Digital vs. paper: Which will win the battle of meetings communication?

By Phil Rappoport Could the fun and age-old “selection game” of Rock-Paper-Scissors become “App-Paper-Scissors?” Which one would top the other in a one-on-one duel by meeting professionals and their delegates? Can the app and a pair of scissors turn paper … 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

Many business travellers staying at home-sharing properties unsupported by travel policy

Home-sharing properties are allowed in one out of every six travel polices (17 per cent), according to a new study released by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association. However, more than double … Continue reading

Companies expect ongoing international travel disruption due to revised travel ban

European companies will plan significantly fewer meetings and events in United States The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, polled its U.S. and European members recently to assess the business travel impact of … Continue reading

Meetings Market Survey reveals resilience and optimism for 2017

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)’s magazine, Convene, has published its 26th annual Meetings Market Survey and the results show that the industry is in robust health: budgets for meetings and attendance at conference and exhibitions are both increased on 2015 … Continue reading

Meetings Mean Business Coalition goes global

American-led coalition will work with international partners to unite the meetings industry around the world The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy initiative, is introducing a platform for industry professionals in every corner of the globe … Continue reading

MPI and GBTA Foundation recognize CMM recipients from Norfolk 2016 class, announce destinations for 2017 programs

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the GBTA Foundation, the education and research arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently presented the distinguished Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM) to 37 meeting and travel professionals from the CMM Norfolk 2016 … Continue reading

Travel professionals accept direct booking is here to stay, work to gain visibility into cost savings and risk management

By Monica Sanchez, GBTA Foundation A new study from the GBTA Foundation, in partnership with Concur, explores priorities and challenges corporate travel programs face today. As the travel industry evolves in response to mobile technology and employee direct-booking behavior, travel … Continue reading

Meeting Professionals International confirms Boards for 2017

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the approved slate of volunteer leaders for its Board of Directors and the MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees in 2017. Board member selections are effective January 1, 2017, for the term of January … Continue reading

Meetings industry report ranks Vancouver top convention city

Top ranking attributed to Vancouver’s leading service industry When international associations and corporations select cities in which to host their meetings, most rely on evaluations and recommendations from their industry colleagues – and the Watkins Research Group’s biennial Meeting and … Continue reading