Budgets, greater quality control, cost and reliability of audiovisual (AV) and technical services, security of content and the challenges of meeting the increasingly complex dietary demands of a more diverse demographic are among the major concerns of meeting planners, reports Teneo Hospitality Group. Teneo, a firm representing 300 independent and branded hotels, resorts and DMCs around the … Read More about Teneo Hospitality Releases Results of Planner Poll on Industry Issues
The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Regulation are now in full effect. Click here for full PDF copy of the regulation. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has created and published a guide— CMA Guide to the European Union (EU)'s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Regulation— intended to provide an overview on general requirements, … Read More about EU data privacy regulations now in effect; CMA publishes guide for members.
Hosts Global (Hosts), a strategic destination management partner for meeting and event planners worldwide, has launched a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Resource Program as part of its H-Forward initiative and in anticipation of client’s needs. “Hosts will not only be prepared to protect data and meet industry needs, but to drive the discussion around compliance preparation." The GDPR … Read More about Hosts Global Launches GDPR Resource Program
TORONTO — American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has reached a commercial agreement with Airbnb, it was announced mid-July. The new referral partnership will make Airbnb for Business more accessible to GBT customers and allow data transfer and traveler tracking. During the first phase of the program, once GBT refers a customer to Airbnb, individual travellers can book accommodations … Read More about Amex GBT, Airbnb Announce Partnership
Mike McDowell has been appointed Bond Brand Loyalty's North American vice-president of business development. The appointment was effective August 24, 2015. McDowell, who was most recently senior director of North American Field Marketing for BlackBerry, brings more than 18 years of marketing, channel management, people leadership and business development experience to the role. "The … Read More about Bond Brand Loyalty Names VP Biz Dev
Technology, diversity and reduced meeting space supply were among the issues discussed at the recent Convention Industry Council (CIC) council and board meeting. The event, which was held November 3-4, brought together the leadership of 33 member organizations and industry partners. Using popular Ted Talk-style presentations, speakers from Brand USA, Social Tables, Smith Travel Research and the … Read More about Convention Industry Council Highlights Meeting Industry Issues
The Convention Industry Council (CIC) released top-line data from its soon-to-be-released 2014 Economic Significance of Meetings to the US during the Meetings Mean Business Press Conference, which was held Tuesday, January 14th at the PCMA Convening Leaders event in Boston. The full report, finalized later this month, is an update to the original Economic Significance Study (ESS) published in … Read More about CIC Previews New Economic Impact Figures
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has issued a report evaluating the state of strategic meetings management (SMM) programs across North America. The State of Strategic Meetings Management 2013, sponsored by CWT Meetings & Events, is based on a survey of 335 meeting professionals in the U.S. and Canada during March-April 2013. These meeting professionals were asked to evaluate the … Read More about GBTA Releases Report on SMM Programs