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M&IT Masterclass Webinars

ONLINE TRAINING: Complete series for event professionals. Train your entire office for one small fee and no travel expenses! Bring your entire events team up to speed on the latest must-have knowledge for the industry:  Social media for the events industry; The Bribery Act; Health, safety & risk assessments; Data protection in events; Venue contracts minefield.

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8 November 2017

Telling the Story of the Power of Events: Academic Insight

In this webinar, we will talk about our campaign for the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism and reveal a preview of some of the findings from our academic research piece. The focus of the research has been be on Hunger, Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities, Responsible Consumption and Production and Climate Action  This research aims to…

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11 October 2017

Telling the Story of the Power of Events: Academic Insight

In this webinar, we will talk about our campaign for the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism and reveal a preview of some of the findings from our academic research piece. The focus of the research has been be on Hunger, Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities, Responsible Consumption and Production and Climate Action  This research aims to…

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The Role Of Exhibitions In The Marketing Mix, UFI Online Course

An introduction to the unique role of exhibitions throughout history in the promotion of business relations, products and services. Ideal for industry colleagues who would like to get some more information on the history and development of our industry, sales approaches, marketing strategies and many things more, this 16-hours programme is available to all for downloading…

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25 September 2017

MPI Insights – Mergers and Acquisitions, London, UK

MPI Insights returns this Autumn for a special roundtable discussion focusing on mergers and acquisitions within the events industry. The flurry of mergers and acquisitions activity in the events sector is in contrast to the caution seen in the wider business community. Consolidation is a ubiquitous part of the business landscape, but recent months have seen…

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20 November 2017

UFI-VMA Venue Management School, Shanghai, China

UFI has joined forces with the Venue Management Association (VMA) in Australia to launch a new training programme for venue managers in China. The course content will consist of three days of lectures in Mandarin from industry veterans covering a wide range of topics including marketing, risk management, onsite safety, digital strategy, HR management and…

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26 October 2017

4th ECM TIC Expert Meeting, Budapest, Hungary

European Cities Marketing, through its TIC Knowledge Group, organises every year an Expert Meeting for Tourist Information Centres managers and staff exclusively, whether they are ECM members or not. Meet and network with colleagues working in Tourist Information Centres all across Europe, share knowledge and best practice with other destinations to stay ahead of the latest market’s…

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5 October 2017

6th ECM City Cards Expert Meeting, Vienna, Austria

This year’s City Cards Expert Meeting will focus on how to make your city card a success. Our broad approach will include presentations and discussions on latest product developments, successful partnerships, innovating marketing strategies and much more. Meet and network with European colleagues managing city cards schemes, share knowledge and insights to stay ahead of the latest…

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27 November 2017
13 December 2017

Convention Services Summit, Illinois, USA

Held in tandem with the Convention Sales Summit, this new event gathers destination professionals dedicated to designing and enhancing the experience of convention and meeting attendees  to share ideas and solutions and explore what’s on the horizon in destination event serivces.

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13 December 2017
8 November 2017

Destinations International: Sales Academy 1, Louisiana, USA

For those new to CVB sales, this is the perfect course to get you what you need to know to start selling: Hotel Sales vs. Destination/CVB Sales; Understanding Your Product; Sales 101: Prospecting; RFPs and Responding to RFPs; Get to Know Third Party Planners and the Independent Planner; Planning FAMs/Destination Previews; Site Inspections; Working the Tradeshow Floor

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6 November 2017

Destinations International: Sales Academy 2, Louisiana, USA

Sales Academy 2 has been totally revamped, envisioned and revitalized. Whether you’re a sales professional with a few years of CVB sales under your belt or a seasoned professional, you’ll want to attend this course! We have new facilitators, leading CVB Sales Experts who are currently leading some top destinations in their sales efforts and…

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6 November 2017

Professional in Destination Management (PDM), Louisiana, USA

The PDM Fundamentals course is one of seven courses needed to complete the PDM Certificate. The Fundamentals is an interactive educational course focusing on evolving trends in the travel and tourism industry and marketplace and how destination organizations successfully align with these changes. Key to this success are the operations of the organization and its place within the travel and tourism…

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5 November 2017

Certified Destination Management Executive Program, Louisiana, USA

Recognized by the destination marketing and management industry as its highest educational achievement, CDME is an executive-level program for experienced destination organization professionals seeking advanced professional development. The focus of the program is on strategic vision, leadership, organization performance, community stakeholder management as well as marketing and product development best practices.

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25 October 2017

Destinations International 2017 Advocacy Summit, Maryland, USA

Join us in Baltimore, Maryland for Destinations International’s inaugural Advocacy Summit, as we bring together destination organization professionals for the exchange of ideas and practices. Learn from experts and insiders about the latest trends and threats to our industry, discover tools and research available to you and enhance your leadership skills with advocacy training.

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23 October 2017

Destinations International Membership Summit, North Carolina, USA

For more than 30 years, Destinations International’s Membership Summit has supported the evolving role and the impact of the membership professional. This community of partners, inclusive of both membership and partnership roles, targets discussions about changing trends in the destination marketplace, redefining membership and partnership responsibilities to maximize impact, and recalibrating the sponsorship value proposition,…

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16 October 2017

Finance, Operations & Technology Summit, Florida, USA

The Finance, Operations & Technology Summit is both a disciplined-focused and cross-functional gathering of senior leadership. As operations knows no bounds, integrating cross-functional disciplines, while also targeting the three disciplines, helps to advance operational performance at destination organizations and CVBs. We encourage attendees to participate all three days.

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24 September 2017

Destinations International Visitor Services Summit, Ohio, USA

A must-attend event for visitor services professionals, this is the foremost opportunity to connect with colleagues to discuss the issues and trends that impact you and the visitors you serve. Explore diverse industry practices and case studies to exemplify what is working, what opportunities to explore, and what management practices to hone.

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13 July 2018

Destinations International Annual Convention, California, USA

Destinations International’s  Annual Convention provides an exclusive opportunity to connect peers and thought leaders from inside and outside the industry; an integrated approach to learning regardless of your budget size or discipline focus; recognition for our leaders and their accomplishments on behalf of the industry; relationship-based exchanges among industry providers, destination organizations and CVBs; diversity of thought by assembling the best minds…

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18 October 2017

PCMA Canada East Chapter: Work Life Integration, Ontario

Nova Browning Rutherford masterfully weaves life lessons she’s gathered from her career in Hollywood to deliver instantly relatable presentations. She helps to spark a renewed sense of confidence and empowerment over one’s own life. Audiences walk away with a fresh appreciation for their past, a bold affirmation of their power to transform their current experience,…

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