International Partners http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6639/more en Are DMCs Still Relevant? http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/are-dmcs-still-relevant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A new study from the Incentive Research Foundation explores the value proposition of destination management companies in today’s changing marketplace.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/are-dmcs-still-relevant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/motivational-travel/are-dmcs-still-relevant#comments Association Meetings Incentive Planning/Management Motivational Travel International Partners Pharma Meeting Planning Recreation/Entertainment Risk Management Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:30:00 +0000 50921 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>IRF Chief Research Officer Rodger Stotz filled in attendees on the foundation&#39;s recent DMC research at the IRF Invitational.</p> IMEX Frankfurt Features Passionate Meeting Advocate, Honors Outstanding Events http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/imex-frankfurt-features-passionate-meeting-advocate-honors-outstanding-events <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Racking up some impressive numbers, Ray Bloom, IMEX Group chairman, was ebullient about another successful IMEX Frankfurt on the closing day in late May. IMEX honored a number of worthy meeting industry recipients at its gala.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/imex-frankfurt-features-passionate-meeting-advocate-honors-outstanding-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/trade-shows/imex-frankfurt-features-passionate-meeting-advocate-honors-outstanding-events#comments Green Meetings/CSR International Partners Trade Shows Fri, 05 Jun 2015 18:32:00 +0000 50531 at http://meetingsnet.com How to Manage Risk, and a Whole Lot More, When Taking Meetings Beyond U.S. Borders http://meetingsnet.com/contractscommunication/how-manage-risk-and-whole-lot-more-when-taking-meetings-beyond-us-borders <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Just announced! Well-known meeting and hospitality industry attorney Joshua Grimes will open MeetingsNet&rsquo;s second annual Beyond Borders Summit, set for July 13 at the New York Marriott Eastside in New York City. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/contractscommunication/how-manage-risk-and-whole-lot-more-when-taking-meetings-beyond-us-borders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/contractscommunication/how-manage-risk-and-whole-lot-more-when-taking-meetings-beyond-us-borders#comments Contracts/Communication International Partners Tue, 26 May 2015 19:44:00 +0000 50331 at http://meetingsnet.com 12 Drivers of Meeting Site Decisions http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/12-drivers-meeting-site-decisions <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The head of Pacific World consults the company's database of more than 60,000 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-events" title="" target="_blank">global events</a></span> to identify drivers of destination decisions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/12-drivers-meeting-site-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/global-site-research/12-drivers-meeting-site-decisions#comments Global Site Research International Partners Site Selection/RFPs Mon, 18 May 2015 13:02:00 +0000 50061 at http://meetingsnet.com 10 Must-Ask Questions When Choosing Local Suppliers for International Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/10-must-ask-questions-when-choosing-local-suppliers-international-meetings <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-partners/10-must-ask-questions-when-choosing-local-suppliers-international-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/international-partners/10-must-ask-questions-when-choosing-local-suppliers-international-meetings#comments International Partners 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 Premium 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 Premium 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 Premium 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 Premium 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