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GRI's Annual Report 2011/2012 is out!

GRI's Annual Report 2011/2012 is out! | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it

Policy will be crucial in making sustainability reporting standard practice, says global sustainability organization.

 

On Monday 5 November 2012, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) – which produces Guidelines that companies can use to report their sustainability performance - issues its Annual Report 2011/12. The report draws attention to significant developments in encouraging policy around sustainability reporting, and emphasizes the importance of policy in making sustainability reporting a standard business practice. In the report Ernst Ligteringen, GRI Chief Executive, stresses that “Policy and regulation could have a big impact on the uptake of sustainability reporting; a practice that can serve markets and society, and contribute to sustainable development.”

 

Research published by KPMG (2011) highlights rises in the number of sustainability reporting companies in the Nordic region, France, South Africa, China and India, where regulation or government-led guidelines are in place.

 

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https://www.globalreporting.org/information/news-and-press-center/Pages/Policy-will-be-crucial-in-making-sustainability-reporting-standard-practice-says-global-sustainability-organization.aspx

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Too Many Event Apps? Time to Automate - Eventbrite Blog

Too Many Event Apps? Time to Automate - Eventbrite Blog | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it

Tired of managing data between dozens of apps while you’re planning your event? Connect to multiple apps at once using Zapier’s new workflow automation tool.

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Twitter: ecco la nuova timeline, più rilevante e opzionale

Twitter: ecco la nuova timeline, più rilevante e opzionale | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it

Twitter annuncia una interessante funzionalità per la timeline. Da oggi gli utenti avranno la possibilità di visualizzare i tweet più rilevanti in cima 

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Supplier Partnerships Rule When it Comes to Managing Your Incentive Travel Budget

Supplier Partnerships Rule When it Comes to Managing Your Incentive Travel Budget | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it

Incentive travel planners can manage their budgets by getting help from supplier partners

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L’immagine è quello che conta: 6 domande per capire se e come promuovere l’hotel su Instagram

L’immagine è quello che conta: 6 domande per capire se e come promuovere l’hotel su Instagram | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it

Sono su Instagram e come ogni giorno mi ritrovo a vagabondare tra foto di viaggi ai confini del mondo, arredi di design e scarpe alla moda. Se vedo qualcosa che mi piace mentalmente prendo nota della marca per poi andare a cercarla su internet.

Instagram oggi è vetrina indiscutibile per migliaia di brand al mondo e regno delle infinite possibilità per moltissime donne, che spulciano le bacheche in cerca di idee, oggetti da comprare e – perché no? – hotel da prenotare alla prima occasione. Ma da dove cominciare per promuovere l’hotel a pagamento su Instagram?

 

- See more at: http://www.bookingblog.com/limmagine-e-quello-che-conta-6-domande-per-capire-se-e-come-promuovere-lhotel-su-instagram/#sthash.AEvx77wx.dpuf ;

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Top meeting package trends for 2016

Top meeting package trends for 2016 | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
Trends point to useful ways meeting planners and meeting venues can contribute towards better meetings and conference experiences.
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How to Use Events to Advance your Career: 4 Alternatives

How to Use Events to Advance your Career: 4 Alternatives | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
Want to advance your career but tired of trying many boring techniques? Read on for the effective strategies (leveraging events) to achieve your goal.
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Studies: Many event-minded marketers don’t track ROI | Plan Your Meetings

Studies: Many event-minded marketers don’t track ROI | Plan Your Meetings | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it

Two recent studies show that events make money, but that sizable percentages of marketers don’t know how much return they’re getting on their investments.

A study by Demand Metric, done for the event-management software company Attend, found 21 percent of marketers said that events they sponsored as marketing initiatives earned average returns of 20 percent to 29 percent. (You can download the report at that link.)

The second-largest share (19 percent) said they didn’t know how much their events earned. Eight percent said they broke even or lost money, and another 8 percent said they doubled their investment. The survey included 202 marketers, 68 percent of whom work for B2B companies.

Less than a third used ROI to measure event success, said the study, which also found that while only 28 percent of respondents used event-management software, they were more likely to track metrics such as ROI (35 percent to 25 percent), engagement (43 percent to 30 percent) and revenue (47 percent to 31 percent).

