Brazil Hotel Industry Faces Big Challenges


A plethora of hotels have popped up in Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics , with the expectation that the afterglow would boost occupancy rates in the city and other parts of Brazil. About 100 additional hotels, with nearly 18,000 guest rooms, are under construction in Brazil.

Rio 2016: Sustainability Success or Fail?


Sustainability Brazil event sustainability green events green sports ISO 20121 olympics Rio Rio 2016 Summer Olympics sustainability sustainable eventsIt’s difficult to imagine that the Olympic Games could ever be sustainable in their present form.

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27 New Hotels Make 2018 Forbes Five Star List


Belmond Hotel das Cataratas in Brazil’s Iguacu National Park became the first South American hotel on the Five Star list. Forbes Five Star is rarefied territory, and 27 new hotels are now on it.

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World’s Top Trending Destinations


Campos do Jordao, Brazil. Considered Brazil’s winter capital, Campos do Jordao has plenty of gardens and monuments to visit in warmer weather, too.

MCI further increases global reach with new company acquisition

Event Industry News

MCI Brazil, a joint venture between Brazilian Alatur JTB and Switzerland-based MCI Group, announces the acquisition of P2Com Group, a full-service company of corporate events and incentive travel management.

MCI shines at events award ceremony

Event Industry News

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!


She coordinated all the operations for this year’s annual event, which brought together 146 business associations from all over the region of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

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Bleep PLC to exhibit at the Event Production Show 2017

Event Industry News

We possess a proven track record catering for events such as the London 2012 Olympic Games, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament. Bleep is the leading provider of EPOS solutions to the biggest and best events around the globe.

Andrea Varnier new Filmmaster Events CEO

Event Industry News

After five years in Brazil coordinating ceremonies and events for Rio 2016 and several collaborations with Filmmaster Events, Andrea Varnier moves to Italy and joins the company as CEO.

Podcast: Multi-Hub Meetings and the efficiency of video conferencing

Event Industry News

Created just two years ago, Multi-Hub Meetings has quickly developed a client portfolio that has seen the service deployed in places like Brazil, Hong Kong, South Korea and across continental […].

Lego-themed events company in £1.6M Brazilian deal

Event Industry News

Live Company Group (LVCG) today announces that Bricklive International Limited (BLI), a subsidiary of the newly acquired Bricklive Group Limited, has entered into a six-year contract with Universal Entretenimento e Produções LTDA (UEP) for BRICKLIVE events in Brazil.

Why I Loved Being an Event Planner


As a past event planner myself, I can imagine the euphoric feeling big event planners must have experienced after planning amazing, large-scale events like the Olympics, the Super Bowl, Carnival in Brazil, TED Conferences and more.

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Going for the Gold

PCMA Convene

Yet the economic and political situation in Brazil is creating challenges for Summer Games sponsors — and teams and athletes today must deal with exorbitant costs in order to stay competitive, so they rely on those sponsorship dollars for support.

Brand USA IMAX Film Draws 172,000 International Visitors to US

Smart Meetings

The study analyzed six key markets—Canada, Mexico, Germany, China, Brazil and United Kingdom—which found a marketing ROI of 56:1 based on the film’s production and marketing expense of $12.5 Brand USA IMAX international tourism.

Ripples and Chandon partner to launch world’s first global interactive cocktail experience

Event Industry News

The installation of 25 Ripple Makers will then commence at key Chandon bars and facilities across seven countries, including the USA, Argentina, Brazil, India, Japan, France and Australia.

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4 Lessons Event Planners Can Take from 2016 Rio Olympics


The 2016 Summer Olympics , which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , open on Friday. The virus is no longer limited to faraway tropical locations such as Brazil. Although every Olympic host city faces challenges, these particular games have been plagued by many major problems.

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How FIGO Built Buzz for Rio Event

PCMA Convene

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) drew 11,000 delegates to Brazil for its World Congress in October — its largest gathering to date.

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New Event Forecast: Stable Growth in 2019

Smart Meetings

Brazil, especially, is a growing contender, with planners flocking to the destinations due to its recent facilities for global sporting events.

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6 Things Meeting Profs Should Care About, From MGM’s Michael Dominguez

Connect Your Meetings

Brazil’s economy is one of the worst in the world. Meeting managers have enough to-do lists to worry about already, but MGM Resorts International ’s Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer Michael Dominguez is adding six more items you ought to pay attention to. Take note of these points he made at Connect California this year. South America is not an emerging market. It just threw its president out of office.

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New Meetings Mean Business Study Shows Industry Contributes $446 Billion to GDP


To put that huge number in perspective, that is more people than the entire population of Brazil. What industry creates more jobs in the United States than auto manufacturing, chemical manufacturing (including pharmaceuticals), and oil and gas?

