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  • MPI creating breakthrough sustainability leadership with association industry’s first Global Reporting Initiative™ event report

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and its Foundation is committed to thought leadership in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability efforts. In demonstration of that, MPI is setting the example for standards-based reporting that everyone in the industry – no matter how large or small the event – can use to benchmark their own reporting programs.

  • Ten tips for your next conference

    Conferences are hard work. From developing the creative treatments to establishing milestones and timelines, planning ahead can make all the difference in the world. When planning a conference, there are specific guidelines that you should always follow in order for it to run smoothly. Here are 10 tips that will help you plan and run a successful conference.

  • The National Conference Center reveals five secrets to knock-your-socks-off events

    The National Conference Center has unveiled five secrets to knock the socks off your meeting attendees. According to Eric Whitson, Director of Sales & Marketing at The National Conference Center, “we all have that potential to deliver ‘knock-your-socks-off’ events; it’s a matter of knowing how and having the right tools and elements to make it happen!” While it is important to know how to execute the details, Whitson says “it’s even more significant to add…

  • IHG offers “Triple Bonus Points” to meeting planners across North America

    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms announced today its meetings promotion, “Triple Bonus Points” to incentivize those who book meeting space across its hotel brands including InterContinental Alliance Resorts*®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn® and Holiday Inn® Express. “Triple Bonus Points” gives meeting planners up to 180,000 bonus Priority Club® points when they book rooms at participating IHG locations across North America.

  • IHG partners with Clean the World to recycle hotel soap and amenities

    IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) one of the world’s largest hotel groups, announced today a partnership with Clean the World to recycle partially-used soaps and bottled amenities from hotel guest rooms and distribute them in communities with limited access to hygiene products.

  • Four Points by Sheraton to debut in Kelowna, British Columbia

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently announced plans to introduce its rapidly expanding Four Points brand to Kelowna, British Columbia. Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport will open in spring of 2013, just minutes from baggage claim. Owned by Argus Properties Ltd. and managed by Pacrim Hospitality Services, the newly constructed hotel will be the first Four Points hotel in Kelowna and the brand’s fifth in British Columbia. Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport will feature 120 comfortable and stylish guest rooms, market-leading meeting facilities of 4,500 square feet, indoor pool, 24 hour fitness and all the other amenities that have made Four Points a favorite with travellers worldwide.

  • Escents Aromatherapy announces partnership with Air Canada

    Escents Aromatherapy is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Air Canada to provide its Executive First Class passengers with natural in-flight amenities. Beginning this month, passengers will receive a complimentary three-piece kit featuring one of Escents’ signature collections – Breeze.

  • Four secrets to attracting top-notch leads at tradeshows and conferences

    Attracting people to a booth is usually not the problem. There are thousands of edible and visual enticing things to which people can be drawn. By attracting people who are looking for something free, you are not able to effectively identify, engage and nurture those high quality leads. These types of problems are all too familiar to event solutions companies who coordinate tradeshows, conventions and conferences.

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