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With the rise of small meetings and corporate events, the modern event landscape provides a long list of demands for event planners…

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Marisa Russell Cain As a strategist, Cain manages social strategies and communities for a variety of meetings and travel and tourism clients, such as Crystal Cruises, Promperu and Greater Palm Springs. Before joining Sparkloft, Cain worked with companies like Johns Hopkins University, CNN and Martha Stewart Weddings. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from […]

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Megan Diaz is the director of Business Development at Minneapolis Northwest Tourism, where she works to connect corporate groups and associations with the appropriate venue and resources for their meeting and event needs. She has an extensive background in hospitality and currently serves as the director of education for Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Minnesota. It’s […]

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Air travel technology is changing at a rapid pace, so what can we expect to see in the near future?

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BENCHMARK is looking to the future with its Top-10 Dining Trends for 2020.

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It is widely known that second-tier destinations have always been a popular choice for certain markets

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The job of leading a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) can seem quite glamorous at times.

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For a number of years, I’ve been giving a presentation at industry conferences on “Disruptions Facing the Events Industry.” Of all the various potential disruptions – economic, political, technological, social, etc. – gun violence and mass shootings at events is the one I’ve been most worried about.

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Overachievement is a concept that’s seemingly become a gold standard on how to become a ‘superstar’ in business, career goals and life overall.

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