Planning How-To's

Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: Chicago

This year, Chicago heads Cvent's list of the Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the U.S. Here are just a few of the reasons that, when it comes to meetings, the Second City is second to none.  First, in determining its list, Cvent looked at the more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on its Cvent Supplier...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

Best Deals in Baltimore

Steamed crabs and the Inner Harbor and Babe Ruth’s statue at Camden Yards. You know your Baltimore icons but do you know where to get the best perks at a great meetings hotel? This trio of offers, two in Baltimore proper and one near Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport...read more

A Look at the Blue: Highlighting the Question Designer

We all know feedback is important, but, when there are a million other things on your to do list, getting those surveys set up can’t take all day. With the new question designer coming with the Blue release, it doesn't have to. That’s right. We’ve made creating and maintaining surveys more efficient...read more

Enchantment in Hand: Promotions in Santa Fe, NM

Among captivating locations, the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, can hardly be touched. With its galleries, working artists and artisans, opera, Native-American culture, Pueblo architecture, and wide, wide views, the city has a lively and soulful spirit all its own. Take advantage of these fall and...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

13 Tips for Creating Great Hospitality Suites for Corporate Events

Many hotels have executive lounges and large tradeshows usually provide suites for hosted buyers. Hospitality suites can also add tremendous value for private corporate events. Hospitality suites are often used as a place for attendees to gather and relax after the day is through but they can also...read more

10 Tips to Avoid AV Surprises and Glitches

Fortunately, it doesn't happen often but every now and  then something goes really wrong with audio-visual and it can really derail a meeting, conference, or event. How can event planners avoid audio-visual surprises? Keep your options open. Don't automatically go with the preferred supplier. Remove...read more

London Calling: Enchanted Kenwood House, Hampstead Heath

In the midst of a baking-hot English summer, there’s no more magical place than Hampstead Heath and its grand, art-stuffed Georgian mansion, Kenwood House (otherwise known as the Iveagh Bequest) for simultaneously cooling off and receiving cultural nourishment. A featured location in many books and...read more

What Event Planners Can Learn From Fashion Week

Fashion Week, it's the time when the world's top fashion designers and emerging designers unveil their creations around the world. For women's wear, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week takes place during 2 seasons, beginning in New York City during the second week of September for the Spring/Summer season...read more
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