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Gothenburg: A Big-time City for Big Events

Seasoned meetings industry veterans always take pleasure in discovering any destination unfairly overlooked. For one Iceberg partner a new find is the Swedish seaport of Gothenburg. Hotel Svenska Massan / Gothia Towers recently held a centenary event for customers from all over Europe “that combined intelligence with stardust”. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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MPI Launches Planners’ Group After Commission Cuts

Iceberg Partner Meeting Professionals International has developed a new special interest group for small business owners in response to the recent North America reductions in third party commissions. President and CEO Paul Van Deventer says around 3,000 third party meeting planners and small business owners are part of the MPI global community. From Meetpie.com…

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US Independent Planners React to Hilton Commission Cut

The decision of Marriott International to reduce group-intermediary commission rates has already made a major impact on the North American independent planners, many of whom have business models built entirely around commission. Now Hilton is doing the same. What will this mean for both the planners and the wider industry? Photo: Daderot. From Meetings & Conventions…

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US Independent Planners Now Brace for Hilton Commission Cut

Two months after Marriott International’s announcement that it is reducing North American group-intermediary commission rates from ten to seven percent, Hilton has said it will make the same rate drop in October. The changes are likely substantially to reshape both the US and Canada’s independent planner sectors. From Meetings & Conventions…

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23 September 2018

Destination Mexico, Los Cabos

Discover the wonders of Mexico. Connect with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across Mexico in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and unique experiential networking events, while enjoying a fully hosted, three-night stay at Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa. Invaluable business connections, targeted education, and unforgettable experiences—all while experiencing the natural beauty and magic…

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12 September 2018

Destination Caribbean, Bahamas

Connect in the Caribbean. A world-class networking event like no other, where planners and supplier attendees join to meet with regional suppliers as they showcase what they can offer this active, RFP-ready audience.

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5 September 2018

Destination Southeast, Florida, USA

Connect with the top hotels, CVBs, DMCs, and venues from across the Southeast in pre-scheduled one-on-one appointments and unique experiential networking events, while enjoying a fully hosted, three-night stay at PGA National. Invaluable business connections, targeted education, and unforgettable experiences—all while experiencing Florida’s Golf Capital and the Signature City of Palm Beach Gardens.

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