Planning How-To's

Choose the Best Service Style for Your Next Event

Often the style of service will influence the types and varieties of foods the caterer can offer. For instance, foods that will be passed on trays by servers during an afternoon reception must be easy to handle. They also must be able to hold up well. Sauced items, which could drip, should not be...read more

Planner Pro Tips: 9 Ways to Make the Most out of Photo Booths

Planners know photo booths can be a big hit with attendees. Who doesn’t love a photo-op with co-workers, acquaintances, business partners, celebrities, and new friends when you’re at an event? But from a planner’s perspective, there has to be a good game plan going into your event to make the most...read more

Hot Technology at CES 2016

It is important for event planners to stay on top of trends in the consumer market as technology innovation in the consumer sector shapes the expectations of event participants. Every year, the Consumer Technology Association hosts the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a mega-event (and...read more

Event Marketing and Design: Charting Your Course for 2016

After the last event of the festive season is over, the last few weeks of the year and the first weeks of the new year are notoriously quiet periods. It's an ideal time for event and meeting planners to take stock of performance over the last 12 months and map out their strategy for the coming year....read more

2016 Hot Event Industry Trends

At the threshold of a new year, event and meeting planners are able to take a breather. It's important to keep events fresh, unique and alive, year after year. Devoting quality time to spotting trends can be helpful in shaping future events. Cvent Blog has been discussing a number of them throughout...read more

UK Event Venues for Victorian Christmas Events

The Christmas tree (which was brought to England from Germany by Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband) is  one of the many Christmas traditions that can be traced to the Victorian era. Venues that capture the magic of a Victorian Christmas are ideal for corporate Christmas events. In the United...read more

6 Ways to Derail Any Meeting

Recently, Tony Compton gave event industry professionals some food for thought in The Email Corporate Event Producers Don’t Want to Read, his post on LinkedIn Pulse. Tony is not an event planner but he attends events. He highlighted the fact that there are a number of missteps that regularly...read more

Berry Special Desserts for Corporate Events

While event planners usually associate berries with summer events, they are also the perfect choice for winter. As the frosty weather returns and the festive season is upon us, there is no better way to keep desserts light, fresh and colorful than to begin with berries. They will please everyone's...read more

Meeting and Travel Industry Outlook for 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, its time for meeting and event planners to devote quality time to planning for 2016. An understanding of industry outlook for next year can be very helpful in formulating these plans. Here are some useful sources of information and a summary of key highlights. MPI Meetings...read more

Big News: Your Essential Guide to Event Sourcing Has Arrived!

In today's highly disruptive world, even the most experienced planners encounter sourcing challenges. Technology, coupled with a fast-changing and more fluid business environment, is rendering traditional sourcing strategies and tactics less effective. In turn, many planners are feeling the need for...read more
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