International Snack Ideas for Business Meetings

On LinkedIn, a new event planner recently asked: "What type of coffee break do you choose for events? " I responded "It depends," then clarified my answer. I've facilitated team building retreats and workshops and planned corporate events in 14 countries. Through these experiences, I've learned that...read more

Prepare for the Unexpected, Part II: Rain or Shine

By Jeff Caldwell Nobody has to tell you that this year’s weather has been crazy. From spring snowstorms to surprise heat waves, you never know what’s going to happen next—and, when you’re an event planner, this makes planning outdoor activities tricky. How can you decorate outside spaces in a way...read more

The Pillars of Customer Service for Corporate Events

So often we talk about the content and format of events, but I haven't seen much talk about customer service at events. At the end of the day, our attendees are the most vital component of our events, and it's important that we take the time to listen to their concerns, provide them with info and...read more

Incentive Destinations: Phuket Thailand

Phuket, an island to the west of the Malaysian Peninsular in Thailand, is a lush setting with rainforests, waterfalls and secluded beaches. For corporate incentives and executive retreats, it's the ultimate getaway. Along with Penang Island in Malaysia, it's one of Asia's most stunning tropical...read more

10 Helpful Hospitality Desk Hints

Hospitality desks can add tremendous value for corporate event and meeting attendees. A hospitality desk can be: a place for guests to receive a welcome drink, moist towel, welcome ameneties, and information packages upon arrival a central point of contact where guests can get answers to questions...read more

Ivanka Trump, David Shing, and Juliet Funt Join Arianna Huffington for a Star-Studded Cvent CONNECT Lineup

The exciting news keeps on rolling in. Today, Cvent announced that Ivanka Trump, David Shing, and Julie Funt will join Arianna Huffington as speakers at Cvent CONNECT, which will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, from June 16-18. When was the last time you had the chance to hear from an...read more

Five-Star Luxury Flourishing in Abu Dhabi

        Abu Dhabi continues to attract incentive and corporate groups with its luxury offerings, ultra-modern infrastructure and cultural offerings. To keep pace with the demand, several new five-star properties from top hotel names are set to open and dazzle the capital city of the United Arab...read more

The New Corporate Retreat Rulebook

Are you considering planning a corporate retreat? If you are, you probably just heard half of your employees groaning at their desks. When it comes to your next corporate retreat, you have a choice. You can make it the same old event that employees dread and that doesn’t accomplish much....read more

First Nations and Indigenous Event Venues in Canada

When event planners and their clients are interested in providing attendees with unique cultural experiences and opportunities to give back to the community, head to Canada where a number of indigenous communities have built resorts, hotels, and event venues, often on reserve land, to do just that....read more

Affordable Asia: Meeting Planning Promotions in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, one of the most beautiful and stimulating cities to visit, is on lists of cities with high per diems. But event planners get a break. If you are planning a corporate meeting or incentive there, you can offset costs by working with the Hong Kong Tourism Board, which is seeking to bring...read more
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