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The French capital is once again the world’s No. 1 city for international association meetings, with 2017’s opening of the Paris Convention Centre helping fuel the events surge.

Paris Tops ICCA’s City Rankings for Meeting Destinations

Travel Toolkit
The toolkit provides messaging, materials, and alternatives for event organizers who “have been caught in the crosshairs” of travel bans and boycotts.

Industry Organizations Jointly Release ‘Weaponization of Travel Toolkit’

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018, and a year later, it seems clear that data protection and privacy rights are taking center stage on a global scale and are not a strictly European phenomenon.

GDPR After One Year: How Far Have We Come, What’s Next?

sharing plates
The results of a recent study indicate that the way meeting strategists plan to serve a meal before or during an event could enhance cooperation among participants.

Ditch the Buffet for Shared Plates at Your Next Event

Research shows Southeast Asians spend more time online than any other region, meaning social media influencers may be a key way to reach your audience.

How to Use Influencers to Market Your Events

A pioneering lab dedicated to biology and infection research has opened in Hamburg, strengthening cooperation between the German city’s universities and research institutions as well as cementing its reputation as a medical hub.

Innovative New Lab in Hamburg Promises Medical Advances

Tahira Endean
When Tahira Endean leads a PCMA Education Conference workshop on learning styles next month in Los Angeles, she’ll be putting her passion for brain-friendly event design to good use.

Tahira Endean: Creating All-Inclusive Learning Environments

career coach
Associations and professional societies aim to send attendees home with tangible takeaways that can be put into action tomorrow. Is it time to take a longer view?

Can Your Annual Meeting Become a Lifelong Career Coach?

employee silence
If employees see something wrong at work, they speak up, right? Not so, says recent research, which finds such silence can cost companies thousands of dollars.

Employees Aren’t Speaking Up at Work, but They Should