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Expect rising meetings costs in 2020: Industry report

ASIA – Planners can expect rising meetings costs in 2020 after business travel management company BCD Travel forecasted a global increase in hotel rates and...

US-China trade war hit American trade shows hard

NEW YORK – The ongoing trade war between the United States and China are having a negative impact on the meetings and conventions industry in America, with the...

Landmark incentive travel study shows increased spending, shifting priorities

North America – Companies are spending more money on incentive travel in 2019 than they did in 2018, and they are shifting their program priorities from...

Inaugural Malaysia Travel and Travel Mart 2020 announced

KUALA LUMPUR - A three-day trade exhibition and trade show will be held in Kuala Lumpur next year from June 25 to 27.

South Australia finishing year on a high

ADELAIDE – South Australia’s business events sector is enjoying a healthy boom in 2019, declared the Adelaide Convention Bureau (ACB) after it raked in US$136...

PCEB and The Meetings Show sign MOU

PENANG – Penang and Malaysia’s largest business events conference will be getting a British touch.

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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.

Smart strategies for site selection

Here are factors to research and questions to ask before signing a contract.

How to control A/V costs

Tips for managing expenses in every phase of the planning process

Selling Transportation Sponsorships

How to position ground transit as an ideal ‘vehicle’ for revenue

Complying With GDPR

New EU regulation makes data privacy a fundamental human right

How to Protect Your Meeting Attendees from Cybercriminals

Find out how an Information Security Management System can help you protect your meeting attendees from cybercrime.

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Planners alert! Just US$100 per night for 5-star luxury retreat in Dominica

DOMINICA – In celebration of its grand opening on Oct 14, Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica is inviting meeting and incentive planners to experience this all-new, five-star luxury Caribbean retreat with an exclusive offer.
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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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