News & Articles - strategic meetings management

  • Acquis Consulting Group adds Shimon Avish to expand Meetings Management practice

    Acquis Consulting Group is pleased to announce Shimon Avish has joined the firm as Principal and Head of the Strategic Meetings Management practice. In this role, Avish will oversee the expansion of Acquis Consulting Group’s offerings in the area of meetings management. Avish has been in the industry for over 20 years, holding roles with American Express Consulting, American Express Meetings & Events, BCD Meetings & Events, and his own firm, Shimon Avish Consulting. Avish has led major initiatives to design and build…

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  • Meetings industry forecast: Hot topics and trends for Canadian meetings in 2018

    By Yma Sherry A few weeks back, American Express Meetings & Events released the highly anticipated 2018 Global Meetings & Events Forecast. Now in its seventh edition, the Forecast aims to help meeting professionals and executives strategically direct and make effective use of their meeting investment to demonstrate the value of managed corporate meetings programs. Looking ahead to 2018, the meetings and events industry is thriving. We’re seeing steady and increasing investment driven by increased competition for global market share,…

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  • MPI publishes new strategic meetings management resources

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) recently published a new Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) guidebook containing tools designed to help meeting professionals measure the value of meetings. The Measuring Meeting Value Guidebook will help gauge measurements that can then be translated into return on investment (ROI) for the following three components of meetings: learning, networking and loyalty. In addition, MPI has published a supporting infographic as well as a checklist outlining how to measure value while planning meetings, during meetings and after…

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  • MPI Foundation completes research project on implications and opportunities of Strategic Meetings Management

    As part of its commitment to furthering the success of the meeting and event industry, the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation has concluded its new research study on Strategic Meetings Management (SMM). The goal of the research initiative was to gain a deeper understanding of SMM as a disciplined approach to managing enterprise-wide meeting and event activities, processes, suppliers and data. Specifically, the researchers evaluated how SMM has evolved as well as the implications and opportunities for future applications. “SMM…

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  • GBTA study examines state of strategic meetings management programs in North America

    A new report issued today by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) evaluates the state of strategic meetings management (SMM) programs across North America. The report, The State of Strategic Meetings Management 2013, sponsored by CWT Meetings & Events, surveyed meeting professionals to evaluate the growing use of SMM programs and the benefits and challenges corporations are dealing with as they put these programs into place. The study found that SMM programs are increasingly being used by corporations. Over half…

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  • GBTA announces new RFP Guide to Strategic Meetings Management

    The GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) today announced the creation of a new RFP Guide to Strategic Meetings Management (SMM). This guide will represent a standard set of topics for an organization to ask vendors to address when soliciting vendor bids for an SMM program and to help guide internal communication or successful development or expansion of an SMM program. Daphne Bryant, executive director, GBTA Foundation, said, “Strategic meetings management programs…

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