All posts by Christine Loomis

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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Ways to Increase Revenue, Attendance and Exhibitors

When it comes to growing a trade show, planners have critical questions to ask. We asked several high-level industry experts to weigh in on how best to drive trade show growth.

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Ways to Increase Revenue, Attendance and Exhibitors

When it comes to growing a trade show, planners have critical questions to ask. We asked several high-level industry experts to weigh in on how best to drive trade show growth.

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Large Venues, Great Service Give Associations Many Options

Texas is a big state with big options for planners. North, east, south or west, there’s a city that will welcome your group with Texas-sized warmth and hospitality.

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Large Venues, Great Service Give Associations Many Options

Texas is a big state with big options for planners. North, east, south or west, there’s a city that will welcome your group with Texas-sized warmth and hospitality.

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Clear Communication Will Make the Difference Between a Successful and Disastrous Event

Planners often wonder what the best practices are for handling conflicts that arise onsite at conferences or in the planning process. But in the world of planning meetings, when aren’t the stakes high?

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Clear Communication Will Make the Difference Between a Successful and Disastrous Event

Planners often wonder what the best practices are for handling conflicts that arise onsite at conferences or in the planning process. But in the world of planning meetings, when aren’t the stakes high?

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CVBs and DMCs Help Planners Ramp Up ROI With Only-Here Experiences

Every town has something about it that visitors can’t find anywhere else. Here are 10 destinations that understand how to capitalize on what they have.

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CVBs and DMCs Help Planners Ramp Up ROI With Only-Here Experiences

Every town has something about it that visitors can’t find anywhere else. Here are 10 destinations that understand how to capitalize on what they have.

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Designing Education Sessions is a Thoughtful, Deliberate and Scientific Process

The when, where, why and how of education sessions has changed, and innovation keeps coming. Much of the current philosophy related to delivering content has evolved not from education theory but from the world of design.

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Designing Education Sessions is a Thoughtful, Deliberate and Scientific Process

The when, where, why and how of education sessions has changed, and innovation keeps coming. Much of the current philosophy related to delivering content has evolved not from education theory but from the world of design.

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Planners Have Countless Ways to Bring Lifestyle Into Meetings

The idea of incorporating elements of health and wellness into meetings is no longer out of the box or trendy.

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Planners Have Countless Ways to Bring Lifestyle Into Meetings

The idea of incorporating elements of health and wellness into meetings is no longer out of the box or trendy.

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