Brazil Hotel Industry Faces Big Challenges

Smart Meetings

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?

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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

Smart Meetings

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

Smart Meetings

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

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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.

Why I Loved Being an Event Planner

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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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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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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.

Sporting events not to miss in 2018

Oveit

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.

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

Smart Meetings

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?

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4 Lessons Event Planners Can Take from 2016 Rio Olympics

Smart Meetings

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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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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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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2016 Olympics, Up Close and Personal

Smart Meetings

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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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.

Eventbrite partner with Instagram to turn visual discovery into ticket sales

Event Industry News

and this integration is a “global-first,” making it available in all of the markets Eventbrite operate in, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. With more than 200 million daily active Instagrammers visiting a brand profile each day , Instagram is an incredibly powerful visual discovery platform.

Best Meeting Planner Tips, Tricks and Trends of 2016

Smart Meetings

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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Interviews with Planners - Mark Deane

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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.

Sports anyone? 5 ways to build excitement at corporate events

Plan Your Meetings

This year, the Olympics are taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and, in 2018, Pyeongchang, South Korea, will host the Winter Olympics. Sporting events are a huge draw. The Super Bowl attracts more than 111 million viewers.

Google Just Made All Your Transactions Much Easier

Smart Meetings

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.

Four Seasons Keeps Expanding Global Portfolio

Smart Meetings

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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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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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

Smart Meetings

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.

Summer Travel Hurdles to Avoid

Smart Meetings

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.

7 Tips to Get Sponsors Excited About Your Event!

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A current example: The Rio Olympics will take place in a recession period in Brazil.

Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion

Smart Meetings

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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IMEX America Proves VR is More Than a Trend

Smart Meetings

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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How the International Baking Industry Expo Keeps from Getting Stale

PCMA Convene

Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program, partnering with baking industry organizations and publications in countries all over the world, and exhibiting at leading trade shows overseas such as IBA (Germany), Europan (France), MOBAC (Japan), Fipan (Brazil), and Bakery China.

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ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities

Smart Meetings

Brazil. 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.

Closed-Loop vs Open-Loop payments for music festivals and live events

Event Industry News

They first switched to a closed-loop payment system in 2015 for their original event in Belgium, but also implemented it at their Brazil and Atlanta editions. (To There has been a long-standing debate amongst event industry professionals about what type of payment system is better – Closed-Loop or Open-Loop? The fact of the matter is that there’s no blanket answer due to the live event industry having such a huge range of different types of events within it.

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The 3 Worst Habits Every Event Manager Should Avoid

Capterra Event Management

These mishaps at the games may be due to the unrest that plagues Brazil as of late, but from the way I see it, the decision to host the games in a country that is experiencing these issues to begin with is an example of poor event planning.

The World’s Most Instagrammed Places in 2017

Smart Meetings

Sao Paulo, Brazil. This capital city is the most populated and the wealthiest in Brazil. The latest survey by photo-sharing app Instagram revealed that New York City has been the most-posted city in the world in 2017, followed by Moscow, London, Sao Paulo and Paris. Jakarta, the Indonesia capital, was in eighth place and the only Asian city to make the top 10, while St. Petersburg was the second Russian inclusion, coming in as the seventh-most Instagrammed city.

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Here’s What Makes for a Successful Hackathon

PCMA Convene

We had a very strict selection of who would participate,” said Ney Neto, director of business development and innovation for MCI in Sao Paulo, Brazil, “because we needed engineers and coders.” . At “The Big Hackathon” at Campus Party Brasil. Jenine P.

The 3 Worst Habits Every Event Manager Should Avoid

Capterra Event Management

These mishaps at the games may be due to the unrest that plagues Brazil as of late, but from the way I see it, the decision to host the games in a country that is experiencing these issues to begin with is an example of poor event planning.

Can DMOs and Airbnb Work Together?

Smart Meetings

There weren’t enough hotel rooms for the amount of attendees coming to watch World Cup in Brazil two years ago, so Airbnb was called upon to help; to reach out to home owners to open their homes during that period for hopeful guests.