Silicon Berlin: Divided City to Innovative Capital

Who would have thought, when the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 that just 25 years later we would be looking at a city where: -  Internet startups were founded since 2008, 500 of them in 2011 alone, reports the Berlin Chamber of Commerce. -  Porsche, the Deutsche Bank, and the Deutsche Telekom more

Foxwoods Resort Casino: North America's Best Kept Secret

Recent 2016 polls of industry professionals find smaller cities are popping up as hot locations for corporate meetings and events. Why? It’s a combination of logistics and infrastructure, diverse room options, outstanding F&B, meeting space flexibility, fabulous amenities, and more

A Kentucky Landmark: The Louisville Palace

Located in downtown Louisville, The Louisville Palace is a local landmark just four blocks away from the popular Kentucky International Convention Center. Decorated in classic Victorian style, The Louisville Palace features a variety of smaller spaces, including the lobby, two bars, a stage, more

10 Resources Every Event Professional Should Bookmark

The school year is approaching, and as an event professional, you’re past the boring lectures and all-nighters (on second thought, nevermind). Your days have evolved into anything but the typical 9-5 schedule, so professional development can be difficult to incorporate on a regular basis. But more

Three Reasons You Can’t Afford to Miss The EMA

When like-minded people get together, great things can happen. The Elite Meetings Alliance (EMA) is just that – an event where top meeting and incentive planners form mutually beneficial relationships with leaders in the luxury hotel industry. "I have been to a myriad of career specific more

7 Tips for Mastering Bleisure – Where Business and Leisure Meet

Whoever said don’t mix business with pleasure hasn’t heard of “bleisure” trips. This new travel trend — a combo of “business” and “leisure”— has travelers extending their work stays by tacking on vacation days before or after their business trips. And really, why not?  Think about it: you’re more

Maui Jim: Create Meaningful Connections through Experiences

Have you ever been given a gift that’s been wrapped in its plastic shopping bag with the tag still on it? We aim to give gifts that make others feel good, appreciated, and valued. But regardless of what’s inside, sometimes the careless delivery devalues the impact and meaning behind the gift. more

7 Tips for Bleisure Seekers

Whoever said don’t mix business with pleasure hasn’t heard of “bleisure” trips. This new travel trend—a combo of “business” and “leisure”—has biz travelers extending their work trips by tacking on vacay days on either end. And really, why not?  Think about it: you’re already investing the more

5 Reasons You Need To Host Your Next Meeting On Florida’s Paradise Coast

Even the most experienced planner will admit that it can be challenging to constantly organize creative and memorable meetings. That’s why choosing the perfect destination is so important, it sets the stage for any great meeting. But planning doesn’t have to be all hard work. See why more and more

Do You Know the 8 Elements of a Perfect RFP?

Request for proposals (RFPs) are an essential part of the event planning process. Most event organizers send RFPs because they are meeting in a new city and/or do not have an established track record at a particular venue. They could also just be looking to change due to a flux in more
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