Event Planning

Attendee Attention:July 13, 2020
As Meetings Go Virtual, Planners Must Devise Ways To Keep Attendees Engaged By Patrick Simms

For the time being, conventions have gone virtual, and many association planners have had to “up their game” in designing and facilitating these events…

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Indeed, meeting planners need to entice their attendees to events with some fun and unique ideas to keep them interested…

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Smart Meeting Management Tools Make Planners’ Lives Easier By Patrick Simms

Smart Meeting Management Tools Make Planners’ Lives Easier

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Today’s typical meeting or conference is a dramatically different place than it was just 10 or 15 years ago…

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Making Meetings Memorable Can Be as Easy as Booking the Venue By Cynthia Dial

Every destination is special, every destination is different, but not every destination has the basic component meeting experts might deem the “p” factor. Translation: perfect for planners.

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Working With VolunteersOctober 10, 2018
Unpaid Staffers Can Be Beneficial and Achieve Great Results for Planners By Mark Rowh

Does anybody have enough staff? The answer is seldom positive in the association world, but the frequent availability of volunteers can be a real asset.

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These Days, Everyone’s a Foodie – Including Your Attendees By Patrick Simms

In the not-so-distant past, hotel cuisine easily outshined that of convention centers. But that generalization no longer holds, as convention center catering staffs have been upping their game.

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Blanket SecurityAugust 29, 2018
Keeping a Meeting Safe Means Thinking of Everything By John Buchanan

No issue is more important to association conventions and trade shows than the safety and security of staff and attendees. Yet, experts say, too many associations are woefully underprepared for catastrophic incidents such as a terrorist attack, violent protest, natural disaster or medical emergency.

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Bigger & BetterAugust 29, 2018
Some New & Improved Places to Host New & Improved Meetings By Ron Bernthal

New or recently renovated convention center hotels have seen an increase in overall group business, a result of favorable macroeconomic trends that are currently boosting budgets for corporate events.

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Game On!August 29, 2018
Meetings at Gaming Resorts Have Attendees Working (and Playing) Hard By Derek Reveron

Competition among gaming resorts for meetings is heating up as more venues nationwide expand and open new properties. Las Vegas and Atlantic City remain the top casino resort destinations, however, a variety of smaller destinations also aim to attract more events. Burgeoning competitors range from properties in the Southwest nestled amid stunning scenery to small-town destinations in Pennsylvania.

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