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The Budget SqueezeOctober 1, 2017
Meeting the Challenge of Rising Costs By John Buchanan

The budgeting process for meetings and events is more demanding and daunting than ever before. And rising costs that cannot easily be counteracted by negotiating tactics make the task all the more challenging.

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Finding a Great Fit Is No Small Task By Mark Rowh

As with meetings of any size, choosing the right location for small meetings may be the most important consideration.

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The Stadium EffectNovember 1, 2016
Pro Sports Venues Offer Winning Game Plans for Corporate Events By Ron Bernthal

Planners might be surprised at the multitude of private spaces and group program options available for memorable out-of-the-box experiences.

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Peer-to-Peer Learning Sessions Produce the Most Motivating Meetings By Derek Reveron

Interactive sales training meetings are sure to spark motivation and inspire learning, which can improve sales productivity year-round.

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Big City IncentivesSeptember 1, 2015
Planners Create Urban Experiences Even the Well-Traveled Qualifier Will Love By Patrick Simms

“The key is to provide seamless access to experiences that the qualifiers can’t get on their own, and that they don’t get in other business trip environments.”

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How Planners Compete for Space, Dates & Rates in a Seller's Market By Patrick Simms

Small meetings — those requiring approximately 10–100 guest rooms on peak night — are the bread and butter for many in-house planners in the insurance and financial industries.

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What's Trending, From Destinations to Budgets and More By Patrick Simms

Many “second tier” European cities have shifted from being adventurous choices to reliable international incentives.

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Why Business Is Up at Business-focused Properties By Derek Reveron

Financial firms are significant contributors to the growth in conference center usage.

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Renovation ROIJanuary 1, 2015
New & Renovated Hotels Can Offer More for Less, Even in a Seller's Market By Patrick Simms

Booking new builds and re-builds can offset rising rates, but it’s important to hammer out the pros and cons first.

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Beyond-Gaming ResortsNovember 1, 2014
Smart Design and Alternative Amenities Dispel Perception Problems By Patrick Simms

The casino is only one of the many compelling diversions available in today’s “destination” gaming resorts.

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