A scientific conferences survey done by BioBM found that only 38 percent of the B2B marketers for life-sciences companies tracked their ROI using quantitative (numbers-based) metrics, although 49 percent said they either tracked ROI using qualitative (subjective) measures or “had a good idea” of it. (You can download the report at that link.)

The study also found that while conferences occupy the largest share of participants’ marketing budgets, marketers ranked them third for ROI, behind content marketing and email marketing. 

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20 Hashtags Every Hospitality Professional Should Use in 2016 - The Social Tables Blog

20 Hashtags Every Hospitality Professional Should Use in 2016 - The Social Tables Blog | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
Hashtags are everywhere these days, and the hospitality industry is no exception. Hashtags are easy to find, quick to help you stay up to date on trends, and are as easy to find as doing a Twitter search. They’re valuable tools in a hotel’s content strategy, catalysts for increased visibility and useful for capitalizing on …
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10 Free Downloadables For Event Professionals

10 Free Downloadables For Event Professionals | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
The Internet is packed with free downloadables for professional event planners. Here are some of our favourites.
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Maximize The Event Experience: Engage Socially In The Moment

Maximize The Event Experience: Engage Socially In The Moment | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
How do you push your brand's reach during an event? Columnist Maggie Malek outlines steps you can take to fully engage with consumers via social media during events.
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5 Social Media Tips for EventProfs

5 Social Media Tips for EventProfs | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
Social media has completely revolutionized the way companies around the world are branding and marketing themselves. The events industry is no different. The value of social media has been proclaimed over and over again.
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Meetings Today Blog | Water, Water, Everywhere?

Meetings Today Blog | Water, Water, Everywhere? | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it

.. Can our industry be part of the solution and not part of the problem? 

As meeting professionals, both planners and suppliers, we have an enormous opportunity to make an impact just by making more responsible choices, to be aware of the consequences of our requests on the communities where our events are held. Most of these choices are the low-hanging fruit of water conservation and don’t require much effort.

Start today by:

Not prefilling water glasses for a banquet.Requiring a linen reuse policy and low flow fixtures be in place at the hotel.Provide refill stations for personal water bottles during the event.Ordering chicken or vegetarian options instead of beef which have a lower water footprint.Ask your meeting venue about their water-saving policies and ensure they are being implemented...
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Arriva Splacer, l’Airbnb delle location per eventi: si affittano spazi privati e la site inspection è inclusa

Arriva Splacer, l’Airbnb delle location per eventi: si affittano spazi privati e la site inspection è inclusa | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it

Funziona come Airbnb, con la differenza che a essere affittati non sono appartamenti o case in cui risiedere tempraneamente, ma location in cui organizzare eventi. Splacer è la piattaforma online che mette in contatto gli organizzatori di eventi con privati proprietari di spazi residenziali e commerciali quali showroom, loft e dimore accomunati dall’avere un design deciso e di impatto.

Startup israeliana fondata dagli architetti Lihi Gerstner, Lior Ash e Adi Biran, Splacer è già utilizzato da aziende come Facebook e Playbuzz e conta oggi su un circuito di 400 location egualmente divise tra Tel Aviv e New York, ma i progetti puntano sull’espansione in altre destinazioni, a partire dagli Stati Uniti. - See more at: http://www.eventreport.it/stories/mercato/115327_arriva_splacer_lairbnb_delle_location_per_eventi_si_affittano_spazi_privati_e_la_site_inspection__inclusa/#sthash.YUc5NEcg.dpuf

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Events industry needs sustainability focus, says MCI's Guy Bigwood

Events industry needs sustainability focus, says MCI's Guy Bigwood | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
Read Events industry needs sustainability focus, says MCI's Guy Bigwood and the latest events news, destinations & venues on C&IT - Conference & Incentive Travel
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Event planners who use tech during site visits cover more ground, says survey - Tnooz

Event planners who use tech during site visits cover more ground, says survey - Tnooz | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it

Event planners that use mobile tech during a site visit reported that they do 15% more site visits in a given year as compared to the pen-and-paper users.

