6 Essential Tips to Deliver More Productive Virtual Meetings


It appears the average meeting is messed up. Meetings occur too infrequently or too often. And since even Zoom and Skype meetings are where business is getting done right now, these virtual meetings must have the essential ingredients attendees are craving.

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Something is rotten in the state of meeting industry education

Conferences that Work

Over the last five years I’ve heard increasing concern from the meeting professionals community about the deterioration of the quality of our national industry conferences. A recent thread on the MECO community (a great resource for meeting professionals since 2006) describes numerous recent basic logistical failings, and points to what I see as symptoms of fundamental problems with meeting industry associations at the national level.


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Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down


There were more international association meetings than ever last year, but on average the meetings had fewer participants, reports the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The ICCA did not speculate on the reasons behind these two opposing trendlines in its annual report on international association meetings. Over the same time period, the number of meetings per year has doubled, from just under 6,000 to more than 12,000 in 2016.

The Power of Multi-Hub Meetings: Maarten Vanneste

Endless Events

Care to join us for some stimulating conversation about multi-hub meetings? Everyone who works in the event industry knows the power of meetings. And who says we have to stop at single-hub meetings? An entrepreneur since he was only 18 years old, Maarten has over 35 years of experience in meeting design. Ready to hear all about the ground-breaking magic of multi-hub meetings? The Path To Multi-Hub Meetings. Meeting Design Institute.

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2020 Offers New Thinking on Technology For These 6 Meeting Types


Meeting Type Research. According to the 2020 Global Meetings Forecast Report by American Express Meetings & Events, here is the breakdown of the types of meetings and the percentage of time they take place in North America. Meeting Type.

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Meet London Summer Event Show sponsors, Yes Entertainment

Event Industry News

Yes Entertainment have been running performers and other entertainment services for events in London and beyond since 2006.

How an Event in Boston Is Making an Impactful Return

Smart Meetings

The battle between in-person meetings and the now-waning Covid pandemic is the source of many comeback stories around the globe. The AEP conference began in 2006 as a standalone specialized workshop at the Special Events Show conducted by TSEC CEO and AEP Advisory Board Chair Sally Webb.

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ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities


ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, has released its annual rankings of top meeting cities and countries , and there have been quite of a few shake-ups among the top 10 meeting destinations. Top Meeting Cities. Paris has landed at the top spot with 196 meetings, one more than No. Number of Meetings in 2016. Top Meeting Countries. On the other hand, ICCA’s top 10 meeting countries did not change much.

ASAE Appoints Michelle Mason as President and CEO

Smart Meetings

This a return to ASAE for Mason, who worked as vice president of strategic and future-focused research from 1998 to 2006. The post ASAE Appoints Michelle Mason as President and CEO appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Meeting Planners’ Guide to Golden Olympic Venues


Meetings professionals can infuse the Olympic spirit into their next event by selecting a venue that has hosted the world’s greatest sporting competition. Spaces can accommodate anywhere from 18 to 250 people for meetings. With more than 90,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the Conference Center at Lake Placid is complete with 12 breakout rooms, a 9,000 square-foot ballroom, full-service kitchen, state-of-the-art AV and lighting, stages, storage and Gold LEED Certification.

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9 Smart Moves in California, Florida and More

Smart Meetings

Moncur’s recognitions include Visit Lake Norman’s Stellar Seller Award in 2013, Hilton Hotels’ Spirit Award in 2009 and MVP status with Homewood Suites in 2006. The post 9 Smart Moves in California, Florida and More appeared first on Smart Meetings. Todd McAninch.

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Fashion meets technology as Epson and Richard Quinn collaborate at London Fashion Week 2018

Event Industry News

million since 2006. The post Fashion meets technology as Epson and Richard Quinn collaborate at London Fashion Week 2018 appeared first on Event Industry News. Epson – the world’s leading projector manufacturer – provided stunning high lumen laser projection mapping to support the launch of Richard Quinn’s new 2019 fashion range at London Fashion Week earlier this week (18 September.)

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Meeting Mentors: Lauren Kramer Follows Her Entrepreneurial Ambitions

PCMA Convene

The events industry talks a lot about legacies in terms of the lasting imprint that meetings and conferences leave behind in host destinations. More than 100 meeting professionals and suppliers have joined the PCMA Education Foundation’s Legacy Society , a group with CMPs, CAEs, MBAs, and other distinguished acronyms attached to their names who have planned contributions to the industry’s future in their wills or estate plans.

