Fri.Mar 29, 2024

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The Event-changing Magic of a Thoughtful Post-con

Smart Meetings

Meeting professionals spend months and sometimes years designing events that are engaging, inspiring and educational. But once the custom tablecloths have gone back to the rental company and the stage deck has been struck, we are often slackers when it comes to deconstructing how it all went so we can improve the next time. A recent visit to Sedona Mago Center for Well-being for a taste of Body & Brain Wellness experiences in Arizona was a reminder that as meeting professionals, we have to l

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Planners Get Straight Talk from Hotel Owners


At a recent meetings-industry conference, hotel executives explained how their properties struggle to balance rising operational costs with competitive rates for meeting groups. With prices for virtually every element of corporate and association meetings alarmingly high, planners naturally want answers as to how the situation has reached this point, and whether prices will maintain the same upward trajectory.

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Smart Moves in Aspen, Islamorada and More

Smart Meetings

Inge Morascini and Krista Loercher Inge Morascini (left) and Krista Loercher (right), Embrace Whidbey and Camano Islands Embrace Whidbey and Camano Islands makes two appointments to its creative team. These professionals will lead the county’s approach to regenerative tourism, supporting the local community while providing meaningful experiences for visitors.

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Tasty Tactics: Sampling Ideas from the Exhibitors at Expo West 2024

Event Marketer

“People say that it looks like a wildlife preserve but it’s what our farms look like.” ­­–Niki Haugh, Promotions Marketing Program Manager, Organic Valley If there ever was a trade show that’s all about sampling, it’s arguably Natural Products Expo West that takes place at Anaheim Convention Center each spring. EM was on hand to see what’s cooking in health-conscious culinary marketing and, let’s admit it, try it.

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Unlock the Secrets of Event Marketing Masters

The greats learn from the greats. Set yourself and your team up for success with tried and tested strategies and insights from event marketing geniuses at Vanta, Partnership Leaders, Quantum Metric, Rocketlane, and Explori.

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Pop-Up Tents: Top Trends of 2024


Pop-up tents have surged in popularity in recent years. Their versatility and convenience continue to make them ideal solutions for outdoor and indoor activities. As the light and easily transportable tents make camping and outdoor events easy and affordable, several pop-up tent trends will shape how we use these fun and portable shelters. Easy Set Up Customers continue to seek pop-up tents that are easy to set up and take down.

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Sustainability: Where should we be in five years?


Sustainability thought leaders answer the question, “Five years from now, we’ve made significant progress toward a more inclusive meeting industry. What does that look like?

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The 2023 Planner’s Choice Venue Youth Retreats & Camps

Unique Venues

In the stunning city of Santa Cruz, California, the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) earns this year’s Planner’s Choice Award for Youth Retreats & Camps. With a commitment to providing a unique and enriching experience for young minds, UCSC’s campus becomes a haven for a variety of youth retreats and camps every summer. UCSC welcomes a spectrum of youth and sports camps to its campus, providing a rare opportunity for young participants to experience the richness of a higher educat

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Who’s News for March 28, 2024

Special Events

Special Events industry news

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