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Exhibition Industry Growing In Four Regions Globally

For the first time in ten years, the exhibition industry’s four global regions have reported positive turnover growth simultaneously. That’s according to the industry global association UFI’s latest Global Barometer report. More than 40 percent of companies globally declared an increase of more than ten percent compared to 2016. From CIM News Magazine…

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52 Percent of Corporate Simple Meetings Via Unmanaged Channels

Simple meetings – those smaller, replicable gatherings with basic requirements – make up about half of corporate meetings globally. But 52 percent of them are being booked through unmanaged channels according to research from the Global Business Travel Association. This can end up costing companies money, attendee satisfaction and duty-of-care compliance. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Meeting Design: Amid the Stress, Don’t Forget the Content

Planning meetings isn’t easy. So meetings about meetings remain popular and the search for new ways to improve the delegate experiences is never-ending. Meeting design has come a long way, but despite the innovative approaches available it pays to remember that content will always be king. From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Exhibitions 2018: A Half-Year Progress Report

What an extraordinary year 2018 has been so far in the exhibitions sector: from the merger of Informa and UBM and other players, to one Chinese organiser’s international ambitions, to changes to the trade show’s traditional format like the new CEBIT with its ferris wheel feature (pictured). From UFI Managing Director Kai Hattendorf via LinkedIn…

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Meetings Industry 2018 “Most Influential” Named

Twenty-five people have been named by an Iceberg partner publication as “most influential” in the 2018 meetings industry. The group includes Sherrif Karamat of the Professional Convention Management Association, Ben Goedegebuure of Maritz Global Events, the International Congress and Convention Association’s Martin Sirk. and Destinations International’s Jack Johnson. As chosen by Successful Meetings…

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Looking Forward 2018

It is impossible to develop successful, sustainable long-term strategy without understanding the future in which your members will live and work. Whether through strategic planning or value proposition design, Association Laboratory’s research confirms that associations must develop strategy based on the anticipated future of their industry or profession if they want to be successful. Now in its…

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Matching Meetings with Destinations in a World of Too Much Choice

If there’s one canon that can be considered unassailable in the meetings and events industry it is this: No two meetings are alike. There is no one size that can fit all, even two, engagements. Every project requires its own plans and those plans, budget in hand, often start with choosing the location. Destinations and…

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Successful Meetings Survey: International Meeting Trends

Recently Successful Meetings sent out a survey to its readership about their international events. While most planners responding thought the number they held in 2018 would stay the same, almost a third said it would increase, and only six percent decrease. Cost, travel time and language barrier are still the top challenges. From Successful Meetings…

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87 Percent Experience Raised Experiential Demand

The growth of experiential activities is set to continue and they will soon feature in most meetings, according to new research by MPI Outlook for the IMEX Group. 87 percent of respondents had seen increased demand in the last three years. C2 International’s aerial Learning Labs (pictured) was a notable example at the recent IMEX. From Meetpie.com…

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Martin Sirk to Leave ICCA After 16 Years as CEO

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has announced the shock departure of long-standing CEO Martin Sirk. Sirk, who leaves the organisation at the end of July after 16 years as CEO, will be replaced by ICCA’s Chief Value Officer Dennis Speet as acting chief until a permanent replacement is found. From Association Meetings International…

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