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The HeartBleed Bug
As you may have heard in the recent news, the “Heartbleed bug” is a serious security flaw found in the OpenSSL software library, compromising thousands of passwords. This software library is used by...Read More >
Room Block Piracy - A Fail-Fail Situation
By MaryAnne Bobrow For most people, piracy is either a quaint fiction (Pirates of the Caribbean) or a terrifying reality (Captain Phillips). But for the meetings industry, piracy - as it relates to...Read More >

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Avoid these Mobile Event App Pet Peeves
Serving events for years, I’ve marveled at how more and more technology has been blended into the event experience over time. Mobile event apps are one of those marvels that eliminate confusion, cost...Read More >
The Most Important Question to Answer when Developing an Event App
You’ve just spent a great deal of time and money on creating a whiz bang mobile event app. Then, in the post-event analysis, you look at the stats and realize that few attendees actually downloaded...Read More >

What's New

The HeartBleed Bug
As you may have heard in the recent news, the “Heartbleed bug” is a serious security flaw found in the OpenSSL software library, compromising thousands of passwords. This software library is used by many sites like Google, Yahoo, and Amazon.com, which were found to be vulnerable. Keeping client data secure is critical to maintaining our high technology standards and building trusting relationships with our clients. So the...
Room Block Piracy - A Fail-Fail Situation
By MaryAnne Bobrow For most people, piracy is either a quaint fiction (Pirates of the Caribbean) or a terrifying reality (Captain Phillips). But for the meetings industry, piracy - as it relates to hotel room blocks - is a seedy scam that preys on both planners and hoteliers, affecting the expectations, projections and, most importantly, the bottom line, of any off-site meeting. Room block pirates look for meeting registrants...
1000 Islands, Ontario
​​If you can't get away to one of the exotic island destinations Cvent Event Blog has been profiling, head to 1000 Islands, the ultimate waterfront destination along the St. Lawrence River near the communities of Gananoque, Brockville, Cornwall, Prescott and Kingston, Ontario. Gananoque at the heart of the area is located 1-1/2 hours from Syracuse, New York, 2 hours from Ottawa, 3 hours from Montreal, and 3 hours from Toronto....
The HeartBleed Bug
As you may have heard in the recent news, the “Heartbleed bug” is a serious security flaw found in the OpenSSL software library, compromising thousands of passwords. This software library is used by many sites like Google, Yahoo, and Amazon.com, which were found to be vulnerable. Keeping client data secure is critical to maintaining our high technology standards and building trusting relationships with our clients. So the...
Room Block Piracy - A Fail-Fail Situation
By MaryAnne Bobrow For most people, piracy is either a quaint fiction (Pirates of the Caribbean) or a terrifying reality (Captain Phillips). But for the meetings industry, piracy - as it relates to hotel room blocks - is a seedy scam that preys on both planners and hoteliers, affecting the expectations, projections and, most importantly, the bottom line, of any off-site meeting. Room block pirates look for meeting registrants...
1000 Islands, Ontario
​​If you can't get away to one of the exotic island destinations Cvent Event Blog has been profiling, head to 1000 Islands, the ultimate waterfront destination along the St. Lawrence River near the communities of Gananoque, Brockville, Cornwall, Prescott and Kingston, Ontario. Gananoque at the heart of the area is located 1-1/2 hours from Syracuse, New York, 2 hours from Ottawa, 3 hours from Montreal, and 3 hours from Toronto....
Avoid these Mobile Event App Pet Peeves
Serving events for years, I’ve marveled at how more and more technology has been blended into the event experience over time. Mobile event apps are one of those marvels that eliminate confusion, cost and clutter, while at the same time enhancing communication and convenience. But when not used appropriately either for the event or the audience, they can be a waste—or worse… an annoyance! So here is my list of mobile event app...
Would a Dine Around Work for You?
Most conventions leave one open night, where nothing official is planned. It can be to save money. It can be to give attendees the opportunity to explore the destination and dine in renowned restaurants. It can be so suppliers can entertain present and potential clients. But, what about the attendees who are not invited to a supplier event and don’t feel comfortable asking other attendees to join them for dinner? They usually...

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Avoid these Mobile Event App Pet Peeves
Serving events for years, I’ve marveled at how more and more technology has been blended into the event experience over time. Mobile event apps are one of those marvels that eliminate confusion, cost...
The Most Important Question to Answer when Developing an Event App
You’ve just spent a great deal of time and money on creating a whiz bang mobile event app. Then, in the post-event analysis, you look at the stats and realize that few attendees actually downloaded...
Why Go Mobile Webinar: 5 Tips from an Event Planner
Our recent webinar, Why Go Mobile, focused on mobile trends you should bring back to your organization and its events. While we always have plenty to say on the topic of mobile apps for events, our...

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