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.

Incentive Destinations: Port Perry, Ontario

Corporate groups visiting Toronto or York Region that don't have the time for a day trip to Niagara-on-the Lake should consider Port Perry, a historic Ontario town with Victorian era architecture. Beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Scugog, it is just about a 1-1/4 hour drive from more

15 Steps for Planning Team Building Retreats

With Q3 winding down and significant fluctuations on the stock market and in the global economy, it's important for companies to pause, take stock of where they are, and map out their strategy for Q4 and beyond. If course corrections are needed, now is the time to make the critical decisions more

Posh Picnic Gear for Corporate Events

As the summer winds down, picnics are the perfect way for corporate teams to enjoy the warm weather that continues over the coming weeks. There are many ways to incorporate picnics into events, both large and small. Picnics can be used to provide a change of scenery for lunch perk participants more

Win-Win Room Block Strategies

Recently a number of scenarios relating to room blocks have been discussed on social media. They have highlighted the fact that it can be challenging to balance the needs of corporate clients with those of resorts and hotels. While clients need maximum flexibility and to keep options open more

Summer in London: Buckingham Palace and Clarence House Open Their Doors to the Public

If your group is planning a trip to London during the summer or September, they are in for a treat as some of the Royal Residences in the UK open their doors to the public. Book well in advance of their visit as the tours sell out early. Buckingham Palace As part of Royal Day Out, visitors can more

Interlaken, Switzerland for Summer Retreats

Interlaken, an exquisite Alpine location by the lake in the heart of the Jungfrau mountain region, is an ideal location for summer incentives and executive retreats. Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountains create a picturesque backdrop for Interlaken which is located on the Bernese Oberland plain, more

Pay Attention to the Basics to Minimize Surprises for Meeting Participants

Sometimes, it's the small details, especially unexpected situations, that can interfere with the satisfaction of event attendees and meeting participants. For meetings to flow smoothly, it's important to attend to a myriad details. Some of these items may seem basic but it is surprising more

8 Ways to Find Relief for Aching Shoulders and Backs

Between carrying heavy luggage and boxes, loading and unloading event supplies, many hours on tradeshow floors, and extended time on their feet or seated at the computer, many event planners experiences aching shoulders, backs, and other muscles. Relief is possible but sometimes the pain won't more

Creating a Buzz with Creative Event Marketing

Whether one is marketing a conference, an event planning business, or a product for a client, it's important to find strategies to rise above the crowd and grab the attention of prospective customers. Here are some creative approaches to marketing that can be used for product launches or to create more

4 Luxury Beach Resorts in Latin America

Corporate groups in the U.S. and Canada in search of unique adventures at luxury beach resorts need look no further than Latin America. Set in lush environments on the beach its an opportunity to relax and explore between meetings. Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort (Costa Rica) Los more
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