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Mercurial, highly regulated and compliance-driven, the complexities of healthcare and pharma industries are a pressure cooker for large-scale planning.
Meetings and conventions groups will soon have a new option with the summer opening of The Hotel at the University of Maryland.
Close to 150 association planners from 32 countries gathered in Fukuoka, Japan, this past month for the International Congress and Convention (ICCA) Association's Association Meetings Program (AMP).
It's that time again. In a couple of months we will all be holding hands and singing around IMEX America's campfire sessions.
Sleep deprivation to spa days, meeting planners give the scoop on event stress before, during and after an event.
When the opening reception dinner is crashed by Minions and play-by-play broadcasting by Optimus Prime, you know you’ve got something special that attendees will remember.
Lackluster attention to the “what if” scenarios of event planning can quickly toss your event into its own version of the "Gilead Period,” a dour reality imagined in author Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid's Tale.”
Atlanta's culinary appeal can be characterized by its high-end, down-home cooking.
A confluence of culinary trends make the porridge just right for all attendee tastes in Portland, Oregon.
Connecting like-minded attendees used to be reserved for conventions...not any more.
Who knew the US government had so much insight to offer meeting and incentive planners.
Some say eating fish on Florida’s Emerald Coast is like tasting fish for the first time.
Savannah's culinary flair has hit the fan, enticing visitors to dive into the city's storied (and spooky) past drink in hand.
A city of world-renowned art, architecture and a whole lot of historic pizzazz. It's no wonder the Eternal City was listed as a top meetings destination by Cvent this year.
Blazing new paths of innovation by mobilizing a diverse band of co-creators has developed into somewhat of a superpower.
A treasure trove of cultural, artsy and adrenaline-filled experiences await groups beyond Vegas’ gaming scene.
Patty Jenkins just became the highest grossing female director in Hollywood history for “Wonder Woman.” And you can jump on the bandwagon.
The “Year of Literary Heroes” is underway in Britain in recognition of the country's most treasured writers.
Every month, ConventionPlanit.com holds an incentive-driven contest for meeting planners that results in valid tips for other planners.
The eight main pilgrimage routes of Camino de Santiago cut across the country like arteries, pumping seekers into the UNESCO World Heritage city of Santiago de Compostela and its cathedral where the remains of St. James the apostle are purportedly held.
Whether small- or large-scale personalization or new planner perks, Michelle Lardizabal, VP of sales, USA, for Club Med Resorts gave us the scoop.
Green meetings are on the rise, the verdict is still out on whether they, and other global sustainability initiatives, can help catch the rising tides.
There are more than a few holes in the old adage that “the customer is always right.”
Forty years ago, today’s concept of sustainable development did not yet exist, but this didn’t stop the Puntacana Resort & Club from building a reserve that is considered a model for sustainability by today’s standards.
Settling into the local life has become a sought-after luxury for attendees, and Norma Bock, meeting industry director for the Quito Tourism Board, says this culturally rich destination in the Andes is happy to deliver.