Nantes, France, Offers ‘Fresh Approach’ for Meetings

PCMA Convene

The 2018 European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy took place at La Cité Nantes Congress Centre in France. Courtesy La Cité). In just a few years, the city of Nantes near the French Atlantic Coast has transformed itself.

Nantes, France, Offers ‘Fresh Approach’ for Meetings

PCMA Convene

The 2018 European Conference of Oncology Pharmacy took place at La Cité Nantes Congress Centre in France. Courtesy La Cité). In just a few years, the city of Nantes near the French Atlantic Coast has transformed itself.

GL events UK installing France’s first triple-deck structure at Ryder Cup 18

Event Industry News

GL events UK will once again be supporting the Ryder Cup this year, with an infrastructure agreement that will see the company complete the first ever triple-deck temporary structure in France, the host country of the event this year. This year’s competition, the 42nd Ryder Cup, will take place at the Golf National in St Quentin en Yvelines, France, 25 – 30 September 18.

What Does Frances McDormand’s Acceptance Speech Have to Do With Events?

PCMA Convene

After Frances McDormand’s acceptance speech at last night’s Academy Awards, host Jimmy Kimmel joked that it should itself be nominated for an award. ” #Oscars Best Actress winner Frances McDormand has every female nominee stand up in recognition [link] The post What Does Frances McDormand’s Acceptance Speech Have to Do With Events?

March 15, 2018: White House State Dinner for France Slated to Be a Conventional Affair, Record Number of Women Receive James Beard Award Nominations, Turner and CBS to Broadcast 21 March Madness Games in Virtual Reality


WHITE HOUSE STATE DINNER FOR FRANCE SLATED TO BE A CONVENTIONAL AFFAIR: The Trump administration’s first state dinner, honoring

First Smart Meeting of 2019 Raised the Bar

Smart Meetings

January’s speaker, Kay Frances, suggested that event professionals laugh their way to a healthy life balance. Smart Meetings founder and CEO Marin Bright.

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Report: World’s Top Meetings Destinations in 2018


In Europe, countries in top demand by meeting planners are Spain, the United Kingdom and France. France, Italy and Monaco follow closely with 11 percent, 9 percent, 8 percent and 6 percent of RFPs received, respectively. Roofs in Pura Besakih Temple in Bali Island, Indonesia.

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Meeting Destinations as Seen on The Bachelorette


Sciez-Sur-Leman, France. In episode seven, Lindsay and some of the remaining dudes paid a visit to Chateau de Coudree, an ancient castle turned hotel 30 minutes outside of Geneva in Sciez-Sur-Leman, France.

Emotional State: This New Tech Can Read Faces in a Crowd


Developed in France, Datakalab is an A.I. facial recognition technology that analyzes attendees’ expressions and emotions during an event via

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The Planner’s Oscar-Nominee Travel Guide


Plot: Based on the true story of the evacuation of more than 300,000 Allied soldiers during World War II, the film follows life-and-death struggles on the beaches of France. Filming location: Plage de Malo-les-Bains, Dunkerque, Nord, France.

Swapcard Announces its Expansion to the UK market at Confex

Event Age by Swapcard

Since its inception in 2014, Swapcard has been the event and matchmaking app of choice for over 1,000 conferences, trade shows and events in France.

Four Seasons Keeps Expanding Global Portfolio


Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is in the midst of an ambitious global development plan that will include the opening of several new properties, after unveiling seven hotels and resorts last year.

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Robe gets into Summer Stadium show

Event Industry News

The Velodrome is France’s largest football ground with a capacity of over 67,000 and […].

Scotland aims to boost European events business with 500 meetings in one day

Event Industry News

Matching 24 of Scotland’s large and small suppliers of event services with the same number of event planners from the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, “Meet in Scotland” will feature nearly […].

Top Ten Most Unique Holiday Trees of 2016

Canadian Special Events

Glowing blue beauty in Paris, France. Upside down tree in Paris France. Vilnius, Lithuania Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis. Stunning use of wood and wires in Estonia. Glowing glass tree in Taiwan. London did it Disney style for their 2016 holiday. Pretty and Bright in Rio de Janeiro.

