Meeting Strategies

Themes and Iconic Locations: A Recipe for Event Success

by Barry Brown | October 29, 2014
Combining memorable themes with special destinations can create unforgettable meetings and incentives.

VIDEO: Create a Memorable Experience With a Wine or Port Tasting

October 24, 2014
Wine tasting events can help attendees discover new experiences.

IMEX America Wraps On a High Note

by Leo Jakobson | October 16, 2014
SAP CEO Bill McDermott tells attendees he will champion the meetings and events industry.

Savvy Sponsorships

by Alex Palmer | October 01, 2014
Conference and event sponsorships require options more creative, flexible, and entertaining than the traditional lanyard-and-meal packages, yet they must not create excessive work for overburdened planners. Here we look at how to design sponsorships that appeal to three of a meeting's main stakeholders: the planner, sponsor, and attendee.

Incentive Travel Trends: Growing Budgets Lead to Stricter Focus on ROI

by Deanna Ting | October 01, 2014
Companies are spending more on their incentive travel plans, but that return to pre-recession budgets is accompanied by a laser-like focus on ROI.

Roger Dow Weighs in on the Past, Present, and Future of Meetings

by Agatha Gilmore | October 01, 2014
U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow reflects on the changes he's seen over 25 years in the travel industry, and how they will impact the group business travel market.

How to Fend Off Room Poachers

by Kayla Schwenk | October 01, 2014
Five tips to prevent room block poachers from defrauding your attendees, including sending cease-and-desist letters and creating password-protected sites.

Event Speakers that Give Your Meeting a Trick or Treat

by Agatha Gilmore | October 01, 2014
Magicians, jugglers, and a stuffed-carrot-throwing recognition expert are just a few of the quirky and entertaining, yet informative speakers in this month's round-up.

Meeting in the Fast Lane

by Deanna Ting | September 30, 2014
Xtreme Xperience brings groups together for a unique opportunity to drive exotic cars.

How To Improve ROI by Leveraging Your Sales Team

by Tom Myers | September 15, 2014
Improving ROI is the key to turning things around when exhibitor and sponsorship revenues are declining at your event.

How the Guy Who First Hired Steve Jobs is Changing Meetings

by Andrea Doyle | September 02, 2014
Steve Jobs' first boss is out to turn the meetings industry upside down.

How to Evaluate Events

by John Kagia and Heidi Guglielmino | September 02, 2014
A customized approach with carefully designed questions will translate a simple feedback exercise into valuable market insights.

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Hotel Updates

Crowne Plaza Targets Business Travelers with New Guest Room Design

Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts has unveiled a next-generation guest room designed with business travelers in mind.

Hilton Launches 'Idea Network' to Inspire Meeting Planners

Hilton Worldwide has created a new online inspiration library for meeting planners.

VIDEO: Trump Hotel Collection COO Weighs in on Luxury Meetings and Brand Expansion

Trump expects to reach 30 properties by 2020.

Omni Introduces Fall Offer for Meeting Planners

Omni Hotels & Resorts has introduced a new "Escape Your Way" promotion for meeting planners.
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