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Northstar Travel Group acquires CAT Media

LONDON – Northstar Travel Group is extending its breadth and depth in service of supporting the global meetings industry with the latest acquisition of UK...

Northstar Travel Group acquires UK-based Buying Business Travel Media

LONDON – Northstar Travel Group has expanded the geographic reach of its industry-leading Business Travel News with the acquisition of London-based Buying...

Meet and be rewarded at Sheraton Grand Danang Resort

DANANG – Looking for an ideal destination resort for conferences, special events and weddings? The Sheraton Grand Danang Resort is as close to perfection as...

Smooth criminal: Auckland wins first forensic toxicology conference for the region

AUCKLAND – Some of the world’s top forensic minds will be meeting in Auckland for the first time in 2023, when the 61st Annual Meeting and Congress of the...

Myanmar adds six countries to visa scheme

NAYPITAW – Myanmar has extended its visa on arrival (VOA) scheme to visitors from six more countries, effective from Oct 1.

Using audience mapping to build a better keynote

NEW YORK – Most of your meeting’s keynote speakers spend hours perfecting their content and delivery. Far fewer practice what Greg Holder, author of The Genius...

Planner's Portfolio

How to plan healthier buffets

The humble buffet is becoming ever more appetising to meeting professionals. While plated dinners can provide superb service, gorgeous presentations and...

Adding Gamification - And Excitement - To Your Next Event

Gamification is the process of using games to reward attendees for accomplishments and/or completing specific calls to action. Executed correctly, it’s a...

Choosing Employee Incentive Rewards

When it comes to designing a successful incentive programme, what type of rewards will truly motivate employees? Do sole rewards work? Where do you even begin?

Steps for making the most of your meeting attendees’ time

These days, a full schedule of compelling education might not be enough to get prospective participants to register, especially if your event is one that will...

Negotiating hotel contracts: 4 tips for meeting planners

Hotel contract negotiations: sales managers live by them, and meeting planners use them to secure bottom-line budgets on venue spaces. But despite best efforts,...

Using Social Media to drive event awareness

Use your social media channels to create buzz before, during and after your event.

4 Tips for modernising meetings in 2019

A new year is a good opportunity to change up the routine of your events.

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DANANG – Looking for an ideal destination resort for conferences, special events and weddings? The Sheraton Grand Danang Resort is as close to perfection as planners can find.
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On The Move

CINZ chief departs after five-year stint

AUCKLAND – Conventions and Incentives New Zealand’s (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan has resigned and will leave the association at the end of November.
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