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HOTEL INDUSTRY HOPES NEW TAX LAW WILL BRING BACK CORPORATE MEETINGS: In recent years, hotels have seen a drop

How To Boost Corporate Meeting Engagement: Be Authentic, Ask Questions, Interact

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For many, a corporate meeting is a necessary evil. Instead of removing meetings, why not improve them? People enjoy coming together and working on things that matter and that’s essentially what a meeting is. The Secret to Engaging Gen Z in Meetings.

5 Tips for Scripting a Captivating Event

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Audiovisual/Production Association Meetings Audience Engagement Corporate MeetingsBy Josh Golden, Creative Director, PCI. Lights, music, action! How you can play up the drama to engage your audience. read more.

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Are You Minding These 5 Risk Management Gaps?

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While a new report finds meeting risk management much improved over the past three years, these areas still need attention. Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings

Are You Prepared for a Cybersecurity Breach at Your Next Event?

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Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Risk Management Corporate MeetingsTake this survey to help the CIC’s new APEX cybersecurity task force develop ways to help combat this growing threat to the events industry. read more.

New Platform Aims to Help Planners Crowdsource Content

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Association Meetings Event Management Tech News/Trends Speakers Corporate MeetingsSharedXP is designed to tap into the collective intelligence of peer groups to co-create event content. read more.

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5 Steps to Signing the Right Keynoter

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Association Meetings Speakers Corporate MeetingsBy Darcy Bouzeos. Your keynote speaker: Get it right and the audience is motivated, delighted, informed, in awe. Get it wrong and everyone is bored or worse. read more.

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Are You Prepared for a Cyber Security Breach at Your Next Event?

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Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Risk Management Corporate MeetingsTake this survey to help the CIC’s new APEX cyber security task force develop ways to help combat this growing threat to the events industry. read more.

Unique Meeting Space by the Hour in NYC—Believe It

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Spacebase, a website for finding and booking unconventional, non-hotel venues for small meetings, has expanded out of Europe, with a just-launched presence in New York. Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Tech

Conference Associations Aim for National Guidelines for Conference Security

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Here's what the newly formed Industry Security Council wants to do to safeguard meetings and conventions from terrorism and other risks. Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings

Some Tips for Better Managing Meeting Planning: Use the Right Tech, Making them Invite-Only, and More

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Managing meeting planning is one of our biggest struggles as event planners. People get confused about meeting schedules, the apps we need to use, and even just focusing on the agenda at hand. If you want to create a zen experience around your meetings, managing meeting planning is key.

Healthy Incentives that Don’t Skimp on Luxe

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Content sponsored by Meet Puerto Rico. The Caribbean and Islands of the Atlantic Teambuilding Recreation/Entertainment Corporate MeetingsLuxe incentive programs are all about pampering and making memories. But times have changed.

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

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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 Meetings

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

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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 Meetings

Bold Campaign Works with the U.N. to Raise the Profile of Events

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The United Nations will launch the Year of Sustainable Tourism on January 18, and Fiona Pelham, immediate past president of Meeting Professionals International, is working with the U.N.'s s World Tourism Organization to create a campaign that brings meetings and events into the picture.

5 Ways to Integrate Social Media into Your Communication Plan

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Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Medical MeetingsBy Kelsey Dixon, davies + dixon. Whether you’re dealing with a small glitch or a major crisis, social media should be an integral part of your strategic communication plan. read more.

16 Things to Know About DMOs and DMCs

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Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate MeetingsA couple of experts untangled the DMO/CVB/ DMC relationship during a recent webinar sponsored by empowerMINT, the online information tool from Destination Marketing Association International. read more.

Transform Your Meetings with These 10 Productivity Hacks

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We all go to meetings—a lot of meetings. But even meeting planning meetings can be less productive than everyone would like. Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Planning

Use Music To Take Your Event To The Next Level – #EventIcons Episode 32

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We’re so excited to feature SongDivision – the world’s premier Experiential Music Agency!

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Eagle, Parrot, Owl, Dove: What’s Your Communication Style?

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Association Meetings Speakers Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Negotiation InsightsMerrick Rosenberg urged Pharma Forum attendees to understand their own communication style, recognize the styles of others, and use that knowledge to create better relationships.

Want Attendees to Learn More? Dial It Back

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Continuing Medical Education Event Design & Ideas Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & EventsHow you can use “50 bits” to provide education that works with—instead of against—how our brains really work. read more.

