At Destinations International's Annual Convention in St. Louis, Missouri, the world’s CVBs came together to swap travel trends, industry insights and tourism case studies. Three meeting planners discussed how to best partner with CVBs for successful meetings.
PCMA and Destinations International announced plans to jointly launch an annual Destination Showcase event in Washington, D.C., beginning February 5, 2020. The partnership will connect meeting professionals with CVBs.
News that PCMA CEO Sherrif Karamat, a Canadian citizen, has yet to obtain a post-hiring EB-2 Green Card, and that PCMA has posted his position on its job board, has led to a great deal of confusion at the association and in the industry. PCMA Chair of the Board of Directors Greg O'Dell updates Tyler Davidson on the situation.
MPI World Education Congress (WEC) 2019, held June 15-18, in Toronto, recorded the largest attendance numbers for the conference in the past 10 years, according to the association. The association also said it is upping its efforts at combatting human trafficking and sexual discrimination.
Tyler Davidson sat down with MPI CEO Paul Van Deventer at MPI WEC 2019 in Toronto following the association’s press conference. Van Deventer provided an update on what’s new with the organization and discussed its latest initiatives, including its work to fight against human trafficking. This is a transcript of the recorded conversation.
Here is a running list of articles, podcast episodes, videos and other coverage from MPI WEC 2019 in Toronto. The annual event serves as a showcase of the latest trends and top talent in our varied industry.
The LGBT community has a major financial and cultural impact within the meetings industry, according to independent research unveiled by the LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (MPA).
Timothy L. Price, executive vice president at the Southern Cotton Ginners Association (SCGA) in Memphis, Tennessee, shared his experience planning an association event at the Golden Nuggest Biloxi with help from the Coastal Mississippi tourism organization.
The Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN) chose Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa for its annual SPINCon gathering, which will take place November 3-5, 2019.
To honor International Women’s Day 2019, Meetings Today reached out to one of the legacy companies in the meetings and events industry, 70-year-old SmithBucklin, to ask some of their key female executives to reveal their secrets for success in a high-stress industry, and how they balance a demanding career with their personal life.