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Here are some of the top developments one AV expert has seen recently, including ideas on how meeting pros can leverage these trends to ensure that their meetings are successful.

What’s the key to trade show success? Recognize your “disrupters” and turn your attendees into fans.

A new product which will help associations make more educated decisions on where to hold their annual meetings has been launched at meetings trade show IMEX, in Frankfurt.

The emirate is aiming to join the ranks of Washington, Brussels and Singapore as a leading base for associations.

How to recover the value-added tax, or VAT, paid on international meetings. Articles written for meeting planners about recovering value-added tax, or VAT, paid for international meetings and conventions are usually pretty short.

Here's a collection of apps for work and life that planners are using right now. But apps often change and new apps get launched, so we'd love your help in keeping this a lively list.

Haven’t planned a cruise meeting lately, or ever? We’ve got an overview of trends, a guide to ship categories, and lots of photos to give you a feel for the state of cruising today.

Two of the industry’s top lawyers—one who works the hotel side, the other the planner side—staked out their positions on rate protection, attrition, and liquidated damages during MPI WEC this week. Here are some of the highlights.

The Obama Administration has named the Whole Earth Calculator, an app that tracks leftover food donations, among the private-sector initiatives helping its efforts to combat climate change.

Virtual meetings are predicted to develop twice as fast as face-to-face meetings according to Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) special Meetings Outlook.

Club Melbourne's 130 members are becoming adept at selling city's strengths. Meetings ambassadors in Melbourne, Australia, have secured 13 international conference in the last twelve months

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

A data tool introduced by ICCA for its supplier members has implications for association meeting pros, too.

Feeding Facebook and Twitter is a time consuming process, but it can pay off, says XING EVENTS.

Experienced global traveler Ulla Buchner-Howard, CMP, DFA, adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management, shared insights with attendees at the MeetingsNet Beyond Borders Summit

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

Everyone has heard of at least one association, whether they are related to the business events industry or not.

If you can help a hotel’s RevPAR with date flexibility or future meetings, you’ve got the revenue manager’s attention.

Peter Komornik, CEO of shares his advice on language barriers and communication at events.

Three days after corporate, association, and third-party meeting planners with expertise in global programs got together

I frequently write about the limited adoption of strategic meetings management programs by organizations that are leaving themselves highly exposed from regulatory, duty-of-care, and fiduciary perspectives.

At the Global AgInvesting conference, event organizer HighQuest doesn’t leave networking chance.

It's no secret that people are cutting back on attending conferences. Even if your organization has a bulletproof marketing plan for enticing your membership

Scientists and medics thinking of hosting an international association meeting should collaborate with a professional congress organiser, according to a renowned professor of medicine.

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.

Healthcare professionals still value meetings as prime ways to connect with peers and learn about scientific breakthroughs from key opinion leaders.

Skift editor Greg Oates last week issued an industry rallying call for the business events sector to pursue a three-pillared 'Manifesto for a New Generation of Meetings and Conventions,'

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