PROFESSIONAL/ MICE Industry Heading to…

The meetings industry as other businesses has been hit by the recession. However, today we can see some growth. Many things had to change though and flexibility of the venues is quite essential.



The MICE Industry and the Most Recent Trends

William Law

In summer, Riviera Maya played host to a large number of MICE industry leaders, but not only. At the World Meetings Forum that took place in the Mexican resort, Martha Sheridan presented and discussed the latest statistics and insights into the MICE sector trends. A CEO but also president of Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau and board member of DMAI, Martha shed some light on the matter while backed up by research. Numbers of Meetings Didn't Drop as Drastically as Rumored St...

Why Conference Venues Need to Adapt to Survive

Michael Trout

Perhaps the greatest challenge that faces conference center managers today is retaining a share in a marketplace which is becoming increasingly competitive. This brings to light the challenges of revenues per meter and guaranteeing the continuing relevance of the space and, in some instances, the location itself.  The meeting business sector has experienced tremendous growth in the recent years. This has been through both new entries into this market and the expansion and renovation of the ex...

Global Meetings and Events Forecast 2015 – Technology and Economy

Daniel A. Tanner

American Express have once again published their forecast for the year ahead in global meeting and events and the results from their 2014 survey of businesses, hoteliers and meetings planners have highlighted some interesting trends and predictions for 2015 in the use of technology, budgeting and financial implications and the way that the events planning is taking on a much more global outlook. The author – the Vice President and General Manager of Meetings and Events – is optimistic that meeti...
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USA: Demand for Group Hotel Services Soar

Gary Diskin

Big meeting venues are designed to host grand events such as trade fairs and high-level international or regional gatherings. In the past, these centers caught the attention of various organizations which in return helped them to turn in healthy profits that kept them afloat. They are however currently struggling as a result of the 2008 economic meltdown which forced governments and the corporate world to scale back spending on conventions and trade shows. United States’ demand for convention...