Meeting Strategies

Take a Cue From the Golden Globes to Make Your Event Shine

by Tom Walters | January 08, 2015

Tom Walters Meeting professionals seeking to create an event to remember can gain a lot from watching Sunday night's 72nd Annual Golden Globe Award show. Look beyond the red carpet, and even the winners, to take in the grandeur of The Beverly Hilton dining room, where the ceremony has taken p

How to Engage a Multigenerational Audience

by Chris Ballman | January 02, 2015
Six tips that will enable you to engage attendees of all ages.

Measuring the ROI of Golf and Spa

by Andrea Doyle | January 02, 2015
How to link golf and spa activities to the bottom line.

How to Put the 'Wow Factor' Into Your Next Event

by Joe Guilderson, Corporate Audio Visual Services | January 02, 2015

Figuring out the nuts and bolts of your A/V equipment is essential for a successful meeting or event.

Tourism Boards and CVBs Offer Incentives to Attract Groups

by Leo Jakobson | November 03, 2014
A growing number of tourism boards and convention and visitors bureaus are offering both cash and non-cash incentives to attract meeting groups to their destinations.

How to Identify and Overcome the '7 Meeting Sins'

by Joel D. Levitt | November 03, 2014
Even the best managers may find themselves in the midst of a bad meeting. Here are seven meeting sins to look out for, such as lacking a clear purpose, starting late, or allowing a couple of attendees to dominate the discussion.

Making the Case for International Meetings

by Agatha Gilmore | November 03, 2014
Tasked with cutting costs and demonstrating the value of every element, planners must now more than ever outline the advantages of going abroad for meetings -- here's how.

How to Drive ROI for Event Exhibitors and Sponsors

by Tom Myers | November 03, 2014
The key to driving up interest in your event from sponsors and exhibitors is to show them what return they will get on their investment. Here is a four-step approach to making that case.

Room to Think: Better Meeting-Space Design Harnesses Attendee Brain Power

by Andrea Doyle | November 03, 2014
New strategies in meeting-space design mean hotels and conference spaces are helping planners to harness the brain power of attendees. To get the most from attendees, planners must take into consideration elements such as lighting, ergonomics, acoustics, and brain-friendly foods.

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.

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Hotel Updates

Starwood Poised to Surpass 600 Hotels in North America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide expects a year of accelerated growth in North America.

Preferred Hotel Group Launches First Meeting Planner Incentive Program

Planners who hold events at hotels that belong to Preferred Hotel Group can now earn points towards free nights.

New Hilton Program Facilitates Sustainable, Healthy Meetings

Hilton Worldwide has launched a new program to help meeting professionals make meetings healthier for people and the planet.

IHG Completes Acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

InterContinental Hotels Group has completed its acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.