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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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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.

A Multibillion-Dollar Industry Is Getting Nervous as the U.S. Loses Favor Among Travelers

A Multibillion-Dollar Industry Is Getting Nervous as the U.S. Loses Favor Among Travelers

fortune.com

As more international travelers decide to skip the U.S., 10 business associations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have created a travel industry group aimed at reversing the decline in U.S. tourism.

Las Vegas Hotels Get a High-Tech Upgrade

Las Vegas Hotels Get a High-Tech Upgrade

forbes.com

Las Vegas hotels are now beginning to embrace the possibilities of an advanced technological guest experience.

‘Green’ Los Angeles Convention Center Wins State Environmental Award

‘Green’ Los Angeles Convention Center Wins State Environmental Award

MyNewsLA.com

The Governor's Environmental Leadership Awards is given to businesses that have made notable contributions to conserving the state's resources, protecting the environment, and strengthening the economy.

On Second Thought, You Should Maybe Talk Less in Meetings

On Second Thought, You Should Maybe Talk Less in Meetings

Fast Company

Yes, listening is a virtue, but that's not the only reason you might want to think before you share your next idea.

SmithBucklin’s “20 for 2018”

SmithBucklin’s “20 for 2018”

smithbucklin.com

The 2018 edition of Smithbucklin's Circuit captures perspectives on 20 key trends, issues, and developments that will impact associations in the coming year.

Meet AC Launches Virtual Reality Tool to Help Sell Meeting Space

Meet AC Launches Virtual Reality Tool to Help Sell Meeting Space

snjtoday.com

Meet AC recently launched a new marketing tool to attract planners, brands, and prospective visitors to Atlantic City by offering them a trip to the resort town without having to leave home.

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