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This Might Be the Worst Event-Planning Crisis in Recent History

This Might Be the Worst Event-Planning Crisis in Recent History | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Fyre Festival provides a textbook example of what happens when a brilliant marketing plan for an event isn’t backed by an ability to execute on it.
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How the Sunshine Act Affected Medical Meetings

A paradigm shift in the relationships between doctors and vendors is creating new approaches to learning — like a virtual education format for physicians modeled after online poker.

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Industry Insights | Fight Back Against Data Hackers

Here's what meeting and event professionals can do to mitigate their vulnerability.
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Hacked Hotel Entry System Highlights Meetings Security Fears

Hacked Hotel Entry System Highlights Meetings Security Fears | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Where there is data, there is cash – at least that’s true from the perspective of a hacker. With technology and connectivity on the rise, the opportunity for exploitation of data is rife. A recent hijacking of a hotel’s electronic key entry system highlights a new vector of attack for fraudsters and a continual security threat for venues and eventprofs alike.

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The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Is there a rational, logical approach to regulating short-term rentals from the likes of Airbnb, HomeAway, FlipKey? It's hard to tell, quite frankly, when
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Risk and the Zika Virus

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Much is still unknown about the Zika virus. Convene talked to industry veteran Joan Eisenstodt about how to manage the risks to your meeting.

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The European Pharma Code & its impact on Global Medical Meetings

The European Pharma Code & its impact on Global Medical Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries (EFPIA) has agreed a new Disclosure Code which is now impacting the way the pharmaceutical industry interacts with healthcare organisations (HCOs) and individual healthcare professionals (HCPs).

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Checking In? How to Protect Yourself from Hotel Data Breaches

Checking In? How to Protect Yourself from Hotel Data Breaches | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With recent high-profile data breaches at Trump Hotel Collection, Mandarin Oriental, and hotel management company White Lodging, Murphy is speaking out about how to keep your data safe when you check in—and throughout your stay. 

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Getting hacked is a Nasty Business. Events are in for a Rude Awakening.

Getting hacked is a Nasty Business. Events are in for a Rude Awakening. | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It happened again. A conference was hacked. This time, hackers managed to obtain personal details from attendees of two conferences hosted by the Linux Australia User Group. Michael Robinson, program director, cyber forensics at Baltimore’s Stevenson University, took a look at media reports of the incident to describe what happened and provide some advice on how event organizers can do a better job of protecting their attendees from what could be inevitable. It was probably an inside job.

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How Regulatory Changes in Europe Are Affecting Medical Meetings

How Regulatory Changes in Europe Are Affecting Medical Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Like PhRMA and AdvaMed before it, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations has adopted stricter reporting requirements for industry–physician interactions. Here are 10 things medical meeting organizers — including planners in North America — should know about them.
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8 Best Practices To Avoid Piracy at Your Next Meeting

8 Best Practices To Avoid Piracy at Your Next Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are eight top tips for combatting pirates, poachers, or interceptors (or any company that has not been invited by you as the organizer to assist with your event).
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Sunshine Act 101: Accommodating Medical Meetings

Sunshine Act 101: Accommodating Medical Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Planners and hotel staff can sometimes speak different languages. Understanding what each side needs from the other can be challenging, from the use of varying industry acronyms to different internal practices accepted by each company.
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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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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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5 Ways To Minimize Room Block Walk Situations

5 Ways To Minimize Room Block Walk Situations | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Room block walk occurs when the hotel oversells causing your attendees to select an alternate hotel.
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IATA: Fuel Prices Drive Up Cost of Air Travel, But Demand Remains High

IATA: Fuel Prices Drive Up Cost of Air Travel, But Demand Remains High | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Ihe airline industry is on track to deliver a second consecutive year of improved profitability—thanks, in part, to rising prices for jet fuel and and increased demand
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Hiring Event Security Services: What You Should Know

Hiring Event Security Services: What You Should Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons to hire a security contractor. Knowing what questions to ask when looking for the perfect event security team can be a bit more difficult to figure out.
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Christiana Taylor's curator insight, March 23, 2014 10:35 PM

Tips on the criteria on hiring security for your events.

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Breathing Easy

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If any question leaves planners and F&B managers scratching their heads, it’s this one: Why have special meal requests and allergies exploded among groups?

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Accommodating Special Needs and Effectively Guaranteeing Fair Access to Your Meeting Is Ultimately Your Responsibility

Accommodating Special Needs and Effectively Guaranteeing Fair Access to Your Meeting Is Ultimately Your Responsibility | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Learn about the two main components you need to consider when planning an accessible meeting or event: physical access to the meeting space and access to the meeting contents and proceedings.
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Convene Article Rethinking Risk

Convene Article Rethinking Risk | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Risk-management plans tend to focus narrowly on catastrophic possibilities and to approach risk strictly as a negative proposition. But each new element you introduce into your meeting represents a calculated risk - and sometimes the payoff is positive.

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Is Airbnb Becoming a Threat to Your Room Block?

Is Airbnb Becoming a Threat to Your Room Block? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

AirBnB is becoming more popular all the time with the vacationing public, but could it potentially also pose a risk to your conference's room block?

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