How to Engineer Compliance in 3 Easy Steps

Why are Americans so fat? Some people would argue it's because when we eat out (which is often), the portions are mammoth. Reduce the plate size, critics say, and we wouldn't be so prone to overeat. The Smarter Lunchroomscampaign against childhood obesity is testing this theory out. Newly more

#IMEX14 Event Ideas II: Food and Beverage

Whether it's a conference, recreational corporate event, or business meeting, food and beverage choices require careful consideration. It's easy to fall into a rut.  Fortunately, tradeshows like IMEX America are the perfect place for event planners to pick up ideas for their own events. more

Laying the Foundation for Your Event Social Media Strategy

Incorporating social media into your event involves the consideration of many details that, amid the hustle-and-bustle of planning, are often left to the last minute. This problem occurs when the importance of social media is overlooked and developing a strategy for using it at your event isn't more

Revealed for 2014: Most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean

Planners take note: Cvent has revealed its annual list of the 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean.  “Resorts remain a popular and desirable choice among meeting planners for group business because of their all-in-one capabilities that are attractive for more

Corporate Event Venues with Speciality Dining Concepts

Some venues make one or two specific foods the star and create a menu to showcase them fully. Here are 2 very venues that have successfully executed this concept. Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres Two months ago, this innovative dining concept opened at SLS Hotels, Las Vegas' newest resort and casino. more

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Property for Your Business Conference

A successful business conference can be just the boost your organization needs to improve employee morale, unveil a new product line, or strategize ways to bring in more clients or members. The first step in orchestrating such a conference is finding the right property to accommodate you and more

How Far We've Come: Event Tech in 2014

It's hard to believe, but we are already coming to the end of 2014. It seems like just yesterday I was predicting technology trends for the year and now it's time to reevaluate and see what has really come to fruition. Consider this a lesson for all of you who have felt disconnected from more

Is TMC Global Consolidation the Right Answer?

We have seen in the past a push to consolidate the TMC services to a global player, so all or at least the majority of locations in a corporation are utilizing the same provider. There are many benefits to this model – leveraged TMC fees, consistent processes and more consolidated data. But I more

Ancillary Fees - What do we really need???

For years now there has been so much talk about ancillary fees and the challenges the managed travel programs face with these fees. In a recent meeting with industry colleagues we figured out it comes down to three things: Transparency, Transactable, and Trackable. So what does that mean? more

Global Meeting Trends: What's Ahead for 2015 #IMEX14

At IMEX America 2014, Yma Sherry, Vice-President North America, American Express Meetings & Events unveiled American Express'' 2015 Global Meetings & Events Forecast, co-sponsored by Cvent. AMEX sent Global Meeting Planner Surveys to meeting and event planners from major global regions, group more
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