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The Mother of Reinvention
Conferences often fall into a routine of recycling ideas.
How does C2 Montréal — which has cultivated buzz as one
of the most immersive and transformative business events
on the planet — reimagine itself every year?
You Are Now Free to Move About
Airports and airport hotels don’t usually get a lot of love.
But here’s how some are filing a flight plan toward a new
trend: the destination airport.
On Their Own
What did we learn from our roundtable conversation with
five independent planners? That they sort of fell into it, love
being their own boss, and see more and more organizations
looking to outsource their events and use their services.
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42COVER STORY/CMP SERIES United States
The laptop ban has been lifted and the travel
ban is hung up on appeal. But are these policies
a;ecting international attendance at meetings
and conferences in the United States? The event
organizers we talked to — and the readers who
participated in our latest survey — aren’t really
sure. But they’re worried.