Shangri-La Hotel Paris, Paris, hotel-room costs, meetings budget

5 Ways to Cut Hotel Room Costs

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.
AMEX Meetings Forecast

4 Key AMEX Predictions for 2016 Meetings

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.

3 Crucial Contract Clauses Explained With Leonard Cohen Lyrics

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.
creative ways to engage attendees

5 Ideas for Transforming Ho-Hum Meetings

Predictable ballroom and boardroom meetings are being shaken up, as meeting planners find more creative ways to engage attendees and transform event spaces.
Las Vegas Hilton, events

Hilton Shares 5 Ways Your Hotel Can Save You Money

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.
Facebook, online marketing, event marketing, social media, marketing

5 Online Marketing Tips to Reel in Attendees

Your event hashtag needs to be short and memorable so that it’s easy for people to use before, during and after the event.
Chicago Cubs, 2016 World Series, events curse, Chicago Cubs tips

5 Chicago Cubs Tips for Lifting the Curse of Underperforming Events

Even just a quick five-minute neck rub can get attendees back on the field and achieving their best in no time.
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5 Questions Every Event Planner Must Ask on a Site Inspection

The Wi-Fi question becomes more and more important for groups, especially any group involved in the tech industry.

5 Logistical Woodstock Nightmares We Can Learn From

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.
experiential learning, barrier-free learning, yoga, meditation, escape room, meeting tips

4 Methods of Experiential Learning that Enhance Meetings

Take away the classroom setup and create an open lab-like space for attendees to interact and engage with different tools.
Passport, international meetings, meeting itinerary, global meetings, meeting travel

5 “Musts” Your International Meeting Itinerary Might Be Missing

In the Middle East for instance, some women feel uncomfortable shaking the hands of men they don’t know, even in professional settings.
meeting, security

9 Steps to a Strong Security Plan

It's important to evaluate each potential crisis situation in terms of location, area, transport travel route, city, or country.
wellness revolution, millennials, holistic wellness, work-life balance, millennial wellness, fitness apps

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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3 Innovation Games that Make Creativity a Serious Business

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."
F&B, meetings

10 Unconventional Ways to Cut F&B Costs

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.
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

5 Tips for a Quality Post-Event Debrief

Make sure to schedule an event debrief as soon as possible so that feedback on the event is fresh on all team members’ minds.
Super Bowl, meeting

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
Sensory Marketing, Dianne Devitt, five senses, colors

5 Reasons to Amp Up Your Sensory Marketing Strategy

Sensory experiences such as color and music can help enhance attendee participation.
Wi-Fi

4 Questions to Ask Your Event Wi-Fi Provider

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.
ethnic cuisine, meetings

Tips for Healthy Ethnic Cuisine

Tips for creating healthy ethnic cuisine: Mexican, Italian and Asian
New York Visionary Summit, meeting, risk management, meetings safety, traveling abroad

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.
Spring-themed events

5 Ways to Liven Up Spring Events

As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and that sentiment is what makes parasols or umbrellas a fun, themed decoration.
Crowne Plaza, meetings

7 Tips for Making Your Meetings More Experiential

Driven by the trend among consumers valuing experiences over material things, meetings are undergoing a profound transformation and becoming more experiential.
Millennials, corporate events

5 Ideas for Entertaining Millennials

When it comes to entertaining Millennials, your concepts must be magnetic for maximum attraction.
contracts, negotiating

5 Tips for Negotiating with Hotels

There is nothing better than having a Plan B when negotiating with the hotel that you prefer.

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