Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves: Discover Durham

When you meet in Durham, North Carolina, you’re meeting the soul of a city and community ready to connect. Perhaps you’ve heard about Durham’s celebrated food scene, top-notch universities,...

Booming Boise’s Growth Keeps Visitors Coming Back

Boise, Idaho, has had another year of growth. New restaurants, wineries, and breweries and expanding attractions have kept visitors on their toes — or rather, on their feet exploring what’s new. On your next visit to Boise, be sure to visit these sizzling new hot spots. Eat Need to jump to start your morning? Neckar


The Top 10 Reasons Why Meeting Attendees Love Oklahoma City

With a brand -ew convention center, Omni headquarter hotel, and 70-acre downtown park on the horizon, in addition to nationally recognized restaurants and museums, Oklahoma City is delighting meeting planners from around the world with its new offerings and plenty of top attractions and experiences others are known to love. From culture and history to ease and


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Allstate Reduces Risk with Standardized Venue Sourcing

Allstate Insurance Company ($39.5B revenues, 43,300 employees) hosts more than 1,000 meetings and events each year. Despite this volume, the company lacked a disciplined approach to managing its meeting and event processes, particularly venue sourcing. Consequently, Allstate’s decentralized sourcing process left the company vulnerable to financial and legal risks.  Limited control over event governance and


Cayman Cookout at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Hosted by Eric Ripert

The Cayman Cookout event at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is a wonderful opportunity to book an incentive trip for small groups. Meeting planners interested in participating in this unforgettable celebration of food and wine can book the “Cayman Cookout” exclusive incentive package, starting at $1,536 per night for two guests (with a four-night minimum stay


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Customer Spotlight: Allegis Group

What is it like to sit at the table with the CFO? Just ask Meeting Planner Melissa McGowen. Her team helps manage budgetary compliance and meeting spend for Allegis Group, an international staffing and services company. Melissa’s team works directly with the presidents and CFO’s of the eight operating companies that fall under Allegis Group.


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Ensuring Implementation Success with Technology Migration

Companies that have chosen Cvent as their event management software provider have a number of considerations as they migrate to a new platform. Gary Southard and Christy Love with Eli Lilly and Jillian Madsen at AbbVie shared best practices for implementation success with technology migration in a Cvent CONNECT panel led by Cvent’s Allison Hamil


The Right Prescription for HCPs to Attend Medical Meetings

For life sciences companies, attracting Healthcare Professionals (HCPs) to their events is a key to success. When choosing the events to attend, HCPs are looking to stay up to date on the latest trends for their specialties, meet with experts or key opinion leaders, and network with colleagues. At Cvent CONNECT, Ashfield Meetings and Event’s


Pasadena’s New Hotel Renovations Offer More Meeting Spaces and Enhanced Amenities

Selecting a destination for meetings is never an easy choice. With so many options available, meeting planners desire locations that are convenient, tech-savvy, and travel-friendly. These factors and many others have made Pasadena an ideal destination to host meetings and events of various sizes, while also offering the best hotel accommodations outside of Los Angeles.


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Debunking the Myths Around Strategic Meetings Management

 This blog isn’t intended to be the meeting and event industry version of Snopes, but every once in a while we’ll hear some chatter (repeated time and again)  and realize there are a few myths we may want to dispel. Specifically, around Strategic Meetings Management (SMM). SMM is the evolving practice of applying sound business