Meeting Trends

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

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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Interactive Meetings and Events Help Build Professional Relationships By Maura Keller

These days, teambuilding activities are the “name of the game,” with companies and organizations of all sizes investing time, resources and energy into building better teams with fun, interactive, creative meetings and events.

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Mountain ResortsOctober 17, 2018
Winter Meetings Have Reached New Heights By Ron Bernthal

Destinations can be alluring, especially during Midwestern and Northeastern winters.

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Our Group of Savvy and Experienced Meeting Pros Share Their Insights and Perspectives By Christine Loomis

The core elements of meeting planning remain largely the same. But forces impacting them change regularly, requiring planners to make ongoing adjustments to work parameters and processes.

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Planners Are 'Pushing the Envelope' for Memorable Experiences By John Buchanan

For more than a half-century, a corporate meeting was a fairly standard undertaking. Attendees traveled to the destination that offered the best bottom-line value and/or geographical convenience, participated in meeting sessions in hotel meeting rooms and ate most of their meals onsite.

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Planners Redesign Experiences and Content Delivery to Meet New Expectations By Mark Rowh

The differences among generations are common points of discussion. Whether it’s seniors confused by the priorities of grandchildren or supervisors baffled by the habits of their younger employees, there always seems to be some degree of generational divide.

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2018 Industry ForecastDecember 1, 2017
Optimism Mixed With New Concerns By Monica Compton

The demand for meetings is strong, but so is the seller’s market, causing rates to rise. And concern with security risks is top of mind.

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Healthy, Happy Attendees Are More Engaged and Productive By Shelley Seale

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 Maura Keller

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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The Human-centric Approach That Leads to Deeper Meaning, Innovation, Insight and Positive Outcomes By Christine Loomis

No one has ever elected to have a “purposeless” meeting. What, after all, would be the point of a meeting with no goals or objectives, one during which participants gather together to work toward nothing, engage in nothing and thus get nothing out of it?

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