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Event Horizons: A Purple Paper from the ILEA Global Event Summit 2016: Scotland

With the aim of creating the beginnings of a globally-engaging conversation on the future of the events industry, a global event industry first took place in Scotland in April 2016. Event Horizons 2016, the ILEA Global Event Summit, brought together twenty-eight industry leaders from the international events industry for two days of dialogue focused on a series of matters central to the core objective of enabling world leading events through exchanging knowledge, creating insight and developing new perspectives on key challenges and trends.

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FACE Time. It Matters. 

“FACE TIME. It Matters.” is a grassroots industry campaign theme designed to promote the benefits of meeting face-to-face. The campaign was developed in response to one of the most challenging years ever faced by the meeting, convention and exhibition industries. It was based on the findings of a recent national survey of corporate and association meeting planners, plus in-depth personal interviews with the industry’s leading executives as well as focus groups consisting of corporate and association executives, business travelers and professional meeting planners.

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