Top Food Beverage Trends For 2017

Canadian Special Events

Selecting your food and beverage menu is one of the most important aspects of designing your event’s guest experience. They are expecting, or rather demanding, thoughtful, delicious gourmet food and savvy imaginative beverages at the events they attend.

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

MeetingsNet

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?

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

MeetingsNet

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

MeetingsNet

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

Two Simple Secrets to Happy, Engaged Attendees

MeetingsNet

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.

Oakland vs. Cleveland: Which NBA Finals City Wins for Meetings?

SmartMeetings

In fact, Cleveland could be called the “comeback city” for tourism , conventions and professional meetings. Let’s look at how these world-champion cities stack up as meeting destinations. of meeting rooms and a 32,000-square-foot ballroom. of meeting space.

How to Create a Long-Term Event Planning Timeline

Social Tables

This way, you’ll be sure to meet important deadlines, stay within budget, and coordinate multiple parties smoothly. Some examples of timeline anchors include: A corporate client’s request to have a formal check-in meeting about the event two weeks before.

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Healthy Ways to Wake Up Sleepy Attendees

SmartMeetings

With one in three attendees falling asleep or feeling drowsy during a meeting, and productivity for the average meeting dropping around 2 p.m., it’s clear that corporate meetings need a new agenda. Health & Wellness How To Meeting Planning

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4 Plus Ways to Combat Event Transportation Challenges

Eventinterface

One of the biggest challenges for corporate meeting planners is keeping attendees moving and on-schedule when there is a major event at a destination, or if they are part of a major event themselves. Your meeting or event does not need to suffer because of a transportation issue.

20 Palo Alto Event Venues That Your Attendees Will Love

Bizzabo

Whether you’re hosting a corporate or private event, this unique and glamorous venue is a great option for any group that appreciates a quality luxury vehicle. They’ve hosted weddings, corporate holiday parties, and dances for car lovers and admirers alike.

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30 Berlin Event Venues That Your Attendees Will Love

Bizzabo

No matter what kind of event you plan to host — business meeting, fundraiser, cocktail party — The Axica will provide a stunning backdrop that your guests won't soon forget. Boardroom meetings to wedding receptions, host your next event in this swanky spot and enjoy your evening in style.

Guest Blog: Edgar King, Retiring Events Manager, Trinity House reflects on 24 years of growth and change

Event Industry News

Trinity House was, up till then, solely the working home of the General Lighthouse Authority and the Corporation of Trinity House (merchant) maritime charitable entity. Budgets, both corporate and private, were lavish – extravagant even.

20 Kansas City Event Venues Your Attendees Will Love

Bizzabo

Whether you're planning a corporate function or private party, the locations below will make your gathering incredible. Your corporate meeting, business convention, or charity gala doesn't even need planning — at least not from you.

Gaining a Roundtrip View of the RFP Process

Cvent

The example was a small corporate meeting with Renaissance as one RFP recipient. Specify the type and scope of meeting. Detail your company mission and meeting focus so the hotel understands your event goals.

40 Outstanding Event Industry Blogs to Follow

Endless Events

Connect are dedicated to providing content that helps you reimagine today’s meetings and look into the future. You can check out their blog, videos, how-to’s, as well as food and beverage highlights. The Meeting Pool. MPI (Meeting Professionals International).

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7 Books Every Meeting Planner Should Read

SmartMeetings

From books that take an irreverent approach to meeting planning to comprehensive guides on everything from meeting design to green events , this reading list has everything the modern meeting planner needs for a relaxing day of poolside reading. How To Meeting Planning Planner

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4 Plus Ways to Combat Event Transportation Challenges

Eventinterface

One of the biggest challenges for corporate meeting planners is keeping attendees moving and on-schedule when there is a major event at a destination, or if they are part of a major event themselves. Your meeting or event does not need to suffer because of a transportation issue. Of course, event and meeting transportation is not always defined as a logistical challenge to avoid bottlenecks. There is also a greater networking possibility with water and cruise meetings.

4 Plus Ways to Combat Event Transportation Challenges

Eventinterface

One of the biggest challenges for corporate meeting planners is keeping attendees moving and on-schedule when there is a major event at a destination, or if they are part of a major event themselves. Your meeting or event does not need to suffer because of a transportation issue. Of course, event and meeting transportation is not always defined as a logistical challenge to avoid bottlenecks. There is also a greater networking possibility with water and cruise meetings.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Meeting Planners

SmartMeetings

By making a few resolutions and taking these simple steps, meeting planners can be sure 2017 will be a great year for fabulous events and stellar career progression. For meeting and event planners, continuous learning is simply a part of the job.

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30 San Jose Event Venues That Your Attendees Will Love

Bizzabo

Are you looking to host a business meeting, nationwide expo, or private party in the area? From corporate events to personal parties, Club Auto Sport is an amazing venue. The food alone is worth the rental, but that's not all that SP2 provides. The food is tasty too.

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30 Amsterdam Event Venues That Your Attendees Will Love

Bizzabo

Their meeting rooms make mindfulness an integrated part of the event experience with their own simplified booking system and environmentally conscious features. It’s perfect for budding creatives, fun corporate types, or a group that just needs a change of pace. Meet Berlage.

21 Questions to Ask Online Registration and Ticketing Providers

MeetingsNet

Get more value for your next meeting or event. Whether you’re planning and executing corporate meetings, associations and networking events, conventions or expos; the right ticketing partner is of the utmost importance, so choose wisely.

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. Here are some highlights of the results: Size of 2017 convention/meeting budget vs. 2016 convention/meeting budget — -1 percent compared to +1.7 SMALL MEETINGS.

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The 33 skills meeting and event planners need to succeed

Plan Your Meetings

If you’re like many corporate meeting planners, planning meetings and events may only be part of your job and you learn as you go, without formal training. The Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards (MBECS). H: Meeting or event design.

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. Those disclaimers aside, Convene ’s annual Meetings Market Survey continues to be recognized as an important piece of benchmarking research in the meetings industry.

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Rethinking How You Work With Procurement

PCMA Convene

Tell that to meeting professionals, however, and they might grumble. On the meetings side, how do you make sure that you’re not spending all your time educating your procurement partners on our industry instead of getting work done?”

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