THE GO GAME IS A COMPANY THAT DESIGNS
high-tech urban adventures for clients
worldwide through creative teambuilding
Its programs cover themes ranging from
safety to creativity training, and from
teambuilding to tourism, as well as games
purely just for the fun of it. In recent years,
the company has seen a demand for “ap-
plied play” across all industries, therefore
the mindfulness, disaster preparedness, pub-
lic policy, creativity and training games are all
becoming increasingly popular.
The Go Game can customize adventures
depending on the client, number of partici-
pants, location and available time.
The Classic Go Game is described as a com-
bination of scavenger hunt, Mission: Impossi-
ble and America’s Funniest Home Videos. The
typical game starts at a venue of the client’s
choice and then the group ventures out into
the game zone, which could be four to six
city blocks, a resort property or company
headquarters, and uses a mobile platform to
score points and take on challenges. Teams
solve challenges by taking photos and video
that are voted on at the end of the game and
featured during a presentation.
There is also a Conference Game for groups
of up to 10,000 that is designed to engage,
The San Francisco-based company was
started in 2001 and has run a total of
11,489 games for 1,458,429 players in every
major city in the U.S., as well as in many
IHG LAUNCHED TWO NEW PROGRAMS FOR BUSINESS TRAVELERS, IHG MEETING POINT
and IHG Assist, which will be rolled out across more than 4,900 IHG properties.
“We are always looking to innovate and improve the services IHG hotels can offer our business travelers,” explained Ingrid High, director, global groups and meeting strategy for IHG.
“Having listened to the specific needs of our customers, IHG has introduced these initiatives
to provide a more efficient, simple and streamlined way of working with businesses.”
IHG Meeting Point is part of its Small Meeting Solution, which provides service for small
and mid-sized meetings. IHG Meeting Point has been introduced as a solution for indus-
tries that have specific regulations and requirements, such as pharmaceutical, automotive,
energy, technology, medical healthcare and manufacturing. Because these sectors have a very
dynamic set of needs, including safety and security, this program allows hotel employees to
develop industry-specific knowledge that directly relates to the needs of clients through a
training portal, tailored by industry.
IGH Assist is designed to help corporate clients’ concerns for traveler safety and security.
As travelers visit locations prone to natural disasters, or political or social unrest, this program
will help ensure appropriate security measures are put in place. IHG Assist includes a 24/7
phone line service to answer client concerns regarding safety and security, security consultations to address risk assessments, and guest location services so corporate clients can access
information about their employees’ location during times of emergency.
Member Fees for 2016
By Tyler Davidson
SPIN, THE SENIOR
fees in 2016,
announced at its annual SPiNCon meeting, held
Nov. 15-17 at the Hilton Chicago Oak Brook Hills
Resort & Convention Center.
“In an industry first, we are making 2016 about
each of you, the members,” Shawna Suckow,
Suckow told attendees that
the decision stemmed from a
strategy meeting the associa-
tion had in September.
“It’s never been about the
money,” Suckow said. “It’s about
creating a community about
planners and for planners.”
Outgoing SPIN Executive Di-
rector Sara Vanderbilt said that
the move is possible because
SPIN, a 2,500-member association comprised of
meeting planners with more than 10 years of indus-
try experience, is primarily
funded by sponsors.
SPIN’s director of strate-
gic planning and interim
executive director, added
that the majority of
programs provided to its
members are created and administrated by volun-
teer members, thus keeping overhead low.
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