Posts by Anne Thornley-Brown

Anne Thornley-Brown, M.B.A.,  @executiveoasis has  been blogging for Cvent Blog 5 times a week since May, 2011.

Anne is the President of Executive Oasis International, a Toronto team building and management consulting firm specializing in team building retreatsexecutive retreatsteam building and corporate event planning. She has designed and delivered programmes for executives, managers and professionals from 16 countries.

Executive Oasis International offers services in Canada, USA, the Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman), the Caribbean (Jamaica, Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, the Grenadines, St. Lucia),  Europe (Germany, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Italy), and Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Japan).

Editorial Calendar:

  • Monday: Business Meetings 411 Tips for taking Meetings, Conferences, and Team Building to the Next Level
  • Tuesday: Incentive Destinations Destination Specific Event Planning Tips/Mini Destination Profiles
  • Wednesday: Corporate Event & Meeting Venues
  • Thursday: Corporate Event Challenges & Solutions
  • Friday: Corporate Events  Creative Event Ideas, Eye Popping Events & Exhibits, Planner Smarts, Breaking News, What's New, What's Hot (including team recreation, hot trends, tools, gifts & gadgets)
     

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Cvent or any other organization or individual.

About Anne Thornley-Brown

Anne Thornley-Brown has an M.B.A. from York University's Schulich School of Business in Toronto, Canada.  She shaped the management development strategy for two major Canadian corporations.

Anne has extensive business experience in a variety of industries including banking, wireless communications, high technology, transportation, the non-profit sector, and film and television. She speaks English, French, and Spanish.

Anne has toured Asia 18 times and facilitated workshops and team building for over 2000 executives, managers and professionals. She has worked with a number of clients from Gulf (GCC) countries in the Middle East.

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The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Cvent or any other organization or individual.

Planning Foreign Events as Currencies Fluctuate

Canadian event planners who are in the process of planning foreign incentives trips, retreats, and other corporate events are facing a new challenge this year. The value of the Canadian $ against the US$ has declined steadily since the beginning of last summer and sharply in recent months. This...read more

The Bahamas: Baha Mar to Throw Open Its Doors in May

Dubbed The New Riviera, Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas, has announced that it will open its doors in May instead of March 27 as previously announced. Baha Mar will have 20,000 square feet of function space spread across 35 function rooms. There will be outdoor meeting spaces in garden, beach and...read more

Discover Jane Austen's Hampshire

Hampshire is where Jane Austen lived for most of her life and where she wrote most of her novels. When she lived in Steventon near Basingstoke (where she was born), Jane Austen wrote the first drafts of Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility and Northanger Abbey. When she lived in Chawton village...read more

Event Industry Prepares for Canada Meet Week 2015

This year, Canada Meet Week takes place from April 13 - 17. This inspiring week of events for event and meeting planners will provide opportunities for networking, professional development and recognizing the accomplishments of event industry professionals. On April 14, In Toronto, the week will...read more

S.P.R.I.N.G. Themes and Ideas for Corporate Events

It's official. Today the calendar flips to spring. Over the next few weeks, groups can look forward to spending more and more time outdoors as the spring thaw takes place. Here is some inspiration to "spring" into the season and create some wonderful events. Start with a spring theme that reflects...read more

Creating a Pop-up Retro Kid's Club

Many resorts and hotels have their own children's programs. If you opt to stay at a boutique hotel or inn that is suitable for a smaller group, a dedicated facility may not always be available. If the group is large enough you may want to outsource the children's program to services that are similar...read more

Corporate Event Venues: Hotels with Hot Springs

4...3...2...1. It's time to countdown to spring and resorts with hot springs are some of the "hottest" places for groups to relax and take in the spring thaw and awakening. These venues are the perfect places to get business done and yet ensure that corporate groups return to work refreshed and...read more

Incentive Destinations: Canary Islands

An archipelago of 7 islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Canary Islands, an autonomous community in Spain, are located at roughly the same latitude as Bermuda. (Bermuda's latitude is 32.3000° N and the Canary Islands are located at 28° N.) Their temperate climate warmed by the Gulf Stream make the...read more

9 Steps for Managing Conflict During Meetings

It's not unusual for conflicts to arise during a meeting. Many groups go through the phases of forming, storming, "norming," and performing. It could be conflict during a planning or logistics meeting for your own team or during the course of a meeting for clients. Regardless of the context, the...read more

What's Hot: Indoor Scuba Diving for Group Events

Now here's something really different...indoor scuba diving. It's the perfect fit whether  a group is preparing for a trip to a tropical location or an event planner needs an out of the ordinary experience to give a group a sense of adventure if a foreign incentive trip is not in the budget. There...read more
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