We’re back from the Global Business Travel Association Conference in San Diego

BoothWe’re back recharged and inspired after the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) conference in San Diego!

This year at GBTA, we were all about Strategic Meetings Management (SMM), and how it can help companies save money, and create more meaningful meetings and events that drive efficiency, engagement, and growth for their business.

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MPI WEC 2013: Elevating the Profession and the Professional

We made it back from Vegas and Meeting Professional International’s World Education Conference!

Meeting Professionals International's World Education Conference 2013

This year’s WEC was all about elevating the meetings profession, and the professional.
The General Sessions challenged us all to think outside the box to create the best events possible and realize our potential as planners. TED Sr. Fellow and Urban Space Artist & Designer Candy Chang inspired us to think in new ways in order to revitalize our meetings. Alexis M. Herman challenged us to raise the bar in order to all to realize our full potential as planners, while DJ Splyce and Marvelless Mark reminded us of the power of music and entertainment for creating meaningful, and memorable, events.

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Event Technology Comes of Age

JR ShermanBy JR Sherman,
Senior Vice President, ACTIVE Network Business Solutions Group

Given today’s announcement about Cvent filing for Initial Public Offering (IPO), we wanted to provide ACTIVE’s perspective—we’re thrilled!

We’ve been here for years, but this represents another IPO in the event-technology industry.  It’s a milestone that demonstrates the evolution and growth of our space!

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