A Planner’s Paradise – Meet on South Padre Island, TX

Keith Franklin is on the Island gathering information to take back to Dallas where he works as a social worker.  His job – investigating abuse, neglect and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities. Franklin, along with more than 500 investigators, gathered for the Adult Protective Services 33rd annual conference to attend more


Flamingos. Waterfalls. Mobsters. Have more than a meeting. Have an Experience.

Breaking away from the usual meeting Flamingos. Waterfalls. Mobsters. We’re guessing that they’re not the usual cast of characters you find in your business meetings. However, Las Vegas is not a city known for the ordinary. Although this is a business destination with a serious reputation among meeting planners, it also delivers when a meeting


Meetings at Paradisus Resorts

Meeting, incentive group and conference requisites evolve constantly, but some needs remain consistent year over year: a unique venue, stellar service and coordination (pre, during and post) and finally, skillfully developed programing designed to peek attendee’s imagination resulting in lasting memories. Elegantly designed with attention to every detail, Paradisus Resorts is a leader in the


This Holiday Season, Use Cvent to Help Tackle Your To-Do List

Ah yes, the holidays.  A favorite time of year for many, and yet a time when everyone’s schedule becomes increasingly jam-packed. Our agendas are overflowing with more things to do than one person could possibly handle.  Holiday shopping, decorating, and travel are just a few of the things that get added on to the usual


Content is King: How an Event Destination can Leverage Your Event Programme

As Bill Gates already stated in 1996, “Content is king” and now more than ever inspiring content is crucial to capture the interest of your audience. New technologies in event organisation and the drive of the audience to actively participate in the event demand efficient two-way communication with your delegates. This is essential to make


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Top 7 LinkedIn Groups All Event Professionals Should Join

Today, there’s a whole world of event resources available online. You can find information on everything from how to negotiate venue rates to ideas for event swag to give away. But one place you might not think about looking for the latest and greatest industry news and tips is LinkedIn, the go-to social network for


HONG KONG becoming Asia’s World-Class Medical Conventions Hub

Hong Kong 2016 Overview In 2016, global economy has remained challenging, and there are forecasts of uncertainty ahead, but Hong Kong has seen a steady growth in overnight MICE arrivals, which were up 4% year-on-year in the first three quarters in 2016, long haul markets like the U.S has done exceptionally well with a double


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Planning for More Time During the Holidays

As a meetings and events professional, you know full well that being strapped for time goes with the territory. During the holidays? Well, turn everything up to “11” and act accordingly. Not only do the days seem to fly by in the blink of an eye (wait, it’s December what what already?!), you also have


The Merchant Hotel: An Improvement on Perfection

If you’re planning a corporate event in Belfast and want your delegates to enjoy a great business stay, then look no further than The Merchant Hotel. One of the finest hotels in the city, the Merchant Hotel is situated in the center of Belfast’s historic Cathedral Quarter and easily accessible from Belfast’s airports and stations.