Looking for some interesting ways to change up your event? Well, it’s time to swap out the old for the new. Put a spin on the traditional and take your show to the next level with some outside-the-box thinking. Start with your beverages. The swap: alcohol for mocktails Having a fully stocked bar at any event is greatly appreciated. Expanding past the regular bar rail with different liquors, … Read More about Swap it out: Mocktails are in!
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 Incentive Research Foundation has released its signature study, The IRF 2018 Trends Study. The study highlights ten key trends that will affect organizations, their products and services, and the workforce in 2018. Webinar: Wednesday, February 28, 2:00 p.m. EST. During this 30 minute presentation, IRF president Melissa Van Dyke will discuss the latest industry trends and what they could mean … Read More about Incentive Research Foundation Releases Trends Report
Going local, having a positive impact and veering off the beaten track are three of the trends that Singapore-based destination and event management company Pacific World says will impact the MICE industry in 2018. "Over the past several months, we've systematically collected data, insights and feedback from our worldwide network of planners and clients," said Patricia Silvio, global marketing … Read More about Pacific World Forecasts 2018 MICE Trends
Security concerns, workforce issues and the impact of U.S. politics are among the trends shaping the events industry today, says the Events Industry Council. The Council is comprised of CEOs from more than 30 leading industry associations. Collectively, they represent more than 103,500 individuals and 19,500 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions, and exhibitions industry. … Read More about Events Industry Council Shares Five Trends Shaping the Events Industry
Trend-spotter Seth Mattison and serial entrepreneur Michele Romanow will deliver keynote presentations at this year’s edition of IncentiveWorks, Canada’s leading conference and trade show for business event professionals. IncentiveWorks 2017 is being held August 22-23 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario. In addition to the keynotes, the two-day event offers a full slate … Read More about IncentiveWorks Announces Keynote and Education Line-Up
For the third year in a row, small meetings focused venues are experiencing improved occupancy and rates, reports the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) in its just-released 2015 edition of "Trends® in the Conference Center Industry." According to Mark Cooper, IACC's CEO, corporate meeting venues are leading the recovery with the highest Average Daily Rate (ADR) and Revenue … Read More about Business Up at Small Meetings-Focused Venues