Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.

Top 50 Destinations: What Gives the Meetings Industry Wings?

Cvent just released its 2015 list of the Top 50 U.S. Meeting Destinations, with Orlando, Vegas, and Chicago once again jockeying for meeting supremacy. (This year belongs to Orlando, which regained the top spot it lost in 2013.) Cvent's list is based on activity that was tracked from July 2014 more

Stylish Attractions: 3 Fashion Exhibits Strike a Pose in NYC

OK, so maybe you don't have a backstage pass to New York Fashion Week, that doesn't mean you can't take yourself and your conference guests out for a fashion-packed field trip in NYC this winter and spring. All you need to do is set aside an hour or two and direct your style-minded guests to one more

Top 100: The Ones that Matter

When it comes to meetings, it's no surprise that tourism magnets like Las Vegas, Chicago, Orlando, New York, Boston, and others have synergy to attract groups. But what about second-tier cities? Cvent's list of Top 100 U.S. Meeting Hotels uncovered three stand-alone venues that are making it more

How MLB's Brass Plays Ball in Phoenix

The Boys of Summer are officially done, following the World Series (congrats San Francisco Giants!). But this month, it was time for the "old boys" of summer - namely, 30 general managers of the MLB - to start playing ball, as the GM Meetings convened at the Biltmore in Phoenix.  RELATED: more

Halloween Hawaii Style

The Hawaiian people enjoy a rich spiritual history, which includes a strong belief in spirits, both benign and vengeful. Much of this finds expression in the long-standing tradition of oral story telling, which was how one generation passed on cultural values to the next. So it’s not surprising more

#IMEX14: 8 Must See Tradeshow Booths

Eye-catching designs that grab the attention of attendees is just one component of compelling tradeshow booths. Effective off-line and on-line marketing and activities that engage attendees are also essential. I interviewed representatives from a number of the exhibitors that stood out at more

And Now, a List of The Best Ways to Spice Up Your Meetings This Fall

Corporate event planning is no longer what it used to be. It’s more creative! Today it’s crucial to create authentic inspirational and non-traditional offerings, true to the destination’s locale, to spice up the experience for attendees. Outside of event design, there are many creative ways to more

Don’t Miss This… The Best F&B Trends This Fall

If shot glasses of pumpkin spice lattes appeared at all private banquet facilities, I would gladly embrace that fall F&B trend. But, talented chefs, F&B teams and hotel general managers say that there’s more to celebrate than just PSLs and apple crisps in the fall. I’m fortunate to share more

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 more

Nashville Music City to Shine with CMA Awards

Nashville, Tennessee: it's earned the reputation of music city and with good reason. From the early settlers who fiddled in the 18th century to world-renowned music venues like Ryman Auditorium, the Bluebird Cafe, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and Grand Ole Opry, it has long been regarded as more
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