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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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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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Not Just Fun and Games: Why Event Professionals Should Care About Gamification

Not Just Fun and Games: Why Event Professionals Should Care About Gamification | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Gamification is being touted by some as the biggest thing since social media. But, what is Gamification and is it relevant to Event Professionals?
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10 Clever Event Startups You Need to Try Right Now

10 Clever Event Startups You Need to Try Right Now | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It’s been a while I haven’t served you a proper fix of innovation. Here are 10 startups with new ideas to help event professionals.
I had that feeling I was missing a proper innovation roundup on the blog.
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What Super Bowl XLVIII Reveals About Corporate Event Marketing Trends

What Super Bowl XLVIII Reveals About Corporate Event Marketing Trends | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
TSNN.com is a powerful international trade show gateway. We've spent years compiling a global, qualified and up-to-date trade show database, including attendees, suppliers, vendors and exhibitors, outside North America.
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Unleashing the Power of Community

Unleashing the Power of Community | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What is a community? A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common? Or is “community” something deeper, more intimate, more powerful— a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of having common attitudes, interests, and sense of purpose?
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Entertainment, a valuable change agent?

Entertainment, a valuable change agent? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
  Entertainment, a valuable change agent?   In the beginning of December last year Intel, the global leader in computer chip production, decided to sign a sponsorship with FC Barcelona, the famous Spanish football club.
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UFI Survey Indicates Global Trade Show Growth in 2013

UFI Survey Indicates Global Trade Show Growth in 2013 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
TSNN.com is a powerful international trade show gateway. We've spent years compiling a global, qualified and up-to-date trade show database, including attendees, suppliers, vendors and exhibitors, outside North America.
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The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies

The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The most powerful applications of social technologies in the global economy are largely untapped. By using social technologies, companies can raise the productivity of knowledge workers by 20 to 25 percent.
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12 Creative New Ways to Promote Hashtags at Events

12 Creative New Ways to Promote Hashtags at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
From splashing prompts on seating cards and menus, to scrawling them in lipstick or cake icing, here's how to encourage guests to engage on social media.They may have been introduced more than three years ago, but hashtags remain a cheap, easy, and...
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The most valuable 100 nation brands in the world

The most valuable 100 nation brands in the world | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As with companies, branding is also a crucial factor in determining the success of countries: A destination with a strong, recognized brand with a good reputation more easily attracts investment, tourism and professional talent, generates...
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Five Qualities for Top User Conferences

Five Qualities for Top User Conferences | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A recent report shared insights on how businesses can create better user conferences for their clients...and their potential clients. Take a look at some of the tips...
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Is Airbnb Becoming a Threat to Your Room Block?

Is Airbnb Becoming a Threat to Your Room Block? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

AirBnB is becoming more popular all the time with the vacationing public, but could it potentially also pose a risk to your conference's room block?

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Could new discovery lead to a cure for jetlag? Scientists find gene that prevents us from adjusting to new time zones

Could new discovery lead to a cure for jetlag? Scientists find gene that prevents us from adjusting to new time zones | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A pill to beat the misery of jet lag could soon be developed, after Oxford scientists found a specific gene which stops our body clock from re-setting.
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