Meeting & Event Intelligence

Event Horror Stories: Mobile Madness!

Did this episode sound familiar? Read below, and see how you can avoid a similarly gruesome fate at your events! We are living in the midst of the mobile era. If you’re attendees aren’t walking around with smartphones in their pockets or tablets in their briefcases, they probably have them right in...read more

Don't Be a Trashy Traveler

Have you ever thought about how much more waste you create when you travel than when you’re at home? Eating on the run, drinking out of water bottles, using tiny sample-sized toiletries — road warriors leave a tremendous sea of trash in their wake. Here are some ways you can minimize your impact. ...read more

Two Core Technology Beliefs You MUST Have as an Event Planner

Technology for events has been around for a very long time, long before I was even in the business. But, the intense focus on how technology can be used in the events industy has really become more popular in just the past few years. Still, many people feel completely out of the loop and behind the...read more

Meetings 411: Staying On course for Q4

Earlier in the year, a Cvent blog feature outlined the steps for designing and facilitating year end meetings or kick-offs. The beginning of Q3 or Q4 is the ideal time to pull the team together for a face-to-face meeting to re-visit the goals and objectives set for the year and re-chart your course...read more

Event Design: When to Reinvent the Wheel

Does the prospect of change frighten you? When you’re asked to do something new with your event design, do you freeze up, uncertain where to begin? One of my friends is a talented graphic artist. In his previous job, he designed several magazines simultaneously, never missed a deadline and was known...read more

More Metrics for Measuring Meeting R.O.I.

Measuring the ROI. of meetings and events and pinpointing their impact on corporate performance is an important yet challenging area of focus for meeting and event planners. It's one of the keys to ensuring the longevity and success of the industry in the corporate sector. The CMO Council of the...read more

15 Tips for Welcoming Unexpected Meeting and Corporate Event Guests

Unexpected arrivals usually fall into 2 categories: Guests arriving at an unexpected time (early or late arrivals). Flights get delayed, major thunderstorms of blizzards can wreak havoc with traffic, and at times there are even unexpected delays on subway systems. Attendees who did not RSVP...read more

Top 100 Exclusivity Play: Is It a Fit for Your Conference?

Back in the day, Steve Jobs would hold a Top 100 meeting offsite for Apple MVPs. Getting an invite to this think tank was highly coveted, as it meant your thought leadership and hard work had been noticed. You were now on Jobs' rising star radar screen and would be treated to a glimpse of where...read more

9 Tips for Using Dedicated Meeting Concierges

Last week we discussed the benefits of dedicated meeting concierges for event planners, the hotel, and clients. To ensure that you integrate integrate dedicated concierges into your event effectively, here are 9 tips. Tips for Using Dedicated Concierges Stress the need for flexibility. It's pretty...read more

Optimizing User Adoption Rates for Your Event Mobile App

So many event organizers invest in a great mobile app for their event. They spend time updating the agenda, speaker list, introducing gamification and refining many other details so that their attendees can engage. However, many events organizers still have trouble earning adoption from their...read more
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