Planning a Maine Wedding

All Seated

We spoke with the team at Bar Harbor Catering Company to learn more about what it’s like to have a Maine wedding. Did you know that Maine is one of the most sought-after wedding destinations in the US? Maine is called Vacationland for a reason.

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9 Breathtaking Beach Hotels from U.S. News’ Best Hotels List

Smart Meetings

Inn by the Sea, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Beach resorts are the perfect business getaway that doesn’t sacrifice any pleasure. After being indoors, it’s refreshing to head out for a reception and catch a breath of fresh, salty air.

The Planner’s Oscar-Nominee Travel Guide

Smart Meetings

It is also one of the main venues used for the Toronto International Film Festival; stop by for a captivating show. The Oscars are just around the corner, and for most people that means judging who wore it best.

Events Rated Mission-Critical in New Survey

Smart Meetings

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5 Smart Moves at Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, Choice Hotels and More

Smart Meetings

Nancy White is returning to Cliff House Maine full-time as general manager to oversee the second phase of renovations. She previously served as interim general manager and director of sales and marketing at the Cape Neddick, Maine, property in 2015 when the project began. Appointments & Promotions Meeting Planning atrium hospitality bruce siegel choice hotels cliff house maine lake tahoe mai johnson nancy white obed h. Bruce Siegel.

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Top 40 Event Designers 2017: Javier Velarde


Focusing mainly on corporate and After studying marketing, Velarde founded Miami-based event design and production agency Triton Productions in 2000.

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The Top 6 Tips for Optimizing a Corporate Event Budget


Ideally, your corporate event budget should be based on four main categories: item, projected expense, actual expense, and details. The main mistake many event organisers make is investing in a huge range of cheap tools like event apps, email marketing services, badge printing solutions, etc.

The Ultimate Guide to Corporate Event Planning


Here’s what you’ll know after reading this post: What is a corporate event, and what are the main reasons for organising one? What is a corporate event, and what are the main reasons for organising it?

7 Huge Event Planning Trends Spotted at MPI WEC 2018


For example, main keynotes were exchanged for twice-daily “pep rallies,” complete with cheering MPI members welcoming attendees to the main hall. Events at local landmarks (including a block party in the main downtown square).

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How to Attract Gen Z to Your Next Event


Between personal insight and some industry research, I’ve compiled three main tips that give you a little glance into the minds of Gen Z. What can stimulate an eight second attention span? That’s the question you’re really going to have to ask yourself if you want to bring Generation Z to your next event. Speaking as one myself, I know we are a tough crowd to please.

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Corporate Event Catering Ideas


You can check out three main reasons why people need to have food at a social event here. Good food makes for a good mood. This rule works not only for your daily routine, when all you need is a warm pizza box on your lap but also at corporate meetings and conferences.

The Ultimate Guide to Getting Email Responses


Emails are the main type of communication for many of us but if you’re having trouble getting people to respond to your emails, it might not be the recipient’s schedule.

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Best Activities for Corporate Events


The main rule: People have to be split into several groups, each of which gets an individual cooking task. No employer wants to see dejected employees in the office with that “I wanna go home” look on their faces. Yes, working through challenging tasks can be quite an undertaking.

Evenium ConnexMe: Taking Event Engagement to the Next Level [Review]


Engagement is a top priority for 91% of event planners and 75% list attendee engagement as the main reason for using a mobile event app. Evenium ConnexMe have added new features for engagement, brainstorming and collaboration to their event app. Here is our review.

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En Route For Next-Gen Conference Audiences

Velvet Chainsaw

Don’t schedule committee, board, or invitation-only events during your main program. As you reimagine your conference program for future audiences, there are four main areas you need to consider: Engagement and Community Strategy. Will Millennials be joiners and conveners?

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Getting More Value from Conference Keynote Speakers

Velvet Chainsaw

Be sure to allow a minimum of 45 minutes for the main speaker. To realize the highest ROI, challenge these professionals to add value beyond the main stage. Not long ago, becoming a professional speaker was a third step in a thought leaders career path.

How To Win In 2018: Make It Personal


One of the main […]. If you’re struggling with attendance and ticket buying for your event, the problem may lie in a lack of personalization. Here are some ideas that can help you reach your intended audience and ensure they hear you over all the noise.

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17 Event Signage Ideas


The main purpose of event signage is to make the attendee journey around your event easier. Event signage is necessary, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Get inspired by these beautiful examples of event signage to spice things up a bit.

How to Measure Event ROI and Map the Value You Create


The vast majority of articles you’ll find online focus mainly on assessing social media engagement, satisfaction surveys, or app data insights. There’s no universal formula on how to measure event ROI.

Halifax Convention Centre: World Class Hospitality in a Shiny New Venue [Venue Review]


In our recent state of the industry survey, when corporate event planners were asked to list the things they care about most when planning an event, venue was ranked second most important, with 64% listing it as one of their main concerns.

