Planning How-To's

14 Quick Ways to Create More Sustainable Events

Often, the initiative to design sustainable event has to come from event and meeting planners. Many clients still don't have sustainability on their radar. Designing events that are more sustainable doesn't have to be complicated. Sometimes, small, baby steps can go along way towards helping clients...read more

15 Ways to Ensure Guest Comfort During Winter Events

This week, while New York City and New Jersey were spared the severe blizzard that had been forecasted, Long Island, New England, and Canada's Atlantic provinces were hammered. This is an important reminder to have plans in place to ensure guest comfort when snow hits your area. Today's tips focus...read more

Searching Made Simple

Finding the perfect venue can be overwhelming when searching through Cvent’s network of over 44,000 brands and affiliated properties. You will reap the benefits from the multiple ways Cvent allows you to simplify your search process and organize established partnerships with venues. Mark preferred...read more

9 Timely Topics for Meeting Planner Conferences

As event and meeting planners design upcoming corporate meetings and conferences, it's extremely important to keep abreast of developments on the global landscape. There have been a number of recent international development that will have an impact on events. Here are some topics that will be...read more

The 5 Skills that Will Boost Your Confidence in Front of Audiences

As event planners, there is often a need to speak in front of an audience. At some events, meeting and event planners, make announcements, give instructions, introduce speakers and panelists, and wrap up and summarize events. For many, this comes naturally, while others struggle with nerves. Well,...read more

15 Tips for Designing Family-Friendly Events for Families with Infants

Today's post is inspired by Frank Stevens, an event professional based in Amsterdam. He started a discussion in a LinkedIn about accommodating the needs of mothers with nursing infants attending events. It's an important topic but it has rarely been addressed. It got me thinking and remembering what...read more

3 Things You Need to Know About the End of the Glass Explorer Program

You may have seen the news - the Google Glass Explorer program is coming to a halt. If you're not familiar with it, the Explorer program was the public's chance to buy Google Glass and test it out. Since the announcement is new, you may not be familiar with all the details. Many people thought...read more

UK Calling: Good News for London

Planning a meeting in London? Well, you won't be the only one - London being one of the most popular destinations in the world - especially for Americans. Luckily, with the best tourism year in decades, hotel management and development companies are looking for ways to expand their offerings in UK's...read more

Good Deals in Delaware: Wilmington Promotions

Wilmington, Delaware, is a compact city with outsize appeal—to heart, head, taste buds, and pocketbook. Outstanding cultural offerings throughout the Brandywine region awaken the mind and spirit. Foodies will swoon over local chefs' creations. And the icing on the cake is tax-free shopping. The...read more

3 Innovative European Concepts for Event Planners

Today, I continue our exploration of innovative concepts that are unfamiliar to North American event planners and how they can be applied during meetings and events. Our focus is on 3 innovative concepts from Europe. Hygge - Denmark: The rough translation for "hygge" is "togetherness" or "coziness"...read more
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