World Cup events: From Russia with no love to Qatar

Clearwater Events

Russia – where the recent FIFA World Cup was held and Qatar, which hosts the 2022 tournament have questionable human rights records to put it mildly. It is also worth pointing out that not every host nation or city has the same issues as Russia and Qatar.

Cultural Competency 101

SmartMeetings

Currently, the program covers 10 areas: Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Middle East, Russia, South Korea and United States, as well as the Jewish, LGBTQ and Native-American cultures. Culture Day trainees, Residence Inn by Marriott Sunny Isles Beach.

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Israel Considers Issuing National Cryptocurrency

BizBash

Compliance Cryptocurrency Exclusive Bitcoin Colu Israel Russia SwedenThe Israeli government is creating its own “digital shekel,” according to multiple reports.

March 26, 2018: March for Our Lives Rally Draws 800,000 to Washington, Russia Isn't the Ideal Destination for U.S. and U.K. World Cup Fans, Cannes Film Festival Bans Netflix and Selfies

BizBash

MARCH FOR OUR LIVES RALLY DRAWS 800,000 TO WASHINGTON: At the March for Our Lives rally on Saturday, survivors

Holotronica confirms European distribution deal with Gerriets

Event Industry News

Renowned Holo-Gauze solution to be exclusively distributed throughout Europe, UK & Russia Holotronica, owner of Holo-Gauze, the world-renowned 3D display solution for large hologram effects, has announced Gerriets GmbH as its exclusive European Sales Partner.

The Belfry crowned England’s Leading Conference Hotel & Resort

Event Industry News

Petersburg, Russia. The Belfry Hotel & Resort has been named England’s Leading Conference Hotel & England’s Leading Resort at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony which took place on 30th September in St. Recognised as ‘the Oscars’ of the world’s travel industry, the WTA’s acknowledge winners that truly set the benchmark for the rest […]. The post The Belfry crowned England’s Leading Conference Hotel & Resort appeared first on Event Industry News.

EventMobi’s 150 Days of Action: Adam’s Volunteer Story With Operation Christmas Child

Eventmobi

Additionally, this year the special project is to send at least 20,000 shoeboxes to the parts of Ukraine hardest hit by the recent conflict with Russia (on top of Operation Christmas Child’s normal gift distribution operations all over the world.).

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How To Market to Global Audiences

PCMA Convene

mdg’s Irina Anthony (right) as budding digital media specialist in Samara, Russia. I was born and raised in Russia, speak three languages, and have traveled extensively around the world. Over the past several years, U.S.

Losberger De Boer score with Aeroflot and Manchester United

Event Industry News

Aeroflot, Russia’s number one airline and official carrier of the Manchester United team, wanted to create a dedicated space for fans to celebrate their devotion to the team and love of the game during an exciting Premier League season.

The Clean-Sport Movement: Inside the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Annual Symposium

PCMA Convene

That led to a variety of last-minute changes to the symposium program, such as adding a 15-minute “Update on Anti-Doping Activities in Russia” from Pavel Kolobkov, Russia’s minister of sport. . “We

Top Travel Ideas for 2018, Survey Says

SmartMeetings

Travelers are asking for everything from reaching the edge of space in a MiG-29 flight in Russia to herding cattle in Australia, to hosting a celebration in a private capsule aboard the London Eye.”. Before deciding where to meet next, why not think out of the binder?

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Insta Love – Food Art Feathers & Blooms

Canadian Special Events

Chef Michel Lombardi, Moscow, Russia. Seven Instagram Food Art Stars to Follow Now. By Stacy Wyatt.

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

Event Industry News

Moscow, Russia (6/-). Russia’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup 2018 is likely to have boosted the appeal of Moscow as a meetings and events destination. 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.

IMEX America Shatters Attendance Record

SmartMeetings

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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EIC Study Results Prove Power of Business Events Industry

PCMA Convene

Consider this: If the business events industry were a country, its GDP would rank between Australia and Russia — that is to say, it would be the 13th largest in the world. Sherrif Karamat, CAE.

U.S. State Department Issues Travel Alert for Europe

SmartMeetings

The State Department specifically states that “widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe.”.

The German Event Planners Association, VDVO, aims for international growth

Event Industry News

For Irina, this position is a natural fit, as she previously lived in Russia, Switzerland, Israel, the UK and Germany. Image: Irina Graf und Bernd Fritzges (c)VDVO. With the appointment of its international relations officer, the German Event Planners Association – VDVO (Verband der Veranstaltungsorganisatoren e.V.) – is aiming for growth beyond national borders.

