Tina Squillante, CMP, was short on time but long on inspiration when she decided to almost completely revamp a 2013 conference for the American Society of Transplantation (AST).
Richard Madde, Lily James and Derek Jacobi star in Shakespeare’s love tragedy directed by Kenneth Branagh as part of his West End season.
Repeat attendees to exhibitions and trade shows come back for very specific reasons, and at the top of their list is a desire to shop and to learn about new products and trends. That’s the finding of the latest report from CEIR, the Center for Exhibition Industry Research, which is the first in a five-part series titled 2016 Attendee Retention Insights.
The recently passed HB2 law in North Carolina raises the question: What legal recourse do groups have when objectionable legislation gets passed in the state where they’ve already booked their event?
Are you making the most of your relationship with destination-management organizations?
For many in the meetings industry who knew The Peabody Orlando as one of the best meeting hotels in Orlando, it was a bit of a shock when the Hyatt Regency brand began flying its flag there in October 2013.
On the Meetings Community (MeCo) listserv today, someone asked what planners were doing to accommodate their more introverted participants, and for the introverts among us (ahem), what makes us uncomfortable at events.
The primary goal of the Pharma Forum hasn’t changed much since its debut 12 years ago—to provide an engaging and invigorating environment where meeting managers in the life sciences can learn and network. But the creative elements that achieve that goal have evolved.
Organizers have cancelled Screen on the Green, one of D.C.’s largest (and favorite) outdoor movie festivals after sponsors HBO and Comcast pulled out — but it’s possible that a new sponsor could save the day.
The Munich Oktoberfest justly lays claim to being the world’s largest folk festival (yes, it’s not just about drinking beer). Over the past decade it has attracted an average of around six million visitors a year, who between them consume almost seven million litres of beer and munch their way through thousands of grilled sausages, chickens, giant pretzels and – for those really wanting to soak it all up – wild oxen.