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.

How to Create Personalized Itineraries

The weeks leading up to group travel can be hectic for your guests. In addition to managing their regular work responsibilities and ensuring that they everything is under control at work, they are also busy preparing and packing for their trips. It can be overwhelming. The 4 main sections to 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 more

Savvy Roommate and Rooming List Strategies

When it is necessary to stretch a budget for a business meeting, internal conference, sales rally, or team building retreat, opting for villas, suites or double occupancy rooms with 2 beds can result in significant savings. On some properties, while there is a shared living room and kitchenette, more

Smart Monday Serves up Cutting Edge Content for IMEX America #imex14

Once again, MPI and other association partners provided IMEX America attendees with a full day of free pre-trade show education, training, workshops. and networking. In total, 30 concurrent sessions and deep dives have been presented. Here are a few highlights. Association partners that teamed more

IMEX America 2014: 4 Events You Won't Want to Miss #IMEX14

After a full year of anticipation, IMEX America will soon be opening its doors for another year. From happy hours to after parties, IMEX America is always buzzing with events both on and off the trade show floor. Today is Smart Monday powered by MPI. If you are already onsite or on your way to more

4 More Ways to Use Music for Meetings

Music is one of the most powerful yet underutilized meeting and event design elements. When used effectively, music can: underscore an event theme signal a group that is time to return from a break or lunch mark transitions in the agenda calm a rowdy group 1. Themes for Themes Finding music 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. more

Trick or Treat Italian Style

In Italy, All Saints Day, celebrated on November 1, is an important holiday. All Saint's Eve, the night before, is marked by special events in some Italian towns. La Notte Nera, Borgo a Mozzano In Borgo a Mozzano at Ponte del Diavolo near Lucca, La Notte Nera, known has Italy's first more

Robert's Rules of Order Refresher for Formal Meetings

While meetings in the US and Canada tend to be informal, in some countries formal meetings are still the order of the day. Familiarity with Robert's Rules of Order, which dates back to 1876,  is important for event planners who work internationally and also for those who serve on boards and work more

Oktoberfest: How and Where to Celebrate it

Oktoberfest, it's a fabulous fun fair that dates back to October 12, 1810, having evolved from the celebrations in Munich for the royal wedding Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Today, Munich's Oktoberfest takes place from mid-September until the end of the more
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