5 tips for evaluating safety during site selection

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Starting with our site selection, we can begin the process of helping to keep our attendees safer. Here are a few simple things to do during your next hotel or venue selection. Risk management Vendor and site selection safety security site inspection site visit

What Planners Want in Site Selection Technology

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A recent GBTA Foundation study finds that, while the technology exists to help meeting professionals throughout the site-sourcing process, just over half—57 percent—say they currently use meeting management technology to plan their events. Association Meetings Resources Event Management Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPs

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Smart Venues 2.0 + Site Selection + Tech Trend

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Emma Nolan, University of Chichester explores a new methodology in site selection. What is a Smart Venue? Has the meaning changed since the term was first coined?

Site Selection: Where to Throw a Multisensory Event

Smart Meetings

Site selection often focuses on the things we can see—ballroom size, architecture, even how well the carpets match the theme. The post Site Selection: Where to Throw a Multisensory Event appeared first on Smart Meetings. But some cities are going the extra mile to engage all the senses. From scent vaults to firepits and accordion riffs, these places create multisensory memories not soon forgotten. Sights, Sounds and Smells of Indy.

Meeting Destination Selection: 10 Questions To Ask Your CVB

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Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) can be incredibly helpful in site selection and support in making your event happen in their destination. The post Meeting Destination Selection: 10 Questions To Ask Your CVB by Meetings + Conventions Calgary appeared first on [link]. Destinations venue selection destinations site selection CVB Convention Visitors Bureaus CVB benefitsThis is a sponsored post by Meetings + Conventions Calgary.

16 Things to Know About DMOs and DMCs

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Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate MeetingsA couple of experts untangled the DMO/CVB/ DMC relationship during a recent webinar sponsored by empowerMINT, the online information tool from Destination Marketing Association International. read more.

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10 Insights for Improving the RFP Process

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate MeetingsBy Wendy Laugesen, CMP. What can planners do better in the RFP process? And what do planners want from the hotel? A veteran planner and a hotel exec tell it like it is. read more.

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New Brands Emerge from Benchmark/Gemstone Combo

MeetingsNet

Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Medical MeetingsBenchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have merged to become BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company with a new corporate identity and three distinct hotel collections. read more.

The fastest way to save time and money

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Event websites, online registration, event marketing assistance, discount coupons for local attractions, writing pads, local media contacts, assistance arranging site visits and speakers gifts were other perks of CVB partnership, she explained. If you need expert assistance negotiating contracts or finding sites, hiring a third-party planner might be necessary. Budgeting tips Vendor and site selection convention and visitors bureaus cvbs

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London: A Fall for the Pound Means a Jump for International Bookings

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Association Meetings Resources Europe/Middle East/Africa Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPsAs many predicted, the post-Brexit decline in the pound’s value relative to the dollar has resulted in a jump in London hotel inquiries from the U.S. read more.

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Airbnb for Incentives: A Case Study

MeetingsNet

Housing/Attrition Incentive Planning/Management Site Selection/RFPsFaced with more qualifiers than rooms, one incentive meeting planner scrambled to think outside the resort. read more.

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Airbnb and Meetings: “A Win for Everyone”

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Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings TechSan Francisco Travel’s Joe D’Alessandro talks about his city’s tax-then-partner relationship with the home-share giant. San Francisco Travel’s Joe D’Alessandro talks about his city’s tax-then-partner relationship with the home-share giant. read more.

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London: Where Exchange Rates Go, International Bookings Follow

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Resources Europe/Middle East/Africa Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPsAs many predicted, the post-Brexit decline in the pound’s value relative to the dollar has resulted in a jump in London hotel inquiries from the U.S. read more.

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United CEO Charms GBTA Audience

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Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical MeetingsOscar Munoz understands that by the time you step on board an airplane, “you’re frankly pissed.” He’s determined to make it better. United’s new premium Polaris seats (pictured) should help. read more.

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Some benefits of selecting second-tier cities

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The post Some benefits of selecting second-tier cities appeared first on Plan Your Meetings @ Meeting Professionals International. Attendee experience Vendor and site selection second-tier citiesEvent attendees are drawn to unique local experiences—whether it’s the signature hometown cuisine, craft beer and liquor made by the neighborhood brewer and distiller or accommodations that offer guests a greater sense of place.

Making deeper human connections with an intuitive virtual event platform.

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ResourceOne is the event planning and logistics arm of HelmsBriscoe, the world’s largest meetings procurement and site selection company.

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Travel bans hurt meetings & progress

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Risk management Travel management Vendor and site selection Hiv Aids Research International Aids Conference travel ban TrumpIn a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court last week upheld President Trump’s travel ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority nations as constitutional. As such, it’s an important time to explore a prior travel ban for travelers to the U.S.

What Amazon’s HQ2 Search Means for the Business Events Industry

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The e-commerce giant’s RFP and site-selection process yields lessons for event organizers. Hot Springs Sentinel Record. pcma ). Read More. Places & Spaces News Junkie

Consolidations Reshaping Business and Events Industry

PCMA Convene

How might the AEG Facilities/SMG deal — the latest move in the mergers-and-acquisitions game that is reshaping the meetings and events industry — impact site selection? pcma.org. pcma ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie

Third Party Planners: Grow Your Business with New Revenue Streams

Aventri

The buzz today in site-selection-only firms is, “How can we recoup shrinking margins resulting from hotel commission cuts?” Many third-party planners have relied on site selection as their bread-and-butter for more than a decade. This service was in high demand as corporate planners, short on time and resources, turned to third parties for relief.

