virtually

The Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau is rolling out a SkyNav Convention District Tour for meeting planners.
Bert Jacobs, meetings

5 Lessons I Learned From FICP

As both a meeting planner and a member of Financial & Insurance Conference Professional's (FICP's) Education Committee, I approached last week's Annual Conference with a discerning eye.
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This Thanksgiving, #GiveThanks with Rymax Marketing

To capitalize on the spirit of gratitude the holiday cultivates, Rymax Marketing Services is launching an innovative campaign with an appropriate name: #GiveThanks.

The Festivalization of Events Sparks Singapore Rebranding

Stirring the imagination through transformational experiences has long been the mainspring of Singapore’s approach to meetings, and a recent rebranding explains why.
IRF, meeting

IRF Survey Explores Top-Performing Incentive Program Design

Incentive programs are most successful when they are designed to reflect and enhance the organization’s corporate culture.
Room Mate Hotels, deaf, hearing impaired, communication, translator, interpreter, technology

Room Mate Hotels Launches Interpretation Service for Deaf Attendees

Room Mate Hotels, a Spanish hotel company, is making life easier for its deaf and hearing-impaired attendees—and in turn, making these communication needs less of a concern for meeting planners.

Marriott Eyes Millennials for Meetings Innovation Cues

Marriott eyes millennials for meetings innovation cues as a shift in preferences among this generation changes the scope of meetings and conventions.
SXSW

6 Technology Meeting Trends

High-tech companies are typically the early adopters when it comes to meeting tech, from apps to virtual reality. Prevue asked planners about the latest trends they are seeing at technology meetings.
#thinkpink, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

5 Hotels #ThinkPink This Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here are five hotels across the globe that #thinkpink to show their support.
Puerto Rico, meeting

The Latest Hurricane Update From Puerto Rico

Many hotels are housing local and international relief workers, law enforcement and other government officials as well guests, and in some cases providing wi-fi hotspots.
Meetings Market Survey, Colorado Convention Center, meetings research, PCMA, Convene

5 Takeaways from PCMA Convene’s Data from the Last 10 Years

PCMA Convene’s 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey polled about 300 meeting planners and compared their responses to data collected over the last 10 years.

The Latest Post-Hurricane Updates Coming Out of the U.S. Virgin Islands

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.
human trafficking, meetings

New Report: More Hotels Are Prepared to Deal with Human Trafficking

According to ECPAT-USA Executive Director Carol Smolenski, the next initiative from her organization will be to create a training program for people who work in travel management companies.
Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, Florida, Hurricane Irma, SummerJazz on the Gulf

Naples Beach Hotel Reopens After Hurricane Irma Cleanup

The 319-room Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Southwest Florida reopened on Monday after a two-week closure to clean up after Hurricane Irma.
Royal Caribbean, meetings

3 Ways the Hospitality Industry is Helping Hurricane Maria and Irma Victims

So far, United AIrlines has committed over 7 million bonus miles to customers and matched $300,000 in donations.
Hurricane irma, meeting

Caribbean Reels From Hurricane Irma

In the British Virgin Islands, “The destruction caused by Hurricane Irma has been devastating,” reported Sharon Flax-Brutus, director of tourism for the British Virgin Islands. Few resorts report that they’ll be open this fall.
Hurricane Irma, meetings

Florida Recovers From Hurricane Irma

Key West Mayor Craig Cates has targeted the start of Fantasy Fest—a 10-day festival that starts October 20—as the goal to officially reopen to tourists.

New Name for FICP: Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals

The name change to Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals mirrors a similar name change several years ago by MPI, from Meeting Planners International to Meeting Professionals International.
Hurricane Harvey, meeting

Meeting Professionals International Sets Up Disaster Relief Fund for Hurricane Harvey Victims

So far, Meeting Professionals International has raised $1,422 of its $15,000 goal for members who are victims of Hurricane Harvey.
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SAP CEO Bill McDermott on the Power of Meetings

"I can think of no better way to bring people together and coalesce them around a movement than a great meeting."
MOMENTUM by Timo Weiland for Crowne Plaza, New York Fashion Week, haute hospitality, hospitality fashion, fashionable uniforms, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts

Crowne Plaza Takes on High Fashion at New York Fashion Week

The MOMENTUM by Timo Weiland for Crowne Plaza collection will come to life in the form of 20 to 25 signature looks being showcased in a runway show.

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