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Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: Dallas
Once again, Dallas is the Lone Star representative on Cvent's list of Top 10 U.S. Meetings Destinations. Responding to the happy news, Phillip J. Jones, president/ CEO of the Dallas Convention &...Read More >
Big Surprise at The Emmys, It Was On Time!
The Emmys went off without a hitch last night! Was it the predictability of doling out all the drama awards to Breaking Bad? Or was it the fledgling hosting of Seth Meyers? Most likely it was due to...Read More >

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Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: Dallas
Once again, Dallas is the Lone Star representative on Cvent's list of Top 10 U.S. Meetings Destinations. Responding to the happy news, Phillip J. Jones, president/ CEO of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, said, “This exemplifies the Dallas CVB’s mission and momentum in the meeting and convention business, by reaffirming our efforts and strategic planning proving that Dallas is full of surprises and BIG things are...
Big Surprise at The Emmys, It Was On Time!
The Emmys went off without a hitch last night! Was it the predictability of doling out all the drama awards to Breaking Bad? Or was it the fledgling hosting of Seth Meyers? Most likely it was due to the efforts of someone who won’t be recognized until next year, like a Louis J. Horvitz (I’ll wait for you to Google that name) or some behind-the-scenes miracle workers—otherwise known as event planners.   Every event is difficult...
Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: New Orleans
Each year, Cvent looks at the more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on its Cvent Supplier Network to compile its Top 50 U.S. Meeting Destinations. Now in its third year, the list tracks activity from July 2013 to June 2014; a ranking is then determined by a set of qualifying criteria consisting of (but not limited to) total room nights, awarded Requests For Proposals (RFPs), awarded room nights, and the percentage of qualified...
Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: Dallas
Once again, Dallas is the Lone Star representative on Cvent's list of Top 10 U.S. Meetings Destinations. Responding to the happy news, Phillip J. Jones, president/ CEO of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, said, “This exemplifies the Dallas CVB’s mission and momentum in the meeting and convention business, by reaffirming our efforts and strategic planning proving that Dallas is full of surprises and BIG things are...
Big Surprise at The Emmys, It Was On Time!
The Emmys went off without a hitch last night! Was it the predictability of doling out all the drama awards to Breaking Bad? Or was it the fledgling hosting of Seth Meyers? Most likely it was due to the efforts of someone who won’t be recognized until next year, like a Louis J. Horvitz (I’ll wait for you to Google that name) or some behind-the-scenes miracle workers—otherwise known as event planners.   Every event is difficult...
Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: New Orleans
Each year, Cvent looks at the more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on its Cvent Supplier Network to compile its Top 50 U.S. Meeting Destinations. Now in its third year, the list tracks activity from July 2013 to June 2014; a ranking is then determined by a set of qualifying criteria consisting of (but not limited to) total room nights, awarded Requests For Proposals (RFPs), awarded room nights, and the percentage of qualified...
How Your Event Can Help End Hunger in America
Look around you. Imagine if one out of every six people you see went to bed hungry. Well in the U.S. they do. At the same time, Americans throw away up to 40 percent of the food they prepare, creating more than 133 billion pounds of food waste a year. Hunger isn't only a third-world problem. And if you plan your meal functions cleverly, it's something you can help alleviate. Afraid that donating unused food from your meetings...
Canadian Spas: Perfect Places to Promote Balance
Some organizations still have their overseas event plans in a holding pattern. Fortunately, when compared with the price of overseas travel, spas can be a cost-effective way to reward teams. Spas are far from frivolous: In addition to being excellent venues for reward and recognition, some spas have meeting or boardroom facilities. Groups can spend part of the day focused on business issues. At a time when many professionals...
Meeting Generously: Fight Hunger Together
By Mindy Lallier, Senior Sales Manager, Overland Park CVB During the OPCVB’s Fall 2013 Familiarization Tour, attendees took the time to fight hunger together by competing in a peanut butter and jelly making contest. This breakout session, established by the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center, provides a local food pantry lots of delicious sandwiches. According to the 2012 GoodPurpose Study conducted by...

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