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Virginia Beach Highlights Convention Space With Customizable Group Packages

Virginia Beach’s coastal environment has a variety of venues for hosting meetings, conventions, exhibitions and special events in a safe and socially distant way, including the destination’s LEED Gold-certified convention center and a new, state-of-the-art Sports Center for visitors looking to host their next event at the beach.

International WELL Building Institute, GBAC Partner for Safety Compliance

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, have announced a joint strategic initiative to accelerate the uptake of best practices that strengthen the role of buildings in the fight against COVID-19 and other infections. 

American Express: Hybrid Gatherings Pave the Return to In-Person Meetings & Events

Following a year of uncertainty, the "2021 Global Meetings and Events Forecast" from American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), found that businesses have quickly adapted meetings and events programs to keep customers, prospects and employees engaged.

Marriott Hosts First-Ever Hybrid Meetings Event: Connect With Confidence

On November 9, Marriott International hosted a hybrid virtual and in-person event, “Connect with Confidence,” as the first part of a global series. The event was attended by 30 in-person customers and 238 virtual attendees, and took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner in Virginia. It showcased Marriott’s updated processes and meetings spaces, while reinforcing the brand’s commitment to help meeting planners execute conferences and events during this new normal. 

GBTA: How the Pandemic Will Change the Meetings and Events Industry for the Better

For this week’s Collaboratory 2020 webinar series, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) welcomed CEO and founder of Cvent, Reggie Aggarwal, to share his insights on the future of meetings and events and how technology will play an even bigger role moving forward.

Tianguis Turístico México to Take Place in Mérida in September 2021

Mexico’s minister of tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, and the governor of the state of Yucatán, Mauricio Vila Dosal, after analyzing the development of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and attending to the responsibility of governments to ensure the health of all those involved, have decided to schedule Tianguis Turístico México, which will take place in Merida as an onsite event, from September 26 to 29, 2021.

Venue-Sourcing Company Exec: Individualized Incentives Growing in Popularity

Meeting Spotlight recently spoke with Amy Durocher, director global accounts, Global Cynergies, to see how business has changed as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and how it will change going forward. Global Cynergies is a hotel- and venue-sourcing company.

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Incentive and Marketing Company President: Virtual Meetings Won't Replace Live Events

Meeting Spotlight chatted with Alejandro Verzoub, president of AV Business & Communication, to discuss what business has been like during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and how it will change going forward. AV Business & Communications is touted as the first full-service incentive and marketing company from Argentina.

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IFEMA and ITH Renew Their Collaboration for the Next Edition of FITUR 

IFEMA (Fair Institution of Madrid) and the Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero (ITH) have announced they continue to strengthen connections to create areas of innovation, technology and knowledge for the tourism sector within the framework of the next International Tourism Fair, FITUR, to be held May 19 - 23, 2021, at Feria de Madrid.