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 … Continue reading

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: … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Twelve questions to consider when choosing your next employee incentive program

Doing more with less – we hear it more and more. How do you provide incentives and gifts that will inspire, motivate and show genuine appreciation? Doing more with less is not about saving money, time or labour – it is about creating better and more valuable experiences. Continue reading