Every organization is looking to secure more financial support for their meetings and conferences. After all, those funds are essential to fueling new education development, new scholarship opportunities for members and new on-site innovations that will keep attendees engaged.
A leading figure in Edinburgh’s festivals has called for the city to consider a tourism tax to boost the funding of its annual events.
When you’re busy scouting for a conference location that meets all your criteria, it’s easy to get caught up in minor details and overlook something critical for your meeting’s success.
More than 3,800 meeting professionals and suppliers came together in Vancouver for Convening Leaders earlier this year, but the impact of the programming extended well beyond British Columbia.
Sónar is the International Festival of Advanced Music and Congress of Technology and Creativity, celebrated during three days every June in Barcelona.
Created in 1994, Sónar is a pioneering cultural event with a unique format and content. It’s first class reputation as a leading reference for international festivals is thanks to it’s attention in curation, combining a playful nature, the avant-garde, and experimentation with newest trends in dance and electronic music.
Brazil has been the site of widescale hotel development since 2014 and will continue to be humming in the months leading up to 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. But much of the recent buzz is about the spread of the Zika virus.
If you don’t ask, you don’t get. But remember that not only do good negotiators ask for everything they want, they also make sure they don’t end up with things they don’t want.
The Geneva International Motor Show will host the Car of the Year election at Palexpo for the 5th time. Held just prior to the two Press Days, the election of the Car of the Year 2016 will take place for the fifth consecutive year at the opening of the Geneva International Motor Show.
Every planner knows the menu can make or break the meeting. If the food is great, attendees will stay focused on their seminars, sessions and peer networking. If it’s bad, they’ll spend more of their time trading terrible reviews after each meal.
Founder of Event Manager Blog, Julius Solaris is considered one of the original industry thought leaders behind the rise of event technology, which helps meeting planners deliver better attendee engagement and event metrics.