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Avoiding the New Legal Minefields in Site Selection and Attendee Safety By

Although attrition, cancellation and force majeure remain perennial sources of friction between hotels and their association clients, climate change has made force majeure more of an issue. Meanwhile, two new legal concerns have risen to prominence.

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Vigilant, Cyber-savvy Planners Can Beat Hackers at Their Own Game By

While associations pay careful attention to virtually every aspect of their meetings when it comes to planning, promotion, content and travel arrangements, one area that is often neglected is cybersecurity and safety.

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Fresh Food and Beverage Trends Are Spicing Up Meetings By

There’s a myriad of things that need to be perfected for any meeting or conference, but time after time, the food and beverage offerings are one of the biggest scorecards kept at any event.

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Cities Compete for Conferences, Ramping Up Expansions and Renovations By

City business and political leaders around the country are figuring out how to best spend their allotted budgets to expand their local convention centers as the business climate improves.

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Planner-Hotel Sales Staff Relationships Don't Have to be Planets Apart By

We spoke with five meeting planners and five hotel sales staffers to learn what lies at the core of this relationship and what it takes to make it work.

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Making the Most of Off-Season Opportunities and Value By

Off-season events offer many advantages, including especially attractive lodging rates and flexible guest-room options due to lower occupancy.

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Preparing for the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead By

With the seller’s market still applying pressure in 2018, planners must find ways to cut costs without sacrificing the all-important ROI for attendees and stakeholders.

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Planners Prescribe Best Practices for Healthy Attendance By

A health care association conference is something that physicians and other health care providers should look forward to, because it affords them the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and discuss the latest trends.

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Interactive Tech and Boutique-Style Menus Lead By

The meetings and conferences industry saw many changes in 2017 and that trend continues through next year.

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Creative Cost-CuttingNovember 1, 2017
How to Find Savings in Key Areas Without Compromising the Experience By

Association meeting planners, recognizing the need to get the most bang for their buck, are expected to show budget restraint for all-out events that will generate maximum return on investment.

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