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The Low-Down on Meeting in Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi


Meeting Space: Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC) offers nearly 70,000 sq. Three meeting rooms hold 10 to 33 attendees each, or can be combined to accommodate up to 75 participants. Meeting Space: Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre is among India’s largest convention centers. There are eight dedicated meeting rooms. of event space, 12 meeting rooms and 18 breakout rooms, ranging from eight to 40 participants. of event and meeting space.

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Smart Moves in Lake Tahoe, Laguna Beach and More

Smart Meetings

In 2006, he founded CR Sales Solutions and was the company’s president for over six years. The post Smart Moves in Lake Tahoe, Laguna Beach and More appeared first on Smart Meetings. Laurie Munos. The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe has hired Munos as director of sales and marketing.

Common Contract Mistakes

Connect Your Meetings

She drafts standardized contracts, provides legal training and handles meeting related litigation for chain and independent hotels. Meeting News magazine named her one of the 25 most influential people in the meeting industry in 2002 and 2006, saying: “More than anyone else, she is the legal voice for the industry.” Register now for “Common Contract Mistakes” Sometimes little errors can cause big problems.

7 Tips to Stop Attendee Churn in its Tracks

Maritz Global Events

Regardless of their response, you owe it to your members to look at other meeting options. As a former meeting planner who has received Ohio MPI’s Planner of the Year award twice (2006 & 2012), she brings a unique perspective to these blog posts.

Smart Moves in D.C., Richmond and More

Smart Meetings

Costa served on the board of directors of Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) Northern California chapter from 2006 to 2007 and remains an active member of MPI. Richmond and More appeared first on Smart Meetings. Scott White.

What Really Happens to Your RFP?


In North America, the reality is that the inventory of full-service hotels capable of hosting meetings is not growing fast enough, forcing planners to reach out to more cities, and more hotels, in initial searches. See also : Meeting in Paradise Added Woo-Hoo to RFP Process.

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Q&A: Stacy Ritter, President and CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

Connect Your Meetings

She’s played a part in shaping the direction of the Greater Fort Lauderdale area over the last two decades, serving first as a legislator in the Florida House of Representatives (1996-2004) and then as Broward County commissioner from 2006 to 2016. A resident of Broward County, Florida, for the past 42 years, Stacy Ritter has seen many changes in her home region.

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Getting Burned by Attendee Churn? What It Is and Why it Happens

Maritz Global Events

Here’s a simple annual meeting churn formula: (Attendance at last year’s conference – Attendance at this year’s event)/Attendance at last year’s conference = Churn Rate. As a former meeting planner who has received Ohio MPI’s Planner of the Year award twice (2006 & 2012).

Collingwood Advisory partners with Event Tech Live (ETL) London to host Roundtable & Meetup for Media Entrepreneurs

Event Industry News

Since 2006, the Collingwood Advisory team has been working with media, events, information and membership entrepreneurs on strategy, scaleup, value creation and M&A. This will allow entrepreneurs to meet and network following the event and exclusive roundtable.

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The Event Planner’s Guide to Singapore Venues


It’s because of Singapore’s accessibility and unique innovative balance that it has been ranked as Asia’s Top Convention City for the past 10 consecutive years, one of the Top Five Convention Cities in the World since 2006, and the World’s Easiest Place to do Business. Check out our planner’s guide to the best venues and places to stay in Singapore for meeting and event professionals. Although the city has a population of over 5.612 million, 17.4

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Mobile World Congress: Coronavirus shuts down world’s biggest phone show

Event Industry News

Following a meeting yesterday (12 th February), the GSMA stated it was “monitoring” the epidemic but was forced to cancel after dozens of companies cancelled their attendance. The show has been running since 2006 and was due to take place this year in Barcelona from 24 th -27 th February.

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Which is the Greenest Airport of Them All?


Logan International Airport (BOS), Boston: Terminal A was first in the United States to receive LEED certification (2006), recycled materials used for construction, heat-reflecting roof. appeared first on Smart Meetings. News Travel airlines airlines and flights airports environmentally friendly Green green meetings

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Silence Really Is Golden

PCMA Convene

We’ve been discovering the benefits of meditation in business and the meetings industry , and it would seem that taking a more simple approach — shutting off the audio and requesting a short period of quiet without any guidance toward contemplation, visualization, or repeating a mantra — may also provide your attendees’ minds with restorative benefits. ” Big Ideas Event Design Experience Learning Meetings & Your Brain Research Speakers

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Sustainability and Covid-19 – AGF Festivals seek audience insight

Event Industry News

This survey follows on from the AGF surveys of 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2013 and aims to find out what audience attitudes are now in the midst of the pandemic.

