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.

#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

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,...read 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 up...read 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 Las...read 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 to...read more
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