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  1. 00:00 | 10/01/2014

    Is bigger always better?

    Is bigger always better? That’s a good question to ask when it comes to meetings and events, and the answer is that we have found small meetings – those that require a room block of less than 25 rooms – now make up more than 70 percent of our market. While that doesn’t diminish the significance of large meetings, it does shed a new light on a market segment that deserves some special recognition.

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  2. 00:00 | 09/22/2014

    Discover the four p's of business success

    Who doesn't appreciate a quick and simple framework for understanding how to achieve lasting business success? According to John Spence, author of 'Awesomely Simple, and presenter of the MPI morning keynote on Wednesday Oct. 15th at IMEX America, you need to remember 4 p's....

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  3. 00:00 | 09/10/2014

    Wow! I didn't know my email could do that....

    Time. Your most precious commodity. You can’t pull more from thin air, so the only way to free what you have of it is to do a combination of three things. Eliminate. Delegate. Do what you do better. In this blog IMEX America guest speaker, Debbie Mayo Smith, shares one of the 10 email tips she'll be revealing at the show in an effort to help you transform your productivity, and reduce your stress levels.

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  4. 00:00 | 08/19/2014

    Living in a hyperconnected world

    In our latest guest blog Mark Komine of Hilton Worldwide talks about the need to take a breath and go back to the basics. And, in the world of meetings and events, that means rediscovering the power of human connections...

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  5. 00:00 | 08/07/2014

    Try opening a relationship, not closing a sale

    On her LinkedIn page our guest blogger, and IMEX America speaker, Kirsty Spraggon, calls herself “International Speaker. Talk Show Host. People Lover.” A former real estate broker turned successful motivational speaker, here Kirsty outlines some of the stories and tips she’ll be sharing during her education sessions in Las Vegas. “Recently I had the absolute pleasure of having the BEST customer service experience I’ve had in years.....

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  6. 00:00 | 06/26/2014

    One industry voice?

    As many of you will have seen in the press and online forums recently, an historic event took place at the IMEX Politicians Forum in Frankfurt last month. That event was the issuing of a joint statement by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC). The statement followed many months of negotiation and dialogue as well as the participation of both Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and David Scowsill, President & Chief Executive Officer of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in the annual IMEX forum.

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  7. 00:00 | 04/15/2014

    We've got creativity all wrong

    This week's guest blogger, Kevin White, XPL's Chief Strategist and ISES International President-Elect, will be presenting a session on creativity at IMEX in Frankfurt. As he explains here, the word and the process are frequently misunderstood.

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  8. 00:00 | 04/01/2014

    Human Trafficking and the Events Industry - Don't look away

    As you’ll know from my other blogs, I occasionally find myself jetting off around the world. As an event planner, global travel is a vital—and often hugely enjoyable!—part of my job. So it was that in October of last year I touched down amid the flashing neon lights, wide boulevards and slot machines of Las Vegas. I felt a little overwhelmed at first, not unlike Dr Raoul Duke in Hunter S. Thompson’s infamous Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. But I soon acclimatised. And, contrary to the opinion of my colleagues, I was not there to gamble away my wages (though I did have a brief flutter at the blackjack table). The reason for my visit was the America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events - IMEX America.

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  9. 17:00 | 03/25/2014

    The practise of discussing best practice

    I’ve recently been asked to join the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) Standards Council. This group meets in person twice a year to work on its mandate of exploring best practice in the meetings and events industry.

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  10. 00:00 | 03/10/2014

    Industry Trends Point to Tightening Markets, New Opportunities

    When the 2013 Executive Meeting Forum convened during IMEX America in Las Vegas last fall, its private audience of corporate meeting directors and planners got a preview of the strategic trends the meetings industry is likely to face in 2014.

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