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Study: 96 percent of companies say strategic meetings management works
Study: 96 percent of companies say strategic meetings management works
Among companies that have implemented a strategic meetings management program, almost all of them (96 percent) say it has been successful, according to a new global study published last week by Carlson Wagonlit Travel and The BTN Group.
5 incredible outdoor activities for groups
5 incredible outdoor activities for groups
Meeting planners invest untold hours in selecting an appealing meeting destination for their group. But sometimes their hard work goes to waste when attendees find themselves holed up inside a stale, nondescript meeting room identical to the ones they ...
9 amazing meetings technology trends to watch in 2016
9 amazing meetings technology trends to watch in 2016
These are exciting times! The rate of technology change is accelerating with thousands of ideas, apps and innovations bubbling up to help meeting planners, exhibitors, venues and other meeting participants to do their jobs better.
A new way to launch a strategic meetings management program
A new way to launch a strategic meetings management program
Shimon Avish writes: "As you all know, I am a big believer in strategic meetings management. And as you also know, I am often perplexed by the fact that many organizations have not adopted the three core requirements of SMM."
First-time speakers: How to better prepare them
First-time speakers: How to better prepare them
Just like first-time attendees, first-time speakers require some care and feeding, not only to make them feel welcome and prepared but also to ensure that they deliver a session your attendees will love. Here are some ideas to make that happen.
Why you're not too busy to get your CMP
Why you're not too busy to get your CMP
The process of qualifying for, applying for, and earning the Certified Meeting Professional designation has become more streamlined, and the Convention Industry Council, which administers the CMP, has just released a video to get the word out.
What meeting planners expect of venues of the future
What meeting planners expect of venues of the future
Earlier this year, IACC surveyed meeting planners and interviewed other meeting professionals to create a report on the "IACC Meeting Room of the Future." What emerged is a picture of flexible spaces intertwined with meeting goals and design, rather th...
How the pros survive a summer's worth of industry meetings
How the pros survive a summer's worth of industry meetings
We're back from Memorial Day weekend, which means it's officially summer. And that means lots of things, including a full slate of meetings industry conferences and events over the next several months. So it seemed like a good time to collect some sani...
Northeast tourism body targets big events business
Northeast tourism body targets big events business
Tourism body VisitAberdeenshire is setting its sights on attracting large-scale business events to the north-east at a trade show in Europe.
Design: Creative fuel
Design: Creative fuel
Jackie Mulligan writes: "I spend a lot of time at meetings. I also spend a lot of time thinking about creativity. Sometimes I do both at the same time! Innovation is the driving force of our economies, and innovation cannot happen without creativity."

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