News & Articles - incentives

  • Canadian Task Force to Tackle Exposition Industry Recovery

    A task force has been established to help with the resumption of trade and consumer shows. Created by the Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM), the 24-person group will lay the groundwork for the responsible, safe and effective reopening of the exposition industry, which has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Business events serve as an immense driver of economic growth and innovation,” says CAEM president, Catherine MacNutt. “By uniting as an industry and collaborating with our strategic partners…

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  • Six marketing tips to promote your next event

    By Brent Taylor Let’s talk marketing. It seems today that there is a plethora of marketing materials, opinions and experts advising us on how to best market any product or service we have to offer. Why is that? Why is there so much attention being given to marketing? I recently read Seth Godin’s books, All Marketers are Liars and Purple Cow. I recommend both these books along with Simon Sinek’s Start with Why. I was intrigued by what Godin identifies as…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Building event value by creating trust

    When I began writing Intentional Event Design: Our Professional Opportunity, it was to delve into and provide information on designing events that are people-centric and purpose-driven. The more I wrote, the more I realized it came down to one thing: using meetings to build trust – in the organization, between teams, and between solution providers and their potential clients. To create environments that allow the time and space for conversations is part art and part (neuro) science, and deeply understanding…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations

  • SITE + MPI Global Forum will feature powerful education and inspirational keynotes to ignite innovation

    Meeting and incentive professionals from around the world will convene at the SITE + MPI Global Forum in Rome, Italy, 12-14 January 2018 for three days filled with culturally diverse experiences, local inspiration and global knowledge sharing. The forum is the first time Society for Incentive Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) have come together for a global event to share industry trends, offer innovative education and provide a collaborative yet exclusive environment for networking and business exchanges. “We…

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  • Treat attendees to a day at the Bronx Zoo

    In 1967, the iconic New Yorkers Simon and Garfunkel released a song “At The Zoo” in which they sang “It’s all happening at the zoo.”  It is perhaps a little late, but I am happy to report that it is true for the Bronx Zoo in New York. I confess that for many years I did not know that there was a Bronx Zoo. Whenever I heard the Bronx Zoo mentioned, it was in reference to Yankee Stadium. It was…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives, Employee Incentives, Event Operations, Speakers & Entertainment, Special Events

  • The International Centre CEO inducted into business events industry Hall of Fame

    Industry veteran Michael Prescott awarded for 40-year contribution to industry The International Centre, a leading trade and consumer show and conference venue in North America, has announced that CEO Michael Prescott has been inducted into Meetings + Incentive Travel’s Hall of Fame as an Industry Veteran. The award recognizes Prescott’s legacy for business and customer excellence in the Canadian Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry over the past four decades. “Michael is a visionary leader who has helped shape…

    Award Recognition, People & Profiles

  • Five corporate travel challenges meeting planners should prepare for

    By Dirk Baerts The year 2016 continues to bring unprecedented opportunities for the meetings and incentives industry in Canada. While new opportunities exist, meeting planners and travel organizers will also face increased challenges. Canada is an attractive destination for international business meetings thanks to its high level of service, easy access, business culture, as well as competitive pricing. According to ICCA, Canada ranked 9th in the world in 2014 for most international meetings held. Destinations like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal continue…

    Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings, Travel Tips & News

  • Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) trends for 2016

    What’s new in meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions this year? Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, or MICE, have all experienced strong growth year-over-year, with continued success. This is in part due to successfully utilized technology, entertainment, food and beverage and corporate gifting choices at meetings and events. The meeting industry market is a thriving market with spending set to rise globally as hotels and airlines enjoy record performances this year. Incentive travel is also growing, as 36 per cent of…

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, Travel Tips & News

  • 2013 global meetings outlook

    As we move towards the fourth quarter of 2012, it’s time to start looking forward and searching for trends in the meetings industry. Each year at AMI, we analyze and summarize what hoteliers, travel and meeting industry professionals are saying and doing. That, in addition to monitoring the economic indicators from around the world, assists us in forecasting and budgeting for the upcoming year’s meetings and events. Doing this has become an increasingly important value for our clients with the financial uncertainty over the last few years.

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings, Travel Tips & News

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