There's some old news: Lead times are STILL too short. But there's new news, too: Hiring is gaining steam, sparking meeting increases, especially in training; and cost-cutting may drive exploration of a broader range of hotels and venues for meetings....More
When attendees go home and the last box is shipped, meeting planners often find a little empty time to fill. Luann Edwards has resolved to use that time to explore her surroundings, and she thinks you should, too! Here's what she found in Spain....More
Walking the aisles of the Sands Expo during IMEX America October 14–16, you heard one phrase repeated by exhibitors: "We're busy!" More exhibitors, more buyers, more appointments—it was a story of increases at IMEX America 2014....More
Built around a different M-word—mindset, not millennial—the new Canopy by Hilton hotel brand was launched by president and CEO Christopher Nassetta at Hilton's Global Partnership Conference in Orlando....More
Our photo gallery is a sampling of the thousands of unique venue options listed at the Web site EVENTup. Do some searching yourself and you can find a battleship, an art-glass studio, and something new with every click.
Social media works because there is interaction and an openness to communicate in a way that always benefits the user first. Organizations must keep this in mind when they create their own social media accounts....More
With IMEX America under way in Las Vegas, American Express Meetings & Events released its 2015 Global Meetings & Events Forecast and announced a new ROI measurement tool with DoubleDutch, whose event app is now available directly through American Express....More
In a live satellite interview during IMEX America, Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, the world's largest business software company, said he believes the meetings industry "is at the forefront of driving growth in the global economy."...More