2016 Olympics, Up Close and Personal


Residents of Brazil , where the games are being shown by media conglomerate Globo, don’t have access to NBC’s VR video.

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Live Nation launches new electronic division in the UK

Event Industry News

Internationally, Creamfields has made its mark across the globe, with editions in Chile, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza, Malta, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Australia, Hong Kong, and multiple cities in China to name a few. Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has launched Electronic Nation, a new division focused on expanding offerings of all electronic genres across the UK. .

Best Meeting Planner Tips, Tricks and Trends of 2016


The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, regularly made headlines for the many problems that plagued the games. There’s no question that the meetings industry is constantly changing.

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Out of the Shadows

PCMA Convene

Night Mayor Summit April 22–23, 2016 De Marktkantine nightclub Amsterdam. As Amsterdam’s Night Mayor, Mirik Milan doesn’t wield official power. He was elected by an internet vote and a panel of Amsterdam business and bar owners to the job, which is funded jointly by the city and business owners.

Greenbuild Goes Global

PCMA Convene

Emerging economies like China, India, and Brazil — where Greenbuild has already been hosting a show in partnership with High Design Expo since 2014 — are “starting to become major centers for green growth,” Hurst said.

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Greenbuild Goes Global

PCMA Convene

Emerging economies like China, India, and Brazil — where Greenbuild has already been hosting a show in partnership with High Design Expo since 2014 — are “starting to become major centers for green growth,” Hurst said.

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When Peaches Meet Coconuts

PCMA Convene

Those countries include Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Japan, China, and India — and to a lesser extent, France, Italy, and Spain. Erin Meyer. Are you a peach or a coconut?

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Google Just Made All Your Transactions Much Easier


The API is however, available globally, which allows for room to reach other markets, including Brazil and Europe. You’d be hard pressed to find a place that doesn’t take card as payment these days.

An “Un-Conference” for Poverty and Social Injustice

PCMA Convene

Moderators at the 2017 OC take time out for a selfie. The Opportunity Collaboration (OC) summit was launched in part because Jonathan C. Lewis, a social entrepreneur, was sick of traditional conferences. “He

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Get your passport ready! Conde Nast Traveler has released a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World, many of which would make great meeting destinations. The list highlights cities rich in history, architecture and natural beauty.

Four Seasons Keeps Expanding Global Portfolio


The 254-room Four Seasons Hotel Sao Paulo at Nacoes Unidas, Four Seasons’ first property in Brazil, is set to open in the fall.

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Sporting events not to miss in 2018


Germany is considered to be the main title contestant, but France and Brazil are also credited with good chances of winning the Trophy. …and a Happy New Year.

Global exhibitions market forecast to grow 5% to 2022 with continued high growth from emerging markets countering a modest gain for mature regions

Event Industry News

Brazil continues to suffer but is expected to stabilise in the mid-term, although following the recent election, this will depend on its future political and macroeconomic stability. • Globex 2018, to be published on 5 November 2018, will show that 2017’s global exhibitions market growth was boosted by continued high growth in emerging markets, while mature markets continued to trade in an improved macroeconomic environment.

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Summer Travel Hurdles to Avoid


It is recommended that business travelers avoid traveling to Brazil next month. With large-scale events taking place in major travel hubs over the next few months, summer travel is predicted to be busier than ever.

Mariana Sanchotene Announced as New Director of Amsterdam Dance Event

Event Industry News

Originally from Brazil, she now lives in Amsterdam with her family. As of 1 October, Mariana Sanchotene will be the new Director of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) foundation. She succeeds Richard Zijlma, who, together with Buma Cultuur director Frank Helmink, is still responsible for the upcoming edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event. Sanchotene’s appointment coincides with the foundation’s transition into an independent foundation.

Interviews with Planners - Mark Deane


This was compounded with poor operational planning and communication at a government level, major budget issues, the worse recession of modern times in Brazil, civil disturbance related to the impeachment, and an infrastructure that was heavily overstretched.

Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion


Brazil. Global business travel spend topped $1.2 trillion in 2015, growing 5 percent over 2014, and is projected to reach 1.3 trillion in 2016 according a global economic study released this week by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Foundation.

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16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast

PCMA Convene

Emerging markets, however, retain their 22-percent share of the total market despite the declines in Brazil and Russia, which were partially offset by strong growth in markets such as Mexico, Indonesia, and the [Persian] Gulf region. What’s in store next year?

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Event Heroes: How to Build a Successful Event Brand from Scratch


I also travel quite frequently to Brazil. Each month we interview an events professional that is doing something amazing.

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IMEX America Proves VR is More Than a Trend


A third Radisson Red is expected to open by December in Campinas, Brazil, followed by Portland, Oregon and Miami in 2017. It’s hard to choose one overarching theme at IMEX America 2016.

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