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20 Thought Leaders Talk About How Events Industry is Getting Better
From changes in technology to the re-classification of ‘business events,’ here’s what 20 thought leaders had to say about the evolution of the meetings & events industry.
What Does It Take to Land on ‘Best Small Cities’ List?
What’s the common denominator in the perception of large and small cities as desirable places to live, work, or visit as a tourist or attendee? It’s their vibrancy, according to one destination-branding firm, which has found a new way to measure just that.
MPI = Meeting Professionals in Indy
Visits to Indy hot spots gave MPI WEC 2018 attendees an experience to remember.
Vancouver, You Sustained Me
At a Green Meetings fam trip sponsored by Tourism Vancouver, sustainability came in all shapes, from e-bikes to green roofs to sablefish.
Best Practices to Grow Events
John Barrett, executive director of The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, stressed the importance of developing and maintaining trust through partnerships and acquisitions during his ECEF keynote.
Talent, Chatbots, and More at ECEF
Lippman Connects President and Founder Sam Lippman kicked off the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum with his take on the top challenges for the current state of the industry — including audience attendance and proving exhibitor ROI.
Joseph Colangelo: ‘Every Day is About Problem Solving’
Bear Analytics CEO and Co-Founder Joseph Colangelo on his biggest professional mistake, his next big career goal, and his advice to young meeting professionals.
3 New Ways to Think About Professional Events — That All Start with ‘I’
If the 3 C’s aren’t the foundation of professional events anymore, what is? Consider the 3 I’s – Insight, Intentionality, and Intimacy.
Behind the Scenes: Events Business, Tourism are Different Species
Both the role of event professionals and the business of events are being transformed. You told us so.
Paradigm-Shifting Ways to Put Your Educational Content Online
New tools and ways of delivering online content will help you get — and keep — users’ attention.
This Email Strategy Resulted in Standing-Room-Only Attendance
By using an effective marketing strategy, event strategists can grab last-minute attendees, according to mdg’s KC Coerr.
How two U.S. destinations on opposite coasts are working to get the message out to international visitors that their arms are open wide.