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Gregg Talley: Building Human Connections and Communities

From Skift Meetings: Not many can say they grew up in the events industry, but Gregg Talley can. He has been at it for more than four decades. Gregg H. Talley is the chief executive officer of Talley Management Group, an association and event management firm that works with U.S. national global associations. Talley also…

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What’s New in Meetings and Incentive Travel 2024

From Skift Meetings: Planners know how important it is to stay current with destination updates. Finding the perfect property that’s simply the right fit for a group is priceless. This guide gives planners a full overview of what’s new across destinations all around the globe. The latest Skift Meetings report highlights over 800 of the…

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Associations Look to the Future

From Skift Meetings: Societal transformation and the future of association meetings were the themes an ICCA conference, part of Business Events Industry Week, held in the most apropos setting, ASAE’s headquarters. The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) held “The Future of Association Meetings and Societal Transformation,” a half-day conference at the headquarters of ASAE…

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Business Events Industry Week Showcases Collaboration

From Skift Meetings: Business Events Industry Week (BEIW) is a collaborative event that aims to be the industry’s South by Southwest. It was born as a collaboration between the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Destinations International (DI). The event’s third edition concluded on Thursday in Washington, D.C. “Events are a vital part of the…

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How Conferences Are Failing Their Attendees… and Speakers

By Rafat Ali, CEO/Founder, Skift: My life has been creating, building, covering (editorially), speaking and attending industry conferences for the better part of two decades now, as part of the two companies I have built. And this has always bothered me: how little thought goes into on-stage programming, into the in-room attendee experience, into the…

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Humans Triumph Over AI in Head-to-Head Competition

From Skift Meetings: “Human Heroes vs. AI Wizards” brought two competing groups of event professionals together to create a marketing campaign during the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Convening Leaders 2024 conference in San Diego. It was for an actual event — the AAO-HNSF 2024 Annual Meeting & OTO Expo in Miami, September 28-October 1….

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Singapore Tops Destination Competitiveness Ranking for 2023

From Skift Meetings: Singapore has clinched the number one spot in the latest International Convention Destination Competitive Index Report by GainingEdge. This benchmarking tool aims to help cities hosting international association meetings find their competitive position and identify areas for improvement. The ascendancy of Singapore suggests broader geopolitical and economic shifts influencing the international meetings…

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