Enlighten Up!November 1, 2017
New Learning Opportunities for Hot Topics and Meeting Planning Challenges of the Day By

Ongoing education is a must in the profession. Certificate programs such as the CMP and CMM provide tactical and strategic foundations, but beyond that, successful planners feel the need to stay current on a variety of topics.

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Trivia, Escape Rooms, Rock Bands, Race Cars, All Produce Results By

The one overriding goal is that teambuilding should positively affect a company’s bottom line and/or culture when all is said and done.

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Budgeting by DesignNovember 1, 2017
The Art of Scrimping and Saving on Everything — Except the Attendee Experience By

The guiding principle for any cost-saving strategy should be to preserve the quality of the experience for the attendees, because that is the basis for ROI.

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Experts Weigh in on Critical and New Legal Pitfalls, From Event Security to Marijuana By

“In today’s world, a meeting host and planner have to plan for every conceivable contingency — and have insurance coverage in place.”

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Stories From the Field and Lessons Learned By

Weather disruptions can put the resourcefulness of meeting planners to the test as they must anticipate and adapt to rapidly changing conditions to salvage current and future programs.

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How CVBs Set Their Destinations Apart By

In addition to highlighting the destination itself, the right experiences give attendees a break from meetings, shake things up and more often than not send them back to the business at hand energized and able to think in new and creative ways.

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Critical ClausesOctober 1, 2017
Force Majeure, as Recent Natural Disasters Have Shown, Is Just One of Many Sticky Issues Planners Face in Today’s Contract Negotiation By

The current climate, both meteorological and political, is far from stable: Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria; North Korea’s missile tests; and possible terror attacks have all been in the headlines.

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Healthy, Happy Attendees Are More Engaged and Productive By

Companies with wellness benefits had 25 percent lower sick leave, workers compensation claims, and health and disability insurance costs, but fewer than 10 percent of companies nationwide offer a formal, comprehensive wellness program.

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Meeting Tech UpdateOctober 1, 2017
Digital Innovations That Maximize ROI and the Attendee Experience By

Today, we live in a rapidly changing, digital environment and as a result, there is a plethora of products and ideas to make meetings more engaging that have been explored for years.

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Meetings at SeaSeptember 1, 2017
Planners Share Why Meeting & Incentive Programs on Cruise Ships Work So Well By

A growing number of companies are finding that corporate events at sea sometimes offer an edge over traditional land-based programs. A 4.5 percent increase is projected for 2017, fueled by a growing supply of new and bigger ships.

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