10 Reasons to Meet in India

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India is attracting international attention from U.S. India is expected to become the fifth-largest consumer market by 2030, according to KPMG India. In fact, India is second only to China in GDP growth, which registered 6.9 10 Reasons to Meet in India.

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Food and Beverage Trends for 2018

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Food & Beverage Meeting Planning 2018 alcohol bacon beverage cuisine dishes drink drinks flight preparation food india list mix natural new no options organic personalized pizza plate prediction report repurpose restaurant street trend unicorn vegetable waste wastedLooking to the year ahead , we are all eagerly anticipating the new food and beverage trends that will emerge. Here’s a few that we’re placing our bets on. Experiential Catering.

World’s Top Trending Destinations

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Bengaluru, India. Booking.com has released its Top 10 Trending Destinations for 2018, and from the sun-washed splendors of Cartagena, Colombia, to the food scene in Philadelphia, there’s a place and a reason perfectly suited for your event.

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

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Once a prolific diamond-trade center and a major hub for the East India Co., Good to Know: Formerly known as Bombay, Mumbai rests on the edge of India’s western peninsula. It is the most populated city in India. Mumbai is India’s financial and commercial trade capital.

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Common Misconceptions about GDPR in Event Planning


Example: an event agency based in Singapore organises a conference that will take place on 16 September in India. If you’re in the events industry, you’ve likely heard many myths and facts surrounding one of the buzziest data protection regulations, GDPR.

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Greenbuild Goes Global

PCMA Convene

USGBC is determined to help meet that demand, so this year the organization is expanding Greenbuild — which has been held in the United States all but one year since launching in 2002 — into India and China. “We’re

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Gaining Hands-On Experience

PCMA Convene

11–13, at the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in New Delhi, India. How It Worked Experts in implantology from around the world — including Germany, India, France, Lebanon, U.K.,

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Hubilo’s All-in-One Event Management Software

Hubilo Blog

One of the first companies to launch automated event software in India, Hubilo’s event management platform is built keeping in mind the potential and necessity of such a solution in the events industry across continents. Elephant Parade India. India Mobile Congress 2017.

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IEG bolsters American operations through partnership with leading B2B trade show operator EEX

Event Industry News

Its flagship VICENZAORO system has an international presence, organising Italy’s leading jewellery trade shows, as well as events in the United States, India, Hong Kong and the UAE, where the VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show has established its position as the key springboard to the Middle East and North Africa, as well as Central Asia and India.

How This Social Entrepreneur Impacts The Slums Of Mumbai To Silicon Valley

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In India, his teachers often told him that he would amount to nothing in life. Kunal Sood is a social entrepreneur, the Founder of The Novus Summit , and X Fellows. He is also a partner at the X-Impact Group.

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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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PRESS RELEASE: Boomset Announced as a 2017 BizBash Event Style Award Winner


Submissions flooded in from across North America, as well as India, Belgium, Spain, Mexico, Qatar, Tokyo, and other global destinations. Contact: Boomset, Inc.

The BEST Event Ever!

Canadian Special Events

With roots in Cuba, Jamaica, Korea, Philippines, India, Poland, Armenia and Quebec, 7Sould’s 12 musicians merge heritage and modern sounds to create an eclectic and unique sound. Exhilarating! Wildly Entertaining! One-of-a Kind Event Performance!

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Four New JW Hotels Open in Asia


JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata, India. JW Marriott adds 1,504 guest rooms and 83,000 square feet of function space to its portfolio in Asia. JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach, Singapore.

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How Multi-Cultural Design Thinking Leads to Better Events

PCMA Convene

Multi-active groups are more diverse geographically, including Mediterranean countries, South America, India, and many countries in the Middle East. Mathias Posch. What defines culture? And how does culture impact meetings?

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Flashback 2017: Policy Changes that Affect the Future of Event Planning

Hubilo Blog

GST Economic policies in India to affect event budgeting: Recent economic policies in India have been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride. 2017 has been a roller coaster of a year, to say the least.

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Tech Star: Sinead Murphy, Director of Live Events, Web Summit

Connect Your Meetings

Web Summit and its correlating events around the world (Collision in New Orleans, Rise in Hong Kong, MoneyConf in Madrid and Surge in Bangalore, India) work differently from most.

An Enchanted Wedding

Canadian Special Events

Attire – Custom made in India . Toronto wedding planner, Twelfth Night Events made their client’s dreams come true, literally, with the design of their magical wedding, created out of the couple’s mutual love for Disney’s Rapunzel.

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Boost Event Engagement Through AV Design, and Event Tech

Endless Events

The sounds, wrap-around projections, and LED wall shifted through scenes in Morocco, Iceland, India and Mexico City as the tracks picked up or slowed down. Event AV design isn’t just about adding color and music to your events.

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How To Do Business In The Asia Pacific, According To APAC Expert Bhavya Sehgal

PCMA Convene

Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) in Manipal, India, and is a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal , Bloomberg, CNBC, Le Monde , and Channel News Asia.

