Meeting & Event Intelligence

Event Pipeline Velocity: Why You Need It & How to Get It

In science circles, velocity speaks to the speed of something advancing in a particular direction. In sales circles, pipeline velocity speaks to the time it takes for leads to become closed deals. The TAS Group went a step further, developing the Sales Velocity Equation where four factors come into...read more

Designing Spousal Programs for Corporate Events

While most guests involved in spousal programs for corporate events are still female, the demographic is gradually shifting and there are more and more men in attendance. Coming up with gender neutral activities and activities that are appealing for men can be a challenge. Today, I'll provide a few...read more

10 More Tips to Trim Meeting Budgets

There are number of reasons that organizations may need to trim meeting budgets this year, as a number of international destinations are feeling the pinch of economic challenges. Likewise, it's important for meeting planners to be proactive and deliver value in an affordable manner, to avoid cuts...read more

Outdoor Meetings: Some Practical Considerations

Outdoor meetings are the perfect opportunity to take participants out of their routine, stimulate brainstorming and foster out-of-the-box thinking. But planning outdoor meetings is not exactly the same as planning outdoor events.While some of the same best practices apply, there are other...read 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 re-engineer...read more

3 New Gadgets You'll Love For Your Events

As a techy event planner, I'm always looking for new gadgets that will help in my event planning or make events a little more fun. I'm always on the scout, so here are 3 new gadgets I've recently found that I love!  Karma GoThis is great for event planners on the go who are looking for Wi-Fi...read 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,...read more

Cvent CONNECT Serves Up 3 Courses of Content

Tuesday’s opening session at was a seated breakfast, and MGM Grand served Egg White Fritatas from their Stay Well menu, a healthy menu developed by nutritionists at Cleveland Clinic Wellness. (If you haven't heard about MGM's Stay Well program, check out  Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: How to Stay Well...read more

Cvent CONNECT 2015: Reggie Aggarwal Welcomes Attendees

Cvent's CEO, Reggie Aggarwal opened the day at Cvent CONNECT and discussed Cvent's commitment to helping our clients achieve meeting and event success. Reggie began his remarks to over 1,600 buyer attendees with a look back at the events in his professional, and personal, life that led to the...read more

Arianna Huffington Advises Event Planners to Disconnect to Re-connect

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post shared her personal wake-up call with over 2,000 attendees in her Cvent Connect keynote. In 2012, when she "came to" after collapsing from exhaustion and sleep deprivation she asked herself "Is this what success looks like?"...read more
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