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Security, innovation and meeting design key themes for industry, says MPI

Security, innovation and meeting design key themes for industry, says MPI | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
Read Security, innovation and meeting design key themes for industry, says MPI and the latest events news, destinations & venues on C&IT - Conference & Incentive Travel
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The Evolution of Event Technology: What Has Changed Since 2000?

The Evolution of Event Technology: What Has Changed Since 2000? | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
In less than two decades, new tools and online platforms have changed the way the industry plans gatherings—and how attendees experience them. There’s no denying that technology has touched and transformed every aspect of the event industry in the past 15 years, influencing the planning, production, execution, and follow-through.
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Estimate the Cost of a Meeting with This Calculator

Estimate the Cost of a Meeting with This Calculator | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
Time is money.
Stuck in an unproductive meeting — again? Everyone agrees that meetings can be a waste of time, but they’re actually a waste of money, too. How much? In a study of time budgeting at large corporations, Bain & Company found that a single weekly meeting of midlevel managers was costing one organization $15M a year!

 

Maria Cristina Terenzio's insight:

Quanto tempo si spreca in azienda in meeting inutili o improduttivi? Scoprilo con questo Calcolatore della Harvard Business Review.

 

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Do You Need a Social Strategy?

Do You Need a Social Strategy? | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it

We all learned that we shouldn’t ask a Yes/No question when desiring to start a discussion. Also, it would seem like we are “supposed to” say “Yes” to a question of whether we need a strategy or not. I mean, isn’t that the correct answer?

We may all know that we need a strategy. We also all know that we should eat healthy food and that we should exercise regularly. So, does that mean we do any of it? Not necessarily. At least, not necessarily for every single person in existence...

Continue reading here :http://www.dirjournal.com/articles/do-you-need-a-social-strategy/ ;
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Growing Conference Technology Competency To Increase Your Value

Growing Conference Technology Competency To Increase Your Value | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
As a conference organizer, how would you rank your competency regarding conference technologies like registration, speaker management databases, exhibits, conference apps, wayfinding signage, email marketing, CRM data bases and social media? Technology geek, technophobe or somewhere in between? The most effective and valuable meeting professionals are squarely in the middle. Why Two Tech Extremes Don’t …
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The Data-Driven Approach to Event Marketing

At the Event Innovation Forum—New York on October 30, 2013, Eventbrite's vice president of marketing, Tamara Mendelsohn, shared how marketers can boost attendance by thinking about the event registration experience like an online retailer....

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How to Boost Traffic, Leads & Sales at Your Next Trade Show!

How to Boost Traffic, Leads & Sales at Your Next Trade Show! | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
You’ve decided to invest into the growth of your business and to find new customers. You have also invested in a stand at a business trade show. You realiz
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10 Event Trends for 2016

10 Event Trends for 2016 | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
What are the hottest event trends 2016? What will impact on your event? What does the future hold for #eventprofs? Essential reading!
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COP21 : une conférence sur les voyages climato-compatibles

COP21 : une conférence sur les voyages climato-compatibles | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
Tout savoir sur les voyages climato-compatibles

Le grand public pourra ainsi découvrir : les critères climat du label Agir pour un Tourisme Responsable (ATR) ; les actions mises en place par les compagnies aériennes pour optimiser l'efficacité énergétique de leur flotte et l’écopilotage ; l’appel pour la solidarité climatique, invitant à réduire l’empreinte carbone au Nord et soutenir les populations dans leur développement bas carbone au Sud.

Leurs interventions pourront être suivies sur Twitter où un Chat est programmé #voyagesCOP21. Pour ceux qui voudraient se déplacer, ATR propose un billet coup-file à se procurer via contact@tourisme-responsable.org.

En complément de cette conférence, on peut télécharger le guide TAO Voyager durable spécial COP21 en cliquant sur ce lien. 

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8 Free #EventPlanning Software That Will Make You a Rockstar

8 Free #EventPlanning Software That Will Make You a Rockstar | Focus on Green Meetings & Digital Innovation | Scoop.it
We outline and summarize some of our favorite free event planning and project management tools, to help you streamline the exploration process.
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