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?

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?

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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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.

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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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!

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

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Eco-Friendly Event Ideas

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Team Building: Make It Unconventional

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After all, attendees spend much of their time indoors as it is, so taking a break from enclosure may be welcomed; technically it’s still work for them, but taking the meeting outside will take the pressure off and remind everyone that it’s supposed to be fun.

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How the Meetings Industry Can Be More Accessible and Inclusive to People of Color

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Editor’s Note: Smart Meetings invited a group that come together at MPI’s Thought Leadership Summit on Diversity to tackle the issue of how planners could be part of the solution for creating a more inclusive world. The meetings Industry is no different.”.

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Dishing 2019’s Hot F&B Trends for Groups

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The post Dishing 2019’s Hot F&B Trends for Groups appeared first on Smart Meetings. The Lakehouse at W Bellevue.

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Los Angeles Sports Venues Deliver Immersive Experiences

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. Offering everything from team-building exercises to meet-and-greet with legendary athletes, sports venues provide exciting, unique settings for meetings, special events and tours. Why are your venues a great place for groups to meet at or to tour?

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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Retailers: Hoteliers of the Future

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West Elm, founded in Brooklyn in 2002, plans to open a line of hotels in 2020. It does not plan on a subtle transition into the industry, as it has already scheduled six openings, with the first planned for late this year.

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.

Ask the Expert, Fall Edition has Arrived

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How New Orleans Recovered after a Natural Disaster

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We still had to be out in front of potential customers, meeting them face-to-face. We chose to meet potential clients at trade shows or at their office. More : Natural Disasters Create New Challenges for Meetings Industry.

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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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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.

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Oscar Nominees Spark Ideas for Where to Hold Your Next Meeting

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Are you inspired by this year’s Oscar nominees and planning to watch and celebrate? These destinations provide excellent options for meetings, including properties with exciting attractions and fabulous meeting spaces, such as Broadway-style and elegant, royal venues.

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Vote for Your Favorite Smart Star Supplier Today

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Each year, the meeting industry’s premier awards program salutes outstanding properties, venues and destinations in multiple esteemed categories. The post Vote for Your Favorite Smart Star Supplier Today appeared first on Smart Meetings. Smart Stars voting season is officially open!

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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.

Mountain Festivals Beckon Groups

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Read more in Kristine White’s story, “Shredding New Heights for Meetings: Wide Variety of Rad Mountain Resorts are Available Year-Round,” in the January issue of Smart Meetings. The post Mountain Festivals Beckon Groups 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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SF and NYC Challenge Planners to Lose Fear, Find Authentic Voices

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San Francisco and New York City meetings scenes have a lot in common. of meeting and exhibit space, including a more than 500,000-square-foot contiguous area that spans the two sides of the street. The same goes for planning events.

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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

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.

How—and Where—to Pair Wine and Business in California

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Meetings held in these laid-back locales pair well with team building. Smart Meetings checked in with Nancy Light, vice president of Wine Institute , for some of the best group programs up and down the state. Ancient Peaks Winery; photo credit: Chris Leschinsky.

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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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.

4 Emergency Preparedness Lessons from ADMEI 2019

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The good news is that this coastal metropolis had faced hurricanes before, and so a plan was in place. He created videos showing himself in front of the high and dry downtown convention center, and explained the importance of conventions following through on their planned arrivals.

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

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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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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.

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.