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IMEX is the heartbeat of the global business events community. 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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Airport Lounges Prep for the Return of a Healthier Breed of Business Traveler

Airport Lounges Prep for the Return of a Healthier Breed of Business Traveler | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Business travelers waiting around in airport lounges are proving to be healthier compared to before the pandemic, and airlines are reacting. Even those people who bought Pelotons during lockdown now get to keep on pedaling.

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STB, PCMA and UFI Release White Paper Reimagining the Future of Business Events

STB, PCMA and UFI Release White Paper Reimagining the Future of Business Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry dusts itself off and emerges from the pandemic, the need to continue envisioning innovative ways of doing business has never been greater. To help event organizers rethink their offerings and operations, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, teamed up to launch a white paper titled “Reimagining Business Events—Through COVID-19 and Beyond.

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New Destinations International Futures Study Provides Recovery Roadmap for Destination Organizations 

New Destinations International Futures Study Provides Recovery Roadmap for Destination Organizations  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Destinations International, the world’s largest and only association dedicated to destination organizations, CVBs and tourism boards, has released its 2021 DestinationNEXT Futures Study, an updated study of key trends and strategies that will help thousands of destination organizations around the world stay thriving and relevant.

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UFI releases major sustainability report on the exhibition industry

UFI releases major sustainability report on the exhibition industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Global association of the exhibition industry, UFI has released a new report on the status of sustainability in the exhibition industry, including results from surveys conducted by UFI research partner Explori.

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The Convention Cities Index | Northstar Meetings Group

The Convention Cities Index | Northstar Meetings Group | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

To aid in the selection process for the world’s largest events, Northstar Meetings Group has created the meetings industry’s first-and-only Convention Cities Index, a weighted-ranking system that identifies those destinations that are ideally suited for the world’s grandest gatherings. The CCi rankings reveal the top 25 global convention cities, as well as the top 25 U.S. cities.

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The Sustainable Event Buyer's Guide 2021

The Sustainable Event Buyer's Guide 2021 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Despite a sea change in market circumstances the sophomore Sustainable Event Buyer’s Guide maintains its focus, detailing green thinking, green policy, green technology, green products/services and green best practice.

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Research predicts a new ‘roaring 20s’ party mood post pandemic

Research predicts a new ‘roaring 20s’ party mood post pandemic | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

New European-wide research commissioned by Epson reveals a high proportion (83%) of people are planning to go to the same or a greater number of events once lockdown restrictions are lifted.

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Positive Impact ignites 1,400 Ambassador community to support global event sustainability

Positive Impact ignites 1,400 Ambassador community to support global event sustainability | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Positive Impact Events is empowering its 1,400 strong community of Ambassadors to raise funds that will support the creation of a science-based carbon target and reduction framework, a requirement to ensure future generations can still attend events. Centered around Earth Day (22nd April ’21), the Ambassadors will be asking fellow event professionals, marketing their sustainability initiatives, to do so in a way that will make a difference for the future of the event sector.

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What Is 365 Engagement and How Will It Impact Events?

What Is 365 Engagement and How Will It Impact Events? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The pandemic has significantly changed the way attendees engage with content, and while eventprofs are waiting with bated breath for the large-scale resumption of in-person events, there has been an undeniable shift in the industry that will continue to affect event programs moving forward.

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Outlook: 7 Out of 10 Planners Expect Live Return in 2021

Outlook: 7 Out of 10 Planners Expect Live Return in 2021 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
IMEX's insight:

More than 70 per cent of planners expect to hold their next in-person event this year, according to the results of the latest Northstar UK PULSE Survey.

 

The survey, carried out among 134 UK and Europe event professionals in February, found that most respondents expect to hold their next in-person or hybrid meeting or event in the second half of the year, with 32 per cent in Q3 and 29 per cent in Q4 2021.

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Corporate Event Buyers Survey reveals key trends for 2021

Corporate Event Buyers Survey reveals key trends for 2021 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Story and Venue Search London’s survey of over 150 corporate event buyers gives a real insight into the current thinking around the timing of returning to live, the ongoing use of virtual and hybrid events together with plans for the all-important 2021 Christmas party season.

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EIC Publishes Covid-Era Resources for Exhibition Managers

EIC Publishes Covid-Era Resources for Exhibition Managers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In May 2020, the Events Industry Council formed its APEX Covid-19 Business Recovery Task Force to provide guidance to support the industry’s recovery. Since its first report last summer on designing safe events, working groups have delivered a series of accepted-practices guides focused on hotels, workforce issues, travel, destinations, and more. The latest report provides resources and best practices to b-to-b and b-to-c exhibition and trade-show organizers.

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Americans Feel More Confident About Travel

Americans Feel More Confident About Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With the winter surge behind the country and vaccine availability becoming more widespread, travelers are beginning to feel more confident about getting out and about, according to new research from J.D. Power Passenger View, which surveyed 1,500 respondents traveling through major U.S. airports.

