Here are nine tips Matthias Schultze, managing director of the German Convention Bureau, suggests for meeting planners looking to make meetings more accessible.
Education, the destination and networking opportunities were the top reasons people attend meetings, according to a new survey by The Experience Institute.
Magicians, mentalists and hypnotists add an element of magic that tends to create a how-did-that-happen conversation that continues well after the event ends.
Rihanna seems to be particularly popular right now, and a lot of that can be attributed to her ability to make classic events, movies and songs cool again.
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Even Tinder itself is becoming more group oriented after launching Tinder Social last year.
If incentive travel in general or a certain destination in particular did not have appeal, the channel incentive program is less likely to succeed.
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Creating T-shirts, posters or wall spaces for attendees to fill-in-the-blanks with their personal opinions is a surefire way to encourage some thought-provoking Instagram posts.
Warm bright colors—like the red used by Coca-Cola—are eye-catching and associated with a friendly, energetic nature.
Work with your event planner to create a focal point for your theme party. Not only can you use it for promotion, but it will help keep the event in the minds of attendees long after it ends.
One of the easiest ways to get hacked is by connecting to a hot spot that looks correct—i.e., has the airport or café name in it.
Think of your sponsors as the spokespersons for your event and partner with them every way you can, from including them in planning focus groups or committees to having them hand out awards
You can’t have a Lady Gaga performance without some serious costume changes, and her white, football-themed crop top was definitely unforgettable and well themed.
Channel Marlon Brando if you must and realize that there is always a solution. Don't offend the individual who put you in the stressful situation or freak out on those who can help you get out of it.
Buffalo Bill was a famous showman with his touring Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show that glorified the American West, but even a celebrity like Buffalo Bill surely found it difficult to meet people he didn’t know.
Social media isn't an option any more, it's a natural extension of your meeting brand.
“This is the dream. It’s conflict, and it’s compromise, and it’s very very exciting.”
Taglines such as Nike’s “Just Do It” or Apple’s “Think Different” provide brand messages so powerful that they’ve become part of everyday vernacular.
By creating an interactive tab, this helps attendees see how the event can benefit them specifically.
The best way to know your audience’s likes and interests is by creating a pre-event survey that includes questions about music.
Who among you hasn't found themselves glued to Netflix reruns of House of Cards, pounding down the popcorn while devouring three or four episodes at a time (or maybe a day's worth, after all, what's the point of yard work?), stunned at the onslaught of deception and evil?
Mid-December in Stockholm is all about the Nobel Prize and plenty of authentic laureate options await groups.
Setting meeting objectives and creating a meeting agenda will help make a meeting run effectively.
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