Cvent Is on the Move to Greensboro Station

The day has finally come: After making the announcement last October, Cvent confirms that its new world headquarters, 1710 Solutions Drive, McLean, VA 22102, will be employee-ready by August 4, 2014. The new almost 130,000-square-foot headquarters is located near the new Greensboro Station of more

Atlantic City: New Life for the Boardwalk

That Atlantic City has been struggling in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the rise of gaming elsewhere comes as no surprise. But reports of its demise are premature, especially when it come to meetings.  In the first half of 2014, for example, 41 events were held at the Atlantic City more

National Dance Day: Time to Reflect on Dance for Corporate Events

Tomorrow is the 4th annual Official National Dance Day, created by Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of So You Think You Can Dance, the hit TV show that has done more to raise the profile of dance than any initiative in recent memory. This celebration of dance, takes place on the last Saturday more

10 Tips for Creating Child-Friendly Menus for Corporate Events

For incentive trips, conferences and other corporate events that include family members, it's important for event planners to give careful consideration to children's menus. Simply serving the same gourmet dishes that the adults are eating will result in waste if they are not pleasing to a child' more

Why It's Smart to Have Someone "Secret Shop" Your Event

Before I go any further, a disclaimer: As a conference and trade show consultant, secret shopping events is something I do regularly, so I may be a bit biased. We don't call it secret shopping, but at the end of the day, it's an apt description, as I'm immersing myself in the attendee experience, more

Managing Meeting Budgets: 3 Curve Balls

When the Episcopal Diocese of Maine decided to hire a paid keynote speaker a few months out from its conference this year, the move blew a hole in the meeting’s budget. Luckily, the group had a 10-percent contingency fund that covered the cost. Contingency funds are critical for covering more

Why You Should Follow Some Eggs on Twitter

A lot of social media management professionals will tell you that you shouldn't follow Twitter accounts that have the Twitter egg as their avatar. Why? Well, the egg usually indicates that the person is new to Twitter and/or probably isn't serious enough about using it to adequately complete more

LinkedIn and Mobile: The New Networking Power Tool

For professional and B2B (business to business) markets, LinkedIn is THE social network. While some may complain that its social features are eclipsed by other more conversational networks such as Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn announced that as of April 2014, they have over 300 million users more

3 Gorgeous Garden Venues in the Americas

During the summer and in destinations located in sunny climates, garden venues are guaranteed to delight guests. Here are 4 gorgeous garden venues in the Americas. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park (Michigan) Set on 132 acres, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, more

Hotel Supply-and-Demand Puts Pressure on Room Blocks

Soaring demand and flat supply are expected to make 2014 a record year for hotel performance, according to a PKF Hospitality Research report released in June, with the trend continuing in the same direction over the next several years. PKF predicts end-of-year hotel room occupancy in the U.S. more
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