Questex Continues to Prioritize Content, Named a Finalist in 12 Categories in the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, a leading information services and event company, today announces it has been named a finalist in 12 categories in the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie awards program. The Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards recognizes excellence in editorial content and design across print and digital media.

“We are delighted to be recognized for our content and design across many brands in this prestigious awards program. Our strategy is to put our users at the center and our content and design is essential to attracting, building and engaging with our communities. This turns into essential data and intelligent, actionable insights for our audiences,” said Paul Miller, CEO, Questex. “Congratulations to the Questex team and the other finalists in the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie awards program.”

Questex’s finalist nominations include:

Eddie Website, B2B: Fierce Pharma

Eddie Podcast, B2B: The Top Line podcast, Fierce Biotech, Fierce Medtech and Fierce Pharma

Eddie Series of Articles, B2B, Healthcare/Medical/Nursing: Forced into a Virtual World, Fierce Biotech

Eddie News Coverage: Biogen’s Aduhelm debacle, Fierce Pharma

Eddie News Coverage: Healthcare’s labor crunch, Fierce Healthcare

Eddie Analysis, B2B: Most anticipated drug launches of 2022, Fierce Pharma

Eddie Analysis, B2B: Telehealth market shakeout, Fierce Healthcare

Eddie – Investigative Journalism, B2B: Linda Hardesty articles related to T-Mobile’s 2.5 GHz spectrum, Fierce Wireless

Eddie – Column/Blog B2B General: Live Design’s Pandemic Daily and Weekend Blog for the Live Event Production Industry

Eddie – Series of Articles B2B Technology: Live Design’s Eurovision Song Contest Package

Eddie – Single Article B2B Media & Entertainment: Live Design’s Designing for The Metaverse: An Introduction to Encore

Ozzie – Website Redesign/Relaunch: Hotel Management

Award winners will be announced on September 13 in New York City.

To learn more about Questex, visit questex.com

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

Media Contact 
Kate Spellman 
Chief Marketing Officer 
Questex 
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212 895 8488

EuropeActive’s CEO and President to Present Keynote Address at Questex’s Sibec Europe-UK

Event Takes Place September 27-30 at the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort, in Portugal

NEW YORK, Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Sibec Europe-UK, Europe’s leading hosted buyer event for the fitness industry, today announces EuropeActive, Sibec Europe’s association partner, will present the keynote address. EuropeActive CEO Andreas Paulsen and EuropeActive President, and CEO of MyzoneDavid Stalker will present “Moving Forward Together – Europe Active’s Strategic Vision Thru 2025.” The event takes place September 27-30 at the Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort in Portugal.

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Paulsen will demonstrate how the fitness sector can be a solution to public health challenges, digital and tech, and innovate for growth in the future. And Stalker will address EuropeActive’s Sectoral Manifesto and its four pillars: Health, Digital, Community & Standards as the broad vision for the sector towards 2025 and beyond.

Sibec Europe-UK brings together Europe and the UK’s major operators from the private, local authority and trust markets in health, fitness, and leisure to meet with key leading global suppliers to participate in a series of one-on-one meetings and education, over two dedicated business days and is the longest running hosted buyer event in the fitness industry.

Throughout the event, suppliers meet club and fitness facility owners and operators during meals and other planned networking activities. This fosters communication and cross-sharing of ideas, best practices, and future business relationships. 

For more information on Sibec Europe-UK, visit https://www.sibeceu.com. Limited supplier slots are still available – apply here.

About QUESTEX
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

Media Contact
Jennifer Rosen
Group Marketing Director
Questex Wellness Group
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As Demand for Incentive Travel Increases, Suppliers Manage Staffing, Cost, Service Level Challenges

Washington, DC and New York, NY (August 4, 2022): Incentive travel is trending up for 2022 and beyond, according to nearly two-thirds of respondents in a recent survey of more than 700 incentive industry professionals. Open for Business: Incentive Expectations and Reality in the Hospitality Industry is a new study jointly produced by the Incentive Research Foundation and Questex LLC, a leading information services and event company with a strong portfolio in the travel and hospitality industries. The study examines how ready the industry is to meet this renewed demand for incentive travel. Open for Business explores how issues such as staffing shortages, service levels, and cost increases impact the planning and execution of incentive travel programs.

“Incentive travel planners are on the front-end of the demand, pushing downstream partners to deliver on needs,” said Stephanie Harris, IRF President. “Unfortunately, many downstream partners, including hotels, destination management companies, and tourism boards, continue to struggle with labor and readiness challenges. Transparency on both sides is required to help set everyone up for success.”

