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Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas' Latest Winning Streak

Meetings and Events Are a Big Part of Vegas' Latest Winning Streak | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
After the recession hit, companies and tourists shunned the country’s largest gambling hub. Now Las Vegas is on a winning streak. MGM Resorts International
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Global Expansion: How to Avoid Cultural Faux Pas

Global Expansion: How to Avoid Cultural Faux Pas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Global expansion isn’t something to fear, but it’s vital to look before you leap. It's not a step for the faint of heart.
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5 Steps to Perfect International Event Planning

5 Steps to Perfect International Event Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Let’s say you are tasked with planning a conference in a Latvia. Where do you start? Here are a few international event planning tips you might find useful.

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Rethinking How You Work With Procurement

Rethinking How You Work With Procurement | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When it comes to suppliers, meetings and procurement departments essentially want the same thing — to secure the most reasonable price on quality goods and services. So why do they often wrangle over who knows best?
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Four Reasons Why Organizers Will Shape Business Success In The Future

Four Reasons Why Organizers Will Shape Business Success In The Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When most people think about event planners, their initial thought is generally something along the lines of someone who handles the logistics and details of orchestrating an event.

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Best Airport Venues for Meetings & Events

Best Airport Venues for Meetings & Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
So whether you’re planning a 30 minute coffee with a colleague or a full scale board meeting here are the airports that make it seamless for you.
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How To Launch Your Event Internationally

How To Launch Your Event Internationally | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Run an event in Ireland? Want to take it overseas? We ask Liz Auckland, Director of Right Venues the key points to launch your event internationally.

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Infographic: How to Do Business Around the World

Infographic: How to Do Business Around the World | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Planning meetings and events outside the U.S. can be exciting—but it also can be stressful.

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Bien Venue's curator insight, February 22, 2016 8:28 AM

Applies to outside the UK too of course!

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8 Things Planners Should Know About International Meetings

8 Things Planners Should Know About International Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Different countries have unique meeting customs, so keep these things in mind when planning a cross-cultural affair. When planning a meeting oversees—or hosting a group of international executives—there are subtle, yet important, social cues to keep in mind.

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How the Meetings Industry Is Getting Ready for the Future of Conventions

How the Meetings Industry Is Getting Ready for the Future of Conventions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Since January 2014, more than 50 major tourism and hospitality companies have advocated for the business value of meetings and conventions under the umbrella of the Meetings Mean Business coalition.

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Budgeting for Global Events: 3 Essential Elements

Budgeting for Global Events: 3 Essential Elements | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Even meeting planners who can whip up a budget for a U.S.–based event with ease may find themselves worrying about what they’re forgetting when it comes to budgeting for a meeting beyond U.S. borders. In a recent MeetingsNet webinar, Koleen Roach, director, meetings and conference management, who plans many international incentive programs for Securian Financial Group, and Diane Williams, director, meetings and events, with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, shared their collective wisdom on the three most important factors to take into consideration when booking an event abroad: currency, VAT, and visas.

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These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World

These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You can't expect negotiations with French to be like negotiations with Americans, and the same holds true for cultures around the world.


British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, "When Cultures Collide," now in a 2005 third edition. His organization offers classes in cross-cultural communication for big clients ranging from Unilever to BMW.


In support of cultural studies, he writes: "By focusing on the cultural roots of national behavior, both in society and business, we can foresee and calculate with a surprising degree of accuracy how others will react to our plans for them, and we can make certain assumptions as to how they will approach us. A working knowledge of the basic traits of other cultures (as well as our own) will minimize unpleasant surprises (culture shock), give us insights in advance, and enable us to interact successfully with nationalities with whom we previously had difficulty."

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How #EventProfs Can Build And Benefit From Stronger Supplier Relationships

How #EventProfs Can Build And Benefit From Stronger Supplier Relationships | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Building strong event supplier relationships can have lots of benefits across your business - find out how to unlock their value by taking a HOT approach.

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Five Tips for Successful Meeting Planning in Emerging Countries

Five Tips for Successful Meeting Planning in Emerging Countries | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As organizations continue to expand globally, meeting planning in emerging countries will take on a higher level of importance and relevance. Here are five tips for success.

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Five tips for successful meeting planning in emerging countries

Five tips for successful meeting planning in emerging countries | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We have seen significant growth in the meetings and events business in emerging countries this year. As organizations continue to expand globally, and standardize the meetings policy and overall governance globally, meeting planning in emerging countries will take on a higher level of importance and relevance. 

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The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Where Owners Get Stuck

The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Where Owners Get Stuck | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of the best things about being a business owner is that you don’t have to answer to anyone. Unfortunately, one of the worst things about owning your own event company is, also, that you don’t have to answer to anyone.

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How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel

How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sometimes you feel like you need to enlist the Marines when the unexpected happens in travel. Actually, following their unofficial mantra helps just as well.
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It’s a Deal: The Secret Science behind the Perfect Handshake

It’s a Deal: The Secret Science behind the Perfect Handshake | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Some of the most fascinating research related to the psychology behind physical movement that our team uncover is, unfortunately, not always of real use in my blog.
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The Power of Networking

The Power of Networking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

What comes to mind when you hear the word “networking?” One might immediately associate it with an event of some sort; an opportunity to exchange business cards while sipping on a crisp glass of wine or a cold beer. You meet a few people; engage in small talk, hoping to spark a great conversation that might eventually lead into something bigger.

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Economic Significance Study

Economic Significance Study | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This study quantifies the economic contributions made by the more than 1.8 million meetings, trade shows, conventions, congresses, incentive events and other meetings that take place across the country.

 

The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy conducted by PwC US was spearheaded by an alliance of CIC members representing the collective meetings, travel, exhibitions and events industries in the U.S. 

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11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers

11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Many association meeting managers are dealing with slashed budgets, decreasing attendance, and shrinking room blocks. However, convention centers are under their own financial pressures to generate revenues. How has the equation changed when it comes to planners getting the best value for their dollar? Here are 11 lessons from convention experts.
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London Seeks More Life Science Conferences + Four Questions For Events

London Seeks More Life Science Conferences + Four Questions For Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

London & Partners, the official tourism body for the UK's most populated city, has begun the process of recruiting ambassadors to aid its efforts in securing congresses and investment from within the Greater London Authority's target sectors—most notably, from the life sciences community. 

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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.