WEBCASTS

  • Royal Caribbean Logo

    April 2014 Webcast: Making Cruises Work for all Meetings

    April 23 2:00 | PM Eastern

    Description: This webcast will explore the pros and cons of using a cruise venue for four meeting types: a board meeting, a sales meeting, a convention, and a trade show. Two meetings experts will reveal best practices for elements such as meeting design, event production, and onsite management to turn a meeting or event on a cruise ship from ho-hum to holy cow.


    Moderator:
    Deanna Ting

    CMP Credit: A. Strategic Planning, 1 hour

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  • Meritage Collection Logo

    May 2014 Webcast: Solutions for a Tight Budget

    May 22 2:00|PM Eastern

    Description: Budget issues are always a stumbling block to producing great meetings. In this webcast, experienced, planners and suppliers will share best practices for saving money and how to find places to trim a budget without affecting the quality of the meeting experience.


    Moderator: Leo Jakobson

    CMP Credit: A. Strategic Planning, 1 hour

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  • Ft Lauderdale Logo Webcast

    June 2014 Webcast: How to Partner with DMOs?

    June 26 2:00|PM Eastern

    Description:This session will explore ways to assess the needs of a meeting and match those needs to the services offered by DMOs to add value to an event. The webcast will feature advice from meeting planners who have worked successfully with DMOs and provide best practices for leveraging a DMO relationship to gain a greater level of access to public venues and local officials; negotiate with hotels; source suppliers of goods and services; and generally gain an a insider's knowledge of a destination.

    Moderator: Vincent Alonzo
    CMP Credit: F. Stakeholder Management, 1 hour

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  • Kalahari

    March 2014 Webcast: How to Negotiate in a Seller's Market

    March 20 | 2:00 PM Eastern

    Description: Very little new hotel inventory is scheduled to come on the market and many organizations are holding more meetings. These trends tend to make suppliers unwilling or unable to negotiate. This webcast will feature legal, sales, and meetings experts offering best practices for negotiating in this difficult environment.
     
    Moderator: Andrea Doyle
     
    CMP Credit: B. Project Management, 1 hour

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  • Atlantis Logo

    February 2014 Webcast: Leveraging Sponsorships for Maximum Revenue

    February 19 | 2:00PM Eastern

    Moderator: Vincent Alonzo

    Description: This webcast will teach attendees how to quantify the sponsorship value of an event’s activities and assets. Sponsorship professionals will demonstrate how to find creative solutions to common sponsorship problems as well as provide insights into what potential sponsors find valuable in events.

    CMP Credit: A. Strategic Management, 1 hour

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  • Do AC

    January 2014 Webcast: Preparing for an Onsite Disaster

    January 22 | 2:00PM Eastern

    Presenters:

    Meg Proskey, VP Sales Solution Design and Development at Maritz Travel Company

    John S. Foster, Esq., CHME, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Foster, Jensen & Gulley

    Moderator:
    Leo Jakobson, Senior Editor, Successful Meetings

    Description:
    The most critical step in being able to deal with a disaster is being prepared for one in the first place. Should you cancel? Will cancellation and attrition charges apply? Who decides if the circumstances fall under force majeure? Is it too late to purchase event insurance? This webcast will offer insights and tips from risk management and legal experts on how to develop a game plan for dealing with catastrophes and disasters.

    CMP Credit:
    1 hour, C. Risk Management

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  • Kissimmee-Border

    December 2013 Webcast: 15 Ways Apps Can Jumpstart Your Events

    December 5, 2013 | 2:00PM Eastern

    Moderator: Vincent Alonzo

    Speakers: 
    Matthew Donegan-Ryan, Director of Mobile Strategy, CrowdCompass; Jessica L. Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, President and Chief Connector, Seven Degrees Communications

    Description: In a very short period app technology has become “embedded” in everyday life. With it has come much confusion over the best strategy for using this tool effectively for meetings. In this webcast, app experts will each present five ways meeting planners can use apps to, among other things, increase attendance, improve participant engagement, and track return on objectives.

    CMP Credit:1 hour, A. Strategic Planning

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  • Paradisus-ForSite

    November 2013 Webcast: Hotel Contracts Boot Camp

    November 7, 2013 | 2:00PM Eastern

    Moderator: Deanna Ting

    Speakers: 

    John S. Foster, Esq., CHME, Foster, Jensen & Gulley, LLC

    Description:
    This webcast will identify and understand the issues and legal principles in hotel contracts that cause the most friction between planners and suppliers. Attendees will learn the difference between penalties versus damages and what’s enforceable. The presenters will also discuss the various methods of calculating attrition and cancellation damages in guestrooms and catered food & beverage functions.