The study was conducted from late April through June 2022. A total of 710 respondents completed the survey, represented four stakeholder groups, incentive planners / third party agency, hoteliers, tourism board/convention & visitors bureaus, and destination management companies.

“Questex has long been committed to informing, inspiring and connecting our communities,” said Alexi Khajavi, Group President, Hospitality, Travel & Wellness at Questex LLC. “This study speaks to our mission and provides the candid perspective of each stakeholder group. Knowing these challenges and opportunities can help all partners work together to bridge the gap between the expectations of incentive travel planners and the suppliers’ ability to deliver.”

Key insights presented in Open for Business: Incentive Expectations and Reality in the Hospitality Industry include:

  • 54% of incentive travel planners cite the ability to maintain and deliver expected service levels as their primary concern
  • Every supplier group reported struggling with hiring and retaining staff and managing cost increases resulting from inflation
  • DMCs are seeing price increases due to cost of talent, transportation / fuel surcharges, and venue rental costs
  • 84% of hotel respondents report offering daily housekeeping services, and 95% of hotels reported having all food and beverage outlets available
  • Tourism boards and CVBs are in a strong position to help inform planners as they evaluate destinations, and can help fill gaps in knowledge and service in many cases
  • Planners noted that Tier 2 destinations that have a strong product, are appropriately staffed, and have funding, are well positioned to win business in the current environment

To download the full study and white paper, visit the Open for Business: Incentive Expectations and Reality in the Hospitality Industry webpage.

Open for Business: Incentive Expectations and Reality in the Hospitality Industry was supported by Questex LLC.

CONTACT: 

Andy Schwarz 

IRF Media Relations 

703-651-8189, [email protected] 

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About the IRF

The Incentive Research Foundation funds and promotes research to advance the science and enhance the awareness and appropriate application of motivation and incentives in business and industry globally. The goal is to increase the understanding, effective use, and resultant benefits of incentives to businesses that currently use incentives, as well as businesses interested in improved performance. www.theirf.org

About Questex

Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

The Questex Travel portfolio includes Travel Agent Central, Luxury Travel Advisor, MeetingSpotlight the Caribbean & Mexico Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange and the Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange.

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Questex’s Digital Pharma East Partners with Sproutel to Donate One Interactive Calming Toy for Each Paid Registration Made in August to a Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia

NEW YORK, Aug. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Digital Pharma East, the premier marketing event for life sciences, presented by Fierce Pharma Marketing, is partnering with Sproutel, a workshop that creates tools for behavior change and emotional support for children with illness, to donate one Purrble Companion, an interactive calming toy, to a children’s hospital in Philadelphia for each paid registration the global pharma marketing community make in the month of August. Digital Pharma East takes place October 18-20, 2022 at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia. Register here.

“We are excited to partner with Sproutel to donate one Purrble Companion per paid registration this month to a children’s hospital in Philadelphia. The Purrble Companion has been design to be a friend to children and help them manage their emotions. We hope this donation will help many hospitalized children in the area,” said Jennifer Woods, Vice President & Market Leader, Life Sciences Healthcare Events.

“Being hospitalized as a child can be a scary experience. We hear from many families about how their Purrble Companion brings comfort and calm to the whole family during such difficult times. We are grateful to work with Questex and bring real impact to families in Philadelphia,” said Aaron J. Horowitz, CEO, Sproutel.

Across three days, Digital Pharma East will provide a cross section of strategies and best practices broadly used by marketing and commercial teams at big pharma and biotech companies. Industry experts will join attendees to discuss new ideas, innovations, and emerging trends and learn what it means to be fierce in pharma marketing.

Digital Pharma East Highlights

High-level, cutting-edge content from over 40 sessions will provide actionable strategies for attendees to take back to their teams
Extended and unique networking opportunities that will bring the pharma marketing community together in-person including matchmaking through our mobile app which allows for attendees to meet like-minded colleagues in our designated matchmaking zone
Hear insights from industry leaders from top life sciences companies including AstraZeneca, Bayer, Biohaven, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, Merck, Sanofi, Takeda, UCB and many more

The 2022 Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards, an annual awards program presented by Fierce Pharma, will take place in conjunction with event. The competition highlights the pharma companies and their agencies that have produced thought-provoking, innovative, and compelling campaigns that are making a difference and meeting the global health challenges of today and tomorrow. Awards winners will be revealed at a gala dinner.

To learn more about Digital Pharma East, visit: https://www.digitalpharmaeast.com        

Register to attend Digital Pharma East here.

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About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

Media Contact
Linda Lam
Digital Pharma East
[email protected]