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IBTM World has announced the launch of it's 32nd edition, taking place at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.

IBTM World, which takes place in Barcelona from 19-21 November 2019, has launched ‘Event Business Accelerator’, an investment and mentoring programme for young entrepreneurs.

Generation X & Y (they are also called Generation Why?) & Z will change the business events industry!

What are you doing? Why are you living and working the way you are? What do you need to stop doing?

What is a possibility leader?

In the present chaos of the world right now, human beings are
living between the acts of awakening and surrender.

When we meet face-to-face—across our cities or around the world—something powerful happens.

The African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) will partner with volunteer aid organization Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) to improve outcomes in disadvantaged communities by focusing efforts on sustainable aquaculture.

The geo-political and economic landscape of international association meetings today is facing growing challenges and new models of disruption. This is a fact we all have to live with and the biggest question is how do you survive in such turbulent t

If you are tasked with creating an experience that will help your participants achieve a specific outcome, consider going experiential.

“What’s in it for me?” That’s a question Millennials are asking as they decide on upcoming conference opportunities. Meeting organizers, on the other hand, are more focused on their own goals

Today’s guest post is by Elaine Gluckian, a content developer for networking app provider Swapcard. She has a strong interest in technology and innovation law.

We created a conference that we’d want to attend.”
That was the driving creative force behind an innovative new event called Big Ideas in Higher Education, explains Tony Doody

Whatever the season, the battle of the thermostat continues in almost every ballroom. Add a blustery winter day to the mix and you can count on complaints heating up.

Attendees are tired of participating in the “same old” events. And meeting professionals don’t want to create the same old events!

In sales, you’re only as good as your last sale. In meeting planning, you’re only as good as your last meeting. Or so it seems. There is immense pressure to deliver more, better, faster, and with less.

Among the recommendations in a new insights paper from brand experience agency FreemanXP is to hire a content DJ

For 90 years the California Water Environment Association had used the same basic format for its 2,000-attendee annual conference for clean-water professionals:

At its meetings during the past few years, Financial & Insurance Conference Planners has included “idea exchange” sessions on the agenda, allowing meeting planners and hospitality partners to share experiences and ideas on various topics. It’s

As a professional speaker, I have the opportunity to attend a lot of events and conferences. While they all differ in scale, audience, locations, and cultures, they almost all share certain elements.

“The revolution will be gamified!” exclaimed Shelly Alcorn, CAE, principal, Alcorn Associates Management Consulting during a session on gamification at the recent American Society for Association Executives Annual Meeting.

Lean speed has become the early 21st century’s most ubiquitous fetish, as the Twitterati strip debate down to 140 instantly regurgitated characters

The ICCA Scandinavian Destinations Sustainability Index, an effective tool developed by ICCA and MCI to measure and drive progress on the industry-transforming Sustainable Scandinavian Meetings Region collaboration

I just clicked through to read PCMA's What Your Organization Can Learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge in terms of fundraising,

Gastroenterologists all over the world are sitting in their clinics wondering why all the congresses the attend don’t have opening ceremonies like APDW 2012.

As I watch the snow hurl itself from the skies to pile up on the sills of my home office windows, it’s hard to imagine that this time last week I was lounging on the trampoline of a 38-foot catamaran in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

“We’re not in the business of putting customers on diets, but healthy food must always be an option. ‘Good for you’ is mainstream,” said David Riederman, worldwide sales director for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts,

In 2012, the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, a global professional member society, and the American Composites Manufacturers Association

If you ever want to strike fear into the heart of an association executive, just tell her that you want to do away with that little economic engine that drives

A new project from the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) will aim to transform the meeting experience through a global collaboration of leaders in conference room design

What do event organisers most crave from their meeting or conference?
I’d be willing to wager that attendee engagement features heavily in anyone’s top three

We’ve all had that one call – the one that excites and challenges.
A recent one went as follows: “So we have an American biotech client with a Singapore regional office running a weekend workshop in Kuala Lumpur in four weeks’ time

Correctly managed, drones can provide a great platform for capturing photos and video at festivals, bespoke hospitality events, incentive travel

What compels employees, clients, and incentive qualifiers today? It’s not cash or more stuff. It’s access.

Registration just opened and the line is out the door. Your CEO is in rehearsal for the opening keynote when the audio-visual company tells you that the confidence monitor you ordered cannot be repaired in time.

How can you tell if your meeting needs a healthy makeover? Here are a few obvious signs:

Some 250 association executives and technology experts who gathered at the Hyatt Regency Orlando last week for digitalNow experienced a creative approach to the traditional keynote.

So your client wants an innovation speaker. You might have an idea of what that means, but what does it mean to your client?

Panels are one of the most widely used session formats at conferences. Some folks love them.

At IMEX Frankfurt 2016, government officials from New South Wales (NSW), Australia(and the United Arab Emirates) revealed the role of business events for

Experts have long been sought after as great speakers to share their unique, hands-on experiences in ways that directly relate to and benefit different audiences.