Meetings 411: 6 Tips for Quick Set-up

If it seems that set-up time is shrinking, you're not imagining it. Whether you're planning off-site or onsite meetings, space is often at a premium. With back-to-back meetings booked at popular venues, unless a client is willing to pay to to ensure early access to meeting rooms, set-up is sometimes...read more

Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Miss the Event of the Year

The three-day, all-inclusive Cvent CONNECT conference is just months away! It’s a VIP experience that not only delivers the industry's most transformative thought leadership opportunities, it offers an entertaining conference experience packed with opportunities for meeting new people in the...read more

The Academy Awards: 5 Take-aways for Employee Appreciation Events

Through the Academy Awards, Hollywood gives recognition and celebrates the accomplishments of the talented artists and professionals that create the magic we see on our screens. All the stops are pulled out to create this annual star-studded event. There are a number of take-aways that organizations...read more

5 Creative Ways to Increase Meeting Attendance

Regardless of the destination or topic, it’s important to design your meeting agenda to be as memorable as possible. However, between scheduled conference meetings, group meals, and the always popular “down time,” you may not have many opportunities for extracurricular activities. The ones you do...read more

How to Find Urban Hotels with Top Notch Service for Meetings

For local meetings, an urban oasis with exceptional service standards is an event planner's dream. A central location, accommodating staff, and, most of all, service, add up to the ease of event planning and guest comfort. There are two methods of determining the best hotels for service: The first...read more

Event Inspiration From Carnival in Trinidad and Venice to Mardi Gras

Today, carnival frenzy hits a high pitch in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Venice, Italy, and, of course, New Orleans for Mardi Gras. These vibrant pre-Lenten celebrations, fusing elements from African festivals and European rituals dating back to the Roman Empire and Ancient...read more

5 Ways to Engage Millennials in Meetings

Loosely defined as individuals born between the 1980s and early 2000s, the oldest millennials are now in their early to mid 30s. In the largest demographic power shift to hit organizations in decades, over the next 10 years more millennials will be entering the workforce and moving into the...read more

10 Film Industry Tips for Getting Media Coverage for Events

Media coverage is a key success factor for many corporate and association events. Yet, many event planners struggle with attracting media attention and getting enough press coverage. Here are 10 tips from the film industry for how to improve media coverage of your events. Obtain media sponsors....read more

The Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: Successfully Planning a Recurring Event That’s Never the Same

This year, Cvent is holding one of the industry’s largest and most ambitious conferences: Cvent CONNECT. On June 14-18, we’ll be giving event professionals and hoteliers the opportunity to learn new insights, gather unique perspectives, and make valuable connections. The Cvent CONNECT Chronicles...read more

Meetings 411: 9 Places to Discover Great Conference Speakers and Facilitators

Finding speakers that are a good fit for meetings and corporate events can be a challenge. Speakers Bureaus represent really prominent speakers including business leaders, athletes, and celebrities. Often they have showcases for some of the emerging talent on their rosters. There are also a number...read more
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