17 Aesthetically Pleasing Meeting Spaces to Spruce Learning


Your meeting room should, of course, be functional and fit for purpose. The post 17 Aesthetically Pleasing Meeting Spaces to Spruce Learning by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Ideas meetings meeting planners meeting space meeting room meeting room design meeting profs

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The Evolution of Meeting Destinations


The post The Evolution of Meeting Destinations by The Hague Convention Bureau appeared first on [link]. Trends & Event Ideas destinations meeting destinations The HagueThis is a sponsored post written by The Hague Convention Bureau.

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Meet Inspiration In Bermuda


From turquoise water and pink-sand beaches to historic shipwrecks and mysterious caves, in Bermuda, inspiration comes naturally. Let the mystery

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Announcing: EventMB Meetings Coming Your Way


The post Announcing: EventMB Meetings Coming Your Way by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link]. Since I started EventMB 11 years ago, the most recurring question has been: ‘When is Event Manager Blog going to do its own events?’ I’ve been hesitant.

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Meeting Room WIN!

Gallus Events

A few months ago I posted a view from a hotel bedroom and compared it to the view from a main meeting room in the same hotel. The bedroom view was brilliant, the meeting room view was terrible. The view from the two meeting rooms were just as good as the views from the bedrooms.

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20 Ways to Modernize an Annual Meeting – Part 1

Velvet Chainsaw

Most annual meetings have used the same template agenda for decades. Annual Business Meeting. Meet bylaw requirements by having a 30-minute session (max) that can be attended by those interested. Annual Meeting Brand.

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The production line approach to meeting design

Gallus Events

I have always used the metaphor of a production line to explain the need for meeting design. The production line approach to Meeting Design. The post The production line approach to meeting design appeared first on Gallus Events. Gallus Events visits Meeting Design

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2017


For planners who produce conferences, trade shows, meetings, or other face-to-face events, the challenges today may be greater than ever

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12 Ways Eventprofs Can Stop Meeting Overload


Meetings, while helpful, can be a massive drain on time and resources and not always the most productive use of your time. For the busy eventprof here is how to get more from your meetings. The post 12 Ways Eventprofs Can Stop Meeting Overload by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

Ace Your Certified Meeting Planner Exam: Advice from Qualified CMPs


A Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation is recognized across the globe as a symbol of excellence among meeting planners. The post Ace Your Certified Meeting Planner Exam: Advice from Qualified CMPs by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

The effects of meeting space design

Plan Your Meetings

Creating a space design where the atmosphere and physical set-up immediately embraces the participants with a feeling of comfort and safety is the best start to a meeting that you can give your participants. Following are five design principles to consider using in your own meetings.

25 Best Smaller Markets for Meetings


Meeting and event planners—as well as attendees—generally know what’s on offer in the nation’s largest cities. But when it comes

Grow Up!: How To Transition Meetings To User Conferences


If you’re a corporate event planner, you may already be planning customer meetings. But how do you know when it’s time to transition from meeting with customers on occasion to a full-blown user’s conference? Transitioning from customer meetings to a user’s conference […].

Events vs. Meetings

Social Tables

It seems that nowadays the words meetings and events are thrown around interchangeably. First and foremost: All meetings are events but not all events are meetings. All meetings are events but not all events are meetings Click To Tweet.

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The Secret Formula Of Successful Hybrid Meetings [Case Study]


The post The Secret Formula Of Successful Hybrid Meetings [Case Study] by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Venues event management experience event planning live presentations case study event venue case studies Venue event case study scientific meetings hybrid meetings

Virtual Meetings Lower Costs … and Interaction

Conferences that Work

“Intel’s annual meeting was entirely virtual. ” — Steven Davidoff Solomon , New York Times, Online Shareholders’ Meetings Lower Costs, but Also Interaction. A virtual meeting eliminates the potential for a public relations disaster.”

Hybrid Meetings Doomed to Failure? Not So Fast

Velvet Chainsaw

At the time, a mere six years ago, the fledgling for-profit entity that wagered its future on the potential of virtual meetings staged sessions that were too heavily weighted toward the online audience in the verbal communication and moderation by the speakers. In my opinion, the perfect hybrid meeting. The post Hybrid Meetings Doomed to Failure? Event Technology engagement hyrbrid meetings virtual meetings

Meet the Finalists of TechWatch


The post Meet the Finalists of TechWatch by Julius Solaris appeared first on [link]. ibtm world and EventMB are partnering to bring you the most innovative tech companies solving challenges for the event industry.

Create Powerful Meetings Instead of Power-over Meetings

Conferences that Work

All meetings incorporate power relationships that fundamentally affect their dynamics and potential. Traditional conferences unconsciously promote and sustain power imbalances between the “speakers” at the front of the room and the audience.

Convene’s 27th Annual Meetings Market Survey

PCMA Convene

When we invited event professionals to participate in this Annual Meetings Market Survey in November, the U.S. Here are some highlights of the results: Size of 2017 convention/meeting budget vs. 2016 convention/meeting budget — -1 percent compared to +1.7 SMALL MEETINGS.

