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      Meghan Welborn

      Meghan Welborn is Director of Marketing and Sales 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. Planning From a Speaker's Perspective - Meetings & Conventions (blog)

        Explore Meetings And Conventions (Sep 18 2014)

        Deborah Gardner As a longtime speaker, I find that planners sometimes see my services as an afterthought to the goals of the meeting , when in reality, they can be a great help. Every meeting is planned to produce results, and presenters should be part ...

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        Comment Mentions:   CMP

      2. When the planner is an attendee: 5 smart steps

        Explore Plan Your Meetings (Sep 18 2014)

        Decide in advance what your goals are in attending an event, and how you can best achieve them.

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        Comment Mentions:   CMP

      3. Maximizing Event Attendance

        Explore Bonjour (Sep 17 2014)

        Guest Post:

        If your business is hosting a networking event then it is vital that you maximise its potential exposure. After all, with all things considered, business events are expensive things to host and run, and you need to ensure you see a return on your investment. The best way to maximise any potential return, no matter whether it’s a financial return or a human relations/ networking return is to maximise the number of people who can attend it.

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      4. Weekly deals and highlights: Sept. 17, 2014

        Explore Plan Your Meetings (Sep 17 2014)

        In this issue: @HiltonStCharles, @innewbraunfels, @kingandprince, @LaTorretta, @TrumpChicago and South Point

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      5. Three Ways Your Brand Can Own San Diego During Comic-Con

        Explore Event Marketer (Sep 17 2014)

        Three Ways Your Brand Can Own San Diego During Comic-Con

        There’s nothing quite like San Diego Comic-Con. Where else will consumers happily wait in line for two hours or longer, in full costume, just to get close to a brand or an entertainment franchise they’re passionate about?

        According to Chris Epple, vp-consumer marketing at HISTORY, which returned to San Diego Comic-Con July 24-26 this year with its series “Vikings,” Comic-Con is the place to be for three reasons: it allows the network to bridge the gap between seasons, it celebrates the prior season’s ending and it gives fans some content to nosh on before the next season ...

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      6. Desserts On the Move: Caterers Create Sweets that Let Guests Roam

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Sep 17 2014)

        Susan Cuadrado
        Tray-passed, stationed, even paired with booze, dessert--like its cousin course, the appetizer--is decidedly less sit-down and more up-and-mingle today
        Tray-passed, stationed, even paired with booze, dessert--like its cousin course, the appetizer--is decidedly less sit-down and more up-and-mingle today
        (Read Full Article)

        Comment Mentions:   Guinness World Records

      7. Cme: A Platform for Quality

        Explore Meetings Net (Sep 17 2014)

        By Deborah Augustus and Ann C. Lichti, CCMEP
        Here are some strategies for connecting accredited CME to improvements in patient outcomes.
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      8. For cities switching to LED street lamps, a place to see the light

        Explore Meeting of the Minds (Sep 17 2014)

        For cities switching to LED street lamps, a place to see the light

        by Annemarie Zinck ALBERTSLUND, Denmark — If you’ve ever bought a compact fluorescent light bulb, or one of the newer LEDs, you may have been surprised to find their light brighter or cooler or yellower or bluer than you may be accustomed to in, say, your kitchen. The same is true with street lighting for cities — only the choices are much ...

        The post For cities switching to LED street lamps, a place to see the light appeared first on Meeting of the Minds.

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      9. Taking Your Brand On The Road: Choosing The Right Event Space

        Explore Event Manager Blog (Sep 17 2014)

        Taking Your Brand On The Road: Choosing The Right Event Space

        There are innumerable benefits to active, geographically targeted events over their passive and static counterparts. When it comes to reaching your audience, convenience is king – and taking your brand to your target customer’s doorstep can be the key to tapping a wider market.

        If you liked this post you are going to love our free ebooks The Event App Bible and The Good Event Registration Guide - free download, no email required. (Read Full Article)

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      10. Special Events Business News for Sep. 17, 2014

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Sep 17 2014)

        Special Events Staff
        Special events news this week includes promotions at VDA Productions, a 60-person ice bucket challenge from CORT in Las Vegas, and new leadership at Vok Dams China.
        Special events news this week includes promotions at VDA Productions, a 60-person ice bucket challenge from CORT in Las Vegas, and new leadership at Vok Dams China.
        (Read Full Article)

        Comment Mentions:   Las Vegas   VDA

      11. Recommended Reading for Sep. 17, 2014

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Sep 17 2014)

        Special Events Staff
        Top articles this week look at the scheduling dilemma for football-fanatic brides

        Touchdown or Wedding Gown? Fall Brings Scheduling Dilemmas for Football Fanatics

        Sure, getting married is important—but not more important than their college football schedules—at least to some football fanatics.

        (Read Full Article)

        Comment Mentions:   Florida   Corporate Meetings

      12. Why you should set sail for a cruise as your next event venue

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Sep 16 2014)

        Want a cool venue for your next special event? Think about setting sail on a cruise ship.
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      13. Five Steps For Creating the Meeting Industry’s Complete Convention Challenge!

        Explore Meetings Net (Sep 16 2014)

        The ALS ice bucket challenge is celebrated as a great success by building awareness and revenue for the cause.

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      14. New Die-cut Tissue Confetti, Game Wheel, Fog Effects

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Sep 16 2014)

        Special Events Staff
        Flutter Fetti offers die-cut tissue confetti in patterns including butterflies, rose petals, hearts and stars, among others. Each pound of confetti contains some 8,100 pieces, the company says; up to 20 colors are available.
        (Read Full Article)

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      15. Hot in the Southeast: Top Party Rental Inventory Items at Party Reflections

        Explore Special Events Magazine (Sep 16 2014)

        Dan Hooks
        Party rental expert Dan Hooks, CERP, on the hottest party rental items today.
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