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3 May 2023

Webinar | Effective Strategies for Sustainable Events

Collaboration is the key to making progress on sustainability in the events industry. A growing number of meeting professionals are working with experts and one another to craft sustainability policies and action plans. Join us for this interactive discussion as we share practical advice and best practices, while looking at what’s been put in place…

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7 November 2023

Small & Boutique Meetings, Arizona, USA

Small & Boutique Meetings — Northstar’s premiere hosted-buyer event designed specifically for small and boutique-sized meetings — bringing together highly-qualified meeting buyers with destinations, hotels, DMCs and other suppliers ready to welcome smaller events. Attendees participate in one-on-one pre-scheduled appointments, gain industry insights from our guest speakers and network with this exclusive group.

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2 October 2023

TEAMS Conference & Expo, Florida, USA

TEAMS: TRAVEL, EVENTS AND MANAGEMENT IN SPORTS, is the world’s leading conference and expo for the sports-event industry. Launched in 1998, TEAMS attracts more than 1,000 attendees including CEOs, executive directors and event managers from sports organizations as well as representatives from sports commissions and convention bureaus, corporate sponsors, event suppliers and other hospitality industry…

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Blackstone Agrees to Acquire Cvent for $4.6bn

Meetings, events and hospitality technology provider Cvent Holding Corp. (“Cvent”) (Nasdaq: CVT), has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of private equity funds managed by Blackstone in a transaction valued at approximately $4.6bn. From Conference & Meetings World…

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Skift Take: Google Xi Days

The people in the room create the DNA of an event, and like-minded people usually generate one-dimensional thinking. So imagine the magic that happens when an eclectic group of thinkers from varied backgrounds, professions, and demographics gather together — exactly what happened during the Google Experience Institute (Xi) Days. From Skift Meetings…

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Events Sector Finally Getting Recognition – What’s Next?

It took a pandemic for governments to realise the value of business events. Now the sector has to keep up its advocacy and collaboration efforts. At the recent UFI Asia-Pacific Conference 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, leaders in the Asia’s events and exhibitions space shared about their effective advocacy strategies and learnings… From Meetings & Conventions…

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Informa Acquires Tarsus in $940m Deal

Global event organiser Informa has strengthened its presence in growing regions and markets significantly with the acquisition of B2B events group Tarsus in a deal valued at $940m. The combined business is expected to create incremental revenue opportunities through the cross-marketing of major brands, digital expansion and new event launches. From Exhibition World…

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How AI Will Transform Events

Business networking events and conferences are expected to return to pre-pandemic levels this year, but they’ll look different than they did in 2019. And believe it or not, that’s because of AI. By Stefan Deeran, Forbes Councils Member, co-founder and COO of Vendelux, a leading AI platform for event marketers and conference organizers, from Forbes…

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RX and the UFI Roadmap to Net Zero Carbon Events

RX (Reed Exhibitions) joined fellow members of the UFI Net Zero Carbon Events initiative at Cop 27 in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt on November 11 to officially launch the event industry’s Roadmap to a more sustainable future. RX reveal how it is informing their journey to net zero. From…

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Seven New Deals and the Effects on Big Ticket M&A

Steve Monnington of Mayfield Merger Strategies reports the most recent transactions and analyses the M&A news. As well as several deals announced, there have been two important pieces of news which could impact big ticket M&A. There were also seven transactions announced which brings the total for 2023 to 13… From Exhibition News…

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19 February 2024

AIME 2024, Melbourne, Australia

The Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) is the leading trade event for the meetings and event industry in the Asia Pacific region. AIME is where industry decision makers connect, create and do business. We bring together international and local buyers to access the best exhibitors from around the world.

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20 June 2023

Under One Roof, Québec, Canada

The first – and only – meetings industry event exclusively designed for planners who are sourcing meetings at venues that can support all of their needs – all in one place, under one roof. Planners and the stakeholders they support are increasingly looking for three things when they are sourcing their meetings, events and incentive…

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30th AIME Show Opens in Melbourne

More than 400 hosted meeting and incentive buyers and an estimated 2,000 trade visitors attended the first day of Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event (AIME) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to meet some 350 exhibitors from destination marketing organisations, hotels, conference centres, and other meeting industry suppliers. From Meetings & Conventions Asia…

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Meeting Needs Launches Match Fund Campaign for Turkey and Syria

Events industry charity Meeting Needs has made a donation of £2,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee on behalf of the the UK events industry following the series of devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. The charity has also launched a match fund campaign to raise funds to support the rescue and recovery efforts. From M&IT…

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13 March 2023

SMU International, New York, USA

The elite event for North American meeting and incentive travel buyers who are focused on placing programs around the world. Attendees will learn from industry experts, make invaluable business connections, and experience unforgettable activities at New York City’s iconic landmarks. This unique event is hosted by Northstar Meetings Group’s leading brands – Successful Meetings, Meetings…

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Thailand chosen to host AFECA AGM 2023

Bangkok, Thailand has been selected to host the Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023 in October. The meeting will gather 155 member associations from 19 countries to discuss the elevation of the business events industry, emphasising Thailand as an international MICE leader. From BEAM…

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Northstar/Cvent Meetings Industry PULSE Survey

As the new year began, meeting planner optimism continued to soar, as 61 percent of the 457 respondents to our first PULSE Survey of 2023 said they were more optimistic about the industry and only 12 percent said they were less optimistic. Download a free copy of the PULSE Survey report. From Northstar Meetings Group…

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15 February 2023

Net Zero Carbon Events Webinar

The events industry has a special role to play in tackling climate change. We provide the meeting places and market places to work on solutions to the climate crisis. At the same time we have a responsibility to minimise our impact on climate change. We are inviting organisations from across the events industry – venues,…

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