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IMEX America Worth $19m to Las Vegas

The economic impact of IMEX America 2018 on Las Vegas has been estimated at $19 million. So claims Cathy Tull, Chief Marketing Officer of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor Authority. The figure was only one eye-watering number presented by UK event organisers Regent Exhibitions at the final press conference of the show. From Meetpie.com…

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Balinese Venues Stage Major IMF Event

Bali has hosted the International Monetary Fund World Bank Group Annual Meetings 2018, attracting 36,669, including delegates from 189 member countries. Heads of state, ministers and other delegates met at BICC, the Bali International Convention Centre, while 467 guest rooms at the Westin Resort Nusa Dua were converted to offices for their use. From CIM News Magazine…

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31 New Zealand Experts Attract 18,000

New Zealand’s tourism minister has thanked 31 experts who have secured international conferences for their efforts in growing the country’s business, research and technology hubs. The 25 events that were secured are expected to bring over 18,000 international experts into New Zealand, and an estimated NZ$37 million into the local economy. From Association Meetings International…

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Convention Bureaux Boost Australian SMEs

Australia’s convention bureaux are attracting eight percent more large international business events to the country, and boosting opportunities for small businesses beyond those traditionally seen in tourism. This sector analysis is contained in the new International Business Events Forward Calendar, produced by the AACB (Association of Australian Convention Bureaux). From CIM News Magazine…

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IMEX America 2018 Celebrates Legacy

IMEX America 2018 has been held in Las Vegas, with industry decision makers meeting with suppliers from every sector and taking in a range of education sessions. Legacy is the talking point and also white paper subject for this year’s show, with the ability of experiential design to engage audiences a focus as well. From Meetpie.com…

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Four Years’ Growth for Meetings Industry

A decade after the 2008 global economic recession, the meetings industry has bounced back and settled into a new normal of steady and stable growth, according to American Express Meetings & Events. The 2019 Global Meetings and Events Forecast also shows that planners are feeling pressure from both consolidation and disruptive suppliers. From CIM News Magazine…

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IMEX America 2018: Four Industry Trends Across the Show Floor

IMEX America has taken place in Las Vegas. A key focus for this year was corporate social responsibility and sustainability, including another Legacy Wall (pictured), and MPI’s call for planners to be “legacy creators”. Also topical: wellness and support for attendees, and sector collaboration, like IAEE, MPI and SITE’s Global MICE Collaborative. From Bizbash…

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The Association Model: Not a Dead End After All, Says Research

The rise of the ‘individual’, modern consumerism, social media, open-source publishing: all have been cited as reasons why the traditional association model is doomed. It’s a viewpoint which does assume that associations are incapable of self-reform. And yet industry research keeps showing the number of international association meetings going up and up. From Association Meetings International…

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IMEX America 2018: A Last Day of Learning and Experience

Designed for an industry that never sleeps, IMEX America 2018 was brimming with opportunity and learning right down to its last moments. From hearing hosted buyer experiences and exhibitor perspectives, to education content like C2’s session on connecting with audiences and The Events Industry Council’s on cybersecurity, it was a packed final day. From the Event…

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Conferences Working Mothers Can Attend: Bring Your Own Baby

Along with bookings panels and not manels, gender inclusivity should also extend to working mothers attending business meetings and conferences. At In Good Company, an event for women entrepreneurs at Fort Mason in San Francisco, the sessions were emphatically BYOB: not “bring your own bottle” but “bring your own baby”. From Forbes…

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Middle East Meetings: New Trends and New Technology

Like many new markets, the Middle East and North Africa has its own dynamics with events, meetings, and conferences. The culture is all about personal relationships, so face-to-face is always important for business. Exhibition Director Middle East of IBTM Arabia, Danielle Curtis, shares insights on future trends and technology. From the Event…

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