News & Articles - meetings industry

  • Mobile Event Apps: How to Choose the Right One

    Mobile event apps are almost expected today and will become even more important as face-to-face exhibitions resume. But with so many offering similar features, how do you decide which is the best one? While research shows cost is the biggest determining factor for organizers when selecting an event app, it shouldn’t be the only one. Here’s what you need to consider. 1. Functionality. Establish what you require and then find out if the app provides it. What you need will…

    Event Operations, Social Media & Technology

  • Eighth Annual Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament

    The Planning Committee of the Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament is excited to announce the launch of the 8th Annual Tournament on May 2nd, 2019. MIET continues to be an all-inclusive, industry-wide event, powered by CanSPEP (the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners) and supported by leading industry associations. The tournament provides an opportunity for meeting industry professionals to connect in a unique and fun way with a proven history of successfully attracting a 1:1 ratio of planners to suppliers. The…

    Breaking News

  • The IMEX Group and C2 International announce joint partnership

    C2 International, the ground-breaking leader in business conferences, has partnered with the IMEX Group in a joint effort to drive innovation and creativity throughout the meetings and events sector. The three-year agreement represents the first time that C2 International has partnered with another event. The partnership aligns the visions of both organisations through dedicated events at IMEX shows as well as on-going opportunities and content throughout the year. The aim of the partnership between the IMEX Group and C2 International…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • Research into millennials backed by meetings industry

    Imago Venues’ research “Is the meetings industry of today doing enough to inspire the business leaders of tomorrow” has been well received by the meetings sector since its launch last month. The research was conducted in conjunction with Loughborough University and The Right Solution and the results revealed the reality of life in the workplace compared to students’ expectations as they embark on their career. The findings show that delegates see meetings as an opportunity for creative and innovative thinking…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • 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

  • International associations anticipate strong meetings growth in 2014

    Another generally positive performance by association meetings in 2013 has created the foundations for significantly stronger future growth, according to respondents to a survey carried out by IMEX and ICCA amongst the attendees from this year’s IMEX Association Day in Frankfurt. The results from the latest annual survey jointly carried out by ICCA and the IMEX Group into how major international association meetings are faring, continue to paint a very positive picture for this most resilient sector in the meetings…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • Meeting Planner Profile: Jennifer Campbell, CMP, CMM, Director, Meetings and Conference Services, BDO

    Name: Jennifer Campbell, CMP, CMM Present: Director, Meetings and Conference Services, BDO Expertise: 26 years of providing meeting and event planning services to BDO’s internal clients (have been with BDO for almost 39 years). Specialty: Great attention to detail; providing the best experience possible on limited budgets. Tell us about yourself. I was born in England and also lived in Jamaica for five years as a child. We immigrated to Canada in the early 70’s. By the time we immigrated…

    Industry Profiles, People & Profiles

  • Meeting Professionals International releases December Business Barometer results

    Meeting Professionals International released the December 2012 Business Barometer report which revealed that budgets continue to rise at a slow pace, the corporate sector has made extremely short lead times de facto business practice, and remote access to meeting content – live or on demand, interactive or not – sees growing popularity. Technological innovation continues with new opportunities for attendee (remote and onsite) interactivity, lower costs and better risk management. Meeting professionals are hiring people who have strong working knowledge…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • Meeting Planner Profile: Emma Singh, CEO, Events by Emma Corporation

    As a professional full-service event planning company based in Winnipeg, Events by Emma specializes in corporate, non-profit, upscale private functions, social events and weddings. The Events by Emma team is proud of our ability to understand our clients’ vision and needs, and we introduce professional and experienced consultation combined with creative and fresh ideas, ultimately turning their concepts into realities.

    Industry Profiles, People & Profiles

  • GBTA Foundation re-launches Project ICARUS to create the travel industry’s first global sustainability program

    The GBTA Foundation, the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced the expansion of Project ICARUS, the first global travel management sustainability body, representing the interests of the global travel and meetings industry. Project ICARUS will include recognition and awards programs highlighting leading organizations in sustainability and a Global Advisory board with representatives from buyers, suppliers, academics and subject matter experts from Europe, North America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand and Latin America to provide expertise, leadership and guidance on sustainability.

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Event Operations, Green/Sustainable Meetings, Meeting Community, Travel Tips & News

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