You’re Paying Too Much Interest On Your Conference Organizational Debt

Velvet Chainsaw

Consider your organization’s conference site selection process. Frequently, the site selection process resembles a complicated, convoluted Rube Goldberg contraption. Most organizations pay for it without knowing it. What is it? Conference organizational debt.

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Point of View

PCMA Convene

A 30-percent drop in revenue will be devastating to the thousands of independent planners who serve association and corporate clients in the site-selection and event-planning process. On one side, site-selection companies allow hotels to run leaner. In any given year, site-selection companies book hundreds of millions of room revenue dollars. In later years, these same hotel chains opened commissions to other site-selection and meeting-planning firms.

2019 40 Under 40: Melissa N. Grigsby, Independent Electrical Contractors

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I manage everything from budgets to site selections to online registration to attendee communications. In that role, I assisted in the planning of our awards ceremony including site selection, logistics and working with the winners. What I am working on now: I am currently working on our 2019 Annual Convention, as well as site selections for our 2020 and 2021 conventions. Melissa N.

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Designing Events For Introverts

Endless Events

In fact, she’s meeting planners’ go-to expert in Canadian hotel site selection, helping hotel sales connect better with planners. Even though most events are now going virtual , designing events for introverts still remains a relevant topic.

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4 Top Tips for Picking a Safe, Secure Hotel Site

SmartMeetings

Starting with our site selection, we can begin the process of helping to keep our attendees safer. The site visit is a great opportunity to check out the venue’s security system. These few tips will get your started—and you might organically begin to ask other questions to make sure you’ve chosen a site that’s both safe and secure. The post 4 Top Tips for Picking a Safe, Secure Hotel Site appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Get Ready for the Future of Events at ELI’s Business, Design & Strategy Summit

Event Leadership Institute

In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, it feels like we’ve reached a turning point as major destinations like New York City announced plans to fully reopen by the summer and the vaccine rollout continues. So where does that leave you?

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Wedding Lighting

Milestone Events Group

About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced Wine Country Wedding Experts & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County.

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Why wedding rings are worn on the left hand

Milestone Events Group

About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced Wine Country Wedding Experts & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County.

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Not So Close! New Distancing Tool Eases Transition to F2F Meetings

Event Industry News

Allseated was one of the first companies to digitize venues to make sourcing and site selection more collaborative and efficient. What should ballrooms look like when we are all back to meeting again? Meeting planners no longer have to worry about figuring that out.

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Is paid influencer marketing ethical in the event industry?

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” “Are there ways that this participation could influence site selection?” Paid influencer marketing is spreading to the event industry, and I doubt that it’s an ethical practice. Last week I received the following voice mail (identifying details have been bleeped; transcript below.). link].

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Should you hire a virtual event planner?

Coterie Spark

Just like our site selection process for in-person events, we’ve evaluated an obscene number of virtual platforms so that we can advise our clients on the best “venue” (i.e. The short answer is yes, but here’s why… DISCONNECT.

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Wedding Videography – Why It’s Worth It [Update 2021]

Milestone Events Group

About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced Wine Country Wedding Experts & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County.

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State of In-Person Events: Who’s Booking What, Where & When?

Smart Meetings

Who’s Booking : Hyatt is seeing a huge increase in leads from third-party RFP platforms like Cvent, and site selection companies like HelmsBriscoe.

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Which Wedding Website is Best?

Milestone Events Group

Selecting a Wedding Website to Use . RSVPs – many sites offer the ability for your guests to RSVP online. After the venue selection process is complete, Milestone is also available to help produce events in a stress reduced and highly professional manner.

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How To Serve Mixed Drinks at a Winery Wedding

Milestone Events Group

This permit also allows other alcoholic beverages to be legally served at their site, but these drinks must be made using alcohol made through a process called fermentation rather than distillation. Want to have a full bar at your Winery Wedding?

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Weddings are Expensive

Milestone Events Group

About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced Wine Country Wedding Experts & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County. Weddings are Expensive.

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The Best Online Wedding Planning Resources

Milestone Events Group

Please take a look below to see our top picks for the best online sites to help you plan your dream wedding! This site will help provide as much info for you about each venue before visiting the property in person. Use this site to gather inspiration photos for your big day.

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Should I get a Traditional Wedding Cake?

Milestone Events Group

There are plenty of dessert options to choose from in addition to Traditional Wedding Cake, and there are no rules regarding which one you must select for your big day. Should I Get a Traditional Wedding Cake? . Wedding cakes have always been a staple dessert for weddings.

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2019 40 Under 40: Natasha Stamper Pedigo, The Asphalt Institute

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From site selection with our meetings task force to contracting, logistics planning, execution and post-event wrap-up—if it has to do with one of our meetings, I am there. Natasha Stamper Pedigo, CMP, 38, works in Lexington, Kentucky, as a meeting planner and event manager at The Asphalt Institute. A s a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree, Pedigo discusses her passion for the events industry. Connect with Pedigo on Instagram. .

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Is a Wedding Planner Worth It?

Milestone Events Group

Vendor Selection . About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced Wine Country Wedding Experts & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County.

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