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2021 has brought us three new meeting industry leaders: Aoife Delaney at SITE, Kari Vrba at the IRF and Suzanne Neufang at GBTA.
Daily coronavirus numbers in the United States fell in all 50 states for the first time in months, creating a renewed sense of optimism across the industry.
Even in light of the challenges COVID-19 has caused, the IRF Industry Outlook for 2021 is far more optimistic than might be expected.
Once again, IMEX Group has been forced to cancel, citing its global footprint, with exhibitors coming from 150 countries.
Initial findings of the Incentive Travel Industry Index showed a hint of optimism, but a long road back to what will be a very different incentive industry.
Three industry meetings are scheduled this fall: MPI's WEC, IMEX and the IRF's UNvitational, with only one including a live component.
Virtual gifting is taking on added importance as many incentive trips are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Incentive Research Foundation has released a study, "COVID-19 and Disruption in the Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events Industry: Adaptation and Recovery," that reviews threats to running travel incentives with a focus on the impact of COVID-19.
Stephanie Harris, president of the Incentive Research Foundation, weighs in on impact of COVID-19 and what the new normal will look like.
Funding for wellness at meetings and incentive programs is a goal, but strategies remain elusive for most companies, according to the annual “Wellness in Incentives” study, conducted by the IRF in conjunction with Prevue.
Stephanie Harris has been appointed the new president of the IRF.
It's time to start planning your schedule for 2020, so we have compiled a list of the major meeting industry events.
In her upcoming role as VP of Design and Insights at Creative Group, Melissa Van Dyke will blaze a path in a new direction by "closing the loop" between data and practice.
Incentive program owners are largely unaware of the incentive industry and the services and expertise available to them.