Budget strategies, meetings budgets, event budgets, budgets, budgeting

3 Next-Level Budgeting Strategies for Event Planning

Here are three ways meeting planners can stay ahead of the numbers game when budgeting for their next event.
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4 Ways to Create a Cultural Meeting Itinerary on a Budget

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.
Dominican Republic, incentive travel, incentive travel destinations, incentive planners, incentive travel planners

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.
Emirates Airline, air travel, long-haul flights, international flights, meeting abroad, international meetings

How to Make Long-Haul Flights More Comfortable for Attendees

Airplane food is never great, so some of your attendees may have not eaten for a solid 15 hours.
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 budget, meeting savings, cost savings, event savings

How to Trim Your Meeting Budget

By keeping branding generic—no specific date, venue or hash tag, for instance—that means that banners, staff uniforms and other signage can be used year after year without having to be replaced.
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.
San Francisco, destination marketing, selling destinations, meeting destinations

5 Ways CVBs Can Help Planners Market the Destination

Most CVBs and DMOs have downloadable information and interactive maps for meeting planners to provide to their clients and conference attendees.
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.
Meditation, Mindfulness, Workplace Mindfulness

5 Ways to Incorporate Mindfulness in the Workplace

Set aside a couple minutes by yourself or with coworkers to be mindful before walking into a business meeting.
Big Data, geolocation, data meetings

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.
meeting app, event

4 Tips for Boosting App Adoption

Educate not just attendees, but also speakers, exhibitors and sponsors who have a lot to gain from using the app.
New York Visionary Summit, Langham Place, Agnes Canonica, CMP, AHM, international travel

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.
New York Visionary Summit, AMEX, Global Meetings Forecast, Linda McNairy

4 Meeting Trends From Prevue’s New York Visionary Summit

Four rising meeting trends are positively impacting meetings productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. Do you know what they are?
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.
liquor liability, meetings

7 Liquor Liability Tips

Tips on liquor liability from insurance experts
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.
F&B, meetings

Gluten-Free & Other Popular Planner Requests

Planners are partnering with local restaurants and culinary suppliers, such artisanal purveyors, whiskey distilleries or craft breweries.
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.
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.
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.
Times Square

5 Reasons to Use LED Lighting at Your Next Event

LEDs have the ability to be dimmed, giving meeting planners ultimate control over light, color and distribution during any part of an event.
Lululemon's Eric Petersen speaks at The Gathering

5 Powerful Branding Tips for 2016

"What the world needs now are change agents, and that starts by questioning everything.”
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.
Social Media Tips, Corporate Event Planning

5 Social Media Tips for Preventing a Ho-hum Event

If you're not using social media to enhance your events by now, you've likely fallen way behind your colleagues in the "internet of things."

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