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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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Helping Conference First Timers And Solo Attendees Move Beyond Hello

Helping Conference First Timers And Solo Attendees Move Beyond Hello | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Imagine that you’re a first-time attendee at a conference that draws thousands.
To make matters even more challenging, you’re flying solo. No safety net of colleagues to meet-up with every now and then.
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Data breach: Expect the worst, and plan

Data breach: Expect the worst, and plan | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It was a publicity nightmare for the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center last fall when the word broke that hundreds of conventioneers who'd dined at the next-door M. J. O'Connor's restaurant. See BCEC's breach response plan here.
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Seven-Year Study Shows How Associations Weather Economic Ups and Downs

Seven-Year Study Shows How Associations Weather Economic Ups and Downs | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
92% The amount of associations who reported they are optimistic for 2014, according to the latest “Economic Impact on Associations Study.” The latest results from a longitudinal study looking at economic effects on associations suggest that in good...
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Making The Most Out Of Your Event Video

Making The Most Out Of Your Event Video | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If you are spending a great deal of time putting together grand events to market your business, it is only natural that you will want the world to know about them.
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11 Quick Tips for International Exhibiting

11 Quick Tips for International Exhibiting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you joining the growing ranks of exhibitors who are being asked to take your trade show displays international?  Ja?  Si?  Oui?

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Why Going Green Matters at Your Next Tradeshow

Why Going Green Matters at Your Next Tradeshow | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Tradeshows generate a ton of waste each year with an incredible 600,000 tons of trash turned out every year by the 60 million people who attend tradeshows. This is a staggering amount that has a huge environmental impact, and we are all looking for ways to lessen this impact.

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On The Road: Tips for Smooth Sailing on Your Next Business Trip

On The Road: Tips for Smooth Sailing on Your Next Business Trip | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Traveling for work can be fraught with delays, mechanical difficulties, and missed connections as a new study by the Global Business Travel Association recently found.
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17 Ways to Use Google Glass at Events

17 Ways to Use Google Glass at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Event professionals currently testing Google’s wearable device suggest ways to incorporate it into events and meetings.Google Glass is Google’s entry into the wearable technology market.
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Outlook Strong for International Association Meetings, Survey Shows

Outlook Strong for International Association Meetings, Survey Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
More than 40 percent of North American association executives report increased budgets and higher attendance at international events, finds a new survey.
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Using Technology to Enhance Your Trade Show Booth

Using Technology to Enhance Your Trade Show Booth | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Technology is continually advancing, and that means that it’s easier than ever for companies to incorporate it into their trade show booths.
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Responsible Business in Action

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We’ve just wrapped up the reporting for the game changing Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development organised at the end of last year with Global Initiatives here in Singapore.
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The First Time Buyer’s Guide To Trade Show Exhibits

The First Time Buyer’s Guide To Trade Show Exhibits | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
So you’ve decided to dive into the process of purchasing your first trade show display? Perhaps you’ve been renting for a few years or are completely new to the trade show scene.
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Is unmembership the future of associations?

Is unmembership the future of associations? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Unmembership? What s that? It s a word invented by my creative friend Mitchell Beer during a wonderful ninety minute coffee break during the 2014 PCMA Convening Leaders conference a few weeks ago. Let me explain.

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What Event Planners Can Learn from Amazon

What Event Planners Can Learn from Amazon | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Is there anything Amazon won’t try? The worldwide e-commerce company is now working with the embattled U.S. Postal Service to test out Sunday deliveries for Amazon Prime customers.
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How We Learn: The Books That Changed Meetings

How We Learn: The Books That Changed Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In an era of ultraportable tablets, smartphones, glasses and even watches connecting us to the Internet, Google can find the answer to all of your big questions in .0001 seconds.
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Breathing Easy

Breathing Easy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

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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What Happens When a Crisis “Attends” Your Event?

What Happens When a Crisis “Attends” Your Event? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Last week, I went to Orlando to meet clients for a pre-event site visit. I knew that with airport and car rental hassles in two cities, flying would only save me an hour over driving, so I opted to drive. Then I decided to leave at 11 a.m. instead of early afternoon.

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17 proven ways to boost your event attendance

17 proven ways to boost your event attendance | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Nothing is more deflating than spending countless hours (as well as lots of money) planning an event only to have a paltry turnout. Empty chairs are the bane of every event planner's existence, and so we decided to compile a list of tactics for improving the attendance at your events.

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If You Work In Events You’re In The Entertainment Business

If You Work In Events You’re In The Entertainment Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The word conference has become so laiden with negative connotations that we‘re going out of our way to avoid it. We’re awash with – fests, camps, stocks, meet-ups, and of course unconferences.
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How One Conference Reinvented Its Call For Education

How One Conference Reinvented Its Call For Education | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A standard call for proposals may not be delivering the most cutting-edge topics. Find out how one conference makes sure it caters to the real needs of its attendees.
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11 Tourism Boards That Use Twitter Like a Real-Time Concierge

11 Tourism Boards That Use Twitter Like a Real-Time Concierge | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Of the 450 destinations listed on Skift's social data dashboard SkiftIQ, only 12 marketing organizations reply to travelers' tweets in less than 2hours.
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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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True Blue: Should Your Meeting Rooms Be Different Colours?

True Blue: Should Your Meeting Rooms Be Different Colours? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Psychological research suggests that exposing people to particular colours can nudge them into different behaviours. Could this be useful at meetings too?
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