New & ImprovedSeptember 20, 2023
These State-of-the-Art Properties Are Perfect For Planners By

While some planners are drawn to long-standing gems that are well-known for accommodating planners and attendees, others are more interested in new or renovated facilities that may offer unexplored and innovative amenities.

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Soaring AirfaresSeptember 20, 2023
How Travel Costs Impact Event Planning By

The skies may still be friendly, but increases in fares have also made them costly.

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The deserving winners of the 2023 Distinctive Achievement Awards presented by Association Conventions & Facilities magazine have met or exceeded the high standards that association meeting planners demand today.

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Creating an ExperienceSeptember 19, 2023
The Changing Landscape of Event Design By

The changing needs and priorities of event exhibitors and attendees in today’s post-pandemic world is driving a change in the basic strategies of event design, from the conceptual stage to execution.

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Forward ThinkingSeptember 19, 2023
Securing Potential Safety Issues Before a Crisis Occurs By

As health scares, mass shootings and natural disasters continue to saturate the headlines, meeting and event planners are being tasked with preparing for a host of issues to keep attendees safe.

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Plan & PrepareJuly 6, 2023
Meeting Crisis Management Head-On By

While most disruptions are unpredictable and uncontrollable, evaluating and managing the inherent risk of meetings and conventions is paramount in an age of unpredictability.

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Using Quality Content to Capture Attendee Focus By

It is vital that meeting planners thoroughly evaluate and select the ideal entertainment options to keep attendees engaged.

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CVB UpdateJuly 6, 2023
Perspectives on the State of the Meetings Industry By

The nation’s convention and visitor bureaus tell us what they’re seeing across the meetings landscape and their own regions.

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How to Find the Perfect Match for Your Next Meeting By

Being a meeting planner often requires a person to be a project manager, emergency preparedness specialist and crisis management expert — all rolled into one. But what key elements go into finding that “perfect” supplier or venue?

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Bottom Line BluesJuly 6, 2023
How Inflation Is Affecting Association Planners By

While data shows the inflation rate in the U.S. eased recently – the rate in May was its lowest annual rate in more than two years — high prices for food, flights and hotels among other goods and services still pose a challenge to association meeting planners.

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