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Are you making the most of the public spaces surrounding your event?
"Cruising, including river cruising, has never been more popular among consumers, and we’re finding a growing market in incentive travel clients as well."
Inviting people from all career stages will greatly increase gender and ethnic diversity.
"LGBT meeting planners do care about the LGBT–friendly reputation of hotels and destinations they choose for their meetings."
In this meeting planner confession, planners share what they needed to learn, or often unlearn, both professionally and personally.
What Does Success Look Like? Meeting and event planners share their thoughts on the subject.
In this shakedown, Doug Chorpenning of the wet paint group draws on everything from intentional design to Dr. Seuss to indirectly define his company's creative ecosystem and how planners can use it to their advantage.
Recent studies have shown that approximately 65 percent of people are visual learners. There are lots of underutilized opportunities to engage attendees visually in between sessions, lunches and receptions, says Cynthia Hornketh, CMM, Experient’s VP, experience design.
Planners sound off on their biggest professional and personal inspirations.
In this Shakedown, we asked Adrian Segar, founder of Conferences That Work, about his new book as well as the evolution of knowledge itself as both relate to improving meeting outcomes.
In this "What I Know" meeting planner confession, planners share the biggest realization about what they perceive as their life roles, both personally and professionally.
Meeting and event planners share their biggest meeting nightmares in this "What I know" confession.
In this shakedown, we asked Millennial event mastermind Liz King, of Liz King Events, what's on the horizon—from tech trends to 'is this tech really necessary?'
As CEO and founder of wet paint group, Doug Chorpenning is tasked with helping organizations tell their story in creative ways. Here, he explains why meetings fail and how to spot these red flags before the game begins.
Marije Vogelzang designs food & beverage experiences from the verb “to eat,” tapping into the origin and cultural meanings of different types of food.
In this shakedown, we asked Guy Young with Uniworld River Cruises about the state of sustainable cruising in our industry and what initiatives Uniworld is taking to meet these efforts.
In this shakedown, we asked Melissa van Dyke of the Incentive Research Foundation to explain what's so groundbreaking about the IRF's "groundbreaking" study on employee rewards.
How did the data company Tableau grow its user conference from 200 to 8,000 attendees in less than eight years?
Increasing audience interaction is key when planning for Millennials, whose epic appetite for engaging experiences can keep planners up at night.
There is perhaps no single thing planners can do to make their events more sustainable and less wasteful than to curb food waste. Read how one successful planner is doing just that.
Event crowdsourcing techniques get attendees involved in the action long before the meeting or event begins.
How can event professionals, whose job it it is to eliminate as much meeting or event uncertainty from the outcomes as much as possible, deal with the uncertainty factor?
What does it take to start an event-planning business? Plenty of grit for starters, says Marley Majcher, CEO of Party Goddess, a high-end, West Coast event planning company that is popular with celebrities.
We’ve heard quite a bit in the last two years on how to engage Millennials at meetings, but what about the generation coming up after them—those born in the mid-to-late 1990s?
Opportunities for professional education and information exchange have never been greater in this age of on-demand training videos, live streaming from university classrooms and virtual conferences that bring together communities of knowledge from around the globe.