The 21st Century Meeting Professional: Act Strategically, Think Both Functionally And Strategically

Velvet Chainsaw

What’s the role of the 21st Century meeting and conference professional? Perform very straight forward, transactional, functional tasks related to the logistics of conferences, meetings and events. Savvy meeting professionals are leading from within their functional areas.

Meetings Mean Business Roars Again

Smart Meetings

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.

How to improve your meeting outcomes

Plan Your Meetings

Meetings are an important tool in any business, but they can often go awry. Poorly planned meetings can cause more harm than good. So how can you improve meeting outcomes and what is the best way to get the most out of your team? Same meeting rooms, same meetings.

6 Tips for December Meetings

Smart Meetings

Planning a meeting in December can be stressful. Host the meeting earlier in the week to avoid scheduling conflicts with attendees needing to duck out early for holiday parties and other social obligations. The post 6 Tips for December Meetings appeared first on Smart Meetings.

5 V.I.P. Perks Your Meeting Attendees Will Appreciate


Digital communication dominates the day-to-day life of business people across nearly every industry, yet attendance at meetings, conferences, and trade shows remains

Have to Lead a New Type of Meeting? Consider a Meeting in a Box


From time to time, you may feel challenged when you have to hold a particular meeting. Event Industry Event Planning meeting in a bag meeting in a box Meeting Planning meeting toolkit Productivity TechnologyMaybe you have to introduce certain concepts to your workers that you haven’t covered formally before or are faced with a client presentation on short notice. Regardless of the reason, pulling together all of the materials and information can […].

The meeting industry’s biggest dirty secret

Conferences that Work

There are some things that the meeting industry doesn’t like to talk about in public. For example: Revenue models. Who actually paid for all that sybaritic F&B? You’ll never know.). Clients from hell.

20 Ways to Remake Your Annual Meeting – Part 2

Velvet Chainsaw

We outlined the first 10 things you need to kill — from making your annual business meeting part of your general session to promoting invitation-only events — in order to bring your meeting up to speed. Conference Planning kill conference elements remake annual meeting

Convene Investment Targets Small Meetings

Smart Meetings

The evolution of the meetings landscape continued today with the announcement that Convene, which targets the small-meetings market by offering full-service facilities in five major American cities, has made a strategic investment in Bizly, an end-to-end software solution for meetings management.

The Meeting Planner’s Glossary

Smart Meetings

This industry runs on jargon, and since meeting planning requires everyone to work at a rapid click, it’s best to get acquainted with it yourself. Convention and Visitors Bureau , a local organization that can help meeting planners conduct venue and vendor selection at no cost.

Historic Meeting Grounds

Smart Meetings

of meeting and event space. Meeting space rings in at 14,000 sq. The post Historic Meeting Grounds appeared first on Smart Meetings. The Adelphi Hotel, Sarasota Springs After a five-year renovation, this revitalized beauty honors the Golden Age of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

7 Steps to Align Face-to-Face Meetings with Organization Strategy


Because we’ve done it every year is not a good reason to run a meeting! The post 7 Steps to Align Face-to-Face Meetings with Organization Strategy by Eric Rozenberg appeared first on [link]. Now more than ever we need to get a greater return from our events.

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Design your meeting BEFORE choosing the venue!

Conferences that Work

I love my meeting design clients, but there is one mistake I see them making over and over again. Clients invariably ask me to help design their meeting after they’ve chosen a venue! Event design meeting design venue contracting venue selectionHere’s why they do it, and why it’s a mistake. Read the full article at Conferences That Work. Related posts: Help Wanted—Venues for my participation techniques workshops! Please help me (and hopefully yourself)!

5 Innovative Meeting Formats

PCMA Convene

Attendees who want more from their meetings don’t want to sit and listen passively to a formal presentation. Welcome to the era of disrupted meetings, in good company with other industries and institutions whose established norms are being taken down to the studs.

The Meeting Room of the Future

Plan Your Meetings

What does the meeting room of the future look like? During IMEX America in Las Vegas, the German Convention Bureau (GCB) unveiled as a toolkit its insights into what it calls the Future Meeting Room—part of its Future Meetings Space program. (CC)

How venues can support meeting design

Gallus Events

I was recently referred to a hotel in Barcelona as a “meeting design expert” I popped along and had a look at a good (if rather too traditional) meetig space. I met with a couple of their senior team and tried to get handle on their interest in meeting design.

Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down

Smart Meetings

There were more international association meetings than ever last year, but on average the meetings had fewer participants, reports the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). The post Association Meetings Up, Attendees Down appeared first on Smart Meetings.

6 considerations for effective all-hands meetings

Plan Your Meetings

Why’d I even bother calling this meeting?” We’ve all struggled to engage our audience in meetings. But delivering meetings that engage employees doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are six ideas for effective all-hands meetings designed to engage your employees.

How The New Travel Ban Will Affect Meetings And Events


We take a look at the new travel ban, what’s changed, what hasn’t and how it will affect meetings and events. The post How The New Travel Ban Will Affect Meetings And Events by EventMB Team appeared first on [link].

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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