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#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. Fruit...read 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 planners...read 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 your...read 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 air...read more

#IMEX14 Event Ideas: Fun and Games

When guests attend the same corporate events annually, it's important to keep their experience fresh and exciting. Fun and games entertain during social events, make great energizers, and add variety to team building and training. Here are 6 fun ideas from in and around IMEX America 2014: Selfie and...read more

There's an App for That: Texas Book Festival, Austin

Characters and ideas on a page given imaginative expression by the author bring a book to life. When a festival convenes 285 authors to meet the book-reading public, there's true magic as favorite authors take the stage, in the flesh, and read from their works. Want to tap into that inspiration and...read more

#IMEX14: 8 Must See Tradeshow Booths

Eye-catching designs that grab the attention of attendees is just one component of compelling tradeshow booths. Effective off-line and on-line marketing and activities that engage attendees are also essential. I interviewed representatives from a number of the exhibitors that stood out at this...read more

Learning the 'Dhow' of the Arabian Gulf

For visitors to the Arabian Gulf, one of the "must-do" experiences is climbing aboard a traditional wooden sailing vessel called a dhow. For centuries, the dhow has been a lifeline to the sea for the region’s people, and is one of the region’s most iconic images. Conference attendees in the Gulf can...read more

Abu Dhabi Offers Conference Activities With 'Vroom'

As home of one of the premier Formula 1 car racing events, Abu Dhabi has earned a reputation as a destination for serious driving. Planners who want to put more ‘vroom’ in their meeting program can take advantage of any number of these driving experiences for their group programs: At the Yas Marina...read more

Holland: Great Venues to View the Fall Foliage

Groups from Canada and northern U.S. states will be right at home in The Netherlands during the fall season, where there are plenty of venues that are perfect for taking in the seasonal transformations. Het Glazen Huis Glasshouses are the perfect vantage point from which to view fall foliage. Het...read more
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