News & Articles - BEICC

  • Meetings Mean Business Coalition goes global

    American-led coalition will work with international partners to unite the meetings industry around the world The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy initiative, is introducing a platform for industry professionals in every corner of the globe to better advocate for the power of face-to-face meetings. A newly created licensing agreement will allow partners in countries and regions outside of the United States to use MMB branding, messaging and research to form one strong, cohesive voice for…

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  • BEICC Update: Developing a plan for the Canadian events industry

    By Bob Parker Last month, BEICC presented a workshop entitled The Future of the Events Industry as part of the Global Speakers Summit 2013 held in Vancouver, B.C. and hosted by the Global Speakers Federation and the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers. This summit brought together the speaking industry from around the globe including representatives from over 20 countries. Past Global Speakers Summits have been held in Singapore, Dubai, South Africa and The Netherlands. Its purpose was to provide a…

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  • BEICC update: Preparing to take on today’s important meetings industry issues

    By Bob Parker, Chairperson BEICC As spring is on the doorstep, thoughts move to planting seeds for the much anticipated growing season. It is time to groom, fertilize, and prepare the fields for the opportunities ahead. The business meetings and events industry in Canada is perhaps one of the most diverse economies in this country, impacting many sectors, and deciding which seeds to plant and fields to nurture is a most challenging task. The foundation of the Business Events Industry…

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  • Industry update: News and views from the BEICC

    BEICC held the first of many planned Town Halls at the InterContinental Hotel on October 3, 2012 and invited members of the various associations to attend. More than 30 people from a variety of associations attended to get an update on BEICC activities. On hand to discuss trends affecting the business events industry in Canada was Warren Evans, CSP, Hall of Fame, who advised that if associations continue to protect their turf, and don’t work with each other, their association…

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