Meeting and Event Industry Trends for 2019

Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and American Express Meetings and Events recently released their annual outlook on global meeting and event industry trends. As we look to 2019, the industry...

Every Exceptional Business Event Begins With an Exceptional Location

As the world’s first international luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been pioneering global travel — for leisure and business — for more than 70 years. Our hotels, located in Europe’s most exciting and glamorous cities, offer luxurious accommodations and sophisticated spaces. And our experienced teams provide a seamless service from start to


5 Ways to Use Social Media to Promote Your Event

Fun fact: the average smartphone user looks at their phone 300+ times a day. That’ means a lot of social media use. Now some people tend to curse technology for disturbing face to face interactions, but I say don’t curse it. The worst thing you can do is ignore technology because, whether you like it


The 4 Design Elements of Gamification [Free Cheat Sheet]

A hot topic right now is gamification at trade shows. It was inspired by a mobile video game app built by Hanley Wood for their annual conference and talk soon turned to what the key elements are of a successful trade show game actually are. Whether it was for mobile or in-person events, the consensus


5 Creative Ways to Engage Attendees at Your Next Event

Events are all about attendee engagement, and planners are constantly trying to come up with new ideas to engage attendees. You can add in-app polling or a social wall, but as the planner, you know it goes much further than that. If you want to really engage attendees and get them talking to each other,


Tucson Is Calling You! Six Ways to Go Beyond the Ballroom in Arizona

What gives Tucson, Arizona, its edge? Savvy meeting planners choose Tucson for its wealth of experiences that go beyond the ballroom. Yes, we boast world-class resorts and destination spas, but we also have airplane hangars, working cattle ranches, desert gardens, and historic theaters.     Immerse Yourself in an Outdoor Mecca Many of Tucson’s resorts are


Business Retreats Double as Family Time in the Southeast

America’s progressive yet always-on work culture can sometimes make it challenging for professionals to strike a balance between work and play. In 2016, U.S. travelers took 458.9 million domestic business trips yet left more than 662 million vacation days unused. As meeting planners, you have a unique opportunity to inspire a more balanced lifestyle by


Meetings Are Reimagined in the Heart of Miami

A vibrant and dynamic global hub, Miami offers a stunning array of creative venue options for even the largest meeting needs, including the new Miami Beach Convention Center, which is now open! Miami Beach Convention Center Located in the heart of South Beach, the new Miami Beach Convention Center is a bright, glass-encased facility as


How to Choose an Event Hashtag that Sticks

Choosing an event hashtag seems simple, but is it? When it comes to events, hashtags are a necessity. They’re easy to track and they work, when done successfully. Social media is the perfect place to market your event, but if you don’t know what you’re doing then you could deter connections and end up losing followers. In


How to Get Attendees to Download Your Mobile Event App

It’s rare nowadays to attend an event that doesn’t have some kind of mobile app. Mobile event apps aid the attendee journey by providing content, schedules, speaker info, attendee info, maps, and more. Mobile event apps are also a way for attendees to connect with each other through in-app messaging and networking opportunities and better