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.

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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World’s Top Trending Destinations

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Bengaluru, India. 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.

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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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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When Peaches Meet Coconuts

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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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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

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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Conference Swag Ideas – Worth it or Wasteful?

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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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‘Your Reservation May Be in Jeopardy’

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

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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.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

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Jaipur, India. 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.

7 Changes Coming to Disney’s Epcot

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The cuisine from India will be returning for the first time since 2009 and Spain will make its first appearance since 2010. Photo Credit: Gene Duncan Meeting professionals, take note.

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Top Food Beverage Trends For 2017

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Prepare for international fusions where combining foods from two different cultures will result in unique dishes like Patiala Perogies where Poland meets India. Porters can accompany steak and India Pale Ale tends to work nicely when cutting through rich fried dishes.

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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Exceeding exhibitor records, Media Expo Delhi 2016 set to open doors this month

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India’s largest exhibition for indoor & outdoor advertising, […].

The BEST Event Ever!

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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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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 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.

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Report Shows Convention Centers More Eco-Conscious than Ever

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Marriott’s Global Luxury Profile to Dramatically Expand in 2017

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W Goa in India is set to debut Dec. W Tel Aviv rendering.

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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The Dish on 6 Hospitality Trends for 2017

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Influenced by a long history of culinary tradition and the flavors of India, Japan, Malay, China and Spain, Filipino cuisine is bold, fresh, and borderline addictive.

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.

The Best New Hotels of 2017

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India. Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah. From a long list of 675 properties spanning more than 50 countries, Condé Nast Traveler has selected its best hotel openings from the past year.

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Planning International Events: Legal and Cultural Considerations

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They will help you avoid cultural taboos such as booking an event on a major holiday in Thailand (which celebrates many holidays unfamiliar to Westerners), or serving beef at an event in India (which Hindu custom eschews.).

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.

Greenbuild Goes Global

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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

10 Peaceful Properties to Celebrate Yoga Month

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Perfect Health is is based on the principles of Ayurveda—a powerful natural healing system that originated in India 5,000 years ago. Le Soleil d’Or, Cayman Islands. Happy Yoga Month!

16th Annual Meetings Industry Forecast

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What’s in store next year? Hotel prices will increase by 4 percent in North America and decrease by 0.6 percent in Asia-Pacific. The United States will continue to outperform the global exhibitions market. Airfares will be up 2.5 percent worldwide.

Host a Fashionable Event at Infamous Versace Mansion

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According to GQ India , Pablo Escobar’s estate Casa Malca in Tulum is now a 36 room five-star resort featuring a secret underground pool and steam room and private art collection. It has been two decades since the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.

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.

Your Turkey Away from Home: Hotels Offering a Thanksgiving Meal

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ITC Maurya, New Delhi, India ITC Maurya ITC Maurya’s poolside restaurant The Pavillon serves global cuisine so delicious, it might just redefine Thanksgiving. Being away from home during the holidays can be tough.

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.

What You Should Know About Bengaluru and Chennai

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Good to Know: Located in southern India , Bengaluru is the capital of Karnataka. million people is home to many of India’s IT and defense industry contractors, including Infosys, Bharat Electronics and Hindustan Aeronautics. India’s film industry has a strong presence there.

Ordering Off the Menu

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In Canada, India, parts of Asia, and many European countries, the percentage of meatless eaters is higher.

Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels & Resorts Become Two Roads Hospitality

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The recently merged Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels & Resorts today unveiled their new overarching company: Two Roads Hospitality.

Greenbuild Goes Global

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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

Gaining Hands-On Experience

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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.,

Ideas and Energy Collide at Collision

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than from, say, doing our RISE event in Hong Kong or our SURGE event in India. It took just a few steps onto the show floor at the Collision technology-startup conference to see where its name comes from. Hall H of the New Orleans Ernest N.