Tips for conference planners: Terminology

What do you call…?

Key words

To outsiders, words that trip easily off the tongue sound like double Dutch or have a quite different connotation.

They need a guide to the maze of abbreviations and jargon.

At one time or another, you have undoubtedly lost the thread of a conversation because you were unfamiliar with the terminology used, or you connected certain abbreviations with something that appeared to make no sense in that particular context.

The Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) world is no exception because it includes specialist terms from the hotel industry, communications and/or technology.

We have put together a glossary to help, although we do not claim it is exhaustive. degefest e.V., the German conference and convention trade association, also publishes a comprehensive list of key words.