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Welcome to our meetings and events industry content hub where we curate our favourite content. You can experience live education sessions at our exhibitions, IMEX (www.imex-frankfurt.com) and IMEX America (www.imexamerica.com).
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How Politics are Shaping the Future of Meetings

How Politics are Shaping the Future of Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When most North American meeting professionals think of politicians, inspiration is probably the last word that comes to mind. The past few years have been dominated by a steady stream of headlines scrutinizing the value of face-to-face meetings, conferences and trade shows. However, at the IMEX Politicians Forum in Frankfurt last month, I learned there are plenty of political leaders who are very committed to using meetings to spur economic development.

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From Copenhagen to Paris, cities and mayors are leading the way on climate action

From Copenhagen to Paris, cities and mayors are leading the way on climate action | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The world’s leading mayors have doubled climate action since COP15 in Copenhagen, and set an example for cooperative action between nations ahead of COP21. 

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Free CVB Services: Don’t Let Them Go to Waste!

Free CVB Services: Don’t Let Them Go to Waste! | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Learn about the free services offered by CVBs and how they can help make your next meeting a successful experience.
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Hilton's Larry Luteran Explains Meetings Mean Business Coalition

Hilton's Larry Luteran Explains Meetings Mean Business Coalition | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Larry Luteran is the senior VP of group sales/industry relations at Hilton Worldwide and the co-chair of the newly relaunched Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC)

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Signs Of The Sunshine Act’s Impact

Signs Of The Sunshine Act’s Impact | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new analysis of the cash flow between pharmaceutical companies and doctors reveals that the new era of healthcare transparency includes some serious spending cuts.
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GBTA Asks DOT to Ban Cell Phone Voice Calls During Flights

GBTA Asks DOT to Ban Cell Phone Voice Calls During Flights | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, the Global Business Travel Association filed comments on the Department of Transportation’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) Use of Mobile Wireless Devices for Voice Calls on Aircraft.
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UNWTO - Global Report on the Meetings Industry

UNWTO - Global Report on the Meetings Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This report explores the scope, impact, as well as the opportunities for economic growth and development of the meetings industry. Moreover, it points out the importance of public-private collaboration and the relevance of implementing processes of continuous innovation. The publication includes experiences and success stories by Affiliate Members from around the world, who we deeply thank for their contributions to the study.

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Perspective: Why Are We Not Taking Meetings And Events More Seriously?

We all have moments that perplex us in our personal lives and our professional lives. Over the years my team and I helped numerous Fortune 500 companies develop travel and strategic meetings management programs. Yet, I am still perplexed by one thing; many companies seem reluctant to take more seriously the risks associated with corporate meetings and events and put in place a comprehensive program to mitigate them, preferring instead to implement their programs piecemeal or not at all, turning a blind eye to the realities of the risks they are accepting.
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Hosting mega-events: Managing innovation in infrastructure

Hosting mega-events: Managing innovation in infrastructure | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

A new report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit looks at the lessons learnt from hosting some of the biggest events in the world – from Olympics to the World Cups. Hosting mega-events: Managing innovation in infrastructure, sponsored by Philips, includes EIU analysis and comments from a panel of eight prominent experts, including Sir John Armitt, chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, UK and Nick Bitel, the chief executive of the London Marathon.

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FAA Predicts U.S. Aviation System Will Grow; U.S. Travel Calls for Infrastructure Boost

FAA Predicts U.S. Aviation System Will Grow; U.S. Travel Calls for Infrastructure Boost | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its annual forecast today, predicting that the nation’s aviation system will continue to grow over the next two decades with a greater number of people expected...
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Are Government Attendees an Endangered Species?

Are Government Attendees an Endangered Species? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In response to steep federal cutbacks in travel and meetings spend, the meetings and hospitality industries have regrouped to help steer policy and prove the value of face-to-face gatherings.
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U.S. Travel Unveils Multi-Year Initiative to Boost Americans' Use of Paid Time Off

U.S. Travel Unveils Multi-Year Initiative to Boost Americans' Use of Paid Time Off | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

U.S. Travel Unveils Multi-Year Initiative to Boost Americans' Use of Paid Time Off. More than 420 Million Unused Days of Leave Cost U.S.

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Training for the Storm

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The effects of global uncertainty create huge challenges for financial and insurance meetings. First it was the U.S. debt ceiling talks. Then it was the ObamaCare rollout debacle. Then it was the nail-biting, end-of-the-year budget debates. Not to mention a government shutdown, a confusing economic outlook, and widespread global unrest.

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Eastern Europe: Sochi After the Games

Eastern Europe: Sochi After the Games | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Russian organizers are predicting that after the Games, Sochi will become one of the most important Russian meetings industry centres. To this end, the organizers opened the Sochi Convention Bureau.
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The Return on Investment of Brand USA Marketing

The Return on Investment of Brand USA Marketing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Destination marketing is a proven driver of economic development and is particularly important due to the unique characteristics of the tourism sector and the global travel market. Oxford Economics, in coordination with its Tourism Economics subsidiary company, onducted a detailed analysis of the return on investment of Brand USA’s marketing in its 2013 fiscal year (October 1, 2012-September 30, 2013).

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Travel Effect

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Despite the size and positive impact of the U.S. Travel industry, the act of traveling has yet to be seen as an essential part of our lives, businesses and economy. The Travel Effect campaign reverses that thinking and proves that the travel experience and the travel industry as a whole actually have a measurable and purposeful impact. The Travel Effect proves through new and original research the economic, societal, business and personal benefits of travel, demonstrating the real truth behind the "hidden" impacts that travel can have on us all. 

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International Travel Trade Show's Economic Impact Rivals Super Bowl

A comparison of the economic impact of the 2013 IPW event in Las Vegas with a similar study of the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis shows that, while the Super Bowl attracted more attendees, the measurable total impact of IPW is longer—three years as opposed to four days—and significantly larger across key economic categories. For the host city, IPW produced more than four times as many direct expenditures; delivered more than five times the amount of GDP value-added direct impact; and generated greater tax revenues across the local, state and federal levels.

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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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Australia:Australia Day honours for Club Melbourne Ambassadors

Australia:Australia Day honours for Club Melbourne Ambassadors | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Two Club Melbourne Ambassadors have been officially recognised on the Australia Day 2014 Honours List for their outstanding medical contributions and service to the community.
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U.S. Travel Responds to State of the Union: Travel Can Help Job Creation

U.S. Travel Responds to State of the Union: Travel Can Help Job Creation | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The U.S. Travel Association policy experts responded to elements of President Obama's State of the Union address that point to better facilitation of travel.
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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.