The Event Effect: It’s the ROI Businesses Should Care About

We’ve all been to tradeshows, attended in-person events and even participated in webinars or virtual conferences. Some of us are looking for that competitive edge that helps us in our careers or our business while others are looking to experience something new.   Millions of businesses invest in...read more

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Announces Details of Expansive 30,000 Square-Foot Oceanfront Function Space

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, the anticipated new resort situated on the legendary Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in Greater Fort Lauderdale, released details on its impressive 30,000 square-foot oceanfront function space. Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, the resort has...read more

Handling Those Last Minute Requests II

The numbers are in. No I am not referring to the results of the US Mid-term elections. Once again event planners have made the list. Sitting at number 5 after enlisted military personnel, military general, firefighter, and airline pilot is event coordinator in the annual CareerCast survey of most...read more

Incentive Destinations: When It's Time to Give Back

It's important for all organizations to pause from time to time to thank the communities at home and abroad from which they draw their wealth. We are in a season of harvest, with U.S. Thanksgiving celebrations just weeks away and Christmas around the globe sooner after. It's an ideal season to give...read more

Event Planning That Respects Diversity

With communities around the world becoming increasingly diverse, it is important to take the changing face of diversity in consideration when planning corporate events and designing event venues. This is particularly important for international conferences and trade shows that attract participants...read more

Still Time to Catch Harvest Festivals and Agricultural Fairs

The harvest festival and agricultural fair season begins every year with the appearance of the harvest moon September), but there are still many opportunities left this year to celebrate the bounty of the harvest. Canada The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (Toronto) November 7 - 16, 2014 This...read more

Small Meeting Secrets: Hotel Concierges

It's no secret that many companies are opting for smaller meetings and incentives. This presents event planners with a challenge. For large groups, it's possible to share total expenses and reduce the per person price to an affordable level. For small groups, per person prices can be significantly...read more

Rapid Recovery: When Mother Nature Hits Your Event Destination

Just over a week ago, less than an hour after I walked in the door after a great week at IMEX America, some disappointing news landed in my email inbox. Several rooms in the beautiful boutique hotel where I had helped one of my corporate clients arrange a buy-out for a weekend retreat had been...read more

Global Meeting Trends: What's Ahead for 2015 #IMEX14

At IMEX America 2014, Yma Sherry, Vice-President North America, American Express Meetings & Events unveiled American Express'' 2015 Global Meetings & Events Forecast, co-sponsored by Cvent. AMEX sent Global Meeting Planner Surveys to meeting and event planners from major global regions, group air...read more

Event Horror Stories: Mobile Madness!

Did this episode sound familiar? Read below, and see how you can avoid a similarly gruesome fate at your events! We are living in the midst of the mobile era. If your attendees aren’t walking around with smartphones in their pockets or tablets in their briefcases, they probably have them right in...read more
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