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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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Value DestinationsJune 1, 2014
It’s About the Experience, Not Just the Room Rate By

A destination’s true value is proven only after attendees experience the city and planners experience the group service.

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Walkable CitiesJune 1, 2014
Site Selection That Is Anything but Pedestrian By

Walkable downtowns not only lower transportation costs, they hike attendee engagement with the conference.

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Expectations Rising: Sensational Spaces and Free Wi-Fi Top Planners' Wish Lists By

Too many A-list destination facilities are becoming oppressively expensive, while at the same time often lagging behind when it comes to state-of-the-art technology and other services, say planners.

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Give Your Meeting a 'Green Story' By

Can sustainable initiatives increase event registration, attendee satisfaction and stakeholder buy-in? Happy planners in the know certainly think so.

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Exhibition Planning Executives Put New Trends and Tactics Into Practice By

Many factors can influence show growth and performance, but the primary one is the vitality of the target industry.

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