Canadian mobile meetings technology firm QuickMobile this month secured a C$3.2 million round of financing, its second such round in the past seven months. CEO Patrick Payne said the funds will support what he described as the company's rapid growth following...
Meetings & Events has developed a dashboard that joins data from external
meetings technology tools with that of parent company Carlson Wagonlit Travel
to offer clients a detailed review of their meetings spending. Currently used in
parent The Active Network this week announced that CEO Matt Landa and chairman
David Alberga resigned from their positions, effective immediately. Former
Active COO Jon Belmonte, who left the company in 2011 to become president of private
Marriott International and Hyatt Hotels Corp. each reported
sluggish group business during the first quarter, although both companies said
long-term group bookings are showing strength.
Professionals International on Tuesday appointed as president and CEO Paul Van
Deventer, a former American Express and Walgreens executive. Van Deventer will
assume the role on April 29, according to MPI.
A month before the official death of their nearly
four-year-old Maxvantage partnership, American Express and Maritz Travel this
week indicated they planned to continue to offer separately the strategic
meetings management services they once had teamed...
ground to Orlando, Las Vegas and even some other Midwestern markets, Chicago
intends to reclaim some convention and trade show business. The owner of
Chicago's McCormick Place convention center is planning a new 1,200-room "headquarters"
a decade after first dedicating resources to the development of strategic
meetings management educational programs and tools, the Global Business Travel
Association recently introduced a guide to assist buyers in developing
requests for information...
by technological advances that, among other capabilities, permit users to
include participants with mobile phones, tablets and desktop browsers in
increasingly high-quality videoconferences, new entrants and longtime suppliers
alike are helping...
Meetings technology firm Cvent last week unveiled a new
platform for constructing downloadable mobile apps for individual events.
Organizations today can purchase videoconferencing systems
that offer everything from immersive full-room experiences to connectivity
through a tablet, with crisp visuals, sharp sound and all the requisite
accouterments for conducting productive business....
Recently accelerating group booking trends, both for
short-term corporate and long-term association events, are encouraging Hyatt
Hotels executives, they said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call
Employees can't be expected to follow policies if they don't
know what they are. It's why large companies, especially, spend countless hours
and dollars devising multi-platform communication strategies to reach as many
employees as possible to alert...
number of meetings to be staged in Asia during 2013 and the total meetings
expenditures in that region both will increase year over year, according to a
new forecast from American Express Meetings & Events. In every other global
Marriott Hotels & Resorts plans to expand the group offerings it has been testing at certain properties during the past several months.