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Ten Things Top Performing Companies Do Differently

In today’s highly competitive economy, it is not surprising that businesses are seeking trusted new ways to differentiate themselves and sustain success. As major thought leaders and consultancies point repeatedly to human capital as the prime modern differentiator (even outstripping financial capital), it raises the question: what are truly successful companies now doing differently regarding…

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On the Horizon – Healthcare Congress Trends to Watch

For the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, compliance and regulation are a way of life. In this already complex environment, the ever-changing regulatory landscape has increased the pressure over recent years. These dynamics are having a profound effect on healthcare congresses, which represent the largest segment of educational meetings. The future of these events depends on…

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DestinationNEXT – 2017 Futures Study Update

The DestinationNEXT Futures Study identifies the trends and opportunities that will shape the future of destination marketing and management. This Futures Study update, conducted in 2017, is intended to build on the learnings from the 2014 Futures Study, and to determine updated trends and strategies that will keep the thousands of destination organizations around the…

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Australian Workplace Skills Survey

A skills survey of the business events sector, coordinated by Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) in partnership with the Australian Association of Convention Bureaux and the Exhibition & Events Association of Australasia (EEAA), has found that critical skills gaps are considerably impacting the business events industry. With a significant survey response rate of 39 per…

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The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 13th Edition (July 2017)

The latest UFI / Business Strategies Group report on the trade fair industry in Asia has now been published complete with updated statistical information from 2016. Leaflet here… The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 13th Edition (July 2017) – Leaflet Order form here… The Trade Fair Industry in Asia – 13th Edition (July 2017) –…

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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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