The group includes, as part of its four main business functions, Bradshaw’s attendee performance brand Meetings Mindset and a venue certification product, designed to help create ‘scientifically designed’ meetings and meeting spaces. The Barbican, London, will be the first venue to receive Meetology Certification following a six-week project due to start in June.
The Meetology Group's offering will centre around the four areas: consultancy, research, speaking and Meetings Mindset.
Two further certification products are planned for launch later in the year for events and businesses.
The Meetology Laboratory, exhibiting at IMEX, is showcasing the group’s live face-to-face research capability. Manned by two psychologists, Dr Jon Sutton and Dr Paul Redford, the Meetology Group is conducting live research into the behavioural differences between meeting face-to-face, online and on the phone. The project is sponsored by the Barbican, the IMEX group, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Educational Foundation, the Dubai Convention Bureau and Meetings Mindset. The results will be published in July.
An online research project into the way attendees of major conferences and exhibitions prepare and perform at their best will also be published in July.
EUROPE - Conference organiser and event management software specialist Xing Events has launched its fourth annual online survey among event organisers on the subject of social media within the event industry.
AMERICAS - International Association of Conference Centres-Americas handed out its annual awards and scholarships at the 33rd IACC-Americas annual conference at Pacific Palms Resort in Los Angeles recently.
EUROPE - Scotland's Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), in partnership with the James Hutton Institute, has announced that the European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) has chosen Aberdeen as the host City for its 2015 congress.
EUROPE - Amsterdam RAI posted a 2013 net profit of US$4.56m (2012: $2.9m). The venue management says the increased profits resulted from an exceptional conference year and growth in the RAI's international activities.