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      Meghan Welborn is Senior Director of Marketing at VDA Productions. Meghan is responsible for all aspects of client interaction, marketing and public relations. Over the past fifteen years, she has held senior marketing and sales roles in several global design companies.

    1. Recent Industry Articles

      1. Hosts Global Alliance Forum Showcases Smarts and Creativity

        Explore Meetings Net (14 hours, 13 min ago)

        Some 200 destination management company executives and their clients gathered in Boston July 31–Aug 3 for the 3rd Annual Hosts Global Alliance Forum. The forum presents high-level education, creative networking and activities, and one-on-one appointments, all wrapped up in the “H Factor.” As a guiding principle of the alliance, the H Factor refers of course to “Hosts” but also to heart, happiness, hospitality, being hip, and making clients look like heroes.

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        Comment Mentions:   Boston

      2. How Your Attendees’ Lazy Brains Should Guide Meeting and Incentive Design

        Explore Meetings Net (14 hours, 43 min ago)

        Face it, our brains are lazy. Or, to put a positive spin on it—they’re efficient. Very efficient. Greg Bogue, vice president, experiential design, at Maritz Travel Co., explained why that should matter to meeting and incentive planners during a session at the Hosts Global Alliance Forum August 1 in Boston. When you first interact with something new, he said, your brain’s entire network of neurons is firing. But after a few times, your brain predicts what will happen. It goes on autopilot.

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        Comment Mentions:   Boston

      3. 10 New Atlanta Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

        Explore BizBash Media (17 hours, 53 min ago)

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      4. Hosts Global Alliance DMCs and Clients Meet and Learn in Boston

        Explore Meetings Net (17 hours, 56 min ago)

        About 225 attendees at the third annual Hosts Global Alliance Forum enjoyed a solid education program along with plenty of the creativity that destination management companies offer meeting planners. Knowing how challenging it is for a to host a crowd of not just planners but fellow DMCs, HGA President Marty MacKay, DMCP, opened the event by calling out Ally O’Connor and the team at NXTEvent Boston to recognize their work on this year’s Forum.

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        Comment Mentions:   Boston   RFP   DMC

      5. 10 New San Francisco Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

        Explore BizBash Media (18 hours, 38 min ago)

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      6. GeminiLSV Again Invests in Elation LED Video Products

        Explore Live Design Magazine (19 hours, 2 min ago)

        Dallas-based rental and production company Gemini Light, Sound & Video (www.geminilsv.com) recently added 480 Elation EPT6IP LED video panels to its inventory and immediately took the 6.7mm pixel pitch panels out on a major summer tour and high profile event with more to come.

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      7. The Best Posts of July 2015 on @EventMB

        Explore Event Manager Blog (19 hours, 31 min ago)

        The Best Posts of July 2015 on @EventMB

        Time for our monthly roundup of the hottest articles on your favourite event blog. July was a HOT month. Plenty of amazing event planning tips, networking advice and special hacks for #Eventprofs. In other words, essential reading to become the best event planner you can! If you were busy planning your next event, here is what you missed… 1. Are You Fit to Plan? 5 Ways to Bring Value to Your Event This popular post was about how an event company can serve as a value creator.

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      8. MPI Launches MPI Academy - Successful Meetings

        Explore Successful Meetings (Aug 3 2015)

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      9. MPI Academy and More Announced at WEC 2015

        Explore Meetings Net (Aug 3 2015)

        Meeting Professionals International President and CEO Paul Van Deventer announced some major new education initiatives at the start of MPI’s World Education Congress in San Francisco August 2. Among them is MPI Academy, meant to include all of the education MPI creates as well as education from partners. MPI Academy will “centralize all of our educational programs and bring focus to the diverse career tracks available,” Van Deventer said.

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        Comment Mentions:   Orlando   Meeting Professionals International   World Education Congress

      10. In Global Business Travel, What’s a Dollar of Prevention Worth?

        Explore Meetings Net (Jul 31 2015)

        A recent study has calculated an answer to that question. Funded by the International SOS Foundation and conducted by research and consulting firm Prevent, the report, “Return on Prevention: Benefit/Cost Analysis of Prevention Measures for Business Travelers and International Assignees” finds that $1 spent on pre-travel health checks can return up to $2.53 in costs that would be incurred should an employee require evacuation, repatriation, or be unable to complete an assignment.

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      11. 5 Tips for a Successful Corporate Retreat

        Explore Meetings Net (Jul 30 2015)

        According to a survey of 7,800 Millennials conducted by Deloitte, young executives are looking for a sense of purpose beyond their paychecks. They need a close connection to the “why” of what they do at work. This applies to corporate events, too. I see guys who pull up to corporate events with a Rav 4 and $2,000 worth of gear. When the meeting’s over, they want to get out on the lake or the trail where they can feel connected. Golf may have its place, but things are changing.

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      12. Hilton Invites Business Travelers to Stop Hunger

        Explore Meetings Net (Jul 30 2015)

        On a series of dates this fall, business travelers staying in select Hilton properties in U.S. cities can show up in a ballroom and spend a couple of hours meeting fellow travelers and doing their part to stop world hunger. “This is a way to engage the heart and spirit of our customers,” says Rob Scypinski, senior vice president, hotel sales, for Hilton Worldwide. “During a business trip, there’s a void. You’re away from your family, you’re away from your social group.

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        Comment Mentions:   Hilton Worldwide   Gbta

      13. 10 New Orlando/Central Florida Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

        Explore BizBash Media (Jul 30 2015)

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      14. AppMyDay- A Private Social Space for Events [Review]

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Jul 30 2015)

        AppMyDay- A Private Social Space for Events [Review]

        AppMyDay is a platform to create a branded and private social experience for events. Here is our review. We live in an exciting era where social media sharing and engagement online has become a vital part of almost any modern event. At the same time the question of privacy and appropriateness has become more important too. AppMyday allows organizations to customise their event online experience in one place, rather than relying on other networks and providers.

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      15. Special Events Business News for July 30, 2015

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Jul 30 2015)

        SIGN IN TO ACCESS THIS ARTICLE By registering for Premium Content on Special Events, you can gain instant, insider access to news, articles and reports created just for special event professionals. Registering is FREE, easy and quick, and it helps us develop better editorial for you.

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