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 … Continue reading

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 … 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

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

MPI unveils comprehensive functionality upgrades in breakthrough Sustainable Event Measurement Tool

MPI and MPI Foundation announced a substantial upgrade of its Sustainable Event Measurement Tool (SEMT) now residing on the evolution Platform. The enhanced functionality of SEMT 2.0 will help meetings and events professionals save money, reduce resources and elevate their sustainability credentials. Continue reading