Transform Your meeting With Montréal’s Amazing Creativity

Given today’s intensely competitive meetings market, CVBs have to be at the top of their game to win over delegates. And in a city like Montréal, where creativity flows freely, we offer an array of ways to kick up any meeting, from its design to its ambiance. And this translates into more

Managing 6 Challenging Meeting Scenarios

Sooner or later, event planners and meeting facilitators encounter challenging meeting scenarios that impact participant engagement. The strategy selected to manage them will determine whether you can keep things under control and ensure a successful meeting outcome. If you can't, there is a more

The New Corporate Retreat Rulebook

Are you considering planning a corporate retreat? If you are, you probably just heard half of your employees groaning at their desks. When it comes to your next corporate retreat, you have a choice. You can make it the same old event that employees dread and that doesn’t accomplish more

7 Ways The Apple Watch Will Impact Meetings and Events

The hottest and what I believe is most fashionable wearable hit the market last week after months of speculation and anticipation. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, the Apple Watch is poised to have a big impact on the lives of its users. I am one of the estimated 20 million people who more

Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: Interview with Tina Madden, 2014 Cvent Plannie Award Winner

It’s red carpet season for Cvent. This year’s Cvent CONNECT conference marks our third annual Plannie Awards, and the excitement is already building. While I love talking with clients at the conference and hearing their passion and excitement firsthand, one of my favorite moments of the more

New Survey Highlights Reasons to Invest in a Mobile Event App

CrowdCompass and the Event Marketing Institute (EMI) have partnered on a research report covering the momentum of mobile event apps. The report reveals some key findings about “how attendees value and engage with mobile event apps.” It also reveals the obvious benefit/opportunity of mobile apps more

Exclusive Castle Estates for Executive Retreats

What's the perfect venue for an executive retreat? A private setting, with meeting facilities and space for team activities and relaxation during downtime, can help executive teams break down barriers, bond, and focus on the business at hand. Castle estates are worth considering. Highclere Castle more

Planner Smarts: 4 Travel-Friendly Power Snacks for Life-on-the-Go

Having woken up in London, Paris, and Milan at 3 am, looking for breakfast more times than I can count, I've learned the hard way that food on the road and on-demand can, at times, be tough to come by. With wee-hours room service increasingly on the wane (and expensive), I've become more

Unique Tours Give Back in London ...and Beyond

Whenever event planners organize corporate events in foreign destinations, finding opportunities to give back to the community and get to know the local residents is truly rewarding for all parties involved. Here are 3 very different approaches that do just that. Unseen City Walks (London) more

UBER, AIRBNB - The Sharing Economy - Safe for Corporate Travel??

I am intrigued by the impact that the sharing economy is having on business travel. The likes of UBER, AIRBNB, and others are getting the attention of our travelers and rapidly making their way into the managed travel program. Thing is, these types of services are making some travel buyers more
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