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GMID: Four Industry Tipping Points

This Global Meetings Industry Day IMEX Group CEO Carina Bauer has been reflecting on how the events and meetings industry has been evolving. In a press release marking GMID, Bauer shared four major tipping points that have transformed the sector over the last decade: globalisation, the emergence of innovation hubs, technology, and the TED factor. From Bizbash…

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Medical Meetings: Patients are a Virtue

Medical conferences that invite patients onto their stages and into their planning committees are finding out that patients are a virtue. Over the last decade there has been a slow-moving revolution in leveraging the legacies that can accrue to both healthcare professionals and to patients when the latter play a meaningful role. From PCMA Convene…

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Events Sector Marks Global Meetings Industry Day 2018

More than 100 events celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day have taken place around the world. In New York the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center’s Crystal Palace turned blue for GMID, as did the Pier 17 mall and Empire State Building. Across the globe event professionals swapped photos and greetings on social media. From Meetings & Conventions…

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12 April 2018

Global Meetings Industry Day

On April 12, 2018, meeting professionals around the world will gather to educate, advocate and promote the power of the global meetings and events industry. See how peers from around the globe celebrate by registering to view this special broadcast and gain some educational clock hours, too.

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The Incentive of Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility initiatives are becoming an increasingly important element of incentive programmes. They drive employee engagement and build corporate culture. From ordering 800 garments for a gala evening, helping locals to buy an industrial sewing machine and start a business, to rebuilding a school, creating such legacies can be powerful, authentic and transformative. From motivate…

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Meetings and Events Associations: An Insider’s Guide

The events and meetings industry is hardly short of its own professional associations. A good many of them are even Iceberg partners! You join for the networking, education and advocacy, then get much more. But which are right for each of the different tribes within our overall sector? From SoolNua’s Pádraic Gilligan at Padraicino…

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Smart Cities: Neighbourhoods and Communities

Port Covington in Baltimore, Lake Nona in Orlando, Hudson Yards in New York, and Quayside in Toronto are all being built or rebuilt from the ground up to promote mobility, connectivity and livability. In 2018 both the Consumer Electronics Show and South by Southwest launched tracks dedicated to smart cities for the first time. From Skift…

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Events: About to Hit Boom Time?

For some years the event sector struggled to find a voice. Now being more recognised as part of the marketing mix can only benefit the industry as a whole. The MD of marketing communications agency Triggerfish, Andrew White, believes the events sector could be about to hit boom time. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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MPI and MMB to Live Stream Global Meetings Industry Day

Meeting Professionals International and the Meetings Mean Business Coalition will together present a free live stream from many of the Global Meetings Industry Day events taking place around the world on April 12th. The GMID Virtual Event starts at 6 a.m. US CDT and concludes at 6 p.m. CDT. Registration is required. From Meetings & Conventions…

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23 April 2018

Positive Impact #CSRShareDay

#CSRShareDay is a 24 hour twitter campaign where sustainability champions across the globe host an hour of conversation discussing and sharing their Corporate Social Responsibility actions and methods to make their business more sustainable for their local environment and beyond. The movement plays a pioneering role in a global sharing of wisdom, ideas, challenges, best practices,…

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