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Transparency and Pricing Failings Anger Planners

A Cvent study of 1,200 event professionals reveals some serious pet hates of planners in the process of selecting venues. Transparency and pricing failings – along with poor response times – are all bones of contention for organisers. The report also suggests that venues could improve their business by providing prompt answers to all requests for proposals. From…

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Meet in Ireland Announces Corporate Events Strategy

Meet in Ireland has announced new services and subvention – and a new strategy – for business events visiting its shores. The Corporate Supports Programme offers customised assistance – financial subvention included – and facilitates access for organisers to Ireland’s key knowledge sectors. Incentives can even explore film locations and sets seen in Game of Thrones and Star Wars. From…

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More than Half of Planners Suffer from Event Disruption

If life throws lemons at you, you make lemonade. Lemon tea is a great alternative. And as any event planner knows, events outside your own control can cause chaos. According to the Incentive Research Foundation’s 2016 Event Disruption study, 59% of planners were thrown lemons in 2015 and 2016 and had to deal with them. From Meetings & Conventions…

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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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26 August 2017

ECM Summer School, Dresden, Germany

Summer School is an unmissable learning opportunity for all professionals working in Convention Bureaux, Tourist Offices, Congress Centres, Airlines, Hotels, DMCs, PCOs & Meeting Planners! The aim is to equip professionals with the latest marketing tools and to help them to develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in conference, meetings and event…

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Big Changes In Big Convention Cities

Big change is coming to the White House… but big change also to several key US convention cities. In some key campus infrastructure is not just being refurbished but entirely rebuilt. A useful roundup of five of them – Houston, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Orlando, Florida, Louisville, Kentucky and New Orleans, Louisiana – from Jennifer Deinst at PCMA…

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19 April 2017

ICCA Iberian Chapter Annual Meeting, Madeira, Portugal

The ICCA Iberia Chapter has 62 member organisations over 2 countries, covering all areas of conference management – from venues and Convention Bureaux, to hotels, airlines and PCOs.  The Chapter is very active – holding at least two Chapter meetings….

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22 March 2017

ICCA Scandinavian Chapter Annual Meeting, Espoo, Finland

The ICCA Scandinavian Chapter has 70 member organisations over 6 countries, covering all areas of conference management – from venues and Convention Bureaux, to hotels, airlines and PCOs.  The Chapter is very active – holding at least two Chapter meetings…

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13 March 2017

ICCA France Benelux Chapter Summit 2017, Toulouse

ICCA France Benelux Chapter is providing a great opportunity for members in the region to share experiences and best practices amongst each other. The Next Annual Chapter Summit will take place in Toulouse, France, from 13-14 March 2017. The event is open to all ICCA members and for non-members by invitation only.

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