Early Bird Registration is OPEN for Cvent CONNECT 2015! #CventCONNECT

Meeting and event success starts with Cvent CONNECT, and registration is now open! What is Cvent CONNECT? One conference with three unique tracks being held at the same time during the span of five days in Las Vegas from June 14-18 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. In previous years, we’ve hosted...read more

Jungle Retreats and Eco-Lodges in Central America

Corporate groups interested in jungle team building or executive retreats in a rainforest setting can find jungle resorts and eco-lodges closer to home than they realize. Blancaneaux Lodge (Belize) Start with what was once the exclusive, secluded hideaway of Francis Ford Coppola, add a waterfall spa...read more

Nice for MICE: Cork

Originally founded in the 6th century as a monastic settlement, Cork was (like Dublin) regularly rummaged by the Vikings, who left their mark by establishing a trading port. Ireland’s “Celtic Tiger” economic boom in the mid '90s and '00s brought a burst of development, giving Cork a contemporary...read more

Incentive Destinations: Puerto Rico

With many parts of the US, Canada, the UK, and Europe in the deep freeze, Puerto Rico is a Caribbean destination to consider for tropical get-aways to reward top performers and express appreciation to top tier clients. The destination is particularly beneficial to U.S. companies as no passport is...read more

Small Meeting Secrets: Designing Scalable Corporate Events

Many firms have discovered that being more flexible and finding profitable ways to handle small group business they would have passed on a few years ago is vital to remaining afloat. During the quieter opening weeks of the New Year, it is important for event planners, meeting planners, and...read more

Corporate Event Venues: Luxury Igloos

Now that winter destinations in North America, Europe and Asia are blanketed in snow, companies where a lot of skiers and snowboarders work are fine-tuning their plans for winter retreats and incentives. Luxury Igloo resorts are an opportunity to wow winter enthusiasts. Today we'll look at a few...read more

Best of 2014: Top 6 Event Planning Articles by Anne Thornley-Brown

As a blogger who writes well over 250 posts each and every year, I'm often asked, "Where does inspiration come from?" Inspiration for blog posts or event ideas is everywhere: on TV and YouTube, at tradeshows, restaurants, movies. If you're open to it, new ideas and innovative approaches will pop out...read more

Texas Sets Store on Bitcoin

Call it the future, or maybe the currency version of Esperanto (remember that?), but Bitcoin, the virtual currency, has taken Texas by storm. The first bitcoin ATM (CoinVault) appeared in Austin in February; followed by two CoinVaults in Dallas last August. This month, however, Houston took Bitcoin...read more

Christmas Event Planning: Finding Venues at the Last Minute

Finding a Christmas event venue at the last minute may seem like a daunting task but it's not impossible. Even after the calendar has flipped to December, some venues will still have availability. They are just as eager to fill their vacant dates as you are to find an event venue. Here are 6 quick...read more

Social Media Help on the Way for Event Planners

For some time now, I've suspected that, despite the fact that social media has been around since 1994 when Geocities established the first virtual community on the Internet, engagement is not as high as one would expect. I'll share 2 personal observations: Whenever I've been asked to facilitate...read more
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