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These Are the 22 Best Cities in the World for Tech

The World Economic Forum

Savills' Tech Cities 2017 report has ranked 22 cities across the world "at the forefront of the global tech industry."

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Which Expedited Security Program Is Right for You?

usatoday.com

The Dept. of Homeland Security has unveiled a new tool to remove some of the guesswork out of picking which expedited security program you should enroll in.

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Mohegans Obtain Financing for $80M Convention Center

HartfordBusiness.com

Adjacent to the Mohegan Sun casino, the total size of the facility -- including the 131,000-sq.-ft. Expo Center -- will be 240,000 gross square feet.

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Emirates Slashes Flights To U.S., Citing Trump Administration Travel Restrictions

forbes.com

The loss to the U.S. economy from lost Middle Eastern business could be $1 billion in 2017.

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‘Luminary Hotel’ to Rise Along Fort Myers Riverfront

news-press.com

The riverfront convention hotel, to be built next to Fort Myers' Harborside Event Center, will have 237 guest rooms and 8,000 sq. ft. of function space.

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Stop Writing This Useless Phrase in Every Single Email

inc.com

Remember: every email does not demand an instant reply.

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‘The Outpost’ Is the Outdoor Industry’s Anti-Trade Show

GearJunkie

Tired of the fluorescent lights and decidedly indoor tone of outdoor-industry trade shows, one organization is doing something different.

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Michigan Avenue’s Historic Atlantic Bank Building to Re-Open in 2018 as Hotel Julian

Curbed Chicago

The previously-stalled conversion of Chicago's old Atlantic Bank Building has been in the works since 2012.

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Environmental Responsibility for Events: How to Go Paperless

Eventbrite

With Earth Day just around the corner, consider this: 75% of millennials are willing to pay more for eco-friendly offerings. And your event is no exception.

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11 Ways to Provide Your Members with a VIP Conference Experience

MemberClicks

Events are likely one of your association's biggest revenue drivers -- but are you maximizing the amount of revenue your event could bring in?

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South Florida Hotel Industry Shows Sings of Improvement After Period of Decline

MiamiHerald.com

March signaled the first bright spot for South Florida hotels after months of declines in room nights and overall occupancy.

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The Case for Being Grumpy at Work

Quartz

Being grumpy at work might not be as bad for your career as you've been led to believe.

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6 U.S. Cities to Watch in 2017

Condé Nast Traveler

When it comes to American cities, the same few tend to dominate the market -- but these six cities deserve a spot in the conversation.

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Google Earth Gets Big Upgrade With Guided Tours, 3D Sharing Button

TechCrunch

It's not exactly VR or AR, but this interactive approach could be used as another platform for destinations looking to promote themselves to meeting organizers.

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What’s Cool in Cocktails This Spring

bizbash.com

As the spring meetings season kicks into high gear, take a look at the latest cocktail (or mocktail) trends that can inspire the menu at your next reception.

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4 Reasons to Send More Targeted Event Emails

Eventbrite

Find out why you should be sending more targeted emails out for your meetings -- and how they can help you attract more attendees.

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Unconventional Inspiration: Breaking Through Beyond Best Practices

Freeman

If you want to catch and retain your audience's attention, try delivering on the unique and the unusual.

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6 Ways to Ask for Advice Without the Dreaded ‘Can I Pick Your Brain?’

inc.com

How you handle your request makes all the difference.

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Intel Says ‘Goodbye’ to Its Annual IDF Conference

mercurynews.com

Less than three months after Apple's move out of the Moscone Center, another one of San Francisco's big annual tech conferences is getting the ax.

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IHG Reveals Second Credit Card Data Breach Occurred in 2016

skift.com

This latest news of a breach is yet another reminder about the crucial importance of cyber security.

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Terror Threats, Crisis Response and Traveler Safety in Focus at Inaugural Secure Tourism Summit

Aviation News

The event marks the first time the entire industry has gathered to address security challenges facing stadiums, convention centers, airports, and other venues.

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What to Expect at Facebook’s 2017 F8 Developer Conference

Fast Company

The annual conference will focus on the potential of AR and VR, a more powerful Messenger, and how the platform is tackling fake news and violent videos.

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Tech Tuesday: Travel Tools for the Road

etouches

Set yourself up for success on the road (and save yourself a few potential headaches) with these tools to use on the go.

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4 Ways to Stop Being a People Pleaser

success.com

Because looking for your sense of self-worth in the approval of others doesn't works.

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