Green meetings are on the rise, the verdict is still out on whether they, and other global sustainability initiatives, can help catch the rising tides.
There are more than a few holes in the old adage that “the customer is always right.”
How exactly does duty of care apply to international travel and meetings?
Meeting planners who have a do-it-yourself attitude and get creative by, say, using colorful food displays as centerpieces are invaluable.
But a control freak’s need to de-clutter his or her environment leads to enhanced focus and efficiency.
By being flexible with destinations and dates, planners can offer groups top-notch events at half the price.
Tips from Cinderella’s sidekicks for launching a staunch “boo” at ill-fated political banter.
Planners risk the possibility of feeling a glimpse of that loss of control at events, as robots and drones can be difficult to maneuver.
Hidden travel fees are on the rise from every direction, with recent estimates from IdeaWorks showing a near $68 billion annual profit for global airlines just from ancillary fees.
No one ever talks about the best ways to exchange business ideas while simultaneously dipping strawberries into a Wonka-esque chocolate fountain.
Virtual events can quickly get boring for attendees, so keep them engaged by using images and video clips or asking questions throughout your presentation.
Now that the shock has worn off, let’s see what we can learn from this mother of all whoops-a-daisy Oscar moments.
Subscribers who receive welcome messages from a brand show 33 percent more long-term engagement with that company.
“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."
Staff can even bring their hobbies to the event program by teaching a pre-event yoga class or encouraging attendees to “paint” event topics that bring relevancy and creativity to the event.
While interacting will help get attention for your personal brand, so will creating communities related to your professional industry.
Sure, we could have skimmed through the depths of Martha Stewart's blog for decoupage ideas but where's the fun in that?
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
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.
She’s on a roll. Whether jive talkin’ as a TV fortune evangelist or headlining some of the brilliant political spoofs of “Saturday Night Live.”
Channel Marlon Brando if you must and realize that there is always a solution. Don't offend the individual who put you in the stressful situation or freak out on those who can help you get out of it.
If the Chinese New Year is too much to celebrate, maybe Gung Haggis Fat Choy will be more up your alley.
Today's meeting attendee, just like the Eataly customer, is increasingly sophisticated and has the same high expectations.
Advice from the fiction novels of five of 2016’s bestselling authors on understanding and navigating your way through the good, bad and ugly of human behavior.
“Even in space, there’s a double standard.”