Staying up-to-date on current events is considered cool in the corporate world, so buying a subscription to The Economist, The New Yorker or The Atlantic could benefit anyone in the workplace.
Some companies are starting to create specific incentive programs based on the interests of millennial travelers who are looking for more immersive and cultural experiences when traveling.
Where in the past brands and labels might have been important to winners, this generation of younger attendee prefers to choose his or her pillow gifts at an amenity bar.
Most attendees and exhibitors will expect some type of Internet access throughout your event, and if it’s a tech event, they’ll expect to be able to connect multiple devices.
“Companies should not be comfortable with even 90 percent of respondents agreeing risk is being mitigated properly.”
Always jeep a lightweight pair of walking sneakers, workout leggings and an top in your suitcase so you have something to exercise in or just walk around in if there are travel delays.
A 15-minute yoga session or Zumba class can provide a much-needed boost of energy that will last longer than a shot of espresso.
For events where there is a lot of learning and buzz, creating an event hashtag makes sense. For others, it might not.
Life with a smartphone has become commonplace—so much so that now more than two-thirds of business travelers carry one.
When it comes to entertaining Millennials, your concepts must be magnetic for maximum attraction.
Set aside a couple minutes by yourself or with coworkers to be mindful before walking into a business meeting.
Social media isn't an option any more, it's a natural extension of your meeting brand.
When a huge snow storm hit the East Coast, Kimmel cooked up a "I Served a Snowball in Bed” challenge, having viewers videotape themselves bringing a snowball (or more) to their family member while asleep.
It’s better to go overboard and have too much signage than risk attendees being lost and continually asking for directions.
These five must-have apps can make the international meeting planner's job that much easier.
“In our case, Zika did not fall under force majeure. We ended up staying with our original resort and moving the meeting to September, which is the end of winter there."
Using these three methods of social proof will help give your attendees the confirmation they need from others.
Meetings and events that increase attendee engagement will dominate the coming year, according to the 2015 Event Industry Trends report.
While speakers should definitely take precedent during educational sessions, encourage them to build a quick networking component into their sessions.
The late Leonard Cohen gave much to the world in the way of lyrical storytelling, and oddly enough, contract clauses, as these lyrics will attest.
Meeting planners who have a do-it-yourself attitude and get creative by, say, using colorful food displays as centerpieces are invaluable.
Matthias Schultze, managing director of the German Convention Bureau, weighs in on why barrier-free meetings have been a major focus in recent years.
Hotel brands such as Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts offer loyalty programs for meeting planners to be able to earn and redeem points for groups, meetings conferences and events.
“Even in space, there’s a double standard.”
Who knew the US government had so much insight to offer meeting and incentive planners.