Planner Guides

The Guide to Outdoor Meetings

By encouraging attendees to get out of the traditional boardroom, meeting planners can find easy and fun ways to engage their group and create a setting that builds lasting connections among your attendees.

Best Practices for Experiential Meetings

Meeting planners who focus on experiential events and travel will reap big benefits: Experiential meetings help build lasting bonds, boost attendee engagement, inspire loyalty, and leave a powerful lasting impression.

How to Create High-Impact Team Experiences

Northstar Meetings Group presents a practical guide that will help you set up the most common forms of modern team building, and empower your team members to form the positive work relationships they need to accomplish great things.

Site Selection Guide for Med/Pharma Meetings

Successful Meetings presents a comprehensive look at how to find the perfect destinations and venues for successful med/pharma meetings, while remaining in compliance with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

Guide to Time Management

Northstar Meetings Group presents a practical guide to time management, featuring insightful tips on how to manage time wisely and strategically, along with timelines, checklists, calendars, and time logs, interspersed with top meeting planners' biggest time management "pain points."

Experience: The Best Teaching Tool

There’s a movement afoot to enhance the experience of the learning that occurs at meetings and events. The PowerPoint lecture has steadily been losing favor, and we need to transmit messages through an experience that engages attendees and enables them to consume it effectively. Successful Meetings presents an exploration of the power of experiential learning that is changing the way that planners are looking at education.

Reimagine All-Inclusive Meetings

With resort-within-a-resort concepts, top dining options, and a focus on health and well-being, the all-inclusive product has changed dramatically over the years. Successful Meetings looks at seven key trends that are driving changes in all-inclusive resorts.

Golf Meetings for Women and Millennials

Over the last few decades, the demographics of meeting attendees have shifted away from golf's core audience, with more women in management and executive roles, and younger attendees seeking out more meaningful activities. Successful Meetings developed a 5-step strategic guide to help make golf activities more appealing and engaging for all attendees, from first-timers to avid golfers, including women and millennials.

38 Ways to Create Healthy Meetings

Successful Meetings presents a free compendium of best practices to introduce healthy living habits at meetings, initiatives that attendees will continue to practice long after the event is over, including menu recommendations from healthy meetings expert and professional trainer, Andrea Sullivan.

Meetings Trend Watch

We are at a dynamic inflection point in global meetings. Successful Meetings' 2017 Meetings Trend Watch offers an insightful look into key trends meeting planners should consider embracing, and some they should be prepared to confront.

5 Essential Hotel Clauses

M&C columnist and renowned hospitality attorney Jonathan T. Howe, Esq. brings you this timely how-to guide on managing  contract clauses that can protect you, your event, and your organization.

Tap into Knowledge Assets

Leverage a destination's intellectual capital and optimize attendee participation and business outcomes to ensure successful meetings and events.