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Enhanced IBTM Arabia in Abu Dhabi Hailed a Success

The 12th edition of IBTM Arabia, which has taken place in Abu Dhabi, has been hailed a success with 2,700 business meetings held between the elite group of event planners and exhibitors. Delegates also attended networking events and education sessions. Several changes were made this year, including enhancements to the hosted buyer programme. From Meetpie.com…

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Marriott Commission Cut: Independent Planners React

Marriott International is cutting to seven percent the standard ten percent commission paid to group intermediaries in the US and Canada. The move prompted fierce reaction from the industry, much collated above in News. But Iceberg partner Northstar has also filmed video interviews with organisers at its Independent Planner Education Conference. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Marriott Commission Cut Prompts Planner Outrage

Marriott International is slashing the industry-standard ten percent commission paid to group intermediaries. From March 31st the rate will be seven percent for hotels sourced in the US and Canada. The move prompted outrage from planners, many of whom rely solely on commission revenue. Iceberg partner Northstar has collated substantial coverage. From Meetings & Conventions…

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14 February 2018

M&C Webcast: Hotel Negotiations, Post-Consolidation

Negotiating for hotel space has been a real challenge for many planners, given record-setting hotel demand and a shortage of meeting space. Now we can add industry consolidation and a raft of mergers and acquisitions to the list of complexities. As hotel companies combine, where does that leave planners? Is it a boon or a…

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15 May 2018

INCON Digital Infrastructure Award 2018 @ IMEX Frankfurt, Germany

The INCON Digital Infrastructure Award rewards venues that invest in their infrastructure to ensure a flawless digital experience for meeting and conference guests. This year, INCON has opened the award to two categories – Convention Centres and Hotel Convention Venues. Winners will be announced at IMEX Frankfurt in May 2018.

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15 April 2018

Destination California, USA

Connect with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across the state of California in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and unique experiential networking events, while enjoying a fully hosted, three-night stay at The Loews Coronado Bay Resort in Coronado, California, from April 15-18, 2018.

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30 January 2018

IPEC (Independent Planner Education Conference), Maryland, USA

Invaluable business connections, targeted education, and unforgettable experiences—all with five-star service and conveniently located in National Harbor, MD.  Connect with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across the country in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and unique experiential networking events, while enjoying a fully hosted, three-night stay.

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Paris: 2024 and Olympic Competition

Paris is riding high both on its new convention centre and on hosting the 2024 Olympics. But when one huge event is in town at a major destination, does that cause other large meetings to, erm… bottle out? There’s evidence this is the case, but good reasons why it shouldn’t be. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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28 November 2017