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Why YPO’s EDGE Is Coming Back to Singapore

Why YPO’s EDGE Is Coming Back to Singapore

When the Young Presidents’ Organization holds its 2018 Edge event in Singapore, it will mark the first time the event has returned to a destination. Here’s what’s behind the decision.
13 Questions for Deborah Sexton

13 Questions for Deborah Sexton

As the CEO of PCMA prepares to leave the organization after 13 years, she looks back on her best memories, her favorite Convening Leaders speakers, her imaginary country band, and what’s next for her career.
Digital Driving Took Over Las Vegas at CES

Digital Driving Took Over Las Vegas at CES

Last week, attendees at the massive electronics convention got a clear view of the future of transportation from the windshield of self-driving vehicles.
A Digital Deep Dive With Freeman’s Richard Maranville

A Digital Deep Dive With Freeman’s Richard Maranville

As event organizers continue to explore new data and technology solutions, Freeman’s chief digital officer offers insights.
DEI Spotlight: Jessica Pagel, DES

DEI Spotlight: Jessica Pagel, DES

In the world of digital events, what was once cutting-edge is becoming standard, says the assistant director of education for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), so “we need to raise our game.”
People On The Move

People On The Move

Your colleagues are on the move. Find out who is going where.
DEI Spotlight: Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES

DEI Spotlight: Stuart Ruff-Lyon, CMP, DES

Stuart Ruff-Lyon looks forward to using his DES certification to lead the company further into hybrid events this year.
People On The Move

People On The Move

Your colleagues are on the move. Find out who is going where.
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Wyndham Worldwide to Buy La Quinta's Hotel Business for $1.95 Billion

Wyndham Worldwide to Buy La Quinta’s Hotel Business for $1.95 Billion

usatoday.com

Wyndham will add another well-known U.S. brand and nearly 900 mid-scale, upper mid-scale and economy locations to its portfolio.

Indianapolis Nixes Convention Center Expansion, Pursues New Mega Hotel and Ballroom

Indianapolis Nixes Convention Center Expansion, Pursues New Mega Hotel and Ballroom

Indianapolis News

After a two year study, the city has decided not to expand the Indiana Convention Center but will pursue a new convention center hotel and 50,000-sq.-foot ballroom.

Forecast: 8 New Ideas for Corporate Groups

Forecast: 8 New Ideas for Corporate Groups

bizbash.com

From race car driving to group cooking classes, take a look at the latest new products, ideas, and trends from cities across North America.

Hilton Miami Downtown Gets $35 Million Makeover

Hilton Miami Downtown Gets $35 Million Makeover

travelpulse.com

The hotel has 45,000 sq. feet of flexible meeting space, including one of downtown Miami's largest ballrooms at nearly 17,000 sq. feet.

How to Use the Web to Increase Your Event Attendance

How to Use the Web to Increase Your Event Attendance

Eventbrite

When someone discovers your event online, what will they learn?

3 Winning Habits You'll Find in the Most Successful People This Year

3 Winning Habits You’ll Find in the Most Successful People This Year

inc.com

Three accomplished management thinkers share some useful workplace hacks for 2018.

Informa and UBM Revive Merger Talks in Event-Market Shakeup

Informa and UBM Revive Merger Talks in Event-Market Shakeup

Bloomberg

British events organizer Informa has renewed talks about acquiring UBM to create a giant business-media and conventions group.

Miami Bitcoin Conference Stops Accepting Bitcoin Due to Fees and Congestion

Miami Bitcoin Conference Stops Accepting Bitcoin Due to Fees and Congestion

news.bitcoin.com

Bitcoin proponents got some ironic news when event organizers announced they would no longer accept bitcoin payments for conference tickets.

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