Rubik's Cube

3 Ways to Enhance Event Networking

While speakers should definitely take precedent during educational sessions, encourage them to build a quick networking component into their sessions.
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7 Health & Safety Risk-Management Tips for Global Events

For meeting planners who didn’t attend our NY Visionary Summit, here are seven reminders and words of advice about health and safety risk management to consider when organizing a global event.
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5 Ways Millennials Lead the Wellness Revolution

Millennials define "healthy" as a daily commitment to eating right, exercising and being mindful.
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5 Techniques for Increasing Attendee Engagement

Meetings and events that increase attendee engagement will dominate the coming year, according to the 2015 Event Industry Trends report.
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5 Things to Look For When Choosing a DMC

From their industry involvement to their company values, here are a few considerations when searching for a DMC.
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Channel Your Inner Doctor Strange With These 5 Tips

If you've ever wanted to know how to become a mystic sorcerer capable of delving into distant dimensions with a determined gaze and swirl of a hand, don't bother reading this.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North

5 Tips for Planning Off-Season Meetings

In August, Scottsdale, Ariz.’s resort rates drop significantly as demand is down during the destination’s hotter months.
St Regis San Francisco Food

4 Ways to Serve Up High-End F&B on a Budget

More and more meeting planners are wanting meals family-style because, similar to a buffet, they don’t have to order as much food as they would a plated meal.
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5 Powerful Branding Tips for 2016

"What the world needs now are change agents, and that starts by questioning everything.”
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How to Choose the Best Incentive Travel Destination

Some destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico have drastically different airfares to and from the U.S. because of their popularity.
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5 Reasons to Amp Up Your Sensory Marketing Strategy

Sensory experiences such as color and music can help enhance attendee participation.
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5 Tips to Find Personal Branding Success

While interacting will help get attention for your personal brand, so will creating communities related to your professional industry.

Customize Event Invitations With Tips From 1920s Good Housekeeping

Sure, we could have skimmed through the depths of Martha Stewart's blog for decoupage ideas but where's the fun in that?
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6 Tips for A Successful Site Inspection

Make the site inspection more than a walk-though by sharing information about the purpose of your meeting and developing a relationship with your salesperson.
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6 Things to Do Before Launching Virtual Events

Virtual events can quickly get boring for attendees, so keep them engaged by using images and video clips or asking questions throughout your presentation.
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12 Packing Tips from Our Readers – Sponsored by Tumi

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.

5 Questions to Ask Before Forming an Event Partnership

Who you partner with ultimately reflects your business, so it’s important to make sure you partner with a company that your attendees support and know.
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3 Things Planners Can Learn About Sponsorships From the Super Bowl

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
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6 Travel Reminders for Meetings Abroad

As meeting planners take attendees to more exotic destinations, it’s important to know the specifics of what’s required to travel abroad before signing a contract.
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4 Out-of-the-Box Gift Ideas for Millennials

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.
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4 Ways Big Data Can Drive Your Events

Meeting planners can give attendees access to specific information, prizes and downloadable materials to help draw them into a specific trade-show booth or presentation located just a few feet away.
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3 PR Nightmares Meeting Planners Can Learn From

Always have an escape plan for any social media marketing campaign because it’s difficult to predict if attendees will take a conversation in a negative direction.
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Thoughtful Contracts Can Protect Against Zika Damages

“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."
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4 Ideas to Spark Right-Brain Attendee Interaction and Avoid Meeting Fatigue

By bringing less conventional elements into a corporate event such as colorful visuals or hands-on activities, visual and kinesthetic learners will respond more productively to the content.
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Navigating the World of Travel Bans & Boycotts

No matter what side of the political argument you and your group supports, the key thing that all meetings industry professionals can do is monitor policy issues that impact the industry.

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