3 Easy Ways to Meet All Your Attendees’ Food Needs


How you can accommodate your attendees’ food allergies, sensitivities, and preferences with some proactive planning. Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and Reportsread more.

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10 Sweet Ideas to Reduce Food Waste and Food Miles at Your Events


Here's a menu of actions that can help you send a lot less good food to the landfill. Association Meetings Green Meetings/CSR Food & Beverage Corporate MeetingsHow much are you doing to incorporate sustainability into your F&B programs? read more.

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Break Foods that Boost Energy


For your next refreshment break, instead of the typical buffet of pastries, cookies, and cakes, try a balance of whole, colorful, fresh foods. Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and ReportsThese will help keep your attendees focused, and productive—and they boost the immune system, and provide the body balanced nourishment for all-day energy. Consider these three tips when creating your break menu: read more.

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Meeting Rooms of the Future Will Be Experiential, Tasty, and Wired


Conference centers are going cozy, creative, and high tech, according to IACC’s Meeting Room of the Future study. Association Meetings Resources Audiovisual/Production Food & Beverage Meeting Formats Resources and Reports Site Newsread more.

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5 Hot Culinary Trends for 2017


Generate excitement without blowing your budget with these chef-tested meeting and event food and beverage trends. Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and ReportsBy Anne Thornley-Brown. read more.

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9 Meeting Breaks You've Got to Try


Check out these creative ideas for getting attendees past the mid-afternoon slump and through a long meeting day with energy and good humor. Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Food & Beverage Medical Meetingsread more.

Ritz-Carlton Upping its Ante on Custom-Crafted Meeting Options


Sixty of the luxury chain’s hotels are participating in a personalized approach to décor, wellness, and F&B called, “A Meeting of the Senses.”. Association Meetings Audience Engagement Food & Beverage Corporate Meetingsread more.

5 Weird Ways Legal Marijuana Could Affect Your Events


Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and ReportsWhat you need to know to keep your next event from going up in smoke now that recreational pot is being legalized in an increasing number of states. read more.

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How Inclusive is Your F&B?


Why F&B consultant Tracy Stuckrath believes the meetings industry needs to expand its definition of inclusion to encompass those who have dietary restrictions. Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and Reportsread more.

5 Weird Ways Legal Marijuana Could Affect Your Events


Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and Reports PremiumWhat you need to know to keep your next event from going up in smoke now that recreational pot is being legalized in an increasing number of states. read more.

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Two Simple Secrets to Happy, Engaged Attendees


Nearly half of attendees in a recent survey said they fell asleep or felt drowsy during a meeting. Hilton’s Meet with Purpose program gives planners plug-and-play menu and activity ideas designed to wake them right up. Association Meetings Food & Beverage Corporate Meetings Medical Meetingsread more.

IHG Is the Latest Hotel Company to Aid On-Site Covid Testing


IHG, whose meetings-focused brands include InterContinental, Kimpton, Regent, and Crowne Plaza, has announced a partnership with Wellness 4 Humanity to provide and administer rapid on-site covid testing for corporate and association meetings at more than 70 properties in the United States.

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CHS Birmingham to partner with The Eastside Rooms

Event Industry News

Since launch, the venue has already hosted a number of high-profile events, including banquets, conferences and smaller meetings.

Destination spotlight Bern, Switzerland: Site visit from 28–30 August 2020 for Event Planners Talk e-conference

The MICE Blog

Switzerland is a premium country for meetings and events. On the food and beverage side, the hotel has Jack’s brasserie, also known as the ‘Bernese institution’ and is named after the father of one of the previous owners of the Gauer family, a veteran hotelier family in Switzerland.

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Choosing Your Perfect Destination for You and Your Attendees


You have fallen in love with a destination and want to hold your next meeting there. Green and healthy meetings are on the rise, as well as family-friendly destinations. Chances are your organization is not paying for the attendee – especially with an association meeting or user conference. If this is the case, in addition to the conference registration fee, determine the estimated cost for the attendee or exhibitor in the following areas: Food Expenditure.

Denzil Rankine: ‘We Have an Extraordinary Journey in This Industry’

PCMA Convene

What would you say is the biggest challenge for a traditional association meeting planner? 1 skillset is no longer your food and beverage and your contracting of the venue and so on. We’ll find that we don’t just necessarily have annual meetings.

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Highlights from IMEX America 2016


There were more reasons than ever to attend IMEX America 2016, the biggest three-day exposition for incentive travel, meetings and events, which concluded yesterday at Sands Expo and Convention Center at The Venetian | The Palazzo Las Vegas. From new exhibitors to a wider away of education sessions and more networking events, there were plenty of opportunities for the thousands of meeting professionals in attendance. “We’ve Focus on Associations.

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Convene’s 27th Annual Meetings Market Survey

PCMA Convene

When we invited event professionals to participate in this Annual Meetings Market Survey in November, the U.S. There were a few negative changes between the results for this year and last year’s survey —convention/meeting budgets decreased by 1 percent compared to a positive increase of nearly 2 percent in the previous survey, and total exhibition square footage shrank by 20 percent — but these drops can be attributed to different respondent groups between the two years.

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Convene Celebrates Our 30th Anniversary

PCMA Convene

I n a real sense, Convene , which was launched in 1986, grew up alongside the meetings profession. As late as 1980, there was no textbook on meeting or exposition management and only one accredited college program devoted to its practice, former Convene editor Peter Shure pointed out in a 2003 story in the magazine. For decades, membership in PCMA had been a closed circle, limited to medical-meeting professionals. A Meeting Runs on Its Stomach. “As

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Convene’s 26th Annual Meetings Market Survey

PCMA Convene

Every year, when we compile the latest Meetings Market Survey results, we compare them to the previous year’s survey. Remarkably, some metrics in 15 key areas have held steady during the past decade — for example, meetings and conventions have consistently contributed to around one-third of their organizations’ total annual revenues — regardless of the economy. percent. › Overall 2016 meeting budget compared to 2015 meeting budget : +1.7 Association Professionals.

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