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).

Anne cut her teeth in event planning while serving on association boards including the Ontario Society for Training and Development (OSTD), the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and the MBA Women’s Association.

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.

The Future of the Meeting Space: Meet Generation Z

Generation Z (those born between 1995 and 2010), started hitting the U.S. workforce in 2013. Currently, they are the largest U.S. population group (23 million). By 2020, Generation Z will represent 36% of the U.S. labor force. While Millennials have been the most studied demographic group, more

Canada Day Special: Head to Ottawa for 2017 Sesquicentennial Events

Today is Canada Day, the day when Canadians celebrate the birth of their nation. I have previously discussed what happens on Canada Day and why it is an ideal time for foreign companies and associations to plan group events in Canada. Events that are taking place today in Ottawa, Canada's capital, more

Equestrian Events in London and the UK

For corporate groups with equestrian enthusiasts or companies in search of unique corporate events, equestrian events are available throughout the year in and near London. Here are some of the most popular. 2015 Longines Global Champions Tour This year, from July 24 - 26, 2015, the Longines more

The Millennials Are Here...What are you doing about it?

The time for saying "the Millennials are coming" is past. The Millennials, representing 25% of the U.S. workforce...and climbing, are here. By 2020, they will make up 46% of the labour force. Associations and organizations need to dramatically transform their approach to marketing and more

Cvent CONNECT Dine Around Venues in Las Vegas

Dine-arounds. It's a concept that significantly boosts interaction between participants. Dine-arounds can take a variety of formats: small group dining for where groups of 6 - 8 attendees can bond over a full course meal progressive dinners at which attendees switch venues with each course pick more

Religious Meetings for Millennials

When it comes to engaging Millennials, churches face the same challenges as associations and other organizations. This is magnified by the fact that, according to a study conducted by Pew Research, 35% of Millennials are unaffiliated with any particular faith. This compares with 13% for the same more

Chuck Ghoorah Urges Event Planners to Take Their Rightful Place at the Boardroom Table #cventCONNECT

Chuck Ghoorah, Cvent's Co-founder and President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing, wrapped up this year's Cvent CONNECT with a powerful call for participants to stay connected and take their rightful place at the boardroom table.  Thanks to the tools, metrics, and platforms now available, more

Special Event Inspiration from Cvent CONNECT #cventconnect

At Cvent CONNECT, event planners, as well as participants from associations and hotels, worked hard to take in a lot of valuable content that will help improve their meetings and events. They've also been picking up great ideas for their own events, entertainment, decor, and catering at more

Cvent Connect Chronicles: Tech Innovation @cventconnect

Conferences and tradeshows are some of the best places to keep abreast of technology trends and discover emerging technology. Attendees can pick up ideas not only from exhibitors but also from examples used by keynote speakers and in breakout sessions. Since Sunday, attendees from hotels, resorts, more

Ivanka Trump Encourages Event Planners to Dream Big #cventconnect

In an intimate conversation with Eric Eden, Cvent's Senior Vice President of Marketing, Ivanka Trump shared her perspective on what it takes to be successfully in the hospitality industry and personally: Here are a few take-aways. Maintain a family feel as you grow.Ivanka pointed out that, like more
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