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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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Key Ways to Choose an Effective Giveaway for Your Trade Show

Key Ways to Choose an Effective Giveaway for Your Trade Show | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
While an enticing trade show display is important, giveaways also play a major role in exhibiting success.
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The most valuable 100 nation brands in the world

The most valuable 100 nation brands in the world | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As with companies, branding is also a crucial factor in determining the success of countries: A destination with a strong, recognized brand with a good reputation more easily attracts investment, tourism and professional talent, generates...
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Five Qualities for Top User Conferences

Five Qualities for Top User Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A recent report shared insights on how businesses can create better user conferences for their clients...and their potential clients. Take a look at some of the tips...
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Unpredictable weather can cause travel problems for speakers

Old Man Winter doesn't care that you’ve chosen the perfect keynote speaker and confirmed every conference detail a year in advance. Think of the two recent winter storms that paralyzed much of the country, one ruining many a Thanksgiving dinner and the second dropping snow and ice from Texas to Tennessee—a region of the country you’d expect to be well above freezing.

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How to Navigate Cultural Differences in Global Meetings | International Meetings Review

How to Navigate Cultural Differences in Global Meetings | International Meetings Review | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As more businesses go global, and as more events bring in international attendees, the chances are fairly good that you will have to plan a meeting or conference for an international crowd.
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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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Mayo Clinic Extends Its Conference's Virtual Reach

Mayo Clinic Extends Its Conference's Virtual Reach | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How an event designed to spur innovation uses technology to
bring its message to a global audience.
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Could new discovery lead to a cure for jetlag? Scientists find gene that prevents us from adjusting to new time zones

Could new discovery lead to a cure for jetlag? Scientists find gene that prevents us from adjusting to new time zones | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A pill to beat the misery of jet lag could soon be developed, after Oxford scientists found a specific gene which stops our body clock from re-setting.
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10 Tips for Exhibition Success - Event Industry News

1. Define your objectives Consider the competition at your event and what makes you different then decide what you would like to achieve from your exhibition. Build brand awareness? Promote / demonstrate a specific product or service?
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APEX - Bandwidth and High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) for Events

APEX - Bandwidth and High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Demand for advanced Internet access that accommodates richer media and a higher density of devices leading to increased bandwidth consumption frequently outweighs the demand for more basic connectivity. Planners and suppliers often do not understand the difference between basic and advanced access, which best suits attendee needs and best practices for selecting and managing event bandwidth. Impacts include lost efficiency, cost overruns and a reduced effectiveness 

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8 Great Tech Ideas from PlannerTech 2013 | Tech content from Meetings Net

8 Great Tech Ideas from PlannerTech 2013 | Tech content from Meetings Net | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Read on for eight of the best ideas, pulled from PlannerTech’s sessions, to help make your next meeting as tech-savvy as this one

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73% of online adults now use social networking sites | Pew Internet & American Life Project

73% of online adults now use social networking sites | Pew Internet & American Life Project | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
73% of online adults now use social networking sites | Pew Internet & American Life Project
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Eight Global Meetings Megatrends

Eight Global Meetings Megatrends | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The German Convention Bureau has published a free new report Meetings and Conventions 2030: A study of megatrends shaping our industry identifying eight important trends that will affect the meeting industry over the next twenty years.

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Will iBeacons Change Events for Good?

Will iBeacons Change Events for Good? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There is one word that is captivating the attention of most tech pundits around: iBeacons. This is what you need to know about the technology, why it is important, what you can do with it and why Apple thinks you should care.
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Twelve Top Tips For Exhibiting 2014

Twelve Top Tips For Exhibiting 2014 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Times are changing and with the evolution of technology and the explosion of data, it was only fair to give them a look in, so here they are - our Twelve Top Tips for 2014...

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Event Technology Without Humans is Like a Car Without a Driver

Event Technology Without Humans is Like a Car Without a Driver | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In order to make it in today’s event industry you need to be able to adapt and evolve. Adapt to the new technologies that are emerging and evolve into ...
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Results: 2013 ICCA Scandinavian Destinations Sustainability Index

Results: 2013 ICCA Scandinavian Destinations Sustainability Index | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Yesterday at the ICCA Scandinavia Chapter meeting, I had the pleasure to release the 2013 ICCA Scandinavian Destinations Sustainability Index.  MCI conducted this benchmarking study to compare and analyze the sustainability performance of 20 cities...
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Event Managers Guide to the Science of Persuasion

Event Managers Guide to the Science of Persuasion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If your job is getting people to sign up for a conference, exhibition or event of any kind, then really what you’re trying to do is persuade them to do something.
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Anxiety: Why Keeping Calm May Not Help You Carry On

Anxiety: Why Keeping Calm May Not Help You Carry On | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
New research found that perking yourself up before a big presentation or speech may be more helpful in calming anxiety than trying to relax.
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Avoid A "Michael Bay Moment" at Your Meeting

Avoid A "Michael Bay Moment" at Your Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What association meeting planners can learn about selecting and preparing speakers from director Michael Bay's sudden departure from the stage during CES.
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No Holding Back

No Holding Back | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Throughout my career, I have found mentorship to be one of the most worthwhile activities any professional can engage in—both as a mentor and a mentee. I’m proud to have served in both roles over the years.

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Keep Em Coming Back - Again

Keep Em Coming Back - Again | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Getting new clients isn’t easy. They’re busy, they’ve already got preferred partners… and now you’re setting your sights on them. And if you do snag a new client, you’ve got to work hard to keep them—after all, there are a lot of other people and companies out there that want the business, just as you did.

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The Pursuit of Happiness: The Benefits of Happy Attendees (& 5 Ways to Help Them Achieve It)

The Pursuit of Happiness: The Benefits of Happy Attendees (& 5 Ways to Help Them Achieve It) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With psychological research suggesting that simply being in a good mood can help your attendees perform better at meeting related skills such as networking and negotiating, isn’t it time you helped them get in the mood to meet?
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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.