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Five tips for successful meeting planning in emerging countries

Five tips for successful meeting planning in emerging countries | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We have seen significant growth in the meetings and events business in emerging countries this year. As organizations continue to expand globally, and standardize the meetings policy and overall governance globally, meeting planning in emerging countries will take on a higher level of importance and relevance. 

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ICCA Statistics Report 2013 - The International Association Meetings Market 2013

With the release of the 2013 country and city rankings ICCA is reporting another year of continued strength in the international association meetings market.
11,685 regularly occurring association meetings which rotate between at least three countries were identified by ICCA members and ICCA’s in-house research team as having taken place during 2013, 535 more than identified a year previously.
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Getting globalisation and content right — tmf dialogue marketing

Getting globalisation and content right — tmf dialogue marketing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

During the recently concluded IMEX in Frankfurt, I was asked to share my views on ‘globalisation’ as part of the IMEX education programme.  I don’t consider myself an expert on this, but I thought about the challenges we face in our office in India; to find a new approach that fits the needs of our Indian planners and how different the Indian market is from the European market. While this has been a great and enriching learning experience, it has required extra effort to make our marketing ideas match the realities of an emerging market.

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Is An International Venue Right For Your Event?

Is An International Venue Right For Your Event? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When considering a meeting, there are many factors to analyze. Choosing  where to hold it is one of the most important. If you select the same site for your meeting each year, it becomes predictable and attendees may begin to drop off. Meeting planners are focusing on international settings as a way to break out of that predictability.

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40 Chinese Exhibition Industry Trends to Watch from 2014 to 2016

40 Chinese Exhibition Industry Trends to Watch from 2014 to 2016 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

With the spiritual guidance of the Third Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Chinese economy will embrace breakthrough through comprehensively deepen reforms from 2014 to 2016, with the linkup of the 12th Five-Year Guideline and 13th Five Year Plan. Therefore, the prediction of the development of Chinese Exhibition Industry would be challenging as well as necessary.

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Meeting The Demand: BTN's 2014 Strategic Meetings Management Survey

Meeting The Demand: BTN's 2014 Strategic Meetings Management Survey | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

According to a Business Travel News survey of 172 corporate travel and meeting managers fielded from December 2013 to February 2014, 39 percent of respondents indicated their organizations' 2013 meetings expenditure increased from 2012, and 40 percent predicted another year-over-year increase in 2014. .

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Richard Stern's curator insight, July 17, 2014 9:28 AM

Meetings Management and Travel Management are seeing increases in growth. Companies that focus on helping clients in both areas have an advantage in better understanding the total picture of client needs.  

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The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Where Owners Get Stuck

The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma: Where Owners Get Stuck | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of the best things about being a business owner is that you don’t have to answer to anyone. Unfortunately, one of the worst things about owning your own event company is, also, that you don’t have to answer to anyone.

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Associations Chime in on Cellphones on Flights

Associations Chime in on Cellphones on Flights | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Global Business Travel Association has joined many fliers in opposing a proposal to allow passengers to make cellphone calls on flights. Meanwhile, two major airline associations questioned whether the Transportation Department has the authority to regulate the issue at all.
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GBTA Predicts China's Business Spend to Rise in 2014

GBTA Predicts China's Business Spend to Rise in 2014 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In its latest GBTA BTI Outlook – China report, the Association predicts that China’s total business travel spend to grow 16.5 percent in 2014 – more than double the rate of China’s GDP growth. See what else is expected for this year...
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3 Things to Expect in the Future of Trade Shows

3 Things to Expect in the Future of Trade Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

When planning for future trade shows, exhibitors should strive to stay ahead of the curve. Event solutions that worked in the past may be simply outdated and ineffective by today's standards. Modern trade show conferences reward exhibitors that creatively implement technology and engage with attendees on a personal level.

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Top New Hotels for Meetings and Events

Top New Hotels for Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
With the first quarter of 2014 drawing to a close, here are some notable new hotels that have opened since January with space for a range of functions—from intimate meetings to large-scale conferences.
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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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WTTC Economic Impact 2014 - World

Travel & Tourism's contribution to the world economy has grown for the fourth consecutive year and is expected to show even stronger growth in 2014. But policies need to be implemented to increase tourism receipts and jobs.

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Conferences and meetings boost Britain’s coffers by £19.9 billion

Conferences and meetings boost Britain’s coffers by £19.9 billion | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

New figures released in BVEP’s latest report highlight value of industry segments. Conferences and meetings are worth £19.9 billion to the UK in direct spending according to new research.

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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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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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How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel

How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sometimes you feel like you need to enlist the Marines when the unexpected happens in travel. Actually, following their unofficial mantra helps just as well.
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The Latest Trends from Canada's Travel Scene

The Latest Trends from Canada's Travel Scene | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Three new studies look at the average hotel room price, intentions of business and leisure travelers in 2014 and strong transactions activity in 2013.
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Is It Time To Rethink Your Destination Selection Process?

Is It Time To Rethink Your Destination Selection Process? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As you look ahead to choosing a host city for your next big meeting, are you considering the right key factors in your decision-making process?
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Beat the British!: Could Sarcasm Software Help Create More Effective Meetings?

Beat the British!: Could Sarcasm Software Help Create More Effective Meetings? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Cross-cultural communication has always been a big factor to consider at business meetings and events as, if we are going to communicate effectively with other nationalities, it’s not only differences in language that we need to consider.
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This Country Makes Eating Healthy Easy

This Country Makes Eating Healthy Easy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Still-Life with Fruit, Nuts and Cheese by Dutch Golden Age painter Floris van Dyck, courtesy of wikimedia.org   If your meeting attendees value a balanced, nutritious and affordable diet, you may want to look to Europe when considering destinations.
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Should CEOs Feel Optimistic About the Economy?

Should CEOs Feel Optimistic About the Economy? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new study shows that association CEOs feel steadier after the Great Recession. But growth opportunities remain hard to come by.
Mark your calendar: This June marks the fifth anniversary of the official end of the Great Recession.
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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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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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