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Delivering a ‘Return on Emotion’ By

The evolution of corporate teambuilding over recent decades has made planning these activities easier.

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Exclusive Experiences Make Great Rewards By

Here are some destinations that appear custom-designed to incentivize, along with info from some of the industry’s key, in-the-know players.

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Put Your Game Face OnAugust 30, 2018
Gaming Resorts Are a Win-Win for Planners By

When they’re not engaged in sessions, meeting participants can enjoy gaming, whether that means dabbling with a new experience or returning to a favorite activity.

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Creative ThinkingAugust 30, 2018
The Ins and Outs of Planning a Meeting With a Theme By

Guided by such parameters as goals, budgets, demographics and destinations, the lengthy and detailed procedure is demanding and sometimes overwhelming. But it need not be.
Armed with the following input from in-the-know players of some of the nation’s top DMCs, the future for theme-plotting planners can be simple. So relax, enjoy the process and find inspiration in the words of Albert Einstein: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

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Planners Appreciate Continuous Outstanding Service By

There are many instances of short-term partnerships with suppliers that qualify as a success. A firm running an incentive trip, for example, may partner with a DMC at the destination, receive great service and never work with that supplier again — only because the firm never happened to repeat that destination. But the most salient examples of successful relationships with suppliers are those where the client receives great service over many meetings, i.e., the long-term partnership.

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Paying attention to key details can ensure your meeting (and career) is a success. By

Planners wage a never-ending battle against Murphy’s Law, which says that what can go wrong probably will. That’s why it’s rare that events proceed completely flawless from beginning to end. Events typically can survive minor slip-ups, some of which attendees may not even notice. But big blunders can ruin an event or make attendees so […]

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The Little ThingsAugust 30, 2018
Just Because Your Meeting is Small Doesn’t Mean Your Ideas Should Be By

Not all meetings are created equal. There are many variables that make one destination, one hotel or even one specific venue right for a particular group.

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Diversity and Inclusivity in Meetings By

Darci Motta, CMP and senior conference manager at CSAA Insurance Group, and board director of Meeting Professionals International, Northern California chapter, recognizes the vital role diversity and inclusivity plays in today’s meetings arena. In fact, CSAA Insurance Group’s focus on diversity is expanding beyond race, ethnicity and sexual orientation to encompass inclusion and belonging, and creating strategies to bring the best out of all people.

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Spectacular Beach Resorts — Awash With Rewarding Experiences By

What can be said about a meeting planner’s selection of a waterfront location, lengthy stretch of beach, over-the-sea sunsets and teambuilding activities?

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Avoiding Planning Pitfalls in Today’s Litigious Environment By

The state of the world has impacted meetings, travel and hospitality.

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