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The Future of DMOs: The ECM Manifest

The future belongs to cities. To be specific, the future belongs to cities that can attract the brightest and the best people, and encourage them to thrive. Today cities compete nationally and internationally to attract businesses, skilled migrants, and of course visitors. However, to an increasingly globalised population a city’s postcard views and monuments matter…

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10 Reasons for a City Based Strategy

The Global Association Hubs Partnership (GAHP) was created by Brussels, Dubai, Singapore, and Washington DC to engage with the international association community as a trusted partner for international growth. A key component of the GAHP strategy is to feed this dialogue with original research-based content and to provide education and networking opportunities for association decision…

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Defining Conventions as Urban Innovation and Economic Accelerators

The meetings and conventions industry is evolving into a global innovation distribution channel. Over the last decade, convention bureaus have been collaborating more strategically with their local and state governments, economic development agencies, academic and scienti c institutions, and local business improvement districts to better leverage the value of conventions in their cities, especially those aligned…

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Business Events: Delivering Economic Prosperity for Australia (2017-18...

The Association of AACB’s latest analysis of bids won, bids lost and the bid pipeline highlights that while its members have secured 360 international business events in the Forward Calendar (as at July 2016), 235 bids had been lost for the next decade. This lost business is estimated to be valued at AU$805m in direct…

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MPI Thought Leadership: Strategic Meetings Management

MPI Foundation’s investment in Strategic Meetings Management accelerates the development of breakthrough approaches to enterprise-wide meeting and event management. Using effective meeting management principles, industry professionals can leverage meeting and event portfolios to drive business performance, design effective and efficient meetings and events, and measure strategic business outcomes to track goal achievement and more effectively…

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Meeting Design Study and Tools

Increasingly meeting professionals are responsible for providing high quality meetings and events that deliver maximum value for minimum costs. As a result the meeting and event industry is undergoing a paradigm shift in how it defines, plans and executes meetings and events. Meeting Design represents a framework and bridge between the state of meetings today…

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MPI Thought Leadership: Future of Meetings

Research that focuses on emerging issues, cutting-edge information and trends in meeting distribution channels. Industries thrive when their members have the most current business tools and intelligence at their disposal. The Future of Meetings initiative focuses on emerging issues facing our industry, cutting-edge information impacting our community and trends in meeting technology, meeting design, social media for…

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MPI Thought Leadership: Corporate Social Responsibility

Meetings and events will be affected by new standards for sustainable and socially responsible programs. Every corporate decision impacts people, planet and profits, the so called “triple bottom line”. As organizations increasingly make CSR a business imperative, meetings and events are being affected by more and more demand for sustainable practices and “greening”. There are…

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UFI Insights on Logistics

UFI has consolidated the results of three of its recent focus meetings and combined this with the presentations of entrants in UFI award competitions to create a series of UFI Insight documents. The aim of these reports is to provide UFI members with “insight” into challenges currently facing the exhibition industry in the areas of…

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