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.

Corporate Event Venues: 3 Palace Hotels in Paris

Paris has long been recognized as the ultimate spring destination. In 2010, France's Ministry of Tourism created the classification "Palace" to designate an elite class of 5 Star hotels to make it easier for discerning guests to identify properties with cachet. These hotels have: a more

Leveraging Technology to Experience Asia's Historical Sites

Ever visit a historical venue or destination with many historical sites and wondered what it looked like "back in the day?" Now, thanks to technology, a number of Asian interactive experiences are demonstrating that this is increasingly possible. Here are some examples: Images of Singapore Images more

President Obama's Trip to Jamaica II: 8 Lessons for Meeting Planners

President Obama went to Jamaica last week to hold a series of meetings including bilateral talks with Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, and discussions with the leaders of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), representing 15 countries in the Caribbean region in preparation for the more

President Obama's Trip to Jamaica: 6 Cross-Cultural Communication Tips

Last week, there was a lot of excitement in Jamaica when President Barack Obama became the 2nd sitting U.S. President to visit Jamaica. (In 1982, Ronald Reagan was the first.) What was particularly meaningful was the steps he took to engage with his audiences across cultures and generations. more

12 Tips for Managing Corporate Event Emergencies

Fortunately, most meetings, conference and corporate events take place without serious emergencies arising. Even so, it's important for event planners to have strategies in place to deal with emergency situations whether they involve accidents, illnesses, severe weather, or fire. Some more

Jamaica: New Kingston Hotels Fit for Dignitaries

President Barack Obama's arrival in Jamaica today to meet with Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders is historic as it is the second visit by a sitting U.S. President. (President Ronald Reagan visited in 1992.) President Obama and his delegation were hosted in uptown Kingston's fashionable more

Keep Abreast of Tech Trends with Technology Events in London

With the explosion in event technology, savvy event and meeting planners realize the importance of keeping abreast of emerging technological trends and tools. Fortunately, for event industry professionals based in London or heading to London for a visit, there are a number of technical festivals more

9 Strategies to Encourage Early Event Registration

The Cvent Event Blog has previously highlighted some of the reasons why early meeting and corporate registrations are important and suggested that it's time to re-think early booking incentives. Yet, many organizations continue to have a problem with last-minute registrations and bookings more

Corporate Events: Tempting Treats Guaranteed to Please Participants

At this time of year, even the most health conscious event attendees will appreciate a treat or two to satisfy their sweet tooth. Today we bring you 4 tempting treats that are hard to resist and great 4 places to enjoy them. Sinfonia Chocolate Benoit Sinthon, Madeira’s only Michelin-star chef who more

New All Inclusives for 2015 Give Corporate Groups More Options for Business Meetings

The Cvent Event Blog has previously profiled a number of all-inclusive resorts and discussed the value that all-inclusives can deliver for corporate groups. Due to new openings and, in some cases, re-branded properties, corporate groups in search of all-inclusive resorts have more options this more
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