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    1. Top Meeting Trends Shaping Programs for 2017 - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Mar 2 2017)

      Many meeting and event trends for 2017 are shaping up to be creative, customized and community oriented, according to global destination and event management company Pacific World's recently released report "Annual Destination Index"- created in ...

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    2. How to Use Human-Centered Design to Elevate Your Next Event - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Feb 27 2017)

      To shift and improve the way we meet with each other, top meeting planners and event industry innovators should adopt human-centered design (HCD) -- an approach traditionally used to create better products -- to more deliberately engineer successful ...

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    3. Pacific World Names Top Meeting Destinations, Trends of 2017 - Successful Meetings

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      Pacific World Names Top Meeting Destinations, Trends of 2017 - Successful Meetings

      Community service, second-tier destinations, and personalization are just a few of the trends shaping meetings and events in 2017, according to global destination and event management company Pacific World, which yesterday published its "Annual ...

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      Mentions:   ACCESS Destination Services

    4. 10 Best Practices for the Part-time Meeting Planner - Successful Meetings

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      Meeting planning associations, as well as industry conferences, are a way to gain education and build a strong network of resources. Not only are there organizations like Meeting Professionals International (MPI), which offers courses like Basics Boot ...

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    5. How Medical Meeting Planners Are Preparing for Trump - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jan 31 2017)

      Meeting planning associations, as well as industry conferences, are a way to gain education and build a strong network of resources. Not only are there organizations like Meeting Professionals International (MPI), which offers courses like Basics Boot ...

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    6. Meet Ac - Successful Meetings

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      Early on, set a meeting up with your CVB and all of the key players who will be involved in the planning and marketing process. This will ensure that all of the individuals involved will meet each other and brainstorm ideas to make the event successful.

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      Mentions:   CVB

    7. 3 Tips for F&B Planning - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Aug 29 2016)

      Food-and-beverage programs are always a hot topic. When F&B exceeds attendees' expectations, it creates a memorable experience. However, if F&B suffers, so does your meeting . Great care and attention is needed to ensure F&B is both exciting and ...

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    8. How to Plan a Successful Executive Retreat - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Aug 22 2016)

      " Planning an executive retreat is always a mixed bag," says Successful Meetings contributor Terri Hardin. "Generally, the budget for these items is healthy enough to ensure a successful program; on the other hand, it's a meeting planned for the boss ...

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    9. How to Save Time Planning a Niche Meeting - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Aug 1 2016)

      Because of their unique requirements, niche meetings -- meetings in sectors like pharma, finance, and technology -- can be unusually tough and time-consuming to plan . Meeting planners can lighten their load, however, by choosing a venue that ...

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    10. Virtual Reality Meetings Events Destination Marketing - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jul 7 2016)

      "When it comes to planning events, organizers can view virtual experiences of conference halls and venues to get a life-like idea of what holding their event at a specific location in a particular city will be like," says Abi Mandelbaum, CEO and co ...

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    11. Top 10 Ways to Think Like a Modern Meeting Planner - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jun 27 2016)

      Says Social Tables: "We put the time and effort into event design because experience matters. Stay creative by looking for inspiration outside of the events world. Lean on your creative partners like A/V providers, furniture suppliers, and designers ...

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    12. Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends of 2016 - Successful Meetings

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      Says King: "This is one of the biggest trends , as event planners are getting their hands on more and more streams of data. Our sponsors and decision-makers want to analyze and interpret the data so that they can make better decisions about events and ...

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    13. IMEX in Frankfurt Celebrates 'Innovation and Investment' at 2016 Show - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Apr 21 2016)

      Today marked the final day of the 14th annual IMEX in Frankfurt trade show, which took place April 19-21 in Frankfurt, Germany. The organizer, IMEX Group, called the show's "three busy days" a huge success, attracting nearly 9,000 hosted buyers and ...

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    14. 5 Trends in Event A/V - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Apr 1 2016)

      One of the great things about A/V equipment is that it is always evolving and improving. On the downside, it is something you need to keep on top of in order to create the best event possible for your attendees. Here's a quick rundown of five trends in ...

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    15. Meeting Planners Hone Their Risk Assessment Plans - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Mar 22 2016)

      "As you're planning an event , you have to do a risk assessment based on the venue you've selected and all the dynamics that go into planning a meeting ," says Milton Rivera, vice president of global business development for American Express Meetings ...

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    16. Marriott Creates Convention Network to Streamline Meeting Planning in Europe - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Mar 11 2016)

      "The launch of the European Convention Network brings together the scale of Marriott Europe's meetings and events capabilities with a simplified and personal approach which puts the meeting and events planner at the heart of the process," said ECN Head ...

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    17. Conference Center Bleisure Trends 2016 - Successful Meetings

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      Techsytalk LIVE, an event tech conference and showcase for planners , was held last August at Convene's 32 Old Slip location in New York City. From the walkthrough welcome hologram to the belly laughs Chicago City Limits provided to a DJ spinning tunes ...

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    18. How Meeting Planners Can Avoid the Merger Crunch - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Mar 2 2016)

      This concern is shared by executives at some of the largest meeting planning firms in North America. "How and who this impacts will be very important to us," says David Peckinpaugh, president of St. Louis-based Maritz Travel and third-party planning ...

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    19. PCMA Auctioning Off Citywide Convention in Melbourne - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Feb 19 2016)

      But one lucky meeting planning team now has the opportunity to stage a citywide convention at a steal, thanks to the Professional Convention Management Association's ninth annual PCMA Citywide Auction. Featuring Australia's Melbourne Convention Bureau ...

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    20. Meeting and Incentive Firms React to Zika Virus - Successful Meetings

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      Although Spear One, a full-service meeting planning and sales incentive company based in Dallas, TX, hasn't had any trip cancellations, it did have one cancellation by a pregnant participant who was going on an incentive trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico ...

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    21. Meeting Planning Restrictions Lifted Cuba Travel - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Jan 30 2016)

      "Similar to the change to the professional meetings category, OFAC will authorize by general license travel-related and other transactions to organize amateur and semi-professional international sports federation competitions and public performances ...

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    22. CORT Names Top Event Design Trends for 2016 - Successful Meetings

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      CORT Names Top Event Design Trends for 2016 - Successful Meetings

      Event design in 2016 will combine high-tech touches with minimalist influences and glamorous intentions, according to event furniture and lighting supplier CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings, which yesterday published its predictions for the top event ...

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      Mentions:   CORT

    23. Freeman Partners with DoubleDutch to Offer Clients Mobile Apps

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      Event production and marketing company Freeman has forged a new partnership with DoubleDutch, a San Francisco-based provider of mobile event applications, the companies announced this week. Under the terms of the partnership, Freeman customers will ...

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      Mentions:   Florida

    24. How to Make an International Meeting More Affordable - Successful Meetings

      Explore Successful Meetings (Nov 23 2015)

      Planning a meeting overseas is rife with challenges, ranging from cultural to logistical in nature. One of the most significant obstacles facing international meeting planners, however, is cost: Organizing a meeting in a global city like London, Paris ...

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