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Planners Learn the Art of Doing More With Less By

With a close eye on costs and a willingness to undertake creative approaches, planners for SMERF organizations have become adept at tackling a common set of needs.

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Tools of EngagementSeptember 1, 2017
The Options Are Many, but First, Know Your Audience By

Many are the roads that lead to increased engagement at meetings. But the specifics of an engagement strategy should be informed by knowledge of the association membership, as opposed to fads in engagement techniques.

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Chefs Think Outside of the ‘Big Box’ With Creative, Restaurant-style Cuisine By

Convention center food and beverage trends are closely following those seen in restaurants and hotels across the country. They’re serving healthier foods that are creatively composed and beautifully displayed.

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Those Initials After Your Name Show You’ve Kept Up With Industry Trends By

Certification and education programs provide opportunities for meeting planners to grow both personally and professionally, and they’re a terrific way to build a network of colleagues.

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Q&A With ASAESeptember 1, 2017
President and CEO John H. Graham Reflects on Industry Issues of the Day By

Planners continue to face critical challenges, ranging from meeting design and risk management to travel bans, technology and more.

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Tune in to the Latest so Attendees Won’t Tune Out By

“There’s practically no part of the event space that we aren’t considering how to digitize.”

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Planners Find Winners From Maryland to Nevada By

Meeting planners offer their thoughts about what makes these resorts good destinations for different types of meetings.

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Ensuring the Safety of Meeting Attendees Is Tops on Planners’ Agendas Today By

Like it or not, the world has changed. The Events Industry Council ranked safety and security No. 1 in its top five trends shaping the events industry.

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Hotel UpdateJuly 1, 2017
A Sampling of What’s New & Renovated From Coast to Coast By

The kind of hotel development that really grabs an association meeting planner’s attention is the new “headquarters” hotel. Fortunately, there are several such projects in the works.

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Speaker TrendsApril 1, 2017
From TED Talks to Interactivity, Today’s Approach Is Innovative and Impactful By

Over the last few years, what defines a successful presentation has changed.

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