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  • Tips for creating a consistent yet unique roadshow

    What is a roadshow? It is usually the presentation or launch of a company product or service, in seven or more locations. The presenters or trainers travel from one location to the next, rather than the attendees, which saves a great deal on costs and coordination. A roadshow can travel through a region, across a province, state or an entire country. There are also roadshows that travel the world.

  • GBTA sees business travel in developed economies slow while emerging markets soar

    The GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently released the fourth annual comprehensive report analyzing the current state of global business travel spend and growth projections for the next five years. The GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Annual Global Report and Forecast, Prospects for Global Business Travel 2012-2016, sponsored by Visa Inc., found that business travel spending growth in developed economies is slowing compared to previous forecasts, but emerging markets continue to grow rapidly.

  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel forecasts 2013 global travel prices

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today released its 2013 Travel Price Forecast, which indicates that prices in most areas of travel spend are expected to grow modestly around the globe next year, with the most significant inflation expected throughout the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre to host International Head and Neck Cancer Conference

    From July 21-25, the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) will bring its 8th International Conference to Toronto for the second time. Hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the event will attract nearly 2,000 international surgeons, oncologists, scientists and allied health professionals treating head and neck cancer.

  • UFI’s 9th Global Barometer survey confirms stability in exhibition media performance

    Results of UFI’s 9th Global Barometer confirm that the exhibition industry has stabilized despite the sector’s feelings of pessimism for anticipated 2012 results. General economic considerations clearly remain at the top of the agenda in all regions. Conducted in June 2012, the barometer survey results when combined with those of the previous surveys, provides an insight into the impact of the economic crisis on the exhibition industry since the end of 2008.

  • Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway opens

    The 154-room Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway showcases the brand’s “best for business” proposition for travellers seeking great hotels at great rates. Among its hallmarks are stylish and functional guest room workspace, free in-room internet, free WiFi in public spaces, and local craft beer through the brand-wide Best Brews program. Five meeting rooms provide 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

  • How to be cool with your event promotions during a heat wave

    Ugh! Though some areas of North America weren’t as affected, many of us have been absolutely scorched during this summer with temperatures in the triple digits and drought conditions. And if you have a summer event or conference going on, you, as an event professional, could be in the hot seat if you’re responsible for making sure everyone stays as comfortable as possible.

  • Use this checklist to create an incentive program your clients will never forget

    Another year means another incentive program. The constant challenge is how do you make it special and better that what may have happened the previous year? How do you create that unforgettable sales incentive trip (LINKS TO: http://www.americanmeetings.com/ami-Sales-Incentive.php) or employee appreciation award program that your clients will never forget? These folks have worked hard for their organization, and need not only to be treated extra special, they need to be blown away by the experience. Here’s a checklist of great incentive ideas to give your clients the incentive trip of a lifetime.

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