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The Future of Events Is Definitely Hybrid: What Will They Look Like?

The Future of Events Is Definitely Hybrid: What Will They Look Like? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

There is one question on the minds of event professionals looking at getting back to live events, what will hybrid look like? Here is a potential scenario.

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Neuroscience Secrets for Adapting to COVID-19 Meetings

Neuroscience Secrets for Adapting to COVID-19 Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Society as a whole–including meeting planners–failed to prepare effectively for the COVID-19 pandemic. You probably experienced extreme stressors ranging from sudden event cancellations to uncertainty about how to protect future meetings. As a neuroscientist whose expertise is in disaster avoidance, decision making, strategic planning and risk management, I have some strategic suggestions for how meeting planners can best adapt to and plan for the long-term impact of the pandemic.

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Independent Events Company Pivots to Pandemic Work

Independent Events Company Pivots to Pandemic Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Platinum Events Facebook page has testimonials from people who were thrilled by the company’s production for weddings and fundraising events. Alongside those are more recent recommendations for Platinum’s work sanitizing restaurants and grocery stores—the company’s new line of work.

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5 Ways The Event Venue Landscape Is Changing

5 Ways The Event Venue Landscape Is Changing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We talk a lot about how to organise and market a great event, but where you hold it also has a huge impact on its success. Our latest Event Trends Report revealed the UK and Ireland’s events industry is experiencing a period of stability. However, 58% of respondents plan to hold more events, 37% think their event budget will increase and 27% believe their events team will grow in 2020 – these indicators of growth push event creators to think about how they might evolve their approach going forward, particularly when finding a venue for an event.

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The Ubercool Approach to Planning Events

The Ubercool Approach to Planning Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In a meetings world that is changing faster than the table set-ups from business lunch to gala dinner, event professionals have to be able to spot trends and leverage them quickly to meet the needs of evolving audiences. That is why serial entrepreneur, author and futurist Michael Tschong kicked off the first Smart Meetings Experience of 2020 at Hyatt Regency Renaissance at SFO.

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Trends, By Default, Shaping Our Future

Trends, By Default, Shaping Our Future | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Harris Poll’s John Gerzema, who is the CEO of Harris Insights and Analytics, spoke at last year’s CEIR Predict Conference. His session, Trends Shaping Our Future, was the highest-rated session of the conference. Monitoring trends and being proactive in questioning how emerging trends might impact exhibitions are helpful in developing proactive strategies.

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How to Manage an Industry of Change

How to Manage an Industry of Change | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

“We have a lot of uncertainty out there,” Mike Dominguez, chief executive officer and president of Associated Luxury Hotels International, started off by stating in the first Smart Meetings’ Accelerator “2020 Hospitality Marketplace: Everything You Need to Know.”

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5 Tech Trends from CES that Will Impact Events

5 Tech Trends from CES that Will Impact Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

CES just happened. 100,000 attendees ventured to the Las Vegas jungle to find out what’s new in technology. Event planners shouldn’t care about 95% of what is presented at CES. That remaining 5%, though, may have quite a big impact. 

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4 Findings from 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast

4 Findings from 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event professionals of all types—corporations, associations, vendors and agencies—around the world are “very optimistic” about the outlook for the events industry in the coming year. That’s one of the key findings from the just-released 2020 Global Meetings and Events Forecast from American Express. Following are four of the most important takeaways from the survey.

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The Meetings and Events Industry 2020 Wishlist

The Meetings and Events Industry 2020 Wishlist | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The pace of innovation and growth in the meetings and events industry accelerated rapidly in 2019. It’s exciting to think about what could happen in 2020! After attending over a dozen industry conferences last year and speaking with so many corporate planners, travel managers, hospitality suppliers, technology companies, and many others, I’ve put together a master wishlist of changes that could deliver a more effective, efficient industry. Here are the top five innovations and advances meeting professionals would like to see:

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How to Incorporate Experiential Trends in Your 2020 Events

How to Incorporate Experiential Trends in Your 2020 Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you ready to enter the age of experience? A new study from the global agency George P. Johnson Experience Marketing singled out the effective emerging practices smart planners used in the last year to produce transformational messaging. David Rich, senior vice president of client services for the company, drilled down on the trends that are motivating employees and consumers.

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2020 Event Trends - How Will the Industry Evolve?

2020 Event Trends - How Will the Industry Evolve? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Just like that, we blinked and it’s time to talk about the 2020 event trends. You might be asking yourself, what will be shaking up the industry this year?  How will the industry evolve? We have some predictions! This year we stepped it up and surveyed hundreds of #Eventprofs to weigh in on the hottest trends for 2020. We could list out hundreds of trends but at that point is it even a trend? We don’t think so. Instead, we’re bringing you a curated list of the top event trends for 2020. Buckle up it’s going to be an exciting ride! 

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