Category Archives: Global

Global Events Part III: Groups Coming to the U.S.

Our focus for the first two parts of this series has been on associations taking their events overseas, but in part three, we’re shifting our gaze to groups who are bringing their events to the United States. With a myriad … Continue reading

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IMEX 2017: Our Experiences So Far

With Day Two in the books at IMEX 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany, our team has been busy with appointments, registration, education sessions and more. We were able to get a little insight from the first few days at IMEX from Experient’s … Continue reading

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Global Events Part II: Managing Political Disruptors

Continuing with our Global Events series, the next topic is one that’s changing daily—Political Disruptors. In this segment from our interview with Ben Goedegebuure, of Maritz Global Events, and Gregg Talley, of Talley Management Group, they explore Brexit, travel bans, visa restrictions … Continue reading

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Global Events Safety & Security: A Chat With Gregg Talley and Ben Goedegebuure

Every day we hear about hostile and threatening situations taking place across the globe. When considering all the violence we see on the news, we question how to ensure our events are safe for our guests. As event planners, we … Continue reading

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International Event Planning 101: Why The ‘Where’ Matters Most

If you’re considering your first foray into the realm of international event planning, you’re off to a good start. The first element of any major endeavor must be setting the goals, objectives and expectations of an event, followed by a … Continue reading

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The Effects of Globalization on Our Events

Post authored by Chip Smith, Vice President, Global Solutions This past month I attended a graduation ceremony at the University of Virginia. I was wondering what the speaker, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at the World … Continue reading

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Three Key Attributes for Event Organizers Winning Big on Global

Post authored by Ben Goedegebuure, Global General Manager, Maritz Travel Company In a previous post, Going Global? Destination Will Be a Crucial Success Driver, we explored decision factors and data you’ll need to gather to ensure you’re selecting a location … Continue reading

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Three Tips For Holding Successful Global Meetings and Events

Post authored by Ben Goedegebuure, Global General Manager, Maritz Travel Company An increasingly global economy means international meetings and events are on the rise. While planning meetings in the United States comes second nature to many of us, planning a … Continue reading

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The Real Importance of Visa Reform

By: Terence Donnelly, Vice President, Experient I recently sat on a webinar provided by the Power of Travel Coalition on the topic of Visa Reform.  I knew getting a Visa to visit the United States was a challenge, but never … Continue reading

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Going Global for all the Wrong Reasons

As event marketers, we hear all sorts of reasons why people need to boost attendance at their annual event. The event, along with its trade show, is the largest source of non-dues revenue for most non-profit associations and often their primary service delivery mechanism. With attendance being down, flat or showing lackluster growth in recent years due to economic reasons, they want to expand their event marketing database to invite or grow international attendance. Continue reading

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