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Meetings management and design

Advice on meeting planning and design.
So your client wants an innovation speaker. You might have an idea of what that means, but what does it mean to your client?

Some 250 association executives and technology experts who gathered at the Hyatt Regency Orlando last week for digitalNow experienced a creative approach to the traditional keynote.

Event managers remain uneasy about using Airbnb for delegate accommodation, a Meetings & Incentive Travel survey has revealed.

When I traveled to South America for the first time in my professional career last year, I realized just how powerful language is.

. Shrink the Cups.
Try six-ounce cups for coffee breaks—there’s nothing worse than seeing half-filled coffee cups at $90 per gallon. And pay for coffee by consumption, not per person.

How can you tell if your meeting needs a healthy makeover? Here are a few obvious signs:

What compels employees, clients, and incentive qualifiers today? It’s not cash or more stuff. It’s access.

Just say this: “Yes, my dates are flexible.” Because of course Hotel X wants your meeting! But it doesn’t love that pattern of yours. Would you consider a Sunday arrival?

ou know your meeting’s attendees. You even love them—well OK, some of them. But are you unintentionally doing them a disservice?

Organizing an event or conference requires months, sometimes years of detailed planning, for just a few days of networking, learning and maybe a couple of cocktails.

Correctly managed, drones can provide a great platform for capturing photos and video at festivals, bespoke hospitality events, incentive travel

We’ve all had that one call – the one that excites and challenges.
A recent one went as follows: “So we have an American biotech client with a Singapore regional office running a weekend workshop in Kuala Lumpur in four weeks’ time

What do event organisers most crave from their meeting or conference?
I’d be willing to wager that attendee engagement features heavily in anyone’s top three

A new project from the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) will aim to transform the meeting experience through a global collaboration of leaders in conference room design

Photos can showcase your events to the world. Whether you’re a third-party planner showing clients the magnificent programs you bring to life

Meeting planners who can execute flawless events domestically and outside the U.S. are a cut above the rest.

Whether your meeting is large or small, whether attendees know each other or are complete strangers, whether your goal is motivation, learning, change

Because webinars are relatively easy to produce, inexpensive to host, and bring geographically far-flung participants together with the click of a mouse, they have become ubiquitous in the world of continuing medical education.

The sharing economy is driving down the number of hotel room nights booked by meeting planners.

Big data is big news for most industries these days—even, or perhaps especially, for meeting professionals.

Do you rely on “smile sheet” evaluations to measure how well your meeting is progressing toward its goals and objectives?

Experts have long been sought after as great speakers to share their unique, hands-on experiences in ways that directly relate to and benefit different audiences.