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Project Management Agency CEO: Virtual Events Are Here to Stay

Meeting Spotlight spoke with Kari Lynn Larsen, president and CEO of Dragonfly Meetings, a full-service conference and meeting and event management agency. We covered how COVID-19 has affected the industry, how the company has pivoted and what to expect going forward. 

How has your segment of the industry changed since March? 

Visit Florida Opens Registration For Florida Huddle 2021

Visit Florida has opened registration for Florida Huddle, the official travel trade show for the state of Florida, which will take place virtually February 8 – 12, 2021. 

The week-long virtual event will include a mix of virtual networking opportunities, educational sessions and interactive experiences. In addition, one-on-one appointments will be scheduled per market on one day of the event. American buyers will have the opportunity to take up to 14 one-on-one appointments on Thursday, February 11. Qualified buyers can attend for free.

Meetings Mean Business Provides Update on Global Meetings Industry Day 2021

Ambassadors of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) have issued a statement on the state of the meetings and events industry, as well as the Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID), which is still set to take place next on April 8, 2021. Overall, MMBC says that the industry rose to the occasion “time and time again,” calling 2020 “one of the most challenging [landscapes] in our history.”

Cvent, BWH Hotel Group Sign 10-Year Tech Agreement to Drive Business Transient Growth

Cvent, a meetings, events and hospitality technology provider, and BWH Hotel Group have  announced a 10-year agreement for Cvent Transient solutions. Under the agreement, BWH Hotel Group will use Cvent’s transient sourcing platform to set and promote corporate hotel rates and manage RFPs from the world’s largest corporations for more than 4,700 properties worldwide.  

FITUR 2021: A Strategic Edition for Tourism Recovery

IFEMA is working on a "very special edition" of the International Tourism Fair, FITUR 2021, with the challenge to set a turning point and contribute to the recovery of the tourism industry. In the upcoming fair, FITUR aims to adapt to the current context and to the needs of companies, countries and destinations that will lead to the revival of the tourism industry.  

VisitBritain: International Flagship Trade Event 
ExploreGB Will Go Virtual in 2021

VisitBritain has announced that its flagship annual travel trade event ExploreGB will run as a virtual event in 2021. ExploreGB Virtual, taking place from March 1-5, 2021, will invite international buyers to connect online with travel trade suppliers from across the UK to do business and boost bookings.

Attendance is free with registrations set to open from mid-December.

New Melbourne Events Center to Be Showcased at Upcoming Virtual and Hybrid Events

Centrepiece at Melbourne Park, located in the heart of Melbourne city and the surrounding premier events precinct, has announced the new venue will be showcased in a series of upcoming virtual and hybrid events, including the PCOA 2020 Annual Conference (December 7), Associations Forum National Conference (December 14–16) and AIME 2021 (March 15–26. 2021).