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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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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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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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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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Top 12 Healthy Food-and-Beverage Tips for Meetings and Events

Top 12 Healthy Food-and-Beverage Tips for Meetings and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Simple and cost-effective advice for making your meetings and events healthier on a budget. Here are just a few simple and cost-effective F&B examples and tips from experts and planners that pack a powerful nutritional punch.

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Corporate Events Are Leaving Guests Hungry

Corporate Events Are Leaving Guests Hungry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Report from event caterers Jackson Gilmour and the Science Museum finds the majority leave receptions hungry. Almost four-fifths of guests at corporate evening receptions don't get enough to eat, according to a new survey.

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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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The Top 10 Meeting and Event Trends for 2014

The Top 10 Meeting and Event Trends for 2014 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Taking a closer look at this year, Miller sees a heavy emphasis on meetings and events that “play on the senses” as well as those that play up a destination’s local resources. Here are her top 10 predictions for the biggest meeting and event trends that we’ll see this year:

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From Talent Wars to Big Data: 5 Trends Affecting Incentives

From Talent Wars to Big Data: 5 Trends Affecting Incentives | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

These major shifts are having an impact on corporate incentives, according to the Incentive Research Foundation. These five business trends are affecting the use—as well as the delivery—of incentives.

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Passengers Don't Want In-Flight Phone Calls

Passengers Don't Want In-Flight Phone Calls | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
An online survey by the Global Gateway Alliance (GGA) found that a majority of residents in the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania metropolitan area are against allowing in-flight cell phone calls.
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CEIR Report: Exhibition Industry Performance Up in 2013

CEIR Report: Exhibition Industry Performance Up in 2013 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Center for Exhibition Industry Research released a study indicating that the overall performance of the exhibition industry significantly improved during the fourth quarter of 2013, with a year-on-year increase of 3 percent compared to just 0.4...
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Where Have All the Volunteers Gone?

Where Have All the Volunteers Gone? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As the number of people in the U.S. willing to volunteer their time decreases, meetings who rely on volunteers are likely to feel some heat.
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GBTA Study Looks at Top Business Traveler Concerns

GBTA Study Looks at Top Business Traveler Concerns | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The GBTA study, Business Traveler Mishaps: The Real Risk of Business Travel, found that during the past 12 months, 75 percent of travelers encountered a mishap while traveling to their business destinations.
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World’s Airports Applying Greener Measures

World’s Airports Applying Greener Measures | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Every year a number of airports around the world announce new measures aimed at greening their operation. Learn about some of the eco-friendly projects at the European airports, in Turkey or even Hawaii.

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A Tale of 10,000 Tablets

A Tale of 10,000 Tablets | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
IMEX's insight:

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation ordered tablets for its annual meeting attendees to access education content — and swiped a few important lessons in the process.

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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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Food Movement Meets 'Chopped'

Food Movement Meets 'Chopped' | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Cooking competitions make for excellent teambuilding opportunities, and Atlanta-based culinary and event company The Food Movement has seen the results with its own cooking-show inspired activities. The company has created culinary challenges reminiscent of the Food Network TV show Chopped, which pits four chefs against each other in a race to turn mystery ingredients into amazing meals.

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Hotels Without Reviews Don't Get Booked

Hotels Without Reviews Don't Get Booked | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Find out what percentage of consumers will never book a hotel without online reviews, according to research by PhoCusWright, commissioned by TripAdvisor.
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Pods and Popcorn: How to Engage Pharma Meeting Attendees

Pods and Popcorn: How to Engage Pharma Meeting Attendees | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At a session at the 2013 Pharma Forum, life sciences meetings managers explored how planners can add value by creating more meaningful experiences, gaining a better understanding how their attendees learn, and encouraging more attendee engagement during live events.

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Change is Good: How to Keep Group Creativity Levels High in Meetings

You may have a 'dream team' of people who, when they meet, deliver great results. However psychology suggest that, over time, changing that team is the only ...
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Brilliant! 10 Favourites Whilst Travelling

Brilliant! 10 Favourites Whilst Travelling | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

IMEX Group execs share their must-have products and experience-born tips to ease the pain of business travel.

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Top Sustainability Reports of 2013

Top Sustainability Reports of 2013 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sustainability Reporting in the events industry is gradually picking up and there are starting to be some great reports.
As we start to write MCIs 2013 annual sustainability report I reviewed some of my favourite reports.
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Updated Economic Impact Numbers: Good News for Meetings Industry

Updated Economic Impact Numbers: Good News for Meetings Industry | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Convention Industry Council has released its new "Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy" report, an update to a 2009 study, which had been conducted during the depths of the economic recession.
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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.