Top News for Conference and Meeting Planners

IMEX 2016 breaks attendee records, Event Pro Update launches and Bermudian returns to lead BTA in 2016. This and more in our latest news update for Meeting and Conference Planners.

IMEX 2016 America Breaking Records Once Again
The latest statistics released for IMEX America, which took place 18 – 20 October, confirm that 12,227 meetings, events and incentive travel industry professionals were at the show in Las Vegas, a 14 percent increase over the previous year.  A record number of 3,216 hosted buyers from 60 counties attended the show, a six percent increase over the previous year.
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Analyzing the Conference Behaviors of Fortune 1000 Executives
A recent study analyzes and predicts the behaviors of executives and why they attend, sponsor or exhibit at conferences and conventions.
See the studie here.

Event Pro Update Launches
Event Pro Update aggregates top stories meeting and event planners are reading around the web and displays them in an easy-to-consume format. Eventinterface is thrilled to be a content partner of Event Pro Update.
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Bermudian Returns Home to Lead BTA in 2017
David Dodwell, Chairman of the Bermuda Tourism Authority (BTA), confirmed the appointment of Bermudian, Kevin Dallas to the post of Chief Executive Officer for the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Mr. Dallas is set to officially occupy the post in January 2017 once current CEO, Bill Hanbury completes his contract on December 31, 2016.
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Should Meeting and Conference Planners Care About Event Technology?
A recent study by Meeting Professionals International for IMEX America showed that 92 percent of meeting planners are not making the most of the technology solutions they implement. The study also showed that only about 21 percent of planners start the purchasing process with confidence.
Details here