    CMP Credit: B. Project Management, 1 hour

    *The title and description is the intellectual property of John S., Foster, Esq., CHME. All Rights Reserved. Used only with permission.

    NOTE:
    Hyatt Hotels had also been scheduled to present, but In the interest of time and our audience's learning experience, this hour will be devoted John Foster's trademarked session. Hyatt's Rodahl Leong-Lyons will lead a session in March. Stay tuned.

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  • Kalahari

    October 2013 Webcast: Contracts for Third Party Planners

    October 17, 2013 | 2:00PM Eastern

    Moderator: Leo Jakobson

    Speaker: John S. Foster, Esq., CHME, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Foster, Jensen & Gulley;  Joan L. Eisenstodt, Meetings & Hospitality Consultant,Facilitator & Trainer, Eisenstodt Associates, LLC

    Sponsor: Kalahari Resorts

    Description: This webcast is specifically designed for independent planners and companies. It will include an exploration of various contracting concepts important when drafting the independent party’s agreement with a corporate or association client.


    CMP Credit: B. Project Management, 1 hour

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  • Marcam-ForSite

    September 2013 Webcast: Taking SMM International

    September 24, 2013 | 2:00PM Eastern

    Moderator Leo Jakobson

    Sponsor Marcam

    Speakers Jocelyne Cote, Director, Strategic Meetings, American Express Meetings & Events; Brenda Miller, Global Program Director, CWT Meetings & Events

    Description Expanding a Strategic Meetings Management initiative from one country into a multinational or global effort brings complications that can threaten its success. This webcast will provide case studies and best practices from organizations that have successfully rolled out an international SMM initiative.

    CMP Credit
    A. Strategic Planning, 1 hour

    Click here to register for the September 2013 Successful Meetings webcast.

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  • Austin CVB

    August 2013 Webcast: The Ins & Outs of Unconferences and Open Space Meetings

    August 22, 2013 | 2:00PM Eastern

    Moderator: Deanna Ting

    Sponsor: Austin CVB

    Speakers: Mary Boone, President, Boone Associates; Steve Greenberg, Founder/CEO, S-Curve

    Description: Many useful learning experiences at conferences occur in the halls and during the coffee breaks. It’s actually spawned a movement to design events that harness the power of informal learning and networking. "Unconferences" and "open space" meetings are structured as participatory, self-organized events. This webcast will feature methods for organizing events that employ alternative meeting structures that increase learning opportunities and maximize attendee connections.

    CMP Credit: G. Meeting or Event Design, 1 hour

    Click here to register for the August 2013 Successful Meetings webcast.

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  • Greater Ft. Lauderdale

    July 2013 Webcast: Designing Event Sponsorships That Sell

    July 25, 2013 | 2:00PM Eastern

    Moderator: Andrea Doyle

    Speakers:

    Ety Rybak, Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer, Inside Sports & Entertainment Group
    Jim Burba and Bob Hayes,Co-founders of Burba Hotel Network

    Description: Few things are more important today than showing upper management that meetings and events can generate revenue. One of the best ways to achieve that is to create ancillary revenue streams through sponsorships. In this webcast event marketing experts, and will explore how sponsors assess the value of event sponsorships, give planners tips for pitching sponsorships, and help planners develop strategies to help sponsors achieve their goals while not disrupting the goals of the event.

    CMP Credit: B. Project Management, 1 hour

    Click here to register for the July 2013 Successful Meetings Webcast.

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  • Greater Ft. Lauderdale

    June 2013 Webcast: How to Assess Your Negotiating Position

    June 27, 2013 | 2:00PM Eastern

    Moderator: Vincent Alonzo

    Speakers:
    Terri Roberts, Director of Training and Communications Support, DMAIs empowerMINT.com; Gail Gerber, Director of Sales and Marketing for the InterContinental San Francisco

    Description: What are the factors hotels and DMOs/CVBs consider when they prioritize an event as a piece of business? In this webcast a hotelier and a CVB professional will help participants understand the value of their events, which will greatly improve their negotiating leverage. Participants will learn how to evaluate meetings against the most important factors considered by suppliers and gain tips for enhancing their negotiation leverage.

    CMP Credit: B. Project Management, 1 hour

    Click here to register for the June 2013 Successful Meetings Webcast!

