Planning How-To's

Do You Know the 8 Elements of a Perfect RFP?

Request for proposals (RFPs) are an essential part of the event planning process. Most event organizers send RFPs because they are meeting in a new city and/or do not have an established track record at a particular venue. They could also just be looking to change due to a flux in more

Tuesday Tip: Reach Out to Your Blogger Community

Bloggers and big industry players should be a key part of your event marketing strategy. Reaching out to influential professionals in the event industry will broaden your event’s reach and spark social media activity. Well known guests give your event credibility and lead to extra promotion more

3 Things to Consider When Finding the Perfect Venue

So you have narrowed down all the hotels that meet your selection criteria to two or three destinations and are ready to send out RFPs … all 125 of them, right?  Before filling out your RFP to hotels and venues that will not meet your requirements, do your homework to save time for both you and more

8 Spring Themes for Corporate Events

It's official. After much anticipation, spring is officially here. It's time to think out of the garden box and tie some spring flair into your corporate events. Here are some themes guaranteed to put your attendees in the mood for spring:   Cherry Blossom Sakura Matsuri, the Cherry more

Top 10 Best Planner Tips: What You Shouldn’t Leave to Luck

We could all use a little luck on St. Patrick’s Day. And as event planners, we could use a little extra luck every day. Though we would love to plant you a garden of four-leaf clovers, luck happens when you’re prepared. It’s the only way to create your own luck. We’ve spoken to our top event more

How-to Use Gamification to Drive Attendee Engagement

By MarketingProfs As children we loved puzzles, scavenger hunts, and other types of games. More and more, event organizers are tapping into this sense of play with gamification via mobile apps to drive attendee engagement. Besides adding a healthy dose of fun to a tradeshow or conference, more

12 Strategies to Increase Attendee Engagement

  Long before I was involved in event planning, I designed and facilitated training development for major corporations as an employee and an independent consultant. Through this experience, I learned that event and conference planners can greatly boost attendee engagement by borrowing more

Budgeting: How to Estimate Coffee Consumption

One of the most common conversations I encounter in the event planning industry is that of coffee consumption. How is my company charged? Per gallon or per cup? Can I put a cap on how much is consumed, so I don't exceed my budget? What quantities of consumption should I expect with a group of more

3 Ways to Pick the Perfect Event Destination

You have fallen in love with a destination and want to hold your next meeting there. But will attendees love it too? Are there other cities or regions that can suit everyone’s needs even better? With so many countries, cities, and venues to choose from, this selection process can seem like finding more

10 Terrific Themes for Corporate Events

Whether you're planning business meetings, brainstorming sessions, galas, or team building, the right theme will set the tone for corporate events. Themes can also be instrumental in conveying complex information during presentations, conferences and training and development programs. Use your more
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