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Aug 15, 2022
The Event Leaders Exchange (ELX), a community network for corporate global meeting and event executives, is gearing up to launch its first ELX Annual Congress in 2023. Debuting Feb. 1-2 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, the new event will convene a significant group of the most senior corporate event leaders with the common goal of learning, benchmarking, networking and tackling some of the most urgent and pressing issues facing the meetings and events industry today. Attendees will comprise existing ELX participants who share commonalities in their extensive global event programs, budget size… more
Aug 12, 2022
A new corporate docuseries recently unveiled by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) aims to further the discussion and highlight the importance of professional meetings and events to drive business and cultivate community as the industry and the world emerge from the pandemic. The multi-part docuseries, produced in conjunction with dBase Media, spotlights meeting and event experts who discuss the resurgence of professional gatherings, their noticeable impact on business and the creative professionals behind the scenes that make them a success. Experience Professionals: Inside the… more
Aug 11, 2022
Event technology innovations have been transforming the industry for years now, and the plethora of developments is showing no signs of slowing down. Following is a roundup of recent happenings in event tech. Launch Shift Go DAHLIA+Agency has developed the first-of-its-kind workshop geared specifically for tech companies and agencies seeking a thorough understanding of the U.S. events and conferences industry and a solid go-to-market strategy. Launch Shift Go is a two-week online course geared toward helping event technology executives and entrepreneurs understand and advance in the… more
Aug 09, 2022
IACC, the global association representing best-in-class, small to mid-size conference and meeting venues, recently released its latest in a series of quarterly Meeting Room of the Future Barometer reports, which covers trends, opinions of operators and cross-industry research tracking the recovery of the global business events sector.  Combining research and insights into the recovery of IACC venues, demand cycles, labor influences and important trends currently impacting venues, the latest report provides a mixed bag of positivity and caution as the industry continues its post-pandemic… more
Aug 08, 2022
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and Questex have teamed up to launch The Hospitality Show (“The Show”), a new annual hospitality trade show and conference scheduled for June 27-29, 2023 at The Venetian Las Vegas.  Designed to be a comprehensive one-stop-shop for hospitality leaders to meet, learn and conduct business across the entire hospitality ecosystem, the new three-day event is designed to reach AHLA’s expansive membership across all segments of the industry, including leading service providers and suppliers, hotel owners and management companies, and senior… more
Aug 05, 2022
The IMEX Group is looking to a renowned, 20-plus-year industry veteran to remodel the professional learning offerings at its two annual shows: IMEX America and IMEX Frankfurt. The group appointed Tahira Endean, author, event instructor and event producer celebrated for her expertise in experience design, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and event tech, as its newly created head of programme.   Vancouver-based Endean comes to the IMEX Group from the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), where she was head of events since 2018, to embrace a role that signals a new era for IMEX… more
Aug 04, 2022
As event professionals continue to contemplate how the metaverse can bring unique new opportunities to the industry, two companies have teamed up to do just that. epIQ Creative Group, a demand generation marketing agency creating multi-channel systems that drive demand to brands, and rooom Enterprise Metaverse Solutions are aiming to help associations and event professionals unlock the potential of the metaverse and bring marketable experiences to their communities and audiences. The new partnership is designed to bring to life exciting opportunities that year-round communities and virtual… more
Aug 02, 2022
While the U.S. economy may be slowing down, that hasn’t stopped meetings and event-related organizations—particularly destination marketing companies—from hiring fresh talent and placing new and experienced leadership at the helm. Check them out! Visit Baton Rouge Jill Kidder, current president and CEO of the Louisiana Travel Association (LTA), the primary voice for Louisiana’s tourism industry, has been tapped to become the new president and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge. Selected by the Visit Baton Rouge Board of Directors June 30, she will replace current President and CEO Paul Arrigo, who is… more
Aug 01, 2022
New York’s Javits Center is sharing its bounty of vegetables from its new one-acre rooftop farm through the creation of Jacob’s Harvest, a new line of pickled produce. The bottled veggies will be distributed to customers and visitors to raise awareness about the venue’s roof-to-table culinary program, which incorporates various crops being grown on the farm into customized meals served during on-site events. According to Javits Center officials, the new produce line marks the facility’s latest element of its ambitious sustainability program that includes New York State’s largest green roof (… more
Jul 29, 2022
The U.S. Travel Association launched the Sustainable Travel Coalition in an effort to help every sector of the travel industry, including meetings and events, develop and advance strategies for sustainability.  With nearly 60 member entities to start, including major DMOs, hotel groups and industry organizations such as the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the Sustainable Travel Coalition will serve as an advisory body to inform U.S. Travel on sustainability issues, opportunities and concerns within member entities. A dedicated Policy Committee will help drive the… more