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."
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.
The benefit of attracting repeat event attendees not only helps build customer loyalty, but it can be six to seven times more costly to gain a new customer than to retain one.
It's important to evaluate each potential crisis situation in terms of location, area, transport travel route, city, or country.
With overfishing dramatically disrupting the balance of life in our oceans, here are 5 ideas for incorporating sustainable seafood into your event:
Bandwidth can vary dramatically around the world by availability, quality and cost.
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.
“Companies should not be comfortable with even 90 percent of respondents agreeing risk is being mitigated properly.”
Staying up-to-date on current events is considered cool in the corporate world, so buying a subscription to The Economist, The New Yorker or The Atlantic could benefit anyone in the workplace.
Always jeep a lightweight pair of walking sneakers, workout leggings and an top in your suitcase so you have something to exercise in or just walk around in if there are travel delays.
CWT's 2016 Meetings & Events Forecast
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.
Always have an escape plan for any social media marketing campaign because it’s difficult to predict if attendees will take a conversation in a negative direction.
By bringing less conventional elements into a corporate event such as colorful visuals or hands-on activities, visual and kinesthetic learners will respond more productively to the content.
Who you partner with ultimately reflects your business, so it’s important to make sure you partner with a company that your attendees support and know.
Meeting planners can organize their attendees to dine in people’s homes in more than 150 cities around the world.
During an event, corporate event planners should only use push messaging to send out important information such as schedule or location changes.