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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Event Survey Infographic


The main point of using surveys is to capture the details of how specific event experiences worked, should have worked, or haven’t worked for your audience. Analytics is a gold mine of valuable insights about an event.

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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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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.

5 Best Event Invitation Email Examples


Using multiple CTAs can divert recipients’ attention from the main action they are required to take: signing up for the event. Lesson to learn: Employ a speakers list as the main highlight for your event invitation if you’re building a personal brand.

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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?

“My advice? Start small. Focus on what’s doable” – an interview with the organizer of the Big Data Day LA conference

Meeting Application

The main organizer of the event Subash D’Souza shared with us the story about the beginning, organizing matters, and plans for the nearest future connected with this great technological event.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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5 Free Website Templates for Event Planners


Boxed width works best with event websites that are loaded with content, especially if there’s a lot of text to be put on the main page.

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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.

Creative Corporate Event Ideas


Balloons can be both an element of décor and the main focus of your party. The main idea is to organise an event with a range of activities that include prize winning. If you’re in the event-planning industry, you probably know how rewarding corporate event organisation can be.

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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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.

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?

How to Create a Powerful Proposal for Event Sponsors


Reaching out to your event attendees is the main reason most sponsors are a part of your event. The events industry is a fascinating thing.

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25 Ingenious Offline Marketing Examples


Main Takeaway: Everyone likes free stuff. Main Takeaway: Sometimes, you don’t need a new marketing campaign, you simply need to revisit an old or current campaign and give it a new splash of creativity to kick it back into high gear. Main Takeaway: E ngage the senses.

How to Organise a Vendor Event


Well, the main thing you should understand about vendor events is that they can be amazing money makers if they’re planned right. If there’s one type of event that can deliver real business profits for all participants, it’s definitely a vendor show.

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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.

Your Conference Content Has Magnetic Pull

Velvet Chainsaw

The main reasons vary. Content marketing has grown by leaps and bounds during the past five years. Unfortunately, too few event organizers fully embrace the long-tail, pull benefits of content marketing.

Why events are one of the most effective recruitment method


Basically, the main objective of the recruitment process is to select the best possible candidate, taking into account the specific requirements of a particular vacancy. Like any other business operation, recruitment has many indirect objectives that are associated with the main one.

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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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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.

3 Tips to Increase Pre-Event Attendee Engagement


I think it’s safe to say that you can have the best event app of all time, but it’s next to useless if no one uses it. In this blog post, I’m going to share a few ideas for promoting your event app so that you maximize your pre-event attendee engagement.

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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.

Onsite Event Support: the Secret to Running a Seamless Event Experience


During the event, I was the main support for the local team onsite, and also needed to provide updates to the main planner in the US. Since the event planners themselves had their own main priorities to attend to during the event, it was my job to ensure a great game experience for the participants by scheduling the release of the challenges, and promoting the event app to other attendees.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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5 Serious Event Organizing Mistakes to Avoid

Brown Paper Tickets

I think I’ll ignore the warning from the venue owner that the water main could possibly rupture during my event.”. Think you have a great idea for an event, but you’re not sure how to execute it? Or maybe you’re overwhelmed by all the things that could go wrong (but won’t), but could?

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