Mojo Barriers’ Busy European Touring Summer

Event Industry News

Room Drop Idea: Try the World

Connect Your Meetings

Clients like Marriott International, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Air France have partnered with subscription box company Try the World to gift meeting attendees the chance to experience the globe through taste. These boxes, which can be personalized and shipped directly to recipients or used as room drops, include seven or eight international delicacies as well as cultural recipes. . The post Room Drop Idea: Try the World appeared first on Connect Association. Feature

The Best New Hotels of 2017


France. France (Paris). France (Paris). France (Paris). France (Paris). France (Paris). France (Paris). France (Provence). Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah.

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Event Industry News

With a head office in The Netherlands and divisions in the UK, Belgium, Germany, France, Poland and Austria, Neptunus has a proven track record in the design, manufacture and delivery of all types of temporary buildings. […].

PlayPass confirms strategic acquisition of French cashless provider Yuflow

Event Industry News

David de Wever, CEO of PlayPass, explains: “Yuflow has established strong commercial and operational footprints in France and Switzerland which are key European markets in our global expansion programme. This development gives Yuflow an unparalleled advantage in our ambitions to lead the Cashless events sector in France and Switzerland as well as expanding our horizons as part of a fast-growing global player”.

Arena helping deliver The 2018 Ryder Cup

Event Industry News

Edward Kitson, Match Director for The 2018 Ryder Cup (pictured right) said: “Taking The 2018 Ryder Cup to France for the first time, it was fantastic having trusted suppliers like Arena on board.

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CWT Meetings & Events research: London to remain top EMEA destination for corporate meetings and events in 2019

Event Industry News

Paris, France (2/5). While safety and security are always a priority when planning any meetings and events, it seems the terrorist attacks in the UK, Germany, Spain and France in 2016 and 2017 have not significantly dampened demand in London, Berlin, Barcelona and Paris. CWT Meetings & Events, a division of global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), today unveiled its predictions for the top ten cities in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in M&E.

How Not to Be That Person Who Wastes Attendee Time

Smart Meetings

Employees in the United Kingdom, Germany and France believe that out of the 187 hours they spend on average in meetings per year, 56 percent of that time is spent unproductively. Are your meetings making the most of you guests’ valuable time? A recent study says maybe not. That’s nearly 105 wasted hours. According to a Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resorts survey of 2,000 employees, some people will go to great lengths to avoid attending unproductive meetings.

10+ Beautifully Designed Event Websites


Air France Expo. The Air France Expo website is almost exactly what you’d expect from a French website, based on stereotypes of French style: minimalistic, chic, and sophisticated. The Air France Expo’s website is just that—poetry. Far different than the Air France Expo or #digitized's website, the Brand New Conference website immediately shows its colors boldly—literally. Often the event website is an attendees first encounter with an event.

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Putting a Stop to Workplace Bullies

PCMA Convene

Bordeaux, France. Attendees listen at IAWBH2016. Event Details. June 5-8, 2018. Palais de la Bourse.

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4 Reasons to Use Experiential and Interactive Marketing

Event Farm

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review , Mark Boncheck and Cara France write that in the past, “you had a relationship with a brand.

Sporting events not to miss in 2018


Starting 1910 France joined the competition and was known as The 5 Nations Championship until 1999 when Italy joined in. Germany is considered to be the main title contestant, but France and Brazil are also credited with good chances of winning the Trophy. Tour de France 07.07-29.07.

CSM Live creates two-tier experiential fanzone for British Airways at Twickenham

Event Industry News

Last Sunday saw England return to Twickenham with a convincing 44-8 win over France in the Guinness Six Nations, following another bonus point win over Ireland in their first fixture of the tournament. CSM Live has designed, produced and is managing a two tier fanzone, with bars and rugby challenges, for British Airways at Twickenham to help celebrate their 100-year anniversary and to ramp up the excitement and enjoyment around England’s home games.

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How to Ensure Accessibility

PCMA Convene

The city of Lyon, France, meanwhile, has developed digital tools for people with disabilities, in addition to making all of its city buses 100-percent accessible. New research offers planners ideas to consider when choosing destinations and venues. . By Boardroom editors.

