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SITE Index Forecasts Growth for Incentive Travel Industry

January 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

The 2015 Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Index Benchmark Study, an annual analysis and forecast of the incentive travel industry, forecasts that 2016 will be another banner year for the incentive travel industry. The study was released during the

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AlliedPRA Launching Mentor Program

January 5, 2016 by Lori Smith

AlliedPRA, Inc. is launching the new AlliedPRA Mentor Program in its 20-US company owned and franchise locations. “We are launching the program to further enhance a work environment that nurtures personal and professional development,” said Denise Dornfeld, president of AlliedPRA, Inc.

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Leadership: Ending Food Waste

December 30, 2015 by SANDRA WOOD, CMP
Sandra Wood

How many of us have a childhood memory of being told not to leave the table until we’d eaten everything on our plate? I used to take food and stuff it in my jean pockets so it would look like

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Industry Insider: What I learned in 2015

December 30, 2015 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby

As I write this, 2015 is drawing to a close and 2016 is only a day away.  It seems traditional at this time of year to look back on what has occurred in the previous 12 months and see what

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MPI Acquires Plan Your Meetings' Assets

November 12, 2015 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)  has acquired the assets of Plan Your Meetings, a leading, privately-owned educational and networking resources company based in Atlanta, GA. Plan Your Meetings produces live education, networking events, an award-winning annual meeting planning guide and a

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London, UK Top MICE Destination: Cvent

October 28, 2015 by Lori Smith

London, Barcelona and Paris took the top three spots on Cvent, Inc.’s inaugural list of the top 25 cities for meetings and events in Europe according to meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, one of the

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AMEX Forecasts Strong Growth for Meetings

October 21, 2015 by Lori Smith

2016 is going to be a good year for the meetings industry, according to the American Express Meetings & Events 2016 Global Meetings Forecast. “The resurgence of meetings and events over the past few years has allowed meetings professionals to demonstrate

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Loopd Wins IMEX Tech Startup Competition

October 15, 2015 by Lori Smith

Loopd, a technology startup that helps meeting participants exchange contact information and content, has been voted the winner of the #IMEXpitch competition, the second annual showcase of up-and-coming meetings technology companies held at IMEX America in Las Vegas on October

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Freeman Introduces Global Partner Program

October 14, 2015 by Lori Smith

Freeman has officially launched its Global Certified Partner Program. A continuation of a focused effort that the company began several years ago to build a network of global suppliers, the program formally recognizes suppliers that meet Freeman’s high standards for

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Cirque du Soleil Debuting New Program for Groups

October 7, 2015 by Lori Smith

Cirque du Soleil® has launched a new program for VIP groups and corporate teams. SPARK Sessions offer learning and teambuilding workshops in the entertainment company’s theatres, studios and training facilities. “Our guests have always wanted to go behind the curtain at

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Final Conference Lineup Announced for M+IT University

October 7, 2015 by Lori Smith

Next month, Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) will bring its planner-specific education to Western Canada in a full-day conference series called M+IT University. Marketing and creativity expert Darren Dahl headlines the Vancouver edition of M+IT University November 2nd and the Calgary

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Cineplex Building New Social Destination

September 30, 2015 by Lori Smith

Cineplex Entertainment has announced plans to build a two-storey dining and entertainment complex in Deerfoot City (formerly Deerfoot Mall), Calgary, Alberta. Scheduled to open in December 2016, The Rec Room™ is a nearly 50,000-square-foot “social destination” designed to appeal to young adults