International Meetings Review

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A new conference aimed at breaking down barriers for Australians with Duchenne muscular dystrophy will be staged for the first time in Sydney this month. Close to 100 delegates, including leading clinicians, researchers, pharmaceutical companies and Australian government representatives, will gather at Sydney Olympic Park on September 13 and 14...

Photo by oatawa/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images Exhibitions are valuable ways to connect with customers, but it can be tough to grab attendees’ limited time on the show floor, especially when they already have a game plan in mind. Show organizers can help their exhibitors by sharing these 14 actions that will help maximize return on...

Have you ever been at a conference and looked down at your smart phone to participate in a survey during the presentation, only to see a text you need to answer or a bunch of new emails that put you in a panic? By the time you’ve figured out it isn’t the office or the babysitter, you’ve lost the thread of the presentation and missed the results of...

Photo by Martin Barraud/OJO Images/Getty Images Many strategic meeting management program leaders have developed powerful partnerships with their procurement counterparts in recent years. Why? Procurement managers can bring tremendous benefits to the all aspects of the SMM process. They can: • Use proven business case methodology that is...

Photo by Martin Barraud/OJO Images/Getty Images Interpreters and translators are able to relay the content, meaning, nuances and cultural distinctiveness carried in language along with the intended message and personality of the speaker. The easier it looks and sounds the more professional, precise and hardworking the language practitioner....

You know your target audience would just love your event. The problem is, how do you get your message out in ways they will find irresistible? The key is to know your members, have a show strategy that ties in with your organization’s overall strategic goals, and get buy-in from all the departments in your organization that contribute in some way...

What’s the best way to neutralize objections from planners who do not want to comply with a new strategic meetings management process? Below are four of the most common objections from planners, with some suggestions on how to neutralize those objections. Objection: You are taking away the fun part of my job!
Neutralizing Response: You can still...

Hospitality education institution Le Cordon Bleu is offering its convention and event management degree to students at its new school in Perth, Western Australia. The degree, Bachelor of Business (Convention and Event Management), will deliver internationally-recognised training to Australian and international students at North Metropolitan TAFE...

Questex Travel Group’s second go at the Stadium Series, the industry’s first MICE event offering private meetings in baseball stadium suites, took their event to new heights at Yankee Stadium yesterday. As the pioneer of the private, one-to-one appointment concept, the creators of the Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges, took the initial...

The post-event phase corresponds to the beginning and not the end of a stage related to the event management. Regardless of the typology we can consider, it is fundamental to make a rational balance between the objectives that were previously defined and the results obtained in the meantime. This balance will generate new and important inputs for...