Event Heroes: How ShowPad is Driving Sales Enablement with Events

Bizzabo

I started with events 17 years ago, working for an association that dealt with globalization issues in the software development industry where I was doing global conferences and exhibitions in different parts of the world—China, Middle East, Europe, US, and Russia. I was born in Russia.

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ADMEI to Focus on International Impact in 2019

Smart Meetings

Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) wrapped up its 2019 annual conference at Four Seasons Houston with a pledge to increase the visibility of the association globally.

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Case Study: How to Plan a Great Conference, from Start to Finish

SmartMeetings

– To broaden the event’s reach around the globe, Arinex marketed LNG 18 at major LNG events in the United States, Russia and France.

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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Australian events technology showcased at APEC

Event Industry News

With delegations from the US, China and Russia all located in the same place we were extremely mindful of the need to deliver a robust product”, Gardiner added.

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

Following a period of severe decline, Russia has started to recover, driven by volume development. 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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CreativeMornings: A Global Community Built on Connection

PCMA Convene

Petersburg, Russia, are currently the only two chapters with the same name, and the chapters played it up, mirroring one another in their event details, including the hosts wearing the same outfits, Segall said. In St.

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US Travel Offers Advice on Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

SmartMeetings

While President Trump’s Russia crisis moves to eclipse the good will generated from his speech to Congress on Tuesday night, his highly anticipated revised travel ban has yet to materialize.

Four Seasons Adds Intriguing Private-Jet Excursion

SmartMeetings

Petersburg, Russia before ending in London. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveiled a 24-day Private Jet experience that will transport participants to some of the world’s most intriguing locations. Participants in World of Adventures , slated for Oct. 19–Nov.

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Four Seasons Adds Intriguing Private-Jet Excursion

SmartMeetings

Petersburg, Russia before ending in London. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts unveiled a 24-day Private Jet experience that will transport participants to some of the world’s most intriguing locations. Participants in World of Adventures , slated for Oct. 19–Nov.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Cities to Host a Meeting

SmartMeetings

Petersburg, Russia. 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.

KRACK: What Planners Need to Know

SmartMeetings

Perhaps most important of all to know, your event is in no danger whatsoever from some internet criminal in Russia or Transylvania using KRACK.

Sporting events not to miss in 2018

Oveit

The FIFA World Cup, the most important trophy in football takes place in Russia. …and a Happy New Year. My New Year’s resolution list (or revolution, as I like to call it) has “start doing sports” written all over it.

4 Helpful Tips for Americans Traveling to Turkey

SmartMeetings

The actions are occurring during a time of deteriorating relations between the two countries due to a several issues, including American support for Kurdish fighters in Syria and Turkey’s tilt toward Russia in the war in Syria.

Guest Blog: The 7 MICE hotspots of tomorrow revealed

Event Industry News

As we look forward to IBTM Arabia , held in the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi this month (25 th – 27 th March), here’s a roundup of the latest activities and developments from seven of the leading destinations and most promising hotspots of tomorrow from the MENA region and beyond. By Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director – Middle East, Arabian Travel Market & IBTM Arabia.

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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Global Business Travel Spend Reported at $1.2 Trillion

SmartMeetings

Russia. 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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Planning International Events: Legal and Cultural Considerations

SmartMeetings

You may think you have finalized a deal in Russia, only to discover that they are also negotiating with a competitor. Negotiators in some countries, such as Russia, may attempt to re-negotiate written terms that were previously agreed upon, or may disregard them.

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Face-to-Face Meetings: An Antidote for Loneliness

PCMA Convene

Petersburg, Russia, are currently the only two chapters with the same name, and the chapters played it up, mirroring one another in their event details, including the hosts wearing the same outfits, Segall said. Face-to-face meetings are helping reverse the worldwide problem of loneliness.

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Science and Art Meet in Heidelberg

PCMA Convene

I joined a group of nine hosted buyers — eight from the United States and one from Russia — all on their way to IMEX 2017 the following week, on a two-day fam hosted by the German Convention Bureau.

The Way Forward 

PCMA Convene

Concerned about Russia? Illustrations by Sébastien Thibault. It was a unique opportunity for dialogue. Two and a half months after Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union, the Washington, D.C.–based

35 Bold Examples of Guerrilla Marketing

Bizzabo

This happened at many sites around the host country, Russia, but extended across the globe as well. As a sponsor of the Danish national team, the brewer wanted to give its fans a taste of Russia with a special twist.

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35 Bold Examples of Guerilla Marketing

Bizzabo

This happened at many sites around the host country, Russia, but extended across the globe as well. As a sponsor of the Danish national team, the brewer wanted to give its fans a taste of Russia with a special twist.

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