The passing of Queen Elizabeth II has set in motion ten days of mourning during which much of London will be paralyzed. So how are meeting and incentive groups coping?
SXSW Expansion Into Sydney Means New Planner Opportunities
Since 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin has been a convergence of film, music, education, and culture, a global destination for creative people to connect, collaborate and think outside the box. As SXSW expands into Sydney, this annual gathering offers many new and expanded possibilities for groups.
Selling Meeting Destinations Must Go Beyond Marketing
Destination marketing organizations have traditionally focused, as the name implies, on marketing. But today, that is not enough. DMOs must also play an active role in promoting businesses and business sectors, managing political and social issues, and helping combat rising costs.
Hot Tech Conference Collision Defies Odds, Draws 35,000 to Toronto
Collision attracted 35,000 attendees to Toronto, not without issues. Communication breakdowns between the planning team and security threw a wrench into the sold-out conference’s best-laid plans. Still, the gathering makes it clear that people are willing to travel globally for events when they think it’s worth it.
Atlantic City – A Budding Destination for Cannabis Events
An effort is underway to make Atlantic City a premier cannabis convention destination. There is talk of a cannabis campus that will grow, cultivate, and sell various forms of marijuana. Can weed do for AC what gambling could not?
Why It Pays to Host Events Where Urban Renewal Is a Priority
Old warehouses and unused industrial spaces are finding new beginnings in so-called second-tier cities. As Baltimore invests in nine massive revitalization projects, the developments are breathing new life into the community while creating opportunities for event organizers to deliver unforgettable experiences at affordable price points.
Conference Destinations Compete With Academic Firepower
This report ranks destinations based on representation in international association leadership. It introduces a “harnessing ratio” as an indicator of how well destinations are leveraging their intellectual capital to attract conventions.