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Wellness will be an essential component for planners to incorporate into their 2019 meetings and events, focusing on the complete physical, mental and social well-being of their attendees. The top meeting trend prediction comes as the theme of wellness grows rapidly on a global scale in the meetings and events industry.

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Following extensive cleanup and repairs, the Bay Point Golf Club at Sheraton Bay Point Resort announces the Nicklaus Golf Course will re-open for public play this March. As the only Nicklaus Design in Northeast Florida and one of the premier golf experiences in the Florida Panhandle, the course presents newly renovated greens and bunkers after sustaining damage from hurricane Michael.

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According to an analysis conducted by Warwick Conferences, the quality of Wi-Fi will be an important factor for successful meetings, while mobile app use is expected to grow, too, showing how much of an integral role technology is going to play in elevating the meetings and events experience.

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The company launched its first lounge at CES 2019 earlier this month at its Topgolf Las Vegas location. The idea is to give gamers a place to come to watch esports entertainment in a lounge with wall-to-wall monitors, comfortable seating and chef-driven food and beverages.

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Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a company leader or an entry-level employee, there are certain life skills that will increase your chances of being successful — and help you maintain that success. These seven tips are essential to achieve the success of your dreams.

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The principles for sustainable events encourage organizations and practitioners to adopt practices that foster collaboration with a simple and powerful message: By working together, event planners and suppliers can support a healthy, natural environment, resilient communities and culture and thriving economies.

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Before getting into the rhythm of planning an event, it is important to first understand your client’s objectives and expectations. Destination selection takes patience and a clear vision of the event — and of the client. EMG Event Management Group Founder and Director Peter Jack offers these five tips for choosing a venue.

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To make the planning process a little less daunting, take a big breath and think about these fundamental questions that will help put you in full budget tackling mode and will help navigate the intricate facets of event spend.

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Biodegradable meeting spaces, artificial intelligence and serendipity will all play a significant role in the future of meetings and business events.

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A TSA spokesman says the agency was offering overtime to screeners for this weekend, though those workers wouldn’t be paid — regular pay or for overtime — until the shutdown ends. A blast of winter weather could snarl travel this week in the Midwest and Northeast, adding to potential delays in airports across the nation.

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