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The meetings industry is all about people and places. Now, listen to interviews, latest news, and profiles on top meeting planners and destinations.

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The meetings industry is all about people and places. Now, listen to interviews, latest news, and profiles on top meeting planners and destinations.

    IMEX America Preview: Tahira Endean on an Educational Program Reformatting

    IMEX America Preview: Tahira Endean on an Educational Program Reformatting

    IMEX America has always had a robust educational program, but is now embarking on a three-year strategy to consolidate and redesign the offering.

    Helping shepherd the process is Tahira Endean, an industry veteran and former head of events for SITE who was recently hired as IMEX Group's Head of Programme. Carrying the theme "Pathways to Clarity," IMEX America will kick off October 10 in Las Vegas with its Smart Monday educational day.

    Learn more about the new educational strategy as well as what else new to expect during IMEX America 2022, the 11th edition of the show, with this Meetings Today podcast with Endean.

    • 26 min
    Peer Into the Future: A Cvent Case Study on Hybrid Extended Engagement

    Peer Into the Future: A Cvent Case Study on Hybrid Extended Engagement

    Many planners think a hybrid event is simply a program that ties together a single in-person event with a simultaneous digital component. Think again!

    Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson talks with Cvent's Rachel Andrews, senior director, Global Meetings & Events, and Patrick Smith, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, about their experience producing the hospitality tech giant's Cvent Travel Summit, which featured specialized content for different subsets of audience and multiple event formats, as well as in-person elements in two different countries before and after the main production.

    Sound complicated? Let Rachel and Patrick share how they pulled it off, because hybrid meetings are here to stay and the race is on to deliver the most engaging and relevant experience for all attendees.

    • 26 min
    Visit Dallas Chief Craig Davis Details Dallas' Massive Convention Center Expansion

    Visit Dallas Chief Craig Davis Details Dallas' Massive Convention Center Expansion

    Dallas is embarking on a $2 billion convention center expansion that will also result in a new downtown entertainment district and neighborhood. Visit Dallas President & CEO Craig Davis goes over the details of this massive project that will reposition the city as a top meetings and conventions draw.

    • 16 min
    5 C's to Building a Better Team With Lee Rubin

    5 C's to Building a Better Team With Lee Rubin

    Meetings Today sat down with Lee Rubin, keynote speaker and one of two featured speakers at this July's Meetings Today Live! West Denver/Aurora to hear about his backstory and highlight the key elements of a strong, consistent corporate team. 

    • 23 min
    Why Plano, Texas, Is a Good Bet for a Variety of Groups

    Why Plano, Texas, Is a Good Bet for a Variety of Groups

    The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is a centrally located meetings mecca with lures ranging from big-city attractions such as world-class museums to charming small towns with only-in-Texas appeal, to suburban communities filled with facilities that are purpose-built for large meetings and events. Plano is a Metroplex city that offers a little bit of it all, and also boasts close proximity both of the region’s major airports as well as downtown Dallas.

    Meetings Today sat down with Visit Plano’s Marisa Obando, SMERF and Government sales manager for the DMO, to discover why Plano could be a good fit for a wide range of meetings across many segments.

    • 14 min
    Live From WEC: Transformational Meetings Tech Change From Encore

    Live From WEC: Transformational Meetings Tech Change From Encore

    Meetings Today's Tyler Davidson sat down with Encore's Cathy Schlosberg, senior VP of marketing, and Amanda Armstrong, SVP of Brand & Community Engagement, on how meetings technology from in-person to hybrid has undergone a radical transformation because of the pandemic. Discover the latest stats from this essential meetings and events player, and why it is bullish on the vitality of all meetings as a more-remote workforce becomes an increasing reality.

    • 16 min

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