Five Top Meeting Planning Trends for 2017


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


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


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

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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Top trends in meeting planning by trend expert Daniel Levine


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?

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.

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.

Ninja Moves for Improved Conference Session Marketing

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Attendance Marketing Attendance Acquisition attendance marketing conference best practices content marketing Education Education & Adult Learning meeting planning best practices Session MarketingBetter session copy helps put butts in seats!

9 Things Every Meeting Planner Should Carry in their Toolkit

Smart Meetings

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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Try Going Back to School for Your Next Meeting

Smart Meetings

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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

Ask the Expert, Fall Edition has Arrived

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10 Best U.S. Cities for Business Travel

Smart Meetings

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.

Take the Quiz: What Type of Meeting Planner Are You?

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As anyone in the meetings and events industry knows, there’s more than one type of meeting planner. Or do you meticulously plan everything far in advance? The post Take the Quiz: What Type of Meeting Planner Are You? appeared first on Smart Meetings.

How To Create Your Event Budget

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If you’re planning an event, there’s one step that is essential to making that event happen: creating the event budget. It could cause issues if you need to make changes or cut out a line item down the road in planning. Spending money can be a stressful part of event planning.

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Meetings Mean Business Roars Again

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The coalition known as Meetings Mean Business is back in business with Worth Meeting About, a refreshed campaign to underscore the importance of face-to-face meetings for people, businesses and communities.

Harassment At Meetings May Be A Bigger Problem Than You Thought


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 .

Organizing A Conference?Here Are Some Practical Tips That Can Help


In case networking is not your thing, conference planning should be a chance to share your talent with the guests. Do you want to know how to plan an efficient and effective conference event? Once the plans are in play, get your #eventtech underway!

3 Big AV Trends That Will Excite and Engage Your Attendees


Tech Audio Visual Event Planning Meeting Planning TechnologyAV is a unique element of events. Most people, upon hearing the term, think of monitors and microphones and leave it at that.

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Power Up Your Planning with Instagram's New Features


What Instagram's upgrades mean for meetings and events professionals. Association Toolbox Corporate Toolbox Social Media Meeting Planning Toolboxread more.

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3 Stunning, All-Inclusive Properties for Island Meetings

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of meeting space, it is a memory-making destination for groups of up to 400. The post 3 Stunning, All-Inclusive Properties for Island Meetings appeared first on Smart Meetings. Destinations Meeting Planning beach caribbean islands destination event planning meeting planning

Third-Party and In-House Planners Make a Perfect Match

Smart Meetings

Third-party planners and in-house planners have often been thought of as being on opposite ends of the meeting planner spectrum. Some people incorrectly assume that an independent planner or planning company is not as experienced or effective as an in-house corporate meeting planner.

5 Unique Team-Building Activities for the Summer

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Plus, this activity requires a high level of collaborative thinking, planning and coordination. The post 5 Unique Team-Building Activities for the Summer appeared first on Smart Meetings. Meeting Planning Ideas & Inspiration meeting planning meeting tips

The Value of Good Teamwork

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The Conference Planner’s Ultimate To-Do List

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This is necessary if you plan on hosting a presentation. Sarah Hill has written extensively about event planning and conference management for Group 7 Events Ltd. , The post The Conference Planner’s Ultimate To-Do List appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Clothing Swap Meets Pop Up at Hotels and Conferences

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If you are sick and tired of your old wardrobe, pack your bags with everything you don’t want to wear and head to a hotel participating in a swap meet. It’s important to dress for success at meetings. One man’s (or woman’s) trash is another’s treasure.

5 Unexpected Ways to Show Attendees Love

Smart Meetings

Corporate meeting and event planners must make the best romantic partners. The post 5 Unexpected Ways to Show Attendees Love appeared first on Smart Meetings. A major part of the job is making attendees feel appreciated while tending to their every need.

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8 Meeting & Event Trends that Could Explode in 2017

Smart Meetings

These meeting trends have already made an appearance in 2016, but some experts suggest they’ll really blossom in the coming year. based event venue company, shares his thoughts on the latest trends for those in the meeting and events industry. The 5-minute meeting.

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Puff, Puff, Plan Your Marijuana Policy for Events

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Yet, as a meeting or event planner , it’s not likely in the forefront of your mind. Chill out and relax while we give you the lowdown on marijuana and meetings. The post Puff, Puff, Plan Your Marijuana Policy for Events appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Pinspiration for Your Event: New Year, Well Spaces

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Stay Connected: A Complete Guide to Conference Event Apps

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While no one likes to talk about emergencies, an event app can play a crucial part in your emergency plan should disaster strike allowing you to immediately notify and direct attendees to safety. From the planning to the actual event and beyond we have you covered.

Infographic: The Benefits of Overnight Conferences

Smart Meetings

Debating whether a one-day or two-day event is the right fit for your meeting’s purpose? The post Infographic: The Benefits of Overnight Conferences appeared first on Smart Meetings. Hotels & Resorts How To Meeting Planning

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