Here are three ways meeting planners can stay ahead of the numbers game when budgeting for their next event.
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.
Some destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico have drastically different airfares to and from the U.S. because of their popularity.
Airplane food is never great, so some of your attendees may have not eaten for a solid 15 hours.
In the Middle East for instance, some women feel uncomfortable shaking the hands of men they don’t know, even in professional settings.
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.
Your event hashtag needs to be short and memorable so that it’s easy for people to use before, during and after the event.
Most CVBs and DMOs have downloadable information and interactive maps for meeting planners to provide to their clients and conference attendees.
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.
Set aside a couple minutes by yourself or with coworkers to be mindful before walking into a business meeting.
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.
Educate not just attendees, but also speakers, exhibitors and sponsors who have a lot to gain from using the app.
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.
Four rising meeting trends are positively impacting meetings productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. Do you know what they are?
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.
Tips on liquor liability from insurance experts
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.
Planners are partnering with local restaurants and culinary suppliers, such artisanal purveyors, whiskey distilleries or craft breweries.
As the saying goes, “April showers bring May flowers,” and that sentiment is what makes parasols or umbrellas a fun, themed decoration.
While speakers should definitely take precedent during educational sessions, encourage them to build a quick networking component into their sessions.
Make sure to schedule an event debrief as soon as possible so that feedback on the event is fresh on all team members’ minds.
LEDs have the ability to be dimmed, giving meeting planners ultimate control over light, color and distribution during any part of an event.
"What the world needs now are change agents, and that starts by questioning everything.”
In August, Scottsdale, Ariz.’s resort rates drop significantly as demand is down during the destination’s hotter months.
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."