Leading industry associations pool resources to develop MICE in emerging markets

With ever more regions and cities around the globe recognising the vital role Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) plays in spurring economic growth (MICE delegates contribute as much as four times more per visit than leisure tourists), there is also an increasing demand for experienced MICE professionals worldwide. In response to this, three leading…


Cvent acquires Social Tables

Cvent has announced that it has acquired Social Tables, an event diagramming, seating, and collaboration platform. More than 5,000 organisations and hospitality brands, including Under Armour, Live Nation, Hyatt, The Venetian, ClubCorp, and Forbes, have utilised Social Tables to help them develop and plan nearly 4.5m events. Cvent acquired Social Tables to help event planners and…


New ICCA report on 55-year history of international association meetings tells story of continued growth

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)’s newest industry report A Modern History of International Association Meetings – Update: 1963-2017, released to celebrate the global association’s 55th anniversary, reveals the results of an extensive study on the 55-year growth of the international association meetings industry. The report celebrates the continued influence of international association meetings on…


GO Beyond Group announces three new DMC partnerships

Newly-created sales, marketing and representation company GO Beyond Group has announced new partnerships with three destination management companies: Destination Fabulous (Las Vegas), Insiders Tourism (UAE) and The Winners Group Southern Africa. Co-founded by Kate Moss and Michelle Lawrie in 2018, GO Beyond Group will help drive each DMC’s conference, meetings and incentive sales in the…

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