They say summer in India can stop all the work. But for MICE the heat seems to be bringing good news. The first editions of two major exhibitions were held--India Expo Shop summit and Global MICE Travel Mart. Not just roadshows but events and exhibitions are ways of making people aware of India’s MICE potential. Convention bureaus work around the clock connecting the dots and promoting MICE. While Europe has always been a popular destination, India’s neighbouring countries are also gaining ground by attracting more groups for conferences and meetings. Holland has always been popular with leisure tourists but now the country is also working at promoting itself as an ideal MICE destination. On the other hand is the island nation of Sri Lanka. The attractive coastline is probably one factor but its government has also kept a separate budget for MICE. There are infrastructure developments too. And then there’s the continent of Africa which has always been known for its wildlife and different tribes. But South Africa is making its mark in the world by holding important conventions such as Meetings Africa. It is hoping to encash on the opportunities brought by the fast growing economies, China and India, in Asia. Confidential meetings have specific demands and catering to these are luxury properties. All have dedicated teams and sensitise these teams to handle all with care. There are special provisions in terms of technology and other support systems. Discretion, security and confidentiality are maintained. Food and beverage are an integral part of these closed door meetings. Due care is taken on health requirements and special preferences. It’s also interesting to note that natural lighting forms an important part so that people don’t tire easily. Besides this we have the latest events and news from across the world. Our expert Shivani Misri Sadhoo talks about balancing work and holidays. She gives some problem solving tips as schools are closed for the summer holidays. And technology expert Darren Edwards cites the importance of session evaluation to measure ROI. email@example.com and keep reading.