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Joint Tourism and Business Events Brand for Singapore

Singapore has just announced a unified brand – “Passion Made Possible” – to market itself both for tourism and business events under one umbrella. Singapore’s Tourism and Economic Development Boards are jointly behind the move. The idea is to capture the spirit of the nation and communicate its value proposition both for both travellers and companies. From Boardroom…

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#EventPlannersTalk to Debate Attendee List Vetting

Following the anonymous email blacklist of 31 people alleged to be serially freeloading at business events – one of those named has now said he will no longer be doing so – familiarisation trips and the vetting of attendee lists will be debated at the next #EventPlannersTalk breakfast on 26 September in London. From…

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Meetings are Serious… Just Don’t Forget the Joy

As we switch from “business tourism” to “economic development” and “knowledge transfer” – and as we quantify the return on investment our events create – let us not forget the human values also at the heart of this industry. Let us not squeeze the joy out of meetings. From the editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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Feedback from a Speaker

We all know what professional conference organisers want from speakers they engage in constructing content for meetings and events. But what do the speakers want in return from organisers? Consultant and Strategic Meetings Management guru Kevin Iwamoto offers a list of eight peeves and pointers from the speaker point of view. From Meetings & Conventions…

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15 November 2017
8 November 2017

WEBCAST: Best Practices for Managing RFPs: A Supplier/Planner Dialogue

RFP tools are a mixed blessing for both planners and suppliers. On the upside these tools enable both sides to expand their relationships in the marketplace. But the ability to submit multiple proposals for the same meeting overwhelms suppliers and creates a barrier to getting to the face-to-face collaboration part of the process. In this…

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9 January 2018

Risk Management: Band-Aids to Bad Guys – Webinar

Acts of violence seem to happen more often today than in years past, and in more vulnerable places, especially where people gather. Could the location or venue of your next meeting be a target? What are you doing to make your conferences and meeting safer and more secure? Are you doing it the right way?…

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