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These Destinations are Sure to Please, No Matter the Time of Year By

When the snow starts falling and the temperature begins to plummet, many meeting planners’ thoughts turn to warmer all-season destinations for upcoming meetings and events. Whether a group plans to stay closer to home or to venture to an exotic, faraway destination, there are options to bring warmth to attendees all year long. Lauren Grech, […]

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Food FocusDecember 13, 2019
The Inside Scoop on the Future Food Scene By

As in life, the only certainty in the world of meetings is — uncertainty. Change is inevitable and constant, even in the food arena. So, to be ahead of the culinary curve, keep reading for insight from in-the-know planners and gastronomic experts. ‘IT’ MARKS THE SPOT What do turmeric, cauliflower, kombucha, fresh-pressed juices and milk […]

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Cut Without Compromise By

Any experienced meeting planner will tell you that no matter what budget you have to work with — large or modest — cutting costs is always top of mind. There’s a reason that cost cutting repeatedly comes up in education sessions across the meetings industry. It’s important, and planners are always devising creative ways to […]

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There is a reason why so many financial and insurance meetings and events have been cookie-cutter productions. There are people to please and placate, funds to be allocated, and complex agendas to be developed. It is no wonder that so many people end up at the same event they have attended a dozen times before. […]

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In the meetings and events industry, it’s all about getting people to remember your business, your service and your brand. For many meeting and event planners, customer service is the arena that puts the ‘big picture’ perspective into focus and determines where a planner can make a significant impression. With that said, more and more […]

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Putting Attendees' Health on the Agenda By

As meeting and event attendees become more health conscious, crave nutritious foods and request meetings that don’t require sitting for hours at a time, meeting venues and planners alike are working hard to incorporate health and wellness components into their offerings. In fact, researchers are increasingly saying that “sitting is the new smoking” when it […]

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Planners spend valuable time and a healthy slice of budgets searching for and hiring the right speakers. That’s why it’s crucial that planners maximize return on investment by getting the best speaker for keynotes, general sessions, breakouts, seminars and education and training meetings.

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It’s the first day of the event and hundreds of insurance company attendees are in meeting and breakout rooms. Suddenly, people are running everywhere screaming that a gun-toting person has taken hostages in a ballroom

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Creating Engaging Experiences By

It seems life is moving at a faster pace than ever before with high tech and big data all the rage.

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A successful golf outing can boost attendee camaraderie, fun and networking that forges professional bonds and friendships.

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