8 New Year’s Eve Drinks to Replace Champagne

Smart Meetings

In fact, Winston Churchill once said of World War II, “Remember gentlemen, it’s not just France we are fighting for, it’s Champagne.”. Champagne has been the drink of royalty going back to the 1800s.

Conference Swag Ideas – Worth it or Wasteful?

Event Planning BluePrint

Event planners from all over the world join us for this 8-week training program – we’ve had people from France, England, Australia, all across the US and Canada, India and Jamaica register. . Over the weekend I was in San Diego, California at Digital Marketer’s Traffic & Conversion Summit (T&C) – which was so well planned and organized and truly fantastic.

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Using Experiential Marketing to Rethink Branding

Event Farm

Harvard Business Review , Mark Boncheck and Cara France write that in the past, “you had a relationship with a brand. With the advent and ubiquity of social networks, search engines, and smartphones, the past decade has seen a major shift in marketing strategy.

A Conference for the Science Behind Emotions

PCMA Convene

The inaugural event was held in 2004 in Amsterdam, and the conference has been held every other year except for 2008 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; Lille, France; Canterbury, England; Berlin, Germany; and Leiden, Holland. Illustration by Carmen Segovia. The heart wants what the heart wants.

MCI UK embraces growth across the board

Event Industry News

MCI Experience welcomes Frances Hulme as strategic marketing and communication manager to grow the MCI Experience brand marketing incubator and client portfolio in London. Frances managed the marketing of six events brands and the PR communications for the Concerto Group; one of the UK’s largest events and hospitality specialists. After a successful start to 2018, MCI UK is investing in new talent across the board at its London and Petersfield offices to fuel long term growth.

How to Make International Attendees Feel Welcome


For example, professionals visiting France for a meeting might find it helpful to know that business attire is preferred over casual, a light handshake is preferred, and that it’s common for people to interrupt one another during meetings.

NobaTech launches to become one of the UK’s biggest event Wi-Fi companies

Event Industry News

The move will also see a wireless internet networks team created in Cannes, France. Noba and Simpli-Fi merge to bring new joint venture to the market. Two flagship companies in the UK events industry have today announced a merger. Simpli-Fi and Noba, which both provide temporary internet and Wi-Fi installations for venues and live events, have joined to create a new offering – NobaTech.

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What You Need to Know About New Airline Security Measures


Air France, Cathay Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates and Lufthansa stated that they could begin instructing airline employees to question passengers during ticketing and may suspend self-checking of bags to do more thorough inspections.

CHS Group growth prompts new hires and promotions

Event Industry News

Jules France (Pictured left), has been promoted to Sales Director, from Exhibition Sales Manager. Following steady growth and in readiness for the 10 th anniversary Conference and Hospitality Show (CHS19), the CHS Group UK is pleased to announce a promotion and new hire. A conference and hospitality veteran, Jules has been boosting sales for hotels, venues and destinations to key event buyers, as part of the CHS Group, for over three years.

How to help people in effective networking at the event – case of the Yacht Racing Forum 2017


And there are other people who come to discover the event and of course, it depends on the geographical location of the Forum, this year it will be France so we have a little bit more French people. The next edition of the Forum will take place in France on 22nd-23rd October 2018.

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How the Meetings Industry Can Be More Accessible and Inclusive to People of Color

Smart Meetings

Frances Kendall. Editor’s Note: Smart Meetings invited a group that come together at MPI’s Thought Leadership Summit on Diversity to tackle the issue of how planners could be part of the solution for creating a more inclusive world.

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Electric Scooters Gain Traction

Smart Meetings

They later expanded to countries such as Austria, Belgium, France, Israel, Mexico and Switzerland. The emergence of e-scooters on street corners all over the country makes it easy for attendees to explore many cities with the tap of a smartphone linked to an active bank card.

Countries, Airlines Ground Boeing 737 Max 8… But Not the U.S.

Smart Meetings

In the past 48 hours, airlines and entire countries have banned the 737 Max 8 aircraft from flight, including China, France, Germany, Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Aeromexico, Ethiopian Airlines and more, reports CNN.

ICCA Names Top 20 Association Meeting Cities


In the rest of the top 10, France and Spain have swapped spots—France is now fourth, while Spain has come in fifth. France.