Luxury Resorts in Latin America

For corporate groups in search of an unforgettable venue for an executive retreat or to reward a team that has produced outstanding results, it isn't always necessary to travel to a destination on the other side of the world. Latin America has a number of hidden gems that are well worth more

Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: The 2015 Planner Award Finalists

I don’t need to tell event planners that their job is the 5th most stressful—they already know it. That's why taking time to celebrate our customers is something Cvent loves to do. Not only because event planning is stressful and our customers deserve to be recognized, but also because they more

Vivid Sydney Festival Illuminates Sydney, Australia

The Vivid Sydney Festival started last Friday and it runs until the 2nd Monday in June. This 18 day event is a joyous celebration with 3 main components: Vivid Music: There's something for everyone whether tastes are classical or avant garde. Musical collaborations create a fusion of various more

Meetings Shine Brighter In St. Pete/Clearwater

A meeting just feels different in St. Pete/Clearwater.  Here on Florida’s sun-soaked west coast, over 35 miles of award-winning beaches and a world-class arts scene offer the ultimate backdrop to any event.  In fact, The New York Times named us one of the world’s top “Places to Go.” The options more

4 Kickstarters for Creating “Wow” (Without Breaking the Bank)

When the sky’s the limit for your budget, creating “wow” moments at your meeting is more a matter of imagination and logistics than anything else. But for the vast majority of meeting professionals who find the pressure is always on to exceed expectations and deliver a truly memorable event more

Whit Monday Traditions Around the World

Two years ago, when I was in Germany for IMEX Frankfurt, I took the train and re-traced my steps to Bacharach. I have previously told the story about missing my stop and getting off at Oberwesel. A passenger who got off the train at that stop offered to accompany back to Bacharach. "It's a more

International Snack Ideas for Business Meetings

On LinkedIn, a new event planner recently asked: "What type of coffee break do you choose for events? " I responded "It depends," then clarified my answer. I've facilitated team building retreats and workshops and planned corporate events in 14 countries. Through these experiences, I've learned more

Event Budgeting: 9 More Tips for Avoiding Sticker Shock

It's not easy to create event budget with no surprise. There are often unanticipated expenses, fees and incidentals that can add up quickly. Here are some important costs to keep in mind to avoid sticker shock. Wi-Fi: Don't assume that this is included. Wi-Fi costs need to be clarified for more

HOW TO: Use Social Media to Plan and Promote an Event

Social media has taken over the world and completely changed the way we communicate. While we used to call up a friend to catch up, now we passively watch their Facebook account to stay in the loop. And if we think that these changes haven't invaded the events industry, we're kidding ourselves. more

Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: How to Pack Like a Master

Heading out to Cvent CONNECT? We're going to help you pack. Follow these simple rules and you will feel like a master conference traveler. Know what you're dressing for: Professional Sessions - This should be the no-brainer--you dress this way for a living, right? But sometimes we can second more
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