American Thanksgiving Celebrations Around the World

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday. The Cvent Event Blog has previously discussed the fact that harvest celebrations are a part of cultures around the world. (The first American Thanksgiving was, in fact, a 3 day-harvest celebration in Plymouth Colony, an area that is now a part more

Giving Thanks: 4 Things I'm Grateful For In The Event Industry

It's that time of year - time to reflect on all the wonderful things that we have to be grateful for. A time to remember our successes and think about all the things we love about our lives and careers. We'll get focused on resolutions in another month or so, but for now, we are all more

5 New Blue Features to Be Thankful For

It is around this time of year that we look back and reflect on the things we’re grateful for, even at work. Whether it is something large or small, there are pieces to every day that make our lives easier and our jobs more enjoyable. The Blue Release brought a lot of great changes, but more

5 Simple Steps to Managing an Event App

As a consultant and Technology Services Manager for dozens of clients, I have managed multiple activations of mobile apps for events. In the process, I developed a pretty foolproof system for successful implementation and adoption of the app while meeting organizational goals. If you are more

Chicago Cha-ching: Saving Money on Your Windy City Hotel Meetings

Chicago is always a top choice, no matter the season. It's easy to reach and vibrant. A major draw for culture vultures, shoppers, and foodies, the city's riches will boost interest in your meeting and lay wide entertainment options at your doorstep. Hotel rooms are plentiful, too. Here are more

A Simple Guide to Thanskgiving in New York City

In Canada, where I was raised and where I live, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October. My first American Thanksgiving was just 2 years ago in New York City. In many ways it was similar to Thanksgiving in Canada. There was a turkey with all the trimmings with Jamaican dishes more

New Feature: The RFP Showcase

The new RFP Showcase offers meeting planners a chance to market their RFPs to venues that did not initially receive their business, increasing visibility to suppliers who are qualified to accommodate their needs. Meeting planners can customize their preferences to control hotels in what areas more

Giving Thanks: The Power of Handwritten Thank You Notes

From 2001 through 2011, Douglas Conant served as CEO & President of the Campbell Soup Company. During his tenure, Conant helped orchestrate a magnificent performance turnaround, taking the company from one of the worst performing on the Fortune 500 list to among the best. Conant was laser focused more

Setting Group Norms for Meetings

In our weekly Meetings 411 feature, the Cvent Event blog has reviewed best practices for meetings from a number of vantage points. It isn't enough to be familiar with best practices. It is also important to establish an agreed upon set of group norms to ensure that everyone is on the same page more

5 Ways to Take the Boring Out of Beverage Service

Often, when event planners discuss food and beverage trends, the focus in on hot culinary trends. Last night, event planners who attended Incentiveworks (earlier this year) were welcomed at the opening VIP night of the Gourmet Food & Wine Expo taking place in Toronto all weekend. In addition to more
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