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Event Goes Virtual for Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence barrelled down on the Carolinas, the Water Quality Association converted its face-to-face Mid-Year Leadership Conference, planned to take place in Hilton Head, South Carolina, into a virtual event. Water quality sector professionals were able to watch presentations and take part in board, committee, task force and section meetings on their laptops. From PCMA…

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Events Cancel for Hurricane Florence

Several events were cancelled at convention centres expected to be impacted by Hurricane Florence as the storm approached landfall. The National Rifle Association called off the second NRA Carry Guard Expo scheduled at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Other venues that cancelled events include the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina. From TSNN…

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Corporates Tying Event Investment to ROI

Companies increasingly are tying event investment and activity to actual revenues or profits. So says the new study by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and event-marketing software provider Splash. But the report, which surveyed over 700 executives, also found less than a quarter able to calculate return on investment for events. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Event Wellbeing Week 2018 Underway

“Looking after you and yours” is the official theme of the second Event Wellbeing Week which is currently underway. The aim is to encourage sector professionals to take better care of themselves, so they can also take better care of others. The campaign has been promoting the benefits of human contact with the hashtag #huganeventprof. From Meetpie.com…

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Latin America Requires Tailored Experiences

Delivering tailored meetings experiences is the top priority for planners in Latin America. That’s according to new research from IACC (formerly the International Association of Conference Centres). The organisation released the first Latin America edition of its “Meeting Room of the Future” white paper in collaboration with IBTM Americas. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Jeremy Rees Appointed ExCeL London CEO

ADNEC Group have confirmed the appointment of Jeremy Rees as CEO of ExCeL London. Rees has been Acting CEO since November 2017. Very well-respected by the exhibitions sector he’s spent over twenty years working within, Rees joined ExCeL in January 2010 as Sales Director and was appointed Executive Director in 2013. From Meetpie.com…

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Tackling Cybersecurity: An Event Planner’s Guide

Cybersecurity is among the top threats facing businesses and governments in 2018. What you might not realize, though, is that it can impact consumers not only at voting booths and cash registers, but also at meetings and events. Cybersecurity expert Rebecca Herold explains how to protect yourself from the threat. From Successful Meetings…

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Face-to-Face Events: Eight Very Common Misconceptions

More than ever the value of face-to-face seems in question, with virtual events now the new “shiny object”. But face-to-face meetings aren’t dull or rusty. As the attendee experience evolves, also now with actionable data, the easiest way to renergise an event is to give the delegates more of what they want. From Maritz Global Events…

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Life Sciences, Engaging Youth and BestCities Global Alliance

Aaron Etra co-founded the Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration, which organises the ICMAN and ICNODAT conferences. He is also Chair of the Executive Committee of the Council of Organizations of the United Nations Association of the USA. Here he shares insights on youth empowerment with Iceberg parter BestCities Global Alliance. From Boardroom…

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Diversity and Inclusion: A Meetings Industry Roundtable Discussion

Few issues have dominated public debate over the past few years as much as those related to diversity and inclusion. Charged discourse is impacting every part of our culture, including the meetings industry. Last month five thought leaders gathered on a conference call to discuss the topic. From Successful Meetings…

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Eventprofslive: Meeting Needs at the Refurished Lygon Arms

The Iceberg has fond memories of a stay at the historic Lygon Arms in the Cotswolds forty years ago. Now the owners of Eventprofslive have just organised a familiarisation trip to the refurbished venue, asking attendees to donate money to industry charity Meeting Needs. The idea met with great success. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Panels Not Manels: Gender Equality at INBOUND 2017

INBOUND is one of the world’s most popular business events. Each year it attracts well over 20,000 attendees from more than a hundred countries to Boston. The audience is about 65 percent female, but unlike many other meetings the event’s speaker lineup is also diverse. So how did INBOUND make it happen? From Forbes…

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