International Partners http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6639/more en 10 Must-Ask Questions When Choosing Local Suppliers for International Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/international/tips/Choosing-International-Meeting-Vendors-0414 <div class="field-byline"> Carol Krugman, MEd, CMP, CMM </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>No matter how expert you may be, you should not attempt to plan and execute a meeting overseas without help from local supplier partners.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/international/tips/Choosing-International-Meeting-Vendors-0414" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/international/tips/Choosing-International-Meeting-Vendors-0414#comments International Partners Premium Fri, 17 Apr 2015 18:19:00 +0000 5702 at http://meetingsnet.com Bogotá Joins BestCities Alliance http://meetingsnet.com/southcentral-america/bogot-joins-bestcities-alliance <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Up-and-coming meeting site Bogotá, Colombia, was named a preliminary member of the BestCities Alliance. Full membership for the city will be realized in 2016.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/southcentral-america/bogot-joins-bestcities-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/southcentral-america/bogot-joins-bestcities-alliance#comments Global Site Research International Partners South/Central America Global Events Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:38:00 +0000 46431 at http://meetingsnet.com A Common Ground for Cultural Understanding http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/common-ground-cultural-understanding <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><em>How was Rotterdam?</em> I&rsquo;ve been asked that question quite a few times since the SITE Global Conference 2014 concluded in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in mid-November.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/common-ground-cultural-understanding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/incentive-planningmanagement/common-ground-cultural-understanding#comments Incentive Planning/Management Motivational Travel International Partners Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:19:00 +0000 46061 at http://meetingsnet.com Tourism Organizations: What Difference Can They Make for the Meetings Industry? http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/tourism-organizations-what-difference-can-they-make-meetings-industry <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Let's consider the value of convention bureaus and tourist boards for sales, marketing, and education efforts on behalf of their destinations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/tourism-organizations-what-difference-can-they-make-meetings-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/tourism-organizations-what-difference-can-they-make-meetings-industry#comments International Partners Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:38:00 +0000 45951 at http://meetingsnet.com Trending 2015: Ideas on the Innovative Edge of Meetings & Events http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/trending-2015-ideas-innovative-edge-meetings-events <div class="field-byline"> By the MeetingsNet Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Our year-end look at what's trending for 2015 includes new twists (selfies as promotional tools), major shifts (have you considered downscaling hotels?), little wows (smartphones as room keys), and big impressions (a wall of Instagram photos). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/trending-2015-ideas-innovative-edge-meetings-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/trending-2015-ideas-innovative-edge-meetings-events#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings International Partners Event Design Event Planning Medical Meetings Tech Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:24:00 +0000 45721 at http://meetingsnet.com Editors Nominate World’s Best PR Campaigns http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/editors-nominate-world-s-best-pr-campaigns <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>As editors in the meetings media, we get press releases every day from destinations and hotels all over the world. Those press releases often turn into news pieces or stories that we deliver to you.</p> <p>Some stories and PR campaigns resonate more than others; they might deal with a crisis, give attention to something other than a new convention center addition, or shine the spotlight on a new&mdash;and fun&mdash;initiative.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/editors-nominate-world-s-best-pr-campaigns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/editors-nominate-world-s-best-pr-campaigns#comments International Partners Premium Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:52:00 +0000 44901 at http://meetingsnet.com IMEX America Breaks Records, Boosts Confidence http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/imex-america-breaks-records-boosts-confidence <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/imex-america-breaks-records-boosts-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/imex-america-breaks-records-boosts-confidence#comments Association Meetings Financial/Insurance Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Education/Certification Global Site Research International Partners Medical Meetings Premium Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:49:00 +0000 44741 at http://meetingsnet.com Maritz and Experient Launch New Global Network http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/maritz-and-experient-launch-new-global-network <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Maritz Travel Co. has selected and partnered with meeting planning companies and professional congress organizers in 19 countries (soon to be 40) to help its clients hold <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-events" title="" target="_blank">global events</a></span>.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/maritz-and-experient-launch-new-global-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/maritz-and-experient-launch-new-global-network#comments Association Meetings International Partners Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Premium Tue, 14 Oct 2014 20:02:00 +0000 44601 at http://meetingsnet.com Marketing Success in the Meetings Business: It’s Not About the Price Tag*! http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/marketing-success-meetings-business-it-s-not-about-price-tag <div class="field-deck"> Our Xpert gives venues advice on how to market to meeting pros </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Our Xpert gives venues advice on how to market to meeting pros</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/marketing-success-meetings-business-it-s-not-about-price-tag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/marketing-success-meetings-business-it-s-not-about-price-tag#comments International Partners Site Selection/RFPs Premium Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:03:00 +0000 44471 at http://meetingsnet.com ICCA Loves a Good Contest http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/icca-loves-good-contest <div class="field-deck"> A new president will be elected and best in marketing and PR efforts will be recognized at annual congress in Turkey </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Nearly one-quarter of the members of the International Congress and Convention Association are in meetings management. Many of them attend, with their supplier colleagues, ICCA&rsquo;s four-day congress each year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/icca-loves-good-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/icca-loves-good-contest#comments International Partners Trade Shows Premium Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:19:00 +0000 44461 at http://meetingsnet.com