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Is There an Easier Way to Book Small Meetings?

PCMA Convene

No stranger to online innovation, he’d been an early advisor to MakeMyTrip — which went on to become the largest online travel company in India — and sold two companies to Google in 2014. Bizly in action.

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Emirates Lights Up Skies with Festive Diwali Treats

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All passengers flying to India from Dubai are receiving a Diwali delicacy. The Hindu holiday of Diwali is being celebrated all over the world this week, even at a 30,000-foot altitude in the sky.

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25 Things You Don’t Know About Paul Somogyi

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The destination at the top of my travel bucket list is India. If you’ve been to any Connect events, chances are you’ve met Paul Somogyi. The guy tends to stick out, you know, being a whole head taller than most.

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How Construction May Be Affected by President Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration


Some countries, such as India, China, Mexico, and the Philippines, may see visa processing times increase from weeks to months this year.

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100+ Event Industry Resources to Help Event Professionals Step Up Their Game

Hubilo Blog

Top 10 Event Venues for Business Conferences in India. Events are transforming at a rapid pace. The ever-changing technological innovations along with major policy changes in the past few years have changed the face of event and event planning as we know it.

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The Next Level of Travel Customization

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Happiness and interest levels were about equal when sightseeing in Little India (a free experience) as they were while ziplining (a more expensive attraction). Part of both the fun and fear of planning a trip is questioning how it will play out.

9 Culture Sandwiches for Your Meeting or Event

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Vada Pav (India). National Sandwich Day on Friday, November 3, is a great day to celebrate the grab-and-go lunch staple that appears at many event mid-day meals. The convenient treat dates back to 18 th century England when John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, enjoyed putting beef between a few slices of bread while playing cards with his friends. Impressed, they began asking for the “same as Sandwich,” and thus the dish was termed.

How Events Fit Into a Multi-touch Marketing Strategy


The roadshow took place in countries across the Asia Pacific such as Japan, China, Malaysia, and India. Trying to grab the attention of your potential customers? Learn how to use events as a part of your multi-touch marketing strategy. Let’s face it - we live in a noisy world.

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10 Unconventional Ways to Connect Your Attendees

Hubilo Blog

The 2013 India Mobile Congress held in Barcelona surprised around 70,000 attendees with 8 new venues created especially to facilitate networking. . Most of the event planners make sure that their events are ready for networking, but it’s not the same with attendees every time.

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Which is the Greenest Airport of Them All?

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Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Delhi, India: LEED Gold-certified, constructed of recycled materials, uses only natural light by day.

The Essentials of Event Promotion

Hubilo Blog

Instead, take an approach of organized diversification, starting with email marketing and social media. -Josh Steimle , Entrepreneur India. If you are even meagerly related to the events industry, you surely understand the importance and dread of these two words — Event promotion !

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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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Historic New York Property Undergoing Forced Buyout

Smart Meetings

The deal is contingent on cooperation from government officials in India. An India-based business group, headed by Subrata Roy, purchased controlling interest in the hotel several years ago.

Patel and Visit California Make History

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Formerly from Surat, India, Patel moved to Oakland, California, at 17. Sima Patel made history this month when she was voted chair of the Visit California board of directors, becoming the first Indian woman to chair a national or state lodging association in the United States. “I

20 Can't-Miss VR and AR Events in 2018


Location: Hyderabad, India. Description: Largest AR and VR Expo in India. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are no longer a figment of our imaginations - they've come to life! We’ve compiled 20 events dedicated to VR and AR to keep you up to date and involved with this innovative and revolutionary technology.

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IMEX America Shatters Attendance Record

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But the show also drew meeting decision-makers from as far away as China, India, Australia, Japan and Russia. IMEX America was hotter than ever this year, drawing a record 12,227 meetings and events professionals to Las Vegas Oct. 18-20 for a 14 percent increase over 2015.

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‘Your Reservation May Be in Jeopardy’

PCMA Convene

Based in India, HICORD opens accounts in the UK to receive payments from clients.

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Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion

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India. Both India and Indonesia are predicted to average double-digit growth in business travel spending over the next five years. Global business travel spend topped $1.2 trillion in 2015, growing 5 percent over 2014, and is projected to reach 1.3

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Unconventional F&B Trends to Put on Your Radar

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A post shared by GQ India (@gqindia) on Aug 21, 2017 at 5:50am PDT. Ah, another year, another bizarre food craze. Now that we’re already into January, meeting and event planners are pretty much expected to be familiar with wild refreshments. But if you’re a tad late, don’t sweat it. We’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest unconventional F&B trends. Present some of these in the near future for a guaranteed image boost. Mushroom-Infused Coffee.

4 Tips for Planning a Successful International Meeting

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Public holidays are frequent in places such as Colombia and India, which lead the way with 18 public holidays per year. Planning an international event can be complex, but not overwhelming if you do your homework.

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