Blog posts • May 10, 2019 08:42 GMT
In the world of meetings and events, the familiar, staid scenario of days in a ballroom or a conference facility is slowly dissolving, yielding to the growing trend of festivalization, an immersive experience that gives a business event a relaxed, consumer ambiance.
Blog posts • Apr 25, 2019 14:15 GMT
One of the most critical elements of an event is choosing the right keynote speaker or headline talent. Whether it’s an entertainer, industry expert or author, selecting the right talent is a ‘make or break’ process. Here are five things to consider to ensure success.
Blog posts • Mar 13, 2019 14:35 GMT
Technology has undoubtedly improved our lives, allowing us to perform tasks more quickly and efficiently, and with greater ease. But not all technology is created equal. Some types promise better functionality, others seduce us with naturally intuitive interfaces.
Blog posts • Dec 05, 2018 08:05 GMT
Once upon a time the term foodie was associated with high culture and an elite fortunate enough to eat Michelin Starred chef-d’oeuvres while the rest of us ate cold sandwiches. But the frenzy for fine cooking has seen dramatic growth and democratization on a global scale.
Shanghai Nights: Adventures in Asia Pacific’s top city for 2019 with Sam Lay, Senior Director Meetings and Events APAC
Blog posts • Nov 08, 2018 11:22 GMT
“Shanghai was a waking dream where everything I could imagine had already been taken to its extreme,” said novelist JG Ballard. It’s an accurate description of a city that’s singular in its vivacity. A magnet for migrants from all over China, the nation’s biggest city is a modern powerhouse and financial hub as much as it is a historical treasure trove.
The Latin American Experience – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events
Blog posts • Oct 29, 2018 08:06 GMT
According to a recently published CWT Meetings & Events’ trends report the top destinations for 2019 in Latin America (LATAM) will be Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, Ocho Rios, Lima, Nassau, Cali, Curitiba, and Medellin. We interviewed Gustavo Elbaum, Latin America Senior Director at CWT Meetings & Events, to find out which is his favorite destination in the region and why.
Then We Take Berlin – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events in Europe
Blog posts • Oct 23, 2018 07:07 GMT
According to a recently published CWT Meetings & Events’ trends report, the top destinations for 2019 in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will be London, Moscow, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Stockholm, Cologne, Paris, and Frankfurt. We interviewed Ian Cummings, EMEA Vice President at CWT Meetings & Events, to find out which is his favorite destination in the region and why.
Blog posts • Oct 09, 2018 10:37 GMT
Technology is altering the landscape of meetings and events, according to the 2019 Meetings and Events Future Trends report, and will continue to do so in the near future. Augmented reality, artificial intelligence and data analysis tools allow meeting planners to save time and expense and raise expectations by taking simple concepts to the next level.
Blog posts • Oct 05, 2018 09:50 GMT
The future is bright for the meetings and events industry. 2019 will bring global growth, bolstered by cool new venues opening up all over the world, innovation in events technology and higher standards from attendees that have become accustomed to creative spaces and gatherings from their personal lives.
Blog posts • Sep 26, 2018 12:19 GMT
People buy people. We all know that. So you need to create opportunities for them to interact with you. But putting on the kind of events they experience in their personal lives can be daunting, whether it’s for 12 or 12,000.
Blog posts • Sep 13, 2018 10:30 GMT
Blog posts • Sep 06, 2018 11:46 GMT
How do you celebrate the centennial of one of the 20th century’s most towering figures? The Minnesota Orchestra honored former South African President Nelson Mandela with a two-country, six-city, six-performance tour that took them to London and five cities in South Africa—becoming the first professional U.S. orchestra to perform in Mandela’s birthplace.
Blog posts • Aug 24, 2018 10:07 GMT
According to our latest figures, 54% of companies have benefited from Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) for several years now. But apart from being an acronym, you don’t want to get wrong - what is it exactly?
Blog posts • Aug 17, 2018 10:35 GMT
The experience economy is in full effect. New countries are opening up to international events trade, there’s a buzz around innovation and event technology, and the meetings and events industry is looking forward to impressive growth in 2019 (Look out for the 2019 Meetings and Events Future Trends report coming out in September).
Blog posts • Jun 28, 2018 10:02 GMT
A study by the journal of experimental social psychology found that meeting face-to-face is 34 times more effective than email. But we don’t need a study to know the lasting impact of an awesome event. In these high-pressure situations, it’s easy to forget the vital components that make an event run smoothly from start to finish.
Blog posts • May 28, 2018 09:33 GMT
“Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today,” said Malcolm X. This is certainly true of planning a major meeting or event. Strategic planning is key. If you want to organize a captivating experience for over 2,000 people, you better plan the coup well in advance.
Blog posts • Apr 24, 2018 09:18 GMT
The landscape and importance of security in the Meetings & Events industry has changed drastically in the past few years. To be adequately prepared planners must make safety and security a core part of the planning and event management process.
Blog posts • Apr 06, 2018 11:03 GMT
“I want to put a ding in the universe,” said Steve Jobs, one of the most innovative people the world has ever known. “Good for him,” you might be thinking. “I’m trying to plan a conference, not create the next Apple.” You’ll still want to put a “ding” in the hearts and minds of your attendees, though. By far the best way is to forget about what the competition is doing – and get creative.
Blog posts • Mar 09, 2018 09:00 GMT
Ice skating has been in the news a lot lately. At the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Academy Awards in Hollywood, USA and – coming up at the end of this month – the ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, Italy.