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    1. Pricing Workshop for Independent Meeting Planners Reveals Dramatic Range of Bids for Same RFPs - Meetings & Conventions

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Mar 21 2017)

      Pricing Workshop for Independent Meeting Planners Reveals Dramatic Range of Bids for Same RFPs - Meetings & Conventions

      The two-hour session was led by Flavia St. Clair, principle of PCM & Associates, a Toronto-area meeting planning company. Using the PollEverywhere platform via their cell phones, the 45 planner participants anonymously answered a range of questions ...

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      Mentions:   RFP

    2. Striving for Net-Zero Meetings - Meetings & Conventions (blog)

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Feb 27 2017)

      "When I retired, I realized I'd done procurement, project management and sustainability, and said that's meeting planning !" he says. His new business offers full-service meeting planning , and he'll do as little or as much greening as the client wants.

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    3. The New World of Negotiations - Meetings & Conventions

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Feb 2 2017)

      The New World of Negotiations - Meetings & Conventions

      Gary Schirmacher, CMP, senior vice president, industry presence and strategic development for Experient, a Maritz Global Events Company, has 30 years of experience in the hotel and meeting planning industry. He leads Experient's strategic-plan ...

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      Mentions:   CMP   MPI Foundation   PCMA Education Foundation

    4. The Well-Branded Event - Meetings & Conventions

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Dec 1 2016)

      The Well-Branded Event - Meetings & Conventions

      When designing the meeting room space, for example, instead of using standard tables, linens, mints and bottled water, consider using linens or printed materials in the respective corporate colors. For a client like Apple, Cowie says he would think in ...

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    5. Best Practices Ways to Freshen Up That Same Old Meeting ... - Meetings & Conventions

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Dec 1 2016)

      Best Practices Ways to Freshen Up That Same Old Meeting ... - Meetings & Conventions

      How small tweaks can give new life to familiar venues and formats.

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    6. Best Practices Ways to Freshen Up That Same Old Meeting - Meetings & Conventions

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Dec 1 2016)

      Best Practices Ways to Freshen Up That Same Old Meeting - Meetings & Conventions

      Challenge the hotel's culinary team to step up their creativity and enhance menus from previous years. Brainstorm ways that the actual presentation of the food can be displayed, perhaps with creative décor or theme ideas. Don't forget to cross ...

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    7. IACC Announces Meeting-Planning Survey Results and the Association's Rebranding - Meetings & Conventions

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Apr 20 2016)

      IACC Announces Meeting-Planning Survey Results and the Association's Rebranding - Meetings & Conventions

      The first phase of the International Association of Conference Centre's research project, the " Meeting Room of the Future," has been completed, with results announced at the organization's annual meeting held this week in New York City. A survey of 150 ...

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      Mentions:   IACC   Meeting Professionals International   Psav

    8. MPI Announces Changes to World Education Congress - Meetings & Conventions

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Mar 23 2016)

      MPI Announces Changes to World Education Congress - Meetings & Conventions

      Also planned for the WEC are exclusive senior meeting professional education opportunities in the form of peer-to-peer sessions and more than 80 education sessions following four main tracks: leadership and strategic planning ; supplier focus; meeting ...

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      Mentions:   Meeting Professionals International   World Education Congress   WEC

    9. 5 Tips for Successful Meeting Planning in Emerging Countries - Meetings & Conventions (blog)

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Nov 27 2014)

      5 Tips for Successful Meeting Planning in Emerging Countries - Meetings & Conventions (blog)

      We have seen significant growth in the meetings and events business in emerging countries this year. As organizations continue to expand globally and standardize their meetings policies and overall governance globally, meeting planning in emerging ...

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      Mentions:   DMC   American Express Meetings & Events

    10. 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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      Mentions:   CMP

    11. Sitting Pretty: 10 Top Trends in Event Furniture - Meetings & Conventions

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Mar 1 2014)

      Sitting Pretty: 10 Top Trends in Event Furniture - Meetings & Conventions

      Bare naked wood: Elegant wooden tables and chairs, sans linens or embellishments, are a top request, according to rental firms and event pros. The rustic set pictured is available for events at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

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    12. 2014 Event Technology Trends: Mobile, Social and Cloud Tools Create New ... - Meetings & Conventions (blog)

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Jan 30 2014)

      Increasing numbers of events are deploying private, branded social networks for their attendees, where they can meet and network with others who share their specific areas of interest. Additionally, these networks don't shut down when the event ends ...

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    13. Senate Committee Examines Government Meetings - Meetings & Conventions

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Jan 18 2014)

      Of the $6.2 million, 71 percent went to pay for external event planning , F&B and A/V services. A second audit in 2011 revealed a continued and pervasive lack of meetings oversight. "Our report found that the DOJ components spent $600,000 to hire ...

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      Mentions:   Las Vegas   interior   GSA

    14. App-titude

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Sep 1 2010)

      App-titude What is the latest tech must-have for every meeting? (Read Full Article)

    15. Using Viral Marketing to Promote a Meeting

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Jun 1 2010)

      Using Viral Marketing to Promote a Meeting Ways to use Twitter, blogs, Facebook and other social media to build buzz and lure attendees (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   National Geographic

    16. Planners Who Tweet

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Sep 1 2009)

      Planners Who Tweet How two meeting planners use Twitter to do their jobs better (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Florida   CMP   Edison Ballroom

    17. Labor Disputes Heat Up in Southern California

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Aug 12 2009)

      In other news: St. Regis Mexico City Opens... Southwest Airlines Makes Bid for Frontier Airlines... PCMA Ends Pursuit of ACTE Alliance (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   RFP   PCMA   Blackstone Group

    18. Adventures in Social Media

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Feb 1 2009)

      Adventures in Social Media How the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association uses social media to advance public-relations goals. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   RSS

    19. Blogged Down?

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Jan 1 2009)

      Blogged Down? This special report explains how planners who monitor, influence and respond to blogs and other forms of online social media can reap rewards such as improved customer service, unique market research and ideas to improve or create entirely new events. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Chicago   The New York Times   BlogWorld & New Media Expo

    20. All About Twittering

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Jan 1 2009)

      All About Twittering Helping to lead the social-media revolution online is Twitter.com, where many attendees voice their opinions about meetings and events. This primer explains what planners can learn from the unique language of Twittering. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   Vegas

    21. Associations 7-30-2008

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Jul 30 2008)

      Associations 7-30-2008 Registration for the National Business Travel Association's annual convention, held in Los Angeles this week, was about 6,400, topping last year's record-breaking attendance of just over 6,200. The numbers were expected to climb on Tuesday, as many people from the East Coast were delayed due to ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Las Vegas   USA Today   Orlando

    22. Technology 3-19-2008

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Mar 19 2008)

      Technology 3-19-2008 Asurvey of more than 500 meeting planners released by Destination Marketing Association International gauged the interest that meeting, convention and trade show professionals have in new technologies such as webinars, podcasts, wikis and virtual spaces. The survey, conducted at Destinations ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   RSS   Destination Marketing Association International

    23. The Basics of PodCasting for Meetings

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Feb 1 2007)

      The original definition of a podcast was a broadcast of a digital presentation to an Apple iPod. The term now has taken on a much broader meaning and is generally referred to as any content that can be downloaded or streamed over the Internet in a digital format. The difference between podcasts and ... (Read Full Article)

    24. Power Up

      Explore Meetings And Conventions (Sep 1 2006)

      If choosing meetings technology seems a daunting -- and expensive -- