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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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Hotels swapping strict check-in, check-out times with 24-hour policy

Hotels swapping strict check-in, check-out times with 24-hour policy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
More and more hotels are catching on to the growing popularity of 24-hour check-in and check-out practices that allow guests to extend their stay.
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Hotels Moving Into Old Buildings

Hotels Moving Into Old Buildings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As younger travelers bring an urban sensibility to their accommodations, hotel chains are renovating old office buildings, warehouses and other spaces.
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The Changing Nature of Trade Shows

The Changing Nature of Trade Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Did you notice that trade shows are changing? As always change brings opportunities and risks. Here is what you need to know. Trade shows are evolving into new experiences. The exponential change we are witnessing is mainly due to technology and the economy. Technology Technology... Read more
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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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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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Inspire Creativity at Work With All 5 of Your Senses

Inspire Creativity at Work With All 5 of Your Senses | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard of the debate about whether open offices or the oh-so-dreaded traditional cubicles are better in the workplace.
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John Spence: A Simple Formula for Business Success

John Spence: A Simple Formula for Business Success | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Thought leader and business strategist John Spence laid out several cutting-edge ideas and actions to take your organization from good to great at ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference Sunday.
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Hiring Event Security Services: What You Should Know

Hiring Event Security Services: What You Should Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons to hire a security contractor. Knowing what questions to ask when looking for the perfect event security team can be a bit more difficult to figure out.
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Christiana Taylor's curator insight, March 24, 2014 2:35 AM

Tips on the criteria on hiring security for your events.

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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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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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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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Worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events - taking place in Frankfurt & Las Vegas.