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

Eventinterface

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.

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.

Philanthropy and CSR: Missing Ingredients to Profound Meetings

Smart Meetings

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

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

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appeared first on Smart Meetings. Meeting Planning Quiz amenities atlantic city borgata california casino conference convention event Hotels Las Vegas Morongo movie theater Nemacolin nevada new jersey nightclub quiz resort Smart Meetings South Point spa testThe post Quiz: Which Conference and Convention Hotel is Right for Your Next Event?

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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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!

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.

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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.

Fall in Puppy Love at Meetings

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Hilton Meet with a Purpose rewards good boys and girls in meetings with a 30-to-60 minute Puppies & Ice Cream break for organizations convening at one of its pet-friendly hotels. Hilton Denver City Center also participates in this meeting enhancement program.

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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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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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Planning An Event Tools & Resources eventprofs events going green Green green events Green meetings meetings planning sustainabliltyThe post Eco-Friendly Event Ideas appeared first on mastertheevent.com.

3 Unique Event Venues for Foodies in San Francisco

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An ancient feast meets the modern supper club at Port & Provisions. The post 3 Unique Event Venues for Foodies in San Francisco appeared first on Smart Meetings. Planners looking for somewhere new to eat in the San Francisco Bay Area need look no further.

At Your Next Meeting, Take a Tea Break

Smart Meetings

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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Activity Vendors Pair with Planners for Unique Attendee Experiences

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Going the extra mile for venues and attendees often involves activity vendors to engage in some unorthodox planning of their own. The post Activity Vendors Pair with Planners for Unique Attendee Experiences appeared first on Smart 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.

Q&A with Ray Bloom: IMEX America Builds on Strong Legacy

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Since then, the event has steadily built its legacy and sometimes is referred to as “the Super Bowl” of meetings industry events. How does IMEX America differ from other meetings industry events? Key Planning Insights from IMEX America. Ray Bloom.

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4 Feel-Good Benefits of Outdoor Meetings

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The days of boxed-in, windowless meetings are officially a thing of the past. More : Tech Companies Flee Cubicles, Meet Outdoors. Meet in earshot of nature. And when stress is low, focus is possible, which fosters more productive meetings. Schedule walking 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.

Keep Meetings Caffeinated: 3 Coffee-Forward Destinations to Wake Up Your Event

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29, is International Coffee Day—an unofficial day of worship for many meeting professionals. Cause the best part of waking up is with three new coffee destinations in your meetings cup. As for the industry that most relies on the coffee industry (that’s us, meeting profs!),

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.

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? .

The Trick to Aging Legendary Kentucky Bourbon, Plus Recipes

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The post The Trick to Aging Legendary Kentucky Bourbon, Plus Recipes appeared first on Smart Meetings. In Kentucky, where 95 percent of the world’s bourbon is produced, there’s almost as much interest in the process as there is in the finished product. Almost.

Social Media Changes the Lifecycle of Trends

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According to recent Smart Meetings webinar host Kate Patay, however, social media has changed all of that. The post Social Media Changes the Lifecycle of Trends appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Ask the Expert, Fall Edition has Arrived

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Tools & Resources ask the expert Conferences eventplanning events eventtips meetings planning planning eventsThe post Ask the Expert, Fall Edition has Arrived appeared first on mastertheevent.com.

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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.

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.

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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.

Natural Disasters Create New Challenges for Meetings Industry

Smart Meetings

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria making landfall in Puerto Rico, one of the worst of many destructive turns of nature during the past year, many directly affecting hubs of the meetings and hospitality industries.

Labor Day Career Resource Guide

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Here’s to all the early risers, late-night typers, plane catchers and meeting makers. The meetings industry pumps more money into the U.S. The post Labor Day Career Resource Guide appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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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 .

3 Big AV Trends That Will Excite and Engage Your Attendees

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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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