Meeting & Event Intelligence

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 emergency...read more

Create the Stadium Effect At Your Next Event

Yesterday was the official opening day for the MLB and I was so excited to spend my time at the Yankees game here in New York. It was a beautiful spring day and though the Yankees lost, it was a great day to be out and experiencing baseball season yet again. To top off a great day, I also went to a...read 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 for...read more

Give Your Events a Sense of Place

A friend of mine learned the hard way what happens when you completely ignore your meeting environment. Tasked with hosting a group of Tokyo businessmen at an Atlanta-based meeting, she ferreted out authentic sushi chefs and stocked the hotel bar with sake. And the attendees hated her for it. “All...read more

An Event Planner’s Spring Cleaning Guide

Here in New York, I could not be happier that the snowfall here is becoming less frequent and the temperature is on the rise. As we officially enter spring, it’s time to think about ways in which we can clean house, both literally and figuratively. As an event planner, what are some ways in which...read more

Meetings 411: 11 VIP Treatment Tips

Corporate groups often have VIPs in attendance for meetings and conferences; and certainly, CEOs fall into that category. From time to time, groups may also have royal family members, Government representatives, dignitaries, community leaders, or celebrity entertainers or speakers. My company has...read more

Planning Foreign Events as Currencies Fluctuate

Canadian event planners who are in the process of planning foreign incentives trips, retreats, and other corporate events are facing a new challenge this year. The value of the Canadian $ against the US$ has declined steadily since the beginning of last summer and sharply in recent months. This...read more

Exhibitor: Does That Fit Today's Dynamic Event Environment?

Words matter. There's one word I've been mulling over quite a bit lately: EXHIBITOR A quick Google search reveals more about what comes to mind when we hear this word: A person who displays works of art or other items of interest at an exhibition To offer or expose to view; present for inspection To...read more

9 Steps for Managing Conflict During Meetings

It's not unusual for conflicts to arise during a meeting. Many groups go through the phases of forming, storming, "norming," and performing. It could be conflict during a planning or logistics meeting for your own team or during the course of a meeting for clients. Regardless of the context, the...read more

8 Ways to Refresh Your Annual Conference

An annual conference provides the unique opportunity to bond relationships between peers, clients, investors, vendors, and prospective business partners. It creates a stage where people can come together and reflect on exceptional accomplishments as well as opportunities missed throughout the year,...read more
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