Increasing Attendee Engagement Onsite Through an Event Community


One of the main reasons why your attendees have decided to invest their time and money into attending your event is to engage with the event community. It’s game day! You’ve spent months preparing for your big event and it’s finally here, but no time for celebration (and sleep) just yet.

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Top 3 Highlights from IMEX Frankfurt 2018


With strategic placement of the registration desks at the very back of the main hall, IMEX made sure everyone could experience the new interactive playground for event professionals.

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Vernal Equinox Experience Spotlight

All Seated

The main hall was full of life and, in typical Entire Productions fashion, full of entertainment. There were 4 main performances that invited guests in throughout the night – each took place every thirty minutes. .

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Speaking at the EuBea Festival 2016

Gallus Events

Over the past several years we have identified the main internal and external barriers which stymie innovation, creativity and change. “In every day life being different is difficult, but in the world of events being different is exceptionally challenging.

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Creative Event Ideas

Gallus Events

However, my main objective was, just for 20 minutes, to support the #eventprofs in the audience to believe they are creative. Here’s some more information, background and links to the second of the two sessions I delivered at IBTM in December. Creative Event Ideas.

How to Build Clear Communication while Running Large-Scale Events


Check out the major questions you’ll need to answer in your communication plan: Who’s the main point of contact for each aspect of event management (registration, venue navigation, catering, lighting, etc.)?

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How organisations can make the most of a hackathon

Gallus Events

We thought the event was a success, but as one of the main objectives was to actually create something that would help our homelessness organisations we thought it would be good to hear from one of those organisations.

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Speaking at EVENTIT, Glasgow, 2017

Gallus Events

The main reason this idea of a “creative” event organiser sits uncomfortably is that others in our organisations do not view us as the “creative” or the “innovative types”, however, if you want something done… then speak to the events person.

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Tips for Using Event Gamification to Boost Attendee Learning & Engagement


Many events hosted by associations or not-for-profits also have an educational component that is vital to the event’s main purpose. The desire to educate or inform attendees is a common event goal for many event planners.

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20 Ways to Modernize an Annual Meeting – Part 1

Velvet Chainsaw

It’s OK to have a handful of these, just don’t publish them as part of the main program or sessions at a glance. Most annual meetings have used the same template agenda for decades. They just replace the filling each year.

How to make an empty conference room look full

Gallus Events

Remove some chairs, or even some rows of chairs from the main room. So while that is happening I would have a few staff (venue staff preferably) rearranging the chairs slightly in the main room.

Google Chrome Tips and Tricks for Event and Association Professionals

Planner WIre

The main reason is integration. Around here at Camp Plannerwire, Google Chrome is the browser of choice. We are in the Google Ecosystem and use GSuite (or GoogleDrive,… Continue. Event Technology Web Tools

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The Best of Salt Lake: Arts, Music & Culture

Connect Your Meetings

Art at the Main. Art at the Main is a cooperative gallery featuring contemporary, original art by some of Utah’s best local artists. The gallery also hosts informative and educational art events for the public; you can find it in the ground floor atrium of the main branch of the Salt Lake City Library. Music. The Twilight Concert Series. The Twilight Concert Series kicks off in August and runs every Thursday night at the Gallivan Center.

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Presidents Club an event industry response

Gallus Events

Rarely, if ever, had an event like this had such a huge amplification across the main stream media. The Main Event Magazine, Stand Out Magazine and Event Industry News made no note whatsoever of the story.

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How Victoria’s Secret Reinvented the Fashion Show


We analyse how they reinvented one of their main events to make their luxury products appeal to everyday people. There are very few fashion shows that are accessible to the masses but Victoria’s Secret have done just that.

The stressful job of an event professional

Gallus Events

When I was managing teams I saw it as one of my main roles to make sure that staff arrived on site relaxed and ready to concentrate on what was going to happen.

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Grenadine Event Management Software: Manage Large Events More Effectively


It has 4 main components: ticketing […]. Grenadine is an Event Management Software and mobile app built to handle large conferences and conventions with complex schedules and large numbers of participants. Here is our review. Grenadine Event Management Software: What Is It?

Learner- And User-Design Key To Next-Gen Audiences

Velvet Chainsaw

My last post identified four main areas associations should consider when reimagining their conference program for future audiences: Engagement and Community Strategy (which we covered in the previous post ).

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Benefits of Launching Your Event App Way Before the Event


One of the main reasons we tell our clients to launch their event app well in advance is because it can help determine the overall success of the event, and help achieve the event objectives. The phrase, ‘the early bird catches the worm’, couldn’t be more applicable to event apps.

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10 Ideas for Improving Your Pay-to-Play Conference Presentations

Velvet Chainsaw

Others sell concurrent and/or keynote slots on the main program. There’s a place for sponsored content in conference programs, if you’re thoughtful in your approach.