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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.

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.

How has your segment of the industry changed since March? 

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.

How has your segment (meetings and/or incentives) of the industry changed since March?  

American Express Global Business Travel Adds Sustainable Travel Feature for Hotels in Neo

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has announced the addition of a new green hotel badge to its proprietary travel and expense software, Neo. The new display is the latest in a series of developments to support GBT’s commitment to helping companies attain their carbon ambitions by enabling travelers to choose sustainable transport and hotel options.

Joe D’Alessandro and Ernest Wooden Jr. to Be Inducted Into U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders

Travel industry leaders Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association, and Ernest Wooden Jr., former president and CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, will be honored as the 2020 inductees into the U.S. Travel Association Hall of Leaders, the organization announced this week.

Meetings Firm Sees Increase in RFPs Since Labor Day

Meeting Spotlight recently spoke with Mike Ferreira, owner and founder of Meetings Made Easy, a global site selection and meeting/virtual event services company. We discussed what business has been like during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and how it will change going forward for the company that celebrates its fourth anniversary in January 2021.

How has your segment of the industry changed since March?  ​

Conversation With: John Paladino, Owner and Founder of Milestone Meetings

Meeting Spotlight sat down with John Paladino, owner and founder of Milestone Meetings, to discuss what business has been like during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and how it will change going forward. Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Milestone Meetings is a full-service meeting planning agency that provides a full service solution for meeting planners throughout the world.

How has your segment of the industry changed since March? 

Travel Coalition, Executives Call on Congress to Pass Relief Legislation

Last week week, a coalition of almost 200 travel, hotel, franchise, and state and local government groups called for Congress to not go on recess without providing relief for sectors devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, a group of 17 CEOS of the largest U.S. travel companies sent a statement to leaders in Washington, pleading to advance a subsequent round of legislative relief from the economic fallout of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

EventsAIR Launches Latest Version of OnAIR Virtual and Hybrid Event Solution

EventsAIR this week has announce the launch of the latest release of its OnAIR virtual and hybrid event solution. Version 3 includes AIRCast streaming and studio, giving event organizers the ability to raise the bar on how virtual sessions are produced and staged.

Corporate Travel Management Announces Acquisition of Travel and Transport

Corporate Travel Management Limited (CTM) has agreed to acquire Travel and Transport, Inc. (T&T) including its Radius Travel business for $200.4 million, creating one of the world’s leading global mid-market corporate travel managers, with combined CY19 global TTV of $7.6 billion.