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.
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.
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.
Today's meeting attendee, just like the Eataly customer, is increasingly sophisticated and has the same high expectations.
A successful meeting agenda will help attendees be on the same page and find the meeting to be effective.
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.
Planners are partnering with local restaurants and culinary suppliers, such artisanal purveyors, whiskey distilleries or craft breweries.
While interacting will help get attention for your personal brand, so will creating communities related to your professional industry.
The experts at meetingjobs.com suggest that experienced meeting planners trade in terms like "seasoned professional," "wealth of experience" for specifics on related experience.
From their industry involvement to their company values, here are a few considerations when searching for a DMC.
There is nothing better than having a Plan B when negotiating with the hotel that you prefer.
An important aspect of duty of care is to share travel safety tips with your attendees.
These Ideas for getting attendees talking and networking originated from a working group at MPI's 2015 European Meetings & Events Conference—but they apply to all meetings.
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.
New Orleans' French Quarter Festival is the largest, free music festival in the South and introduces attendees to the city’s famous New Orleans funk and contemporary jazz music.
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.
Take away the classroom setup and create an open lab-like space for attendees to interact and engage with different tools.
Educate not just attendees, but also speakers, exhibitors and sponsors who have a lot to gain from using the app.
There are a few common threads to Captain Sully’s thought process that planners in the throes of an event gone wrong can learn from.
When booking F&B for a group's afternoon break, be sure to ask for "pop on consumption"—you only want to be charged for what is consumed.
Meeting planners need to educate themselves in the differences between dietary restrictions. Some are preferences, others religious beliefs and the most critical are full-blown disorders.
The Netflix original, Stranger Things, centers around a 12-year-old boy, will, who goes missing.
Four rising meeting trends are positively impacting meetings productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. Do you know what they are?
Your event hashtag needs to be short and memorable so that it’s easy for people to use before, during and after the event.
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.