Provides industry statistics and research related to the exhibition industry. Some information on the site is free. This is a great site to locate market research and statistical publications for conventions and events.
An industry portal for meeting planners and executives. Covers all aspects of meeting planning including procurement, processing, efficiency and control, and outsourcing. The site also includes current news and professional resources.
This megasite provides access to news, research and other articles related to meetings, conventions and trade shows. The site contains various types of information related to the various aspects of planning a meeting and has some professional resources as well. Also included are resources related to industry research.
This guide was prepared by the staff of Nestlé Hospitality Library as an introduction to library and Internet resources for the Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Events industry. It includes a mixture of freely available and subscription resources that provide an industry overview, company information, statistics, trends, directories, associations, books, websites, and more.
For courses in events and convention management. The most thorough, up-to-date text on the MEEC industry Meetings, Expositions, Events, and Conventions: An Introduction to the Industry gives a comprehensive overview of the burgeoning field of planning and producing MEEC - meetings, expositions, events, and conventions. The text is a collection of contributions and selections from some of the industry's most notable educators and practitioners. It features case studies and vignettes relating the material to careers within varied segments of the field, along with discussions of new trends. Full of updated material and statistics, the 5th edition reflects feedback from adopters and reviewers to improve upon the previous edition.
Book & CD. Gathering people together for a special event is always a challenge. Even for the experienced planner, each event is unique. This revised third edition has been expanded to include the following topics: Social Media; Social Networking; Cultural Sensitivity; Ethics; Diversity. The guide is designed to assist any planner with meeting all the challenges that surround a production. Whether you find yourself in charge of one important event or you have chosen event planning as a career, you want your events to be incredibly successful and remembered for years to come. A memorable event is one that flows smoothly with every detail carefully orchestrated and meticulously produced with the participant in mind. Successful events do not just fall together; they are the result of hard work, creativity, awareness, and careful attention to detail -- every detail.
Conferences and Conventions: A Global Industry 3rd edition provides a comprehensive introduction to the key elements of the global conference, convention and meetings industry. It examines the industry¿s origins, structure, economic, social and environmental impacts, education, training and career opportunities, and the industry's future development. It also explores its links with the wider tourism industry, and suggests that there should be a realignment of these links, putting a greater focus on designing, executing and measuring meeting and convention contents so that they have a purposeful impact on participants, thus creating greater value for stakeholders. It suggests that there should be greater emphasis on the role that meetings play in economic, professional and educational development, promoting the benefits they provide in knowledge exchange, scientific research, technology transfer, networking and motivation and showing clearly what such business events actually accomplish. This revised 3rd edition has been updated to reflect current trends and emerging topics and achieve a more international approach. This edition has also been updated with the following features: New content on social media, web based marketing, the use of technology, experiential marketing and events, the role of trade shows in conventions,¿issues of sustainability, and moves to create a profession for event management. Fully integrated and updated case studies to highlight current issues and demonstrate theory in practice. Also contains new case studies on the growth markets of Asia, Brazil and the Middle East. A detailed meetings and events industry lexicon. This book is written in an accessible and engaging style and structured logically with useful features throughout to aid students¿ learning and understanding. This book is an invaluable resource to students following Events Management, Hospitality and Tourism courses. ¿