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San Jose’s Comic Con Boosts Local Economy

Late last month, Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) not only drove roughly 100,000 people to the downtown area of San Jose, but, according to estimates, more than $12.5 million in direct revenue to local businesses resulting in a greater economic impact than Super Bowl 50 last year.

BY Kristin Luna May 22, 2017

Business Event Professional Scholarships honoring Toronto’s John O. Maxwell

Toronto-based industry leaders want to honor the memory of John O. Maxwell by inspiring the next generation of events professionals with Toronto Business Event Professional Scholarships.

BY Michelle R. Davis May 12, 2017

Dining Around: Best Practices for Groups

With more than 400 restaurants citywide to choose from — 100 of which have opened in the past five years — it’s easy to see why dine arounds are popular in Indy.

BY Kristin Luna May 12, 2017

Serious About Business Innovation? So Is Orlando.

Orlando’s thriving life-sciences and health-care sector, advanced manufacturing industry, and tech start-up community lend themselves to forward-thinking event programs.

BY Kristin Luna May 11, 2017

Louisville’s Spirit Shines Through in Bourbon Heritage Month

Louisville has long been known for its bourbon, and its spirited offerings just keep growing. So it’s not surprising that the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau has used bourbon to leverage the city’s brand across its client base, from leisure traveler to group business.

BY Kristin Luna May 9, 2017

Why Meeting In Dubai Will Inspire Your Attendees

Dubai owns the rights to many superlatives — the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest man-made island, and the world’s largest mall. These milestones attract millions of tourists every year, but visitors who look a little deeper will find that this forward-thinking city is also setting the bar within a number of important industries, from health care to technology to sustainable energy.

May 1, 2017

Moving Beyond Delegate Numbers In Dubai

When it comes to advancing the meetings industry, the BestCities Global Alliance, a consortium of 11 innovative destinations, has a broad-reaching goal: to move beyond reporting room nights and attendance numbers and create more meaningful meetings. At this year’s BestCities Global Forum, the curriculum will be centered on inspiring, empowering and training both international association

May 1, 2017

Discover The History Behind The Glam In This World-Class Meeting Destination

Ultra-modern and uber-cool are familiar mantras of today’s Dubai, but see how you can discover ancient culture, authentic food and a laid back vibe just across the creek.

May 1, 2017

Designing Conference Environments That Turn Attendees into Active Participants

Kelly Peacy, CAE, CMP, Event Strategist & Collaborator appears in the latest video for The Intersection, produced by PCMA and PSAV, to explain how to leverage smart event design to ensure participants remain engaged.

BY Kelly Peacy, CAE, CMP May 1, 2017

Ottawa Builds on Canada’s Birthday

With a host of initiatives commemorating Canada’s 150th anniversary this year, Ottawa has attracted new and returning clients to the city.

BY Kristin Luna April 28, 2017

Webinar: Maximizing Mental Agility

In this webinar, Dr. Markman will explore the research behind these aspects of effective thinking and will provide specific tips to develop new thinking habits and to make the people around you smarter.

BY Art Markman April 27, 2017

‘Everyone Should Experience the New Orange’ — OCCC in Orlando

A busy first quarter leads the way to a successful 2017 at the Orange County Convention Center.

BY Kristin Luna April 25, 2017