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.

12 Ways for Event Planners to Communicate DMC Value

For some conferences, tradeshows, and meetings, clients or sponsoring organizations take care of certain expenses while attendees pay for others. Perhaps a hospitality desk is provided but attendees book their own tours and offsite excursions. Attendees who extend their time at a destination may be...read more

Trick or Treat: Theme Parks for Halloween events

The 2015 Global Meeting and Event Trends Report by AMEX identified the trend toward using unique venues like theme parks for meetings and corporate events. With haunted houses always a popular amusement park attraction, Halloween is an ideal time to hold events at theme parks. Many amusement parks...read more

Rapid Recovery: When Mother Nature Hits Your Event Destination

Just over a week ago, less than an hour after I walked in the door after a great week at IMEX America, some disappointing news landed in my email inbox. Several rooms in the beautiful boutique hotel where I had helped one of my corporate clients arrange a buy-out for a weekend retreat had been...read more

7 Social Media Take-aways from 4 Celebrity Event Planners

It's not surprising that celebrity event professionals and event designers who have moved into the upper echelons of the industry are also social media mavens. Today, we feature lessons for building a powerful social media presence from 4 celebrity event industry professionals who rock social media....read 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. Fruit...read 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. Meat...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

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 include...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
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