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Power to the meetings

This is not another article about how to protect yourself against the Coronavirus, nor is it another conspiracy theory about who started it. This page is dedicated to everyone in the meetings industry. We want to share positive stories and help fellow colleagues with useful recommendations and important developments in the meetings industry. Let’s start a movement and share positive stories with the hashtag #powertothemeetings.

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New SURVEY Says Meeting Planners Are Very Concerned

Meeting planners have taken matters into their own hands, proactively solving the situation From 15 to 20 March 2020, most European countries have closed down their borders and implemented strict measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This past week will be remembered as the time that our industry completely shut down. The editorial board of Kongres Magazine wanted to attain first-hand information from members of the meetings industry and hear their thoughts on the situation. The response from the public was very good and Kongres Magazine managed to reach 522 respondents from 35 countries. The survey provides interesting insight...
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Conventa was born in a crisis. Conventa also overcame one

In 2009, in the middle of the worst economic crisis, we came up with the idea of Conventa Trade Show. The responses from colleagues and the media were unified. You are brave, taking on a project like this and stepping into the unknown. Conventa was born in a crisis. Conventa also overcame a crisis. We are used to crisis management and change is something the Conventa team takes as a given. This attitude allowed Conventa to grow, but a change in the form of a global virus outbreak is something we never could have predicted.We try to comfort ourselves...
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Marketing In Times Of A Global Pandemic

14 days ago, I thought that this would all blow over. I never would have thought that the world will come to a complete halt and we would be confined within the borders of our homes, villages, cities, countries, regions or continents. I hope this is the first and last time, but it would be too naive to say that. Humour is gone, the joys of organising events prohibited, inopportune questions frowned upon, doubt eliminated and distance urged. These are extraordinary conditions, my colleagues.The most commonly asked question these days is what can destinations and meeting providers do in...
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Stay Positive – “Power to the Meetings” Movement

Gorazd Čad, Editor in ChiefThis is not another article about how to protect yourself against the Coronavirus, nor is it another conspiracy theory about who started it. In times of panic and fear of the pandemic, rational optimism is a rare thing. Bad news travel much faster than good and that is an empirical fact. It’s why stories about cancelled events have flooded the media space of our industry. The current situation is the price we have to pay for constant growth. My heart goes out to every single colleague, who has had to cancel an event because of...

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New Zealand looking toward recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has affected absolutely every industry, but tourism and the event industry will feel the consequences of the pandemic for months to...
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VIDEO: #stayinghome and getting to know Bratislava

re-building tourism in Bratislava Visit Bratislava just published a super positive video, part of the #stayhome initiative that encourages viewers to start re-building tourism in...
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GMID Goes Virtual

Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) is April 14. GMID was created to be an international forum for advocacy, awareness and celebration for the meetings...

WEBINARS

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Virtual meetings: Eyeson

In times when we must practice social distancing and all live events, meetings and conferences have been cancelled, virtual meet ups are the only...
Virtual meeting software - Brella

Virtual meetings: Brella

In times when we must practice social distancing and all live events, meetings and conferences have been cancelled, virtual meet ups are the only...
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Virtual meetings: Adobe Connect

In times when we must practice social distancing and all live events, meetings and conferences have been cancelled, virtual meet ups are the only...

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