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Size Doesn’t Matter: Why Small is Beautiful

According to ICCA, almost two-thirds of international association meetings attract 250 or fewer delegates. Only seven percent welcomed more than 1,000 people, and just a tiny fraction (1.3 percent) attracted 3,000 or more. Small events can indeed be beautiful, but we hear little about them. From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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The 2018 IACC Meeting Room of the Future

For the third year in a row, IACC is pleased to present a ground-breaking report that combines research and insights into the top issues facing the global meetings and conference industry. The 2018 IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ report brings together insights from over 50 venues across four continents, as well as suppliers including global meeting…

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IACC Releases 2018 Meeting Room of the Future Report

IACC’s newly-released 2018 Meeting Room of the Future report highlights how event venues are helping organisers to create memorable experiences for their attendees. More than 50 venues across four continents took part, a large number of which said that meetings, conferences, and training represented between half and all of their business mix. From PCMA Convene…

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Industry Partnership Formed to Promote Accessibility

BestCities Global Alliance has announced a joint study project in partnership with Rehabilitation International and GainingEdge. The goal is to produce a reference guide for organisers and the supplier community to make events more inclusive for delegates with special needs. The hope is that knowledge sharing and robust case studies will improve accessibility. From Boardroom…

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Amazon: Is Not Speaking Smart?

Amazon’s smart speakers like the Echo and Echo Dot may be always listening. But the company itself has very firm ideas about how meetings are run, and they begin with up to thirty minutes of silence. Is the business that made Jeff Bezos the world’s wealthiest man onto something? From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Scheduling: Better Late Than Early?

As meeting marketers try to turn prospective participants into registered attendees, it might seem that publishing a complete schedule early would be more than helpful. But in a fast moving knowledge sector, like that of the American Association of Cancer Research’s Annual Meeting, this can become a game of juggling crystal balls. From PCMA…

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15 November 2018

Plan Your Meeting Live (PYM LIVE), Houston, USA

Plan Your Meeting Live (PYM LIVE) is a cutting-edge, relevant and engaging event developed specifically for the non-traditional meeting professional – the person whose job responsibilities include so much more than planning meetings or events. PYM LIVE  is a great way to hone your planning skills and connect with people who can help increase your chances…

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30 October 2018

Plan Your Meeting Live (PYM LIVE), Toronto, Canada

Plan Your Meeting Live (PYM LIVE) is a cutting-edge, relevant and engaging event developed specifically for the non-traditional meeting professional – the person whose job responsibilities include so much more than planning meetings or events. PYM LIVE  is a great way to hone your planning skills and connect with people who can help increase your chances…

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