10 Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Event Planners

It's less than a week before Christmas and you still have a few gifts to pick up for an event or a client who has been really good to you. It's been almost a year to the day since I did a blog post with gift ideas. Not to worry, I have been saving the hottest gifts I've seen at tradeshows or more

It's a Wonderful Town: Promotions in New York, NY

If you find yourself in New York City this fall, you might be tempted to sing a chorus or two of "New York, New York, It's a Wonderful Town." The Broadway musical "On the Town," including this classic song, is enjoying a revival, and the deals for meetings in NYC just might inspire a planner more

3 Big Benefits of Using Apps For Small Meetings

You may not think about how small meetings can use an app, but there is something to be said about the impact of apps in this area. Small meetings typically have 20 - 100 attendees, and companies that host dozens of small meetings a year can see great value in mobile app adoption.  The cost of more

If You Don't Share Your Successes, You'll Hate Yourself Later

The hardest part of the job for many meeting professionals isn’t being more strategic, it’s knowing how to share the story of their successes. For some, it feels like bragging. To others, they grew up believing it was rude. Some people assume it’s all part of the job. If you’re of a certain more

Why Conference Centers are More Conducive for Learning

Before persuading your boss of your venue selection, think about the essence of meetings today. Content is delivered by speakers, and information is shaped, discussed and analyzed among participants. This is vastly different from years ago, when trainers focused on feeding information to more

Virtual Payments: Do they fit your managed travel program?

There have always been challenges in our industry when it comes to payment options and reconciliation for the managed travel program. There certainly are great corporate card programs in the marketplace and corporations should continue to leverage that spend with the card suppliers. But what more

15 Strategies to Speed up Food and Beverage Service

With the trend towards shorter meetings, event planners all over the world find that it is essential to speed up food and beverage service. While pre-pouring water and pre-setting salad may seem like ideal solutions, food and beverage professionals have concerns about food sitting and being more

7 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Social Media Marketing

Whether you are a marketer hired by event planners or an event planner who needs to make use of social media marketing, it's very likely you'll learn a thing or two that you didn't expect. I certainly did.  In fact, if someone had told me these things at the beginning it might have made more

Christmas in Wilmington, Delaware

The Greater Wilmington, Delaware area, located 25 miles south of Philadelphia and at at roughly the halfway point between New York City and Washington, DC comes alive for the Christmas season for a series of festive events. For example, in Odessa, the historical homes dating back to the 18th more

Plan An Event. Experience An Adventure.

Universal Orlando® Resort is the only place on earth offering two state-of-the-art theme parks and a nighttime entertainment complex—all in one convenient location. Our unparalleled Events team will work with you to create a unique event customized to meet your needs and exceed your guests’ more
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