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.
A 15-minute yoga session or Zumba class can provide a much-needed boost of energy that will last longer than a shot of espresso.
Where in the past brands and labels might have been important to winners, this generation of younger attendee prefers to choose his or her pillow gifts at an amenity bar.
When it comes to entertaining Millennials, your concepts must be magnetic for maximum attraction.
There is nothing better than having a Plan B when negotiating with the hotel that you prefer.
If table wine is to be served with a meal, place only one wine glass on the table and schedule wine to be served after the salad plates have been cleared.
These Ideas for getting attendees talking and networking originated from a working group at MPI's 2015 European Meetings & Events Conference—but they apply to all meetings.
Make the site inspection more than a walk-though by sharing information about the purpose of your meeting and developing a relationship with your salesperson.
For events where there is a lot of learning and buzz, creating an event hashtag makes sense. For others, it might not.
The International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) released their “Top 10 Conference Food Trends for 2015” report this week, following research culled from 400 IACC members.