Technology Summit is an extension of the Hospitality Series of initiatives conducted across the Middle East over the past 8 years. The most recent of which were held in Dubai in November 2014 and in Riyadh & Jeddah consecutively in March 2015.
gurehead of Edinburgh’s festivals has warned that they will need more help ahead of celebrations to mark their landmark 70th anniversary. Faith Liddell, the outgoing director of Festivals Edinburgh, has urged the capital’s councillors to ensure that their funding is stabilised in the run-up to 2017 to ensure the city remains a world-leading destination.
w that green roofs benefit the environment, but now there’s evidence that they check off another important box as well: They help improve onlookers’ ability to concentrate.
ng, founder and owner of Liz King Events in New York City, knows a thing or two about keeping people engaged. At TechsyTalk Live, an annual event-technology conference that King hosts in Manhattan, she scheduled Trevor Lynn, chief marketing officer at Social Tables, to speak in the final slot — which happened to be after 4 p.m. on a recent sunny Friday afternoon.
ember task force appointed by Mayor Ivy Taylor is considering whether the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau (SACVB) should split from the city. Of the top 30 tourism markets, San Antonio is the only city with a government-operated convention and visitors bureau.
g that even the most established event can reinvent itself, the Los Angeles Auto Show is shaking things up this year, making a century-plus-year-old car expo more relevant on the global circuit. (It was founded in 1907 and is now the first major North American show of the season each year.)
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dical Tourism Association™ (MTA) is a global non-profit trade association for the international and domestic medical tourism and travel industries with a focus on delivering the best experience for the health and wellness seeker. Initially formed to serve the needs of international healthcare providers and medical tourism facilitators, MTA has evolved into an international membership association that represents a broad based constituency of healthcare and travel professionals across the globe.
Talwar is the C.E.O. of United Kingdom–based Fast Future Research, where he applies his skills as a futurist to understand and project what’s ahead for the meeting and event industry. He led the studies Convention 2020 and IMEX Power of 10, which looked into the major factors likely to affect the industry in the years to come.
ago, putting a sponsor’s logo on an event program or banner may have been considered adequate acknowledgement for a company’s involvement in an event. But with the advent of the digital age—and a new frontier of customized sponsorship packages—everything has changed. Here’s how to develop packages that cater to sponsors’ unique needs, keep partners satisfied during events, and up the chances of a return commitment.