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Take Your Event Live with Social Media
There is no denying that we live in a technology-dominated world, and, yet, the desire to meet face-to-face continues to prevail. Event producers can merge digital and in-person worlds by...Read More >
Explore Europe’s Top MICE Venues
  Choosing a venue for a high-profile MICE event can be a daunting task for even the most experienced event planner. At Fairmont, Raffles & Swissôtel we appreciate and value the relationships we...Read More >

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New CrowdCompass Feature: Live Q&A Update
You’ve probably been to a conference session where the Q&A went overtime. Hands were up all over the room while the microphone attendant ran back and forth between the audience members. Or how about...Read More >
New CrowdCompass Feature: Activity Feed Commenting
Giving your attendees a discussion forum is an effective way to foster connection, engagement, and networking. The ability to have that discussion within your event’s mobile app ensures that more...Read More >

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How to Develop a Meetings Policy
Last week I talked through some of the reasons your company might be looking at implementing a meetings management program. The next step is to outline your meetings policy. I’m still surprised by how many organizations still do not have a meetings...
How to Successfully Sell Meetings Management in 7 Easy Steps
Last week at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Denver, I had the opportunity to lead a discussion on selling meetings management to executives by securing internal buy-in. During the discussion, I was joined by Cvent clients...
Your Ultimate Guide to Budget Adoption
Budgeting is not the most thrilling task an event planner has to do. It's usually the final frontier for adoption when navigating a technology for your SMMP (Strategic Meetings Management Program), even though it’s important part of the event...
How to Develop a Meetings Policy
Last week I talked through some of the reasons your company might be looking at implementing a meetings management program. The next step is to outline your meetings policy. I’m still surprised by how many organizations still do not have a meetings...
How to Successfully Sell Meetings Management in 7 Easy Steps
Last week at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Denver, I had the opportunity to lead a discussion on selling meetings management to executives by securing internal buy-in. During the discussion, I was joined by Cvent clients...
Your Ultimate Guide to Budget Adoption
Budgeting is not the most thrilling task an event planner has to do. It's usually the final frontier for adoption when navigating a technology for your SMMP (Strategic Meetings Management Program), even though it’s important part of the event...
Innovation and the Travel Buyer
I look around the corporate travel industry and I see a lot of what looks the same as 30 years ago when I first chose this crazy career and I also see many innovative new entrants into the marketplace that are delivering an opportunity for change in...
Service Delivery Guarantees – Travel Buyers Rejoice!
With Delta’s announcement of its Operational Performance Commitment, in which Delta offers to compensate corporations when their performance dips below that of its two biggest competitors (AA and UA), travel buyers have a fabulous new opportunity to...
Travel Distribution Changes - Nightmare or Opportunity??
So there is lots of chatter in the business travel world about Lufthansa Group’s new business strategy to charge 16 Euros for every booking made in the GDS effective September 2015. It poses an interesting question of whether this is a good thing for...

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