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.
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.
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.
Predictable ballroom and boardroom meetings are being shaken up, as meeting planners find more creative ways to engage attendees and transform event spaces.
Booking more events at one time—either one annually recurring event, or multiple events in one year—allows you to take advantage of significant rate discounts, rebates and bonus amenities.
Your event hashtag needs to be short and memorable so that it’s easy for people to use before, during and after the event.
Even just a quick five-minute neck rub can get attendees back on the field and achieving their best in no time.
The Wi-Fi question becomes more and more important for groups, especially any group involved in the tech industry.
Woodstock now symbolizes the best of the “hippy” counter-culture movement of the 1960s, while also being known as one of the worst-executed events in pop culture history.
Take away the classroom setup and create an open lab-like space for attendees to interact and engage with different tools.
In the Middle East for instance, some women feel uncomfortable shaking the hands of men they don’t know, even in professional settings.
It's important to evaluate each potential crisis situation in terms of location, area, transport travel route, city, or country.
Millennials define "healthy" as a daily commitment to eating right, exercising and being mindful.
Your brain can get stuck in old ways of thinking. "In order to create and innovate," says one expert, "you've got to fool your brain."
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.
Make sure to schedule an event debrief as soon as possible so that feedback on the event is fresh on all team members’ minds.
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
Sensory experiences such as color and music can help enhance attendee participation.
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.
Tips for creating healthy ethnic cuisine: Mexican, Italian and Asian
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.
As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and that sentiment is what makes parasols or umbrellas a fun, themed decoration.
Driven by the trend among consumers valuing experiences over material things, meetings are undergoing a profound transformation and becoming more experiential.
When it comes to entertaining Millennials, your concepts must be magnetic for maximum attraction.
There is nothing better than having a Plan B when negotiating with the hotel that you prefer.