Ben Goedegebuure was named PCMA’s 2018 Global Executive of the Year.He was honoured by Sherrif Karamat, President and CEO of PCMA (Professional...

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The PFL group has invested in ABBIT Meeting Innovators - with its 36 years of experience a long-time player in the meeting industry.

ABBIT developed...

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The Palais des congrès de Montréal has assembled a group of leaders representing eight of the city’s key economic sectors to form a new Multisector...

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For the first time, the battle for the Aegis of Champions will be waged on Canadian soil, as The International Dota 2 Championships invite the world's...

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The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has set up a number of free webniars for convention managers.

- May, 22nd: The Truth of the...

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IBTM Americas, the newest event in IBTM’s global portfolio of meetings, incentive, conferences and events industry tradeshows, has reported strong...

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Atlantik has been Icelands leading DMC now for four decades, where the firm has operated many of Iceland s largest and most challenging incentive...

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Various activities for participants at the Korea MICE Expo

The Korea MICE Expo (KME), the nation’s largest trade show for incentive planners and meeting professionals, will take place on June 14-15, 2018 in...

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Shane Hannam

IBTM, part of leading global exhibition organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions, today announced that it has appointed Shane Hannam as Portfolio Director...

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  • Focus

    With heart and mind

    People with a mission are passionate about it. They are role models who make things happen in the meeting industry with their passion and set trends in all areas.

    Pioneers. “Being on the mission to Mars is the best job in the world,” says Tiago Loureiro, his dark eyes shining. The Portuguese is the ExoMars 2020 Rover and Surface Platform Spacecraft Operations Manager at the European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt. His job is to develop the rover and ground station and successfully land and activate them on...

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  • Spotlight

    Mission: innovation

    Their tasks may differ but all three are at the forefront of innovation. Carina Bauer, Hilmar Guckert and Dr. Christina Buttler talk about their goals and motivation.

    “My team inspires me every day. I enjoy what I do, the industry we’re in and, most of all, the people I work with,” Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, radiates happiness in the run-up to IMEX in Frankfurt in mid-May. This is where the fair made its debut in 2003, launching IMEX America in Las Vegas in 2011. Positioning the IMEX Group as an...

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  • Destination

    Mission: Sustainability

    The event industry as such is at risk unless it embraces a broader understanding of sustainability and tell the story of the positive impact of events.

    Making a difference. “As an industry, we’re sleep walking towards a potential disaster, where CSR managers might say to their CEOs: Let’s cancel all physical meetings and do video conferences instead. That will cut our carbon emissions and save us money. Now is the time for the events industry to demonstrate the clear advantages tied to live events...

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  • Industry

    Mission: talent support

    They are facilitators of talented people and on the lookout for specialists; four experts describe their motivations to be a mentor and their challenges. They encourage people to take opportunities.

    Development. You don’t have to have 20 years of professional experience to be a mentor. All you need are certain talents and an appreciation of others with talent. Two people who fit that particular bill are Sarah Skavron, a Knowledge and Events Executive at the IMEX Group, and Isabelle Zwingenberger, the Director of the Internationale Event- &...

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  • Management

    Mission: return on investment

    Proving the Return on Investment of an event helps to prove its contribution to profit. Elling Hamso and Karin Krogh, among others, passionately help improving planners’ skills.

    (Added) Value. “I really don‘t understand why the clear majority (of senior corporate managers, edit.) allows investments in meetings and events pass under their accountability radar. They only need to ask for it. How much did we invest? What was the return?”, says Elling Hamso, the founder of the training and consulting company Event ROI...

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The visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office will be on hand at IMEX in Frankfurt from 15 to 17 May presenting the campaign BERLIN 365/24 and the...

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ICCA has released 2017 statistics with another record number of association meetings. For first time since 2004 Barcelona claims first place in the... read more
Over the past year there has been a significant shift towards webcasts, hybrid and virtual meetings. More agencies and production companies offer it... read more
20 pure electric buses have been launched on Udo Island. While the buses were first introduced earlier in the year, the official launch was held on... read more
MPI Academy is offering the opportunity to participate in a Plan Your Meetings (PYM) virtual summit on May 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. In... read more
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings OutlookTM, 2018 Spring Edition. According to the report, a healthy stable... read more
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