Risk vs. RewardFebruary 19, 2019
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Utilizing New and Recently Renovated Hotels By

Using new or recently renovated hotels for meetings comes with many benefits — everything is brand-new or greatly improved. But there are plenty of risks involved as well…

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How Some of the Most Accomplished Females in the Business Found Success By

Those in the corporate and incentive travel industry have long championed female leaders, and the industry possesses some amazing influencers. Here’s a look at some of the great women who impact our industry every day.

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Let’s Get PhysicalFebruary 19, 2019
Energize Attendees by Incorporating Exercise and Activities at Meetings By

Meeting fatigue is common among attendees who sit too long and too often, especially during lengthy and tightly scheduled programs. More attendees are requesting physical activities ranging from stretching and yoga breaks to exercise classes and fitness-related teambuilding activities.

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Better Safe Than SorryFebruary 19, 2019
Every Planner Should Have an Effective Emergency Plan in Place for All Events By

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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Making a Game of ItJanuary 21, 2019
Interactive Technology Boosts Attendee Experience By

From using smartphones to measure steps walked during a wellness conference to participating in event-wide “competitions” among attendees, the gamification of corporate events and meetings management has taken center stage. Gamification, or gaming strategy, is the utilization of technology to entice meeting attendees in various ways. Social media and interactive networks are increasing daily, and […]

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Comprehensive Crisis Management Plans Are Needed Now More Than Ever By

The need for a comprehensive crisis management plan is greater than ever. Planners must be prepared for a wide variety of safety and security threats ranging from fights between attendees and tablecloth fires to natural disasters and bomb threats.

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Relationships Can Find Balance Based on Meaningful Dialogue By

In the jargon of the meeting industry, perhaps no other term is used more today — or more inaccurately — than “partners.”

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

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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Attendees Are Drawn to Live and Interactive Activities at Events By

Orchestrating entertainment at any meeting or event can be challenging.

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Skills That Drive SuccessDecember 11, 2018
It Takes More Than Experience and Creativity to Plan a Winning Meeting By

The skill set of the successful meeting planner includes effective communication, attention to detail, organization, time management and multitasking. But many of the skills in the event-planning trade go beyond basic logistical abilities and are no less important.

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