| beyondborders extra
|In the June 16, 2010 issue
South Africa Tourism predicts more than half a million
visitors will travel to the country during the four weeks of the 2010
FIFA World Cup, which got under way June 11. And the country has spent
four years and $5 billion getting ready for them.
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The Brussels-based Union of International Associations has
just released its International Meeting Statistics report for the year
2009. UIA has done research and monitoring on international
organizations and associations since 1907. While more than half the
meetings in UIA's database took place in Europe in 2009, the country
with the single biggest share is the United States. Click to find out which
locations round out the top-10 country and city lists.
This program will be chock full of practical advice
from an association meetings expert and a corporate meetings
expert—both with extensive international experience. PLUS, we've got
an independent meeting planner and well-known industry speaker serving
as our moderator, to lead the discussion right where you need the most
What successful person or company doesn’t want to know what
the next big thing will be? Global futurist Rohit Talwar (pictured), CEO
of London-based Fast Future, has been tasked with figuring it out for
the meetings industry by means of the Convention 2020 study. With phase
one complete, he’s found that the industry is great at operations but
lacks clarity and consistency when it comes to strategic thought and
action. So how do you, as a meeting planner, move your organization
Here’s your chance to ask three international meeting
planning experts—one from a major international association, one from
an insurance company, and one who is an independent planner—any and
all questions about holding events outside the U.S. Join us June 30 for
the virtual version of our popular international meeting planning
supplement, Beyond Borders. We’ll start out with the most
commonly asked questions from previous Webinars—working with foreign
currency, knowing what’s negotiable overseas, international site
selection, and more—while collecting and answering questions you
submit as you listen.
out our panelist bios and registration information.
Check out the new MeetingsNet
LinkedIn group, a place to share challenges, thoughts, opinions,
and best practices with your peers and colleagues. With separate
subgroups for corporate, association, financial and insurance, medical,
and religious meeting planning and hospitality professionals, there is a
place for all, whatever your market niche. And don’t miss the links to
the latest job postings, as well as news and blog feeds from our
MeetingsNet Web site.
Come on down and connect,
network, and share!
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