rify, this is a picture of a basic video studio that Personify, the AMS company, had set up in the area outside of the expo hall at the meeting. By having this studio in place, Personify was able to capture focused interviews with pretty much any expert, thought leader, or client it chose to invite into the studio.
e our delegates. We lay out a groaning, gorgeous smorgasbord of inspirational speakers with amazing lessons for personal and business success, organic brain-boosting juice breaks, magnificent venues packed with cool AV kit, souped-up Swiss-army-knife-style event apps.
convention and visitors bureaus (also known as destination marketing organizations) provide informational, logistical, and other services that meeting and event planners traditionally expect, these entities have stepped up their game to partner with meeting groups in ways many planners might not even realize.
l Gehrisch, who has been president and CEO of Washington, D.C.–based Destination Marketing Association International since 2000, is leaving the association. DMAI COO Charles Jeffers will be interim CEO until a new leader is selected. Bob Lander, DMAI board chair, who recently announced his retirement from his post as president and CEO of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau, sent a letter to DMAI members Tuesday evening.
ms that at least a few times a year controversy erupts in conversations on the Internet and social media outlets. Most recently, it was about a post from an association I have a longstanding membership with. The issue? Hiring women speakers. The questions that arose: Why do we have to hire women? How do we do it? What difference does a woman speaker make? It amazes me that in this day and age, in this stage of our business evolution, we are still engaging in this debate.
Tyson Fury had broken down Wladimir Klitschko’s resistance, he broke down in tears, and then broke into song.
ted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and Burba Hotel Network (BHN), ALIS is designed to address the unique needs of the hospitality investment community and provide a meeting and networking place for hotel executives, investors, lenders, developers, and professional financial advisors.
e Management Conference – West is an innovative and informative 1.5 day conference that will enable attendees to decipher shifts from current trends. Delegates will leave equipped with best practices and tactical knowledge that can immediately impact their revenue management strategies.
like Google is testing out an app to be used by those attending a conference, festival, or trade show. Called Google Interactive Events, the app has certain features useful to those who are on the road, attending such events.
his is another article about Millennials, planning meetings for Millennials, understanding Millennials, citing statistics about Millennials. But here’s the blinding flash of the obvious we had at MeetingsNet: Innovations at meetings, the changes driven by younger attendees, are things that older meeting planners and attendees want, too.