Columbia is promoting the entire destination experience to meeting planners now, versus just the meeting facilities.
Hilton Chicago’s pharma-specific website has been a big hit with planners.
The art show is designed to show Singapore’s creative, cultural side.
These 14 turnkey experiences allow attendees “to go beneath the surface, behind-the-scenes and hands-on to discover Baltimore’s unique story.”
What gets you worked up the most about meeting planning in 2015?
“This provides these special programs the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the game of golf while cultivating relationships amongst their colleagues.”
The best meeting design sessions involved knowledge sharing and rotating conversations.
The ‘JW Voices for Women’ program stems from Marriott’s partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative.
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel offers unmatched flexibility with two sister hotels and huge meeting space.
Located right new to Grand Central Station in Manhattan, Grand Hyatt New York is pretty much the most centrally located hotel in the northeastern United States. Talking with Jim Dale, director of food and beverage at Grand Hyatt, he says he’s worked with a large number of financial firms at the hotel during his 22 years of service […]
“There is no better way to get the blood flowing during a meeting or break than to dance. Our clients love the ability to get their attendees up on their feet and moving.”
“There’s absolutely a shift today among all of the European DMOs when it comes to seeing the value of sharing information.”
This is good for us, but it’s easy to forget in our day-to-day busy-ness.
The Silk Road’s recent designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the building of a new highway make it more attractive to groups then ever.
“Social selling is a whole new philosophy where you no longer approach someone as your company.”
PCMA named Carolyn Pund of Cisco Systems Distinguished Meeting Professional of the Year at the Convening Leaders conference in mid-January.
Stuttgart’s electromobility industries define the very concept of innovation.
Italy is gearing up for Expo Milano 2015, a universal exposition with “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” as its central theme.
PCMA is building Convening Leaders as a test lab where planners can experience experimental meeting design.
“Learning about the area’s food could be a good exercise to enhance teambuilding among corporate groups because food reflects culture and so offers a helpful basis for improving mutual learning capabilities.”
“You’ve got to be one of those people who are changing the world to get in that door.”
According to DoubleDutch, 85% of meeting planners will be using event apps this year.
Whether it means inviting attendees to secret locations, stimulating their five senses, or having them build buzz via audience response apps and social media, a top event trend for 2015 is immersive experiences.
Utilizing unique local venues offers attendees the opportunity to combine personal and professional goals.
If you weren’t there, you missed it all, and then some.