AEO Forums 2022 launches Friday 11th February at BDC, London

Event Industry News

Having launched in 2006, the Forums continue to focus on delivering content and networking for middle of the building event professionals across marketing, ops and sales functions within organiser businesses.

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#MeToo Movement Has a Huge Impact on Events

Connect Your Meetings

While Milano’s hashtag campaign reignited the issue, “Me Too” was initially coined by social activist Tarana Burke in 2006. It’s a sobering fact that has forced meeting and event professionals to practice introspection in their own field. As recent reports of sexual harassment have surfaced following prominent conferences and meetings, giants of the industry have grappled with how to respond while the rest of us watch.

6 Smart Moves at JW Marriot, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and More


She joined AHC & Hospitality in 2006 as a concierge for Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids. He will focus on meetings involving business trade associations, engineering, science, the environment, and medical and pharmaceutical matters. He will be responsible for attracting groups of more than 250 to Cincinnati and enhancing the region’s reputation as a top national meetings destination. Randi Talmage.

Queen Mary University showcases their event spaces at London Christmas Party Show

Event Industry News

With a dedicated team on hand to coordinate every aspect of your event, we are confident this site will have something to meet your needs. The varied venues at Mile End are suitable for anything from meetings and conferences, through to gala dinners, exhibitions, examinations and networking.

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Creative Methods to Generate More Revenue for Your Event

Maritz Global Events

On the last day of the conference, let them know if they sign up and pay for the next meeting on that day, they will receive a significant discount. Usually, your major budget items are F&B, A/V, and meeting space. Create a zero-waste meeting. As a former meeting planner who has received Ohio MPI’s Planner of the Year award twice (2006 & 2012), she brings a unique perspective to these blog posts.

De Vere Appoints New Director of Sales for De Vere Latimer Estate and De Vere Horsley Estate

Prestige Events Magazine

The property offers 27 flexible spaces for conferences, meetings, training and teambuilding across three distinctly different spaces, each with its own dedicated entrance and parking. The wider estate offers a further 33 meeting and event spaces, with space for up to 200 guests.

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The State of Sustainability: From Venue Perspectives to the ‘Pandemic Effect’

Event Marketer

To meet the increasing demands from event partners, venues and hospitality brands like MGM and Hilton are developing comprehensive guides and consultations for clients. As corporations pledge to be more sustainable, the event industry seeks lasting solutions.

Top 5 Agencies in the UK and Spain for Your Corporate Event

Eventscase Blog

It should be noted that before Covid, 13 million events and business meetings were held every year. If we talk about congresses and meetings, according to the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association), a total of 21,000 congresses and meetings took place internationally in 2019.

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Johnnie White Makes a Big Career Move

PCMA Convene

After three and a half years as a senior director, global education, meetings and strategic partnerships, at the American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, Johnnie White is making a career leap. He served as the organization’s chairman of the Board of Directors in 2013 and has filled numerous other roles for PCMA, including chairing the planning committee for Convening Leaders in 2006 and serving as the president of the Capital Chapter. Johnnie White.

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What to Give? Think Socially Responsible and Personal


Gifts are an exciting part of the holiday season, but for planners, it is a year-round activity, since swag has become an integral part of meetings. OluKai, which makes sustainable, Hawaiian-inspired footwear, has been giving items to local communities since 2006, when it delivered its first pair of sandals. Think Socially Responsible and Personal appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Past, Present and Future

The Event Concierge

Julie Wong, CMP , Meeting and Event Planner. I have heard this many times over the years since I started my event planning business, which you know as The Event Concierge, in 2006. CELEBRATING OUR C OMPANY JOURNEY. Past, Present and Future .

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Best Food-Truck Catering for Your Next Event


Established in 2006, Rasta Rita is a vintage GMC margarita truck serving up fresh, organic margaritas and specialty cocktails in Southern California. The post Best Food-Truck Catering for Your Next Event appeared first on Smart Meetings. Food trucks are fun, convenient, serve delicious food at a fraction of the cost of a sit-down meal, and are a great addition to any event.

Virtual Event Platform Comparison: 2022 Virtual Event Tech Guide

SpotMe Blog

The timeline for your event or meeting strategy are key as well. a pre-meeting survey. Likewise, with your town hall meeting , you may want a simpler tool. Internal meeting tools. While most people use their meeting solution, Zoom Video Webinar is a robust option.

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