Planners from around the world gathered in Las Vegas last month to attend the 2011 Event Solutions Idea Factory Conference and Expo. They came to learn, network, seek out exciting new technologies and products, and to discover new strategies for growing their careers.
The 2011 Spotlight Award winners were announced and presented with their trophies at the Spotlight Awards Event in Las Vegas during the Event Solutions Idea Factory. All the finalists and recipients deserve congratulations and recognition for their work in the previous year. The recipients are as follows:
Ready to break away from the oh-so-boring boardroom? Here are some clever ideas on themed meetings from the Westin New York at Times Square.
It’s not an easy task to carry off an event for 10,000 people, much less make almost every aspect of the meeting eco-friendly. But IBM and Meeting Consultants, an Atlanta-based corporate event planning company, pulled it off last year when they agreed early on to recycle, minimize waste and reuse as much of the meeting materials as they could.
The Global Business Travel Association (formerly the NBTA) recently released new data which confirms that group travel is rebounding and expected to advance this year, meaning more meetings and conventions on the books in the new year.
If you’re a foodie who loves to travel, put Singapore on your calendar. Its annual Food Festival, which takes place in July, typically draws more than 350,000 people to the island; about 28 percent of these are international travelers.