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Cutting-edge educational content and the prospect of networking with peers aren’t the only means of drawing members to attend the annual convention. A more minor, but still significant, draw is the host city, especially when it promises attendees interesting encounters with local attractions and culture. And increasingly, group events are showcasing what the host city […]

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There are many good reasons to utilize volunteers at special events. Having people willing to lend a hand can help decrease a staffing budget and provide better service for participants. Peer-to-peer interactions on a planning committee or at a registration desk, allow association members to get to know each other better, which can help them […]

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The meetings industry is full of unique acronyms, but none are catchier than SMERF (social, military, educational, religious and fraternal) groups.

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While planners aren’t necessarily content experts in their association’s field, they are integral to the delivery of education.

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You can’t have a convention without technology, and you can’t keep computers, tablets, phones and other devices used by attendees at a convention safe without taking steps that protect all those gadgets from cybercriminals.

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Planners and organizers of conventions and trade shows depend on technology for their meetings, from registration and data security to keynote presentations, attendee engagement, exhibitor ROI and more

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The rise of the global economy and the growth of litigious actions within the meetings and events industry have had sweeping implications for proper contract development and negotiation.

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For meetings and events, the newly redesigned Brava nightclub will feature two floors with a luxurious chandeliered library and cutting-edge sound and projection systems

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In 1989 Steve Wynn opened The Mirage, a $750 million, 30-story Las Vegas casino and hotel tower, the first new gaming hotel to be constructed on the Las Vegas Strip since 1974. With its 3,044 guest rooms and 100 acres on the still-burgeoning Las Vegas Strip, The Mirage ushered in the birth of the integrated […]

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Organizing an event, convention, retreat or offsite meeting? From musical venues to appealing hideaways to ultra-hip destinations, there are a variety of meeting locales and destinations for attendees who want a memorable experience. These destination gems offer unique accommodations and amenities aplenty — all while providing ideal locations for associations to work and play. Miami […]

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