Questex Anticipates a Home Run in New Stadium Series of MICE Events

Questex Travel Group, the organizers of the Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchanges (GMITE) and MEET National, are launching their newest one-to-one event concept for the MICE industry called The Stadium Series.

StadiumSeries-LogoThe first of its kind, this event will take place in the house that Ruth built – Yankee Stadium, November 15, 2016, and will bring Northeast U.S.meeting planners and incentive buyers to meet one-to-one with global travel suppliers, in private, luxury sky box suites.

Meeting and event planners are constantly searching for unique venues to provide a one-of-a kind experience for their clients, said John McMahon, executive vice president for the Questex Travel Group.

“Stadiums and arenas have sprouted up as a new leader in the luxury event space market,” said McMahon. “These venues are distinctive and exciting and we expect this concept to grow significantly as more planners are exposed to these venues through our series of events.”

A pillar of the GMITE brand, the Stadium Series will take the one-to-one concept out of the noisy ballrooms and move it into quiet, private suites, allowing suppliers the opportunity to conduct  nearly a month’s worth of sales calls in just one day. The Questex team will also be pre-qualifying attendees in advance of the event in order to ensure they meet the standards suppliers require for their business needs, another GMITE brand pillar.

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Keynotes by Daniel Levine and Steve Gilliland at MEET National

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MEET National is newly revitalized for 2016, offering the most robust two days of education, networking and opportunities.As if interactive sessions, MPI certification courses, an open show floor, and one-to-one appointments weren’t enough, you will also see TWO different keynote speakers!

 DanielLevine Wednesday Sept. 7, 11:30am – 12:30pm
Winds of Change: The Reshaping of Business and Meetings

Daniel Levine
Founding Director, The Avant-Guide Institute, and Global Trends Expert
 GillilandSteve Thursday Sept. 8, 8:00am – 9:00am
Making a Difference
Steve Gilliland
Motivational Speaker and Author

 

Click here for more information on all of the sessions offered at MEET National. 

Be an industry vanguard! Register today and join us September 7-8  to help lead the way into the future of the meetings industry.

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Meeting Planners! 10 Reasons You Can’t Miss MEET National 2016

MEET National is a newly revitalized event offering the most robust two days of education, networking and opportunity. FreeReg_Click2
But why must you attend?

#10. New Poken technology to download sales collateral – no need to carry anything!

#9. Hot new mobile app to help you navigate the event, and connect with exhibitors (both in advance of, during and post event.

#8. Interactive Town Hall meeting featuring a veritable who’s who of travel industry luminaries.

#7. One-to-one appointments combined with open expo floor.

#6. Proprietary appointment technology to schedule your meetings. Find the suppliers you’re looking for – and who are looking for you.

#5. Keynote addresses by Daniel Levine and Steve Gilliland.

#4. Prominent speakers including Roger Dow, Corbin Ball, Michael Cerbelli, Daniel Levine, and many more.

#3. Opportunity to earn CEUs by attending powerhouse sessions programmed by MPI, SGMP, CIC, IAEE and DMAI.

#2. MPI certification programs.

And the #1 reason YOU MUST attend MEET National…

You won’t get more valuable content, networking and education anywhere else!

Be an industry vanguard! Register today and join us September 7-8  to help lead the way into the future of the meetings industry.

Travel Industry Luminaries to Participate on MEET National’s Town Hall Panel

International Meetings Review
July 26, 2016

A veritable who’s who of travel industry luminaries will participate in an interactive town hall meeting at the close of MEET National 2016. MEET National, organized by the Questex Travel Group, will take place September 7-8, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

washington, dcFeatured panelists include Roger Dow, president and CEO, U.S. Travel Association, Jack Ferguson, principal, JPF Solutions, LLC, Kevin Hinton, CIS, chief excellence officer, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), and Tammy Kockaya, CMP, director, events and meetings,KPMG, president-elect – MPI, Potomac Chapter.

Moderated by Mike Lyons, professional speaker, actor, and consultant, the diverse group of distinguished panelists will address subjects such as the new shared economy (with a focus on companies that are disrupting the norms of group business such as Airbnb and Uber), technology, the impact of the presidential election, safety & security, and other pressing matters that affect meeting planners and their respective industries.

“I couldn’t be more proud to be participating in the MEET National town hall,” said Dow.  “This event offers tremendous value to an incredible group of meeting planners and I am looking forward to the direct interaction this town hall will offer with such an amazing audience.”

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How To Measure Event Success

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By Raymond Cheng

Measuring the success after an event is one of the most challenging yet important tasks that meeting planners need to complete in order to determine if there is an actual return on event investment.

A Sample Event ROI Framework

To get a comprehensive picture of your event ROI, you’ll need to calculate more than just the value of new leads or business from the event.  Calculating the intangible dollar value of an event is just as important, so here’s a simple framework that you can use to help:

Event ROI Framework

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