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Meetings and Events Industry News

News, interviews, and coverage of the meetings and events industry, from in-person events to hybrid events to online events.

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The Truth Dilemma: What to Do When Speakers Make Stuff Up

Motivational speakers aren’t always who they say they are. There have been cases where some are scams. What can you do to protect your company from being duped?

The Truth Dilemma: What to Do When Speakers Make Stuff Up

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Recovery of In-Person Meetings Proves Double-Edged Sword for Planners

What were meeting planners discussing at the first in-person Global DMC Partners conference since 2019? Just like the conference itself, their events are moving back to in-person — but rapidly rising demand also means growing pressures.

Recovery of In-Person Meetings Proves Double-Edged Sword for Planners

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Podcast: Influencing Destination Selection

There has been discussion for many years regarding the disclosure of paid advertising and marketing from influencers and celebrities, with some governments including guidelines within codes of conduct regarding marketing practices.

Podcast: Influencing Destination Selection

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When State Laws Challenge an Event’s Values

As the U.S. becomes more politically divided and companies and associations more engaged, a state has a greater chance to enact a law that may challenge an event’s ethics.

When State Laws Challenge an Event’s Values

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New Tech to Help Events Reach Net Zero

It is no easy feat for an event to become net zero, but event professionals can now track their progress in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions using industry-dedicated tools.

New Tech to Help Events Reach Net Zero

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6 Post-Pandemic Tips From the Planner of the TED Conference

The annual TED Conference is an invitation-only affair that draws more than 2,000 experts, visionaries, and influencers from all over the world. TED head of conferences Monique Ruff-Bell, a 23-year veteran of the events industry, shares her takeaways.

6 Post-Pandemic Tips From the Planner of the TED Conference

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Planners’ Insights to Virtual and Hybrid Events in 2022

In its research, EventMB identified five key planner trends when it comes to embracing a balanced hybrid event strategy with a mix of in-person, hybrid, and virtual events. This article is based on content included in the 2022 edition of the EventMB Virtual Event Tech Guide, a valuable resource for all event professionals.

Planners’ Insights to Virtual and Hybrid Events in 2022

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Positioning Business Travel as New Center of Company Culture

This is a smart way to think about this new hybrid world of work: approaching travel as less of a transactional function and more as a strategy for developing company culture. Worth a read.

Positioning Business Travel as New Center of Company Culture

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Paris 2024 Olympics Will Offer Venues as Digital Twins

The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is using the latest digital twining technology. Interactive 3D models of key venues will be used by the organizing committee, TV broadcasters and other stakeholders.

Paris 2024 Olympics Will Offer Venues as Digital Twins

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Are Food Trucks a Safer Alternative for Event Food and Beverage?

Eye-catching branding, unique culinary offerings, and convenience make food trucks an attractive alternative to standard event catering. Now, increased attendee safety is an important asset as well.

Are Food Trucks a Safer Alternative for Event Food and Beverage?