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When Cities Vie for Top Political Conventions, Planners Win By

Cities in the running to host the Democratic National Convention are improving infrastructure and services that planners will benefit from for years to come.

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Creative, Innovative Approaches to Generating Event Income By

The need for sponsorships has come into sharp focus to help keep rates affordable for attendees.

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Strike a Deal That Gives All Parties a Fair Shake By

Negotiations take on greater significance for planners as a strong seller’s market drives up costs across the board.

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Religious MeetingsOctober 1, 2014
Attract Loyal Delegates With Affordable, Family-friendly Destinations By

Planners take a down-to-earth approach to managing faith-based conferences and events.

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Drive-in MeetingsOctober 1, 2014
When Planners Put the Brakes on Costs, Attendance Accelerates By

As prices rise, many association planners are turning to regional drive-in meetings to draw the maximum number of members.

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When it comes to site selection, SMERF planners face a balancing act in designing an event that is both attractive and affordable to members.

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Career Advancement Depends More Now Than Ever on Continuing Education and Certifications By

Professional certifications such as the CMP are more important than ever — not just for career advancement, but also for career survival.

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Do Your Homework and Create a Passport to Success By

If there’s one thing that stays constant about planning meetings around the world, it’s the fact that things change.

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But has event technology really made planners’ lives easier?

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The Perks and Pitfalls of Booking Properties in Transition By

Booking a convention hotel under construction or renovation can require somewhat of a leap of faith. But in the end, it can all work out to your advantage.

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