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  • Meritage Updated

    May 2013 Webcast: Managing the E-RFP

    May 23, 2013 | 2:00pm Eastern

    Moderator: Andrea Doyle

    Speakers:
    John Cruz CMM, Senior Corporate Meeting Planner, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Mike Mason, ZEO, Zentila

    Description: RFP technology can save time — but there is a price to pay. Hotel and CVB sales staffs are swimming in an ocean of RFP spam. How can you be sure that your RFP will float to the top? This webcast will offer you tips and best practices that will demystify RFP technology and process and increase the chances that a hotel sales person will give your request a prompt response. 

    CMP Credit: 1 Hour, B. Project Management
    Click here to register for the May 2013 Webcast.

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  • Sponsored By Royal Caribbean

    April 2013 Webcast: Cruise Meetings: Are They A Good Fit For Your Group?

    April 24, 2013 | 2:00PM Eastern

    Moderator: Successful Meetings Senior Editor Andrea Doyle

    Speakers:
    Joyce Landry, CEO and Founder, Landry & Kling
    Lance Wieland, CMP, CMM, Director, Conference Services, Sun Life Financial


    Description:
    Cruise ships can be cost-effective, memorable venues for meetings and incentive events. This webcast will provide you with the tools to sell the idea to stakeholders who may have misperceptions about cruise meetings. Attendees will also learn best practices for planning and producing meetings on board cruise ships and how to effectively incorporate shipboard meetings into an organization's (or client's) overall meeting & event strategy.

    *Brought to you by Successful Meetings and M&C

    CMP Credit: 1 hour, A. Strategic Planning

     

    Click here to register for the April 2013 Successful Meetings Webcast.

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  • Visit England

    March 2013 Webcast Working With International Suppliers

    March 21, 2013 | 2:00pm Eastern

    Moderator: Deanna Ting

    Speakers:

    Terri Morrison, Speaker and CoAuthor, Kiss, Bow or Shake Hands
    Eli Gorin, CMP, CMM, Vice President of Global Client Relations, ABTS Convention Services 
    Jane E. Schuldt, CIS, CITE, President/Founder, World Marketing Group


    Networking with domestic suppliers can be difficult even when you know the rules. Building successful business relationships outside the U.S. can be even tougher. This webcast will provide attendees with knowledge and tools to recognize and adapt quickly to cultural situations and nuances. It will explore business protocols, attire norms, proper greetings, and areas of miscommunication in various regions of the world.

    CMP Credit: 1 Hour, A. Strategic Planning

    Click here to register for the March 2013 Webcast.

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  • Feb 2013 Ocean Reef

    February 2013 Webcast: Obtaining Buy-In Among Stakeholders

    February 20, 2013 | 2:00pm Eastern

    Moderator: Vincent Alonzo

    Description: Building strong relationships with key stakeholders is an increasingly critical aspect of strategic thinking and meeting management. A successful meeting program relies on engaging senior leadership, meeting planners, procurement, marketing, and sales. It is crucial to clearly communicate the processes, requirements, and value of the program across the organization, and to supplier partners. This webcast will review strategies for both formal and informal communication across stakeholder groups that will achieve buy-in from all the key players in an event.

    Click here to register for the February 2013 webcast.

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  • Janaury 2013 Webcast: Taking Your Event Hybrid

    January 23, 2013 | 2:00pm Eastern

    Moderator: Leo Jakobson

    Description: This webcast will help participants understand how the most common obstacles to executing a successful hybrid event are often the result of differing expectations between organizer and attendee. It will highlight best practices and techniques that will enable organizers manage attendee expectations and feature insights on types of technology, engagement, and event formats that work best for hybrid meetings.

    Click here to register for the Janaury 2013 webcast.

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  • experient

    October 2012 Webcast: Third-Party Integration Strategies

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    October 2, 2012
    2:00pm Eastern

    Moderator: Successful Meetings Editor-in-Chief Vincent Alonzo

    Speakers:
    Dara Hall, Executive Vice President, CMP, CMM, Event Source Professionals
    Alyssa Smythe, director, intermediary markets, Intercontinental Hotels Group
    Gary Schirmacher, CMP, is Senior Vice-President, Strategic Account Services for Experient, a Maritz Travel Company

    Description: The webcast will discuss why busy planners might want to consider using a third-party company to source and execute the contractual details of their meetings and events. Planners will explore how to work third parties into the mix to enhance the effectiveness of meetings management strategies. It will identify situations where it would be beneficial to outsource specific functions such as site selection, negotiation, and on-site management, and when it's desirable to outsource the management of an entire event.

    Click here to register for the third-party webcast.

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