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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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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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Meeting Mythbusters: Vinyl vice?

Meeting Mythbusters: Vinyl vice? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If every meeting held in the USA used one banner, it would use enough vinyl to cover approximately 750 American football fields. And while some meetings go without vinyl, many also use much more than one banner.  A single trade show may use tens of thousands of square feet of banners to acknowledge sponsors, inform attendees and brand event space.

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The Undercover Boss and the Gamification of Corporate Values

The Undercover Boss and the Gamification of Corporate Values | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Modern television can be rather formulaic but every once in a while a new show is created that is truly original, refreshing and swiftly franchised across the globe.
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Meeting Mythbusters: Bioplastic fantastic?

Meeting Mythbusters: Bioplastic fantastic? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Odds are you’re likely using them at your event right now. But what do you really know about them, and should you be using them? 

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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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How Frank Van Massenhove Broke the Rules

How Frank Van Massenhove Broke the Rules | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Various presentations and workshops tackled the theme in their own way throughout the event, but as far as leading by example goes, no one could best keynote speaker Frank Van Massenhove.  President of the Federal Public Service of Social Security since 2002, Van Massenhove was granted the title Public Manager of the year in 2007. Who better to talk about breaking rules and conventions than the man who turned the lumbering bureaucratic dinosaur that is a federal office into a modern, flexible and attractive work environment?

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Growing Air Travel Sector Faces Controversies

Growing Air Travel Sector Faces Controversies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As planes get bigger and more efficient, the world keeps getting smaller and easier to cross. New airlift routes and improvements are announced weekly--and new developments raise frequent debate.
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Report: How Millennials Travel for Business

Report: How Millennials Travel for Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Travel website Expedia has released a report on how Generation Y (also known as millennials) are traveling, with some interesting insights into the future of the business.
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Discover three reframing must-haves for successful medical meetings

Discover three reframing must-haves for successful medical meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In today’s ever-changing and challenging regulatory environment, there are two kinds of medical meetings: those likely to survive and prosper, and those not keeping abreast of regulatory changes and legislation.

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Your Members Need Help With Information Overload

Your Members Need Help With Information Overload | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you helping your members with managing all the information that’s thrown at them or just piling on? This challenge presents a major opportunity for associations, but it also calls for a big shift in thinking.

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How to organise the event that no one would want to miss?

How to organise the event that no one would want to miss? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

More than 1200 Dutch event organisers exchanged their best tips in a series of live masterclasses.

 

"How can you turn your standard meeting into the-event-no-one-would-want-to-miss?"

 

This whitepaper offers concrete tips for anyone who wants to turn his event into a big success. The masterclasses were organised by Aaaaha! the Actor Factory, which is an international production company of session formats and live interaction.

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Busting 3 Big Millennial Attendee Myths

Busting 3 Big Millennial Attendee Myths | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Over the past few years, the Millennial generation has dominated headlines in the meetings industry. What can planners do to engage this emerging group of attendees? How will these tech-savvy post-graduates impact the future of face-to-face? Will their preferences completely disrupt the exhibit floor?

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Economic Significance Study

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This study quantifies the economic contributions made by the more than 1.8 million meetings, trade shows, conventions, congresses, incentive events and other meetings that take place across the country.

 

The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy conducted by PwC US was spearheaded by an alliance of CIC members representing the collective meetings, travel, exhibitions and events industries in the U.S. 

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