GainingIntelligence, August 2015

Partnership: Emirates and MCI inks deal to capture meetings business

MCI will be the preferred Professional Congress Organiser (PCO) for Emirates in a move that will help Emirates build a strong commercial brand in the meetings industry. The partnership will last for two years.

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Exhibitions: Asia exhibition industry maintains growth

UFI’S 11th edition of The Trade Fair Industry in Asia has reported a 6.8 per cent growth in total net exhibition space sold in 2014. The study, conducted by Business Strategies Group (BSG), noted that more than 56 per cent of sold exhibition space was transacted in China and 11 per cent in Japan. UFI members are entitled to receive a four-page executive summary of the research.

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Opinion: Tourism Bureaus need to stop thinking like tourism bureaus

The primary role of tourism bureaus is to choreograph the overall destination experience. That’s according to Bill Geist, chief instigator at DMOproz. The original DMO mandate revolved around driving economic development and quality of life for the entire destination, including both the local business community and local residents.

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Predictions: How meetings and events will change over the next 15 years.

Trevor Lynn, CMO of Social Tables, predicts how meetings and events will change over the next 15 years.

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You can find Lynn’s entire presentation on Slideshare.


Insights: Association meetings and contracts in the Future

New technology, changing attendee behavior, and alternative lodging options are a few elements disrupting association meetings. At a Learning Lab during the ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo, presenters discussed their impact.

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– ENDS. Extracts from international trade media publications


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