Association News

IAAC Creates Platform for Experiential Venues

International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) redefines the future of events with innovative new membership category for venues that specialize in experiential offerings, IACC aims to connect meeting planners with the most innovative and cutting-edge event spaces.

MPI’s Q1 2024 Meetings Outlook Report Looks Promising

Meeting Professionals International, quarterly Meetings Outlook Report finds positive sentiment for the overall business of live events in Q1 of 2024. Grow is trending upwards across the most significant metrics — business conditions, attendance, budgets— while hiring difficulties have improved for each of the past three quarters.

From Boomers to GenZ, Which Incentives Work Best? A New Study Has the Answer

A new study by Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), Generational Expectations of Incentives, examines the changing priorities of this workforce and which types of incentives and rewards motivate early, mid, and late career employees.

IACC and MPI Form Strategic Alliance

Organizations to collaborate on meetings industry initiatives. International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), the global association representing the top 1% of small to midsize conference and meeting venues, has announced details of a strategic partnership with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest global meetings and events industry association. The alliance will see the two organizations […]

Preview of MPI’s Meetings Outlook Fall Report

New survey suggests industry recovery may be slowing down. Meetings Professionals International (MPI), the leading global meeting and event community association, previewed the fall edition of its quarterly Meetings Outlook report on the state of the industry at the recent IMEX America, the largest meetings and events trade show in North America. Sponsored by ALHI […]

New Research Identifies Six Behaviors Shaping the Future of Meetings and Events

Three industry power players combine to produce an ongoing exploration of key motivators. Early this year Marriott International, Inc., the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and the Corporate Event Management Association (CEMA), release of their “Guiding Principles in Experience Design” study, which provides meetings and events professionals insights to help them forecast the consumer drivers […]

IBTM World 2023 Unveils New Technology 

IBTM World is set to host its smartest event yet with the launch of innovative new technology designed to elevate the attendee experience and create better business results for all attendees.

IMEX launches Net Zero Strategy

IMEX America makes progress on reducing carbon footprint. Just weeks after registration opened, well over 3,000 global buyers had already registered for IMEX America. They’ll find a much cleaner and more sustainable show when they arrive at the show on October 17-19 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  The IMEX Group has made a significant […]

Can Your Attendees Pack a Week’s Wardrobe in a Carry-On?

Here are seven packing tips planners can send their attendees to help them to fit everything they'll need for the event into one carry-on. Come to think of it, planners should follow these tips as well.


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