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In a Race for Business, Many Venues are Refreshing and Refurbishing

Cities across the country are expanding and updating their convention facilities with a goal of increasing convention and meeting business and staying competitive in this ever-evolving industry. Here are highlights of what planners can expect now and in the future. Kentucky International Convention Center Linda Edwards executive director, sales/marketing and business development, at Kentucky International […]

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In a Race for Business, Many Venues are Refreshing and Refurbishing

Cities across the country are expanding and updating their convention facilities with a goal of increasing convention and meeting business and staying competitive in this ever-evolving industry. Here are highlights of what planners can expect now and in the future. Kentucky International Convention Center Linda Edwards executive director, sales/marketing and business development, at Kentucky International […]

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A   business conference that includes family members, especially children, may seem counter-productive to work. Won’t parents be distracted and more likely to skip out on core conference events? Will parents who do attend daytime functions likely leave them early and skip important evening networking with colleagues? Don’t children add the necessity for more security, oversight […]

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A   business conference that includes family members, especially children, may seem counter-productive to work. Won’t parents be distracted and more likely to skip out on core conference events? Will parents who do attend daytime functions likely leave them early and skip important evening networking with colleagues? Don’t children add the necessity for more security, oversight […]

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Nashville had 15.2 million attendees in conferences and meetings last year. Courtesy of Jacqueline Marko PRA Nashville and PRA Louisvill Planners need no introduction to Music City. Nashville’s reputation as a premier meeting destination extends across the globe. While country music put Nashville on the map, today the city’s music scene covers many genres — […]

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Nashville had 15.2 million attendees in conferences and meetings last year. Courtesy of Jacqueline Marko PRA Nashville and PRA Louisvill Planners need no introduction to Music City. Nashville’s reputation as a premier meeting destination extends across the globe. While country music put Nashville on the map, today the city’s music scene covers many genres — […]

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You’ve crossed every T and dotted every I in your hotel contract for an upcoming conference. You’ve taken every possible precaution to mitigate potential risk to you and your company.

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You’ve crossed every T and dotted every I in your hotel contract for an upcoming conference. You’ve taken every possible precaution to mitigate potential risk to you and your company.

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Trends come and go, and that’s as true for and beverage (F&B) as anything else. Remember when kale and cake pops were king and using liquid nitrogen to wow attendees was everywhere?

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Trends come and go, and that’s as true for and beverage (F&B) as anything else. Remember when kale and cake pops were king and using liquid nitrogen to wow attendees was everywhere?

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Tammy Blount-Canavan, FCDME President & CEO, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau An early career in hotel sales and operations gave Tammy Blount-Canavan the foundation to succeed in the industry she’s been part of for 30 years. “I started in hotel sales and operations and then was recruited into the CVB arena, where I started […]

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Tammy Blount-Canavan, FCDME President & CEO, Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau An early career in hotel sales and operations gave Tammy Blount-Canavan the foundation to succeed in the industry she’s been part of for 30 years. “I started in hotel sales and operations and then was recruited into the CVB arena, where I started […]

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Venues With One-of-a-Kind Features

The word unique may mean different things when it comes to venues in which to set an event. A venue might be unique because of its intriguing architecture, design or singular space.

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Venues With One-of-a-Kind Features

The word unique may mean different things when it comes to venues in which to set an event. A venue might be unique because of its intriguing architecture, design or singular space.

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Even as Things Change, What Has Long Been Great For Groups Remains the Same

If Orlando could accommodate and impress the 26,000 attendees of the Microsoft Ignite event in September 2017 — and it did — chances are good that it can accommodate and impress attendees from any event and any industry, including those in the financial and insurance sectors, not to mention the planners who put those events together.

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Even as Things Change, What Has Long Been Great For Groups Remains the Same

If Orlando could accommodate and impress the 26,000 attendees of the Microsoft Ignite event in September 2017 — and it did — chances are good that it can accommodate and impress attendees from any event and any industry, including those in the financial and insurance sectors, not to mention the planners who put those events together.

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Every Planner Should Have an Effective Emergency Plan in Place for All Events

Every planner should have a comprehensive safety and security plan in place for every event, as well as thorough knowledge of the safety and security protocols and procedures at host venues.

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Every Planner Should Have an Effective Emergency Plan in Place for All Events

Every planner should have a comprehensive safety and security plan in place for every event, as well as thorough knowledge of the safety and security protocols and procedures at host venues.

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Planners Will Find Southern Hospitality Across the State

New Orleans is a jewel that can’t be duplicated. Yet, there are planners who feel just as strongly about Shreveport-Bossier in the northwest corner of the state. And, that’s good news. Louisiana offers choices.

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Planners Will Find Southern Hospitality Across the State

New Orleans is a jewel that can’t be duplicated. Yet, there are planners who feel just as strongly about Shreveport-Bossier in the northwest corner of the state. And, that’s good news. Louisiana offers choices.

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