In Barcelona, No Collars Allowed In 2015

Inspiring meetings that spark creativity are key for businesses to kick off the year with a refreshed and energized mindset. Therefore meeting planners seek destinations that have a think tank and cosmopolitan culture and build a meeting agenda that combines work with eye opening activities and of...read more

In the News: Europe and the UK More Affordable This Fall

Several weeks ago, we discussed the cost savings that corporate groups could realize by leveraging foreign currency fluctuations. While autumn is typically a shoulder season in Europe, other trends are also converging to make foreign destinations, specifically Europe and the UK, even more affordable...read more

Extra! Extra! 5 Ways to Enrich Corporate Events

Hotels and convention bureaus are often untapped resources for event planners. They have their ears to the ground and can help identify a myriad of ways to make conferences, business and corporate events unforgettable. The key is to ask the right questions: Ask About Opportunities to Give Back to...read more

New Business: Barcelona

Following a complete renovation, the Hilton Barcelona is officially re-opening May 2012. The hotel offers 17 meeting rooms for gatherings of two to 610, an executive lounge, business center and ballroom, which can hold up to 580 for a conference or a fiesta of 500 seated guests. Set in Barcelona’s...read more

Selling Conference Innovation to Your Low-tech Boss

Week after week, conference innovators are trotting out that next cool app, that next cutting-edge technology, that next big idea poised to help us work faster/better. Meeting planners are prime targets for innovators, as they're a busy bunch. One day, they're evaluating Boston banquet facilities,...read more

Report from the Trade Show Floor at EIBTM Barcelona

Everyone in the meetings, incentive, conference and exhibition industry (or MICE) knows that attendance at Europe’s two top MICE shows, EIBTM Barcelona (November) and IMEX Frankfurt (May), is highly recommended, if not mandatory. According to EIBTM, which convened last week (Nov. 29-Dec. 1) at...read more
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