Meeting Trends

Keynote ConnectionAugust 23, 2021
More Than Ever, Finding the Right Speaker is Paramount By Maura Keller

Identifying and finding the ideal keynote speaker requires due diligence and a keen understanding of what would resonate with meeting and event attendees.

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It’s Important to Keep Green Initiatives Atop the List By Christine Loomis

Creating sustainable meetings has been top of mind for planners and venues for several years. Then came a pandemic, driving health and safety to the forefront, which begs the question: Is sustainability still a priority?

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Today, despite COVID-19’s temporary impact on how food and beverages are served, food and drink options are wide ranging to meet the evolving dietary interests of attendees.

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In-Person Events Are Possible With Proper Precautions By Christine Loomis

While in-person events are not yet booming, there is forward progress.

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Meeting Rooms of the Future

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Making a Game of ItJanuary 21, 2019
Interactive Technology Boosts Attendee Experience By Maura Keller

From using smartphones to measure steps walked during a wellness conference to participating in event-wide “competitions” among attendees, the gamification of corporate events and meetings management has taken center stage. Gamification, or gaming strategy, is the utilization of technology to entice meeting attendees in various ways. Social media and interactive networks are increasing daily, and […]

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Interactive Meetings and Events Help Build Professional Relationships By Maura Keller

These days, teambuilding activities are the “name of the game,” with companies and organizations of all sizes investing time, resources and energy into building better teams with fun, interactive, creative meetings and events.

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Mountain ResortsOctober 17, 2018
Winter Meetings Have Reached New Heights By Ron Bernthal

Destinations can be alluring, especially during Midwestern and Northeastern winters.

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Our Group of Savvy and Experienced Meeting Pros Share Their Insights and Perspectives By Christine Loomis

The core elements of meeting planning remain largely the same. But forces impacting them change regularly, requiring planners to make ongoing adjustments to work parameters and processes.

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Planners Are 'Pushing the Envelope' for Memorable Experiences By John Buchanan

For more than a half-century, a corporate meeting was a fairly standard undertaking. Attendees traveled to the destination that offered the best bottom-line value and/or geographical convenience, participated in meeting sessions in hotel meeting rooms and ate most of their meals onsite.

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