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5 Steps to Better Cross-Cultural Negotiation

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Cross-Cultural Business Association Conventions and Expos Negotiating & Contracts Corporate Meetings & EventsGlobal experts share advice for effective communications. What's your negotiating style—truth before diplomacy or diplomacy before truth?

10 Insights for Improving the RFP Process

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Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate MeetingsBy Wendy Laugesen, CMP. What can planners do better in the RFP process? And what do planners want from the hotel? A veteran planner and a hotel exec tell it like it is. read more.

9 Ways Your Negotiation Personality Can Undermine Your Success

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Association Meetings Negotiating/Contracts Corporate MeetingsMost people's negotiating style falls into one of these nine categories. Find out what you—and your counterpart—may be doing that could help, and hinder, your ability to come to a successful conclusion. read more.

How to Work with Eccentric, Disorganized Creatives

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Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event PlanningBy Devin Tani. Let’s face it, designers can be wacky. But if you want your event to be a success, you need their talents. Here's one designer's advice on building a successful relationship with the creative set. read more.

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Are Your Attendees in Danger of Being Hacked?

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Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Risk Management Corporate MeetingsA company set up bogus hot spots to see how easy it would be to hack Republican National Convention attendees. Spoiler alert: It was really, really easy. read more.

Engagement: It’s Not Rocket Science (But it Is Neuroscience)

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Association Meetings Audience Engagement Corporate Meetings Medical MeetingsIncorporate these neuroscience findings into your event design when your objective is learning, collaboration, or change. read more.

What’s the Worst Thing that Could Happen at Your Meeting?

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It’s not enough to just hope something awful won’t happen at your meeting—you have to prepare for every contingency. It’s not enough to just hope something awful won’t happen at your meeting—you have to prepare for every contingency.

Technology for Measuring Event ROI – #EventIcons Episode 27

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What’s The ROI Of Events? – #EventIcons Episode 28

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This week we are focusing on the ROI of events: Aligning internal stakeholders to achieve organizational goals through events. We’ve put together an awesome panel of industry leaders!

Two Simple Secrets to Happy, Engaged Attendees

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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.

Fresh Picks: 18 Speakers Who Belong at Your Podium in 2017

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Speakers & Entertainment Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & EventsWho is apropos for your podium this year? To protect, update, and motivate your organization, the in-demand speakers for 2017 will be those who can shed light on the new administration, the changing workforce, and growing risks both online and globally. read more.

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Want to Sabotage Your Meeting? Easy. Just Flub the Pre-Meeting Research

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Ira Kerns shares his top tips for the crucial pre-meeting research process. Association Meetings Objectives/ROI Corporate MeetingsSkipping this step can cost you time and money and damage your chances of a successful event. read more.

How Funko Became The #1 Collectible In The World – #EventIcons Episode 30

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This week we’re thrilled to be joined by Funko’s creator and founder, Mike Becker! We’re talking to Mike about how he developed his vision and transformed his dreams into reality!

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Want Attendees to Learn More? Dial It Back

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Continuing Medical Education Event Design & Ideas Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & EventsHow you can use “50 bits” to provide education that works with—instead of against—how our brains really work. read more.

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Meet The Man Behind #EventIcons & Endless Entertainment – #EventIcons Episode 29

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Meet the Man Behind #EventIcons – Will Curran, President and Event Guru of Endless Entertainment! The post Meet The Man Behind #EventIcons & Endless Entertainment – #EventIcons Episode 29 appeared first on Endless Entertainment.

Airbnb and Meetings: “A Win for Everyone”

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Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings TechSan Francisco Travel’s Joe D’Alessandro talks about his city’s tax-then-partner relationship with the home-share giant.

Break Down Those Cliques: 3 Ideas for First-Timer Receptions

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Association Meetings Audience Engagement Meetings Fuel Corporate Meetings Event PlanningFirst timer receptions are important, says Sharon Fisher, Idea Sparker (CEO) at Orlando-based Play With a Purpose, but it’s not enough to just get everyone together for a cocktail.

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New Planner Workshops Launching in 2017

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The new series is designed to teach how to improve learning, connection, engagement, and action outcomes at meetings. Event Design & Ideas Professional Development Association Conventions and Expos Corporate Meetings & Events

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Fighting Climate Change: Industry Investment in Sustainability

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The meetings and hospitality industry is leading the way on efforts to reduce greenhouse gases with measures that help the planet and the bottom line. Sustainability Corporate Meetings & EventsBy Hannah Kinnersley. read more.

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