News & Articles - business events

  • Growth in agency bookings provides increasing revenue for London’s Barbican

    Press Release The Barbican’s business events team has seen agency bookings over the last year increase to 33 per cent, continuing a trend of significant sales growth. While just 1 per cent of bookings were made through agencies in 2015, three years later they provide a third of business sales at the venue. Overall growth in the last year saw Barbican Business Events exceed sales targets by 4 per cent. “We have seen a real benefit from the commitment we…

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  • The business meetings industry: Don’t bet against us, we’re much bigger than you think

    Is it any wonder why I sense a very small percentage of our friends and family actually know what “we” do for a living? When I say “we,” I’m referring to the droves of people in this country that are directly employed within the business meetings industry. On that very same note, very few people likely know what our economic contribution to the system is either, and that includes most of us that work in it. In a time of…

    Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • Canadian Tourism Commission’s meetings, conventions and incentive travel sector reveals fresh focus and new name

    It’s no longer business as usual for Canada. The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) today unveiled its refreshed agenda for the meetings, conventions and incentive travel (MC&IT) sector in Europe at IMEX, the annual giant international trade show in Germany. There’s a new name—Business Events Canada (BEC)—and a new focus on seven priority sectors where Canada holds a competitive advantage. CTC’s BEC team will be leading its sales approach on aerospace, agriculture and food, clean technology, infrastructure/engineering, information/communication technology, life sciences…

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  • The changing perception of face-to-face meetings

    By Joe Nishi and Jennifer Glynn Since the very beginning, people have been meeting. For faith, trade, education, political or social reasons, we shook hands as a gesture of peace by demonstrating that the hand holds no weapon and looked into each other’s eyes and decided to either trust or not trust either other. At one time, it could have meant the difference between life or death. Today, the reasons to meet can be just as important, from pharmaceutical companies…

    Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

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