Five Top Meeting Planning Trends for 2017

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The new year has landed and its time again to explore the top meeting planning trends and considerations. Food and Beverage Trends. It is now easier than ever to brand beverages at events. We are not talking about a signature cocktail.

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The Meeting Planning Industry Needs a Lasting Strategy

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On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Christy Lamagna, Founder and Chief Strategist of Strategic Meetings and Events. Our discussion focuses on the need for the planning industry, and meeting professionals to be more strategic to insure long-term success.

Eventinterface Launching Event and Meeting Planning Master Class

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Many events and meetings are run by volunteers or people whose primary job is not planning events. Anyone who has been made responsible to plan a meeting, event or conference can benefit from this series. Event and Meeting Planning Master Class series presented by

Top trends in meeting planning by trend expert Daniel Levine

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On this episode of event TALK we are speaking with Daniel Levine about trends in the meeting and event planning industry. We are speaking with Daniel about trends in the meetings and events industry. Top 3 trends every event and meeting planner should keep an eye on this year?

8 Lessons 2016 Taught Us About Meeting Planning

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Brexit Will Not Stop Innovative Meetings in London. Brexit will, eventually, have a substantial impact on European travel, but that’s not to say it will halt meetings there. Las Vegas Will Always be a Meetings Mecca and Will Always Be Reinventing.

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The Meeting Planning Industry Needs a Lasting Strategy

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On this episode of Event TALK we are speaking with Christy Lamagna, Founder and Chief Strategist of Strategic Meetings and Events. Our discussion focuses on the need for the planning industry, and meeting professionals to be more strategic to insure long-term success. Listen to show host Al Wynant and guest Christy Lamagna discuss the following: The definition of “strategy” as it relates to the event and meeting planning industry?

5 New Apps to Make Meeting Planning Tasks Easier

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The post 5 New Apps to Make Meeting Planning Tasks Easier appeared first on Connect Association. Booking local talent just got a whole lot easier. GigTown is an app that helps you find and book local artists and bands. Post your event to the app and voila! Artists submit their interest, and you book your favorite. Building communities is priority No. 1 for Skoop , a communal app allowing event attendees to stay connected with each other year-round.

Time Capsules, Time Machines And Evolution Of Traditional Meeting Planners

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Is your annual meeting more like a time capsule or a time machine? Meeting Planning Evolves. Many conference organizers have spent their careers in the rhythms, beats and melodies of meeting planning.

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Your Conference Content Has Magnetic Pull

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Content developed should help them design each day they attend your event, build anticipation, plan and prioritize, and, most importantly, grow their network. Content marketing has grown by leaps and bounds during the past five years.

Getting More Value from Conference Keynote Speakers

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Engaging – If a speaker doesn’t have a plan for chunking content and infusing audience participation, don’t hire them. According to PCMA Convene’s 25 th annual Meeting Market Survey, organizers invest 7 percent of a meeting’s direct expenses into speakers and entertainment.

Sneak Peek: Opening of Moscone Expansion in SF

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To fulfill the request for flexibility, designers incorporated multiple tracks for airwalls that will allow any group to feel cozy, plus 82 separate meeting rooms. Much of the art planned for the site will be outside the building so both attendees and passers-by can enjoy the investment.

How to Plan an LGBT-Friendly Meeting or Event

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Much of the meeting and event planning industry only recently began evaluating its impact on the LGBT community. Even though you might assume that your meetings and events are free of LGBT influence, there’s always an effect.

9 Things Every Meeting Planner Should Carry in their Toolkit

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Just about anything can happen at a meeting—a broken shoe heel, contract confusion , a sudden headache or the dreaded dead phone battery. To help, we’ve created a handy list of things meeting planners should find useful. Meeting Planning Planner Professional meeting planning

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Ninja Moves for Improved Conference Session Marketing

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Quiz: Are You Ready to Add CMP to Your Name?

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6 Delicious Ways to Eat Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Check out Event Industry Council ‘s six delicious leftover creations that you can practice come Turkey Time—and perhaps even post-boardroom meeting spread time? The post 6 Delicious Ways to Eat Those Thanksgiving Leftovers appeared first on Smart Meetings.

8 New Year’s Eve Drinks to Replace Champagne

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As New Year’s Eve plans already start to fall into place, here are some of the best alternatives to spice up any gathering. The post 8 New Year’s Eve Drinks to Replace Champagne appeared first on Smart Meetings. Champagne has been the drink of royalty going back to the 1800s.

Orange County Convention Center Adding More Than 280,000 Sq. Ft. of Meeting Space

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The meeting space at Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando keeps multiplying like the Minions. of meeting space and a brand-new concourse. Rowling’s Scribble on a Napkin Changed Meetings Forever. of Meeting Space appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Accessibility Rules: How to Make Everyone Comfortable at Event Venues

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It also ignores the needs of a growing, aging community that still wants to participate fully in travel and meetings. The post Accessibility Rules: How to Make Everyone Comfortable at Event Venues appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Eco-Friendly Event Ideas

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5 TED and TEDx Talks Every Meeting Planner Should Watch

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There are countless best practices TED talks for general workplace improvements , but some are ideal for meeting planners’ particular pain points and needs. How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings, by David Grady. The power of meetings by Henric Ehrenblad.

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Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

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More universities than ever are including conference hotels on their grounds to accommodate meetings of the mind in academic settings. Check out some of these properties and the opportunities they represent for creating smarter meetings. of meeting space, including J.

Philanthropy and CSR: Missing Ingredients to Profound Meetings

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Providing meetings that change an entire team’s energy and mindset is never easy, but it helps to include discussions about philanthropy and corporate social responsibility (CSR), when appropriate. The recent Smart Meetings webinar, “The Right Way to Give Back While Building Teams,” hosted by Lain Hensley, looked at not only CSR possibilities, but also how to implement them for the best results. We give people, by using philanthropy and CSR, a powerful meeting….We’re

At Your Next Meeting, Take a Tea Break

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The trend toward longer, more inspired breaks at meetings —30, 40 or even 60 minutes to refresh the mind and body—can encompass many activities, or none at all. But it’s a surefire way to make your meeting break rise above the ordinary.

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Quiz: Which Conference and Convention Hotel is Right for Your Next Event?

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Quiz: Which Casino Resort Has a Winning Hand for Your Next Event?

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AMEX: Meetings Will Grow in 2019

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Planners in the United States expect all types of meetings to grow in attendance in 2019, noting an anticipated 1.24 percent increase in internal meetings. percent) is expected for conferences, trade shows, senior leadership meetings and board meetings.

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Take the Quiz: Which City is Best for Your Next Event?

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There’s a fine art to planning an event. We’ll determine the best candidate so you can start planning ! appeared first on Smart Meetings. Meeting Planning meeting destinations meeting planning quiz

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7 Sweet and Savory Late-Night Hotel Snacks

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A great nightcap to a long day of meetings is gathering around a campfire with colleagues and peers. Meeting professionals can book the hotel’s Raid the Fridge package. In the past, the hotel has stocked it with red bull and vitamin water with a silly sign that reads, “Plan Ahead.

Report: For Savings, Book Meetings Farther Ahead

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Planning at least three months ahead could save as much as 10 percent on the bottom line, according to a new 2019 Meetings & Events Future Trends study from Carlson Wagonlit Travel Meetings and Events (CWT M&E). The optimum time for booking meetings for small groups was pegged at more than 30 days; for large groups, that window expanded to more than 75 days. Related : MPI Report: Shorter, More Frequent Meetings.

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The 5 Busy Phases of Event Planning

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Meeting and event planning is a highly stressful, fast-paced occupation. Incoming—you’ve got a meeting or an event to plan! Aren’t you glad you made a plan B? If you made a plan C, you’ll be even happier.

Harassment At Meetings May Be A Bigger Problem Than You Thought

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Harassment at meetings is a big problem, according to a recent survey. The report shows that 60% of respondents had experienced harassment at scientific meetings in the last 2 years. The problem of harassment at meetings is worse than we thought, according to a recent report .

9 Unique Entertainment Ideas for Your Next Corporate Event

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With a little bit of ingenuity and some strategic planning, you can make your corporate event one that everyone will want to attend! The post 9 Unique Entertainment Ideas for Your Next Corporate Event appeared first on Smart Meetings.

5 Benefits of Holding Events at Unique Venues

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For planners, leaving a lasting impression on meeting participants isn’t always easy to do, though, and can require some important strategizing. Holding an event at an interesting museum , theater or sports facility offers a unique experience that makes for a very memorable meeting.

Meeting Trends that Have Shaped the Last Decade

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As Grand Hyatt San Antonio is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this year, I’ve been reflecting on the major trends that have transformed the meeting industry throughout the past decade. Personally, I think the most useful technology breakthrough has been the introduction of meeting apps.

Ask the Expert, Fall Edition has Arrived

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7 Places to Experience a Glamping Adventure for your Next Meeting

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If you are looking to change it up for your next meeting, glamping is the way to go. Here are seven places you can go glamping that offer beautiful meeting spaces and luxurious lodging options. Meeting Spaces: 13. Meeting Spaces: 13. Meeting Spaces: 9.

How to Get Your Best Meetings Job Yet

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Before you can perform meeting magic, you first have to find your next gig. See A Higher Meetings Education for more on the role of certifications and future-proofing your career. The post How to Get Your Best Meetings Job Yet appeared first on Smart Meetings.

8 Hot Event-Planning Buzzwords of 2017

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Predictably, big trends impact all industries—including event planning. These are some of the hottest event-planning buzzwords of 2017. Virtual reality (VR) can be used during the course of event planning. Each year brings a new collection of buzzwords.

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10 Best U.S. Cities for Business Travel

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Finding a host city for a key meeting can be a geographic Rubik’s cube of schedules and locations that can seem impossible to solve. Meeting space: 4.2 Brown Convention Center’s red, white and blue nautical theme offers meeting professionals 1.2 Meeting space: 5 million sq.

To Get the Best Hotel Internet, Ask the Right Questions

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Thankfully, Ron Fariss, sales manager for the internet services division of meetings and events company PSAV , and the most recent Smart Meetings webinar host, had several suggestions for how planners can ensure they know what they are paying for with hotel internet.

Small Meetings: F&B Insights from a Supplier

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Food and beverage costs are increasingly taking a bigger slice of the meeting budget. Patrick Berwald, vice president of food and beverage for Benchmark Global Hospitality , offered some, ahem, food for thought about F&B for small meetings. How can small meetings address this? .

Planning a Great Citywide is More Within Reach Than You Think

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According to recent Smart Meetings webinar hosts Elaine Williams and Sallee Pavlovich, however, the answers are right at planners’ fingertips. People are not looking to go to a meeting anymore,” Williams says. The destination is now part of why people choose to come to a meeting.”.