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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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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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Meetings Outlook

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After months of conducting research, analyzing results and design, MPI is introducing Meetings Outlook™, a special quarterly report that replaces the bi-monthly Business Barometer and offers a unique look through the eyes of your peers into the future of the meeting and event industry.

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Get Them on the Floor: Attract New Attendees to Your Tradeshow

Get Them on the Floor: Attract New Attendees to Your Tradeshow | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new study sheds light on how associations can attract desirable new attendees to their exhibitions: executives with buying power.
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8 Ideas for Creating a Must-Attend Conference

8 Ideas for Creating a Must-Attend Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How storytellers, a house band, and a knitting machine help attract attendees to Montreal's C2-MTL conference.At first glance, Montreal's C2-MTL conference might seem like Canada's answer to TED.
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Travel Effect

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Despite the size and positive impact of the U.S. Travel industry, the act of traveling has yet to be seen as an essential part of our lives, businesses and economy. The Travel Effect campaign reverses that thinking and proves that the travel experience and the travel industry as a whole actually have a measurable and purposeful impact. The Travel Effect proves through new and original research the economic, societal, business and personal benefits of travel, demonstrating the real truth behind the "hidden" impacts that travel can have on us all. 

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Sub-Saharan Africa in Spotlight at UFI Sustainability Conference

Sub-Saharan Africa in Spotlight at UFI Sustainability Conference | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Rashid Toefy, CEO of Cape Town International Convention Centre (South Africa), winner of the UFI 2013 award on “Best reporting on sustainability” and Justin Hawes, Managing Director, Scan Display, Johannesburg (South Africa), winner of the UFI 2013...
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6 Ways To Maximize Short Work Interactions

6 Ways To Maximize Short Work Interactions | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The life for a manager inside an organization has an unrelenting pace, with very few occasions where there is uninterrupted time. As a result, relationship building and development opportunities may fall by the wayside.
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The Economic Contribution of Meeting Activity in Denmark

A new in depth analysis highlights "The Economic Contribution of Meeting Activity in Denmark" and now it’s official; 928,000 commercial foreign delegates visited Denmark in 2010. DKK 3.5 billion was their contribution to the Danish economy and DKK 3,070 was the average daily spending/cost per person.

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4 Top Trends in Medical Meetings

4 Top Trends in Medical Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
In-person medical education conferences and scientific meetings are a huge delivery vehicle for the healthcare initiatives that are on everyone’s minds these days. Medical associations and societies fill education gaps, establish care standards and protocols, influence legislative and regulatory decision-making, and much more.
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Place your bids for Business Class: Airline upgrades now up for auction

Place your bids for Business Class: Airline upgrades now up for auction | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Flying economy getting you down?

 

The good news is that getting bumped up to Business Class just got more affordable. Last month, Iberia became the latest carrier to roll out an online auction scheme that allows customers to bid for seating upgrades.

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Audiovisual Technology and Adult Learning

Audiovisual Technology and Adult Learning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I approach the meeting room and suddenly enter an environment rich with sensory inputs: soft upbeat music is playing, tables are set neatly with an interesting array of materials and lush green plants are in every corner. I notice an orange uplight on the far wall and a large screen in front with an intriguing image of smiling people. I see that others in the room are talking excitedly, clearly in anticipation of what’s to come. Unbeknownst to me, dopamine starts surging through my brain, creating positive expectations and motivation to discover and learn. My curiosity is aroused. This is going to be an interesting presentation.

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London Seeks More Life Science Conferences + Four Questions For Events

London Seeks More Life Science Conferences + Four Questions For Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

London & Partners, the official tourism body for the UK's most populated city, has begun the process of recruiting ambassadors to aid its efforts in securing congresses and investment from within the Greater London Authority's target sectors—most notably, from the life sciences community. 

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White Paper: Personalizing the Attendee Experience

White Paper: Personalizing the Attendee Experience | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We live in a world of mass-customization: where companies and social media networks such as Amazon, LinkedIn and Facebook, are able to tap into vast amounts of personal data to serve up useful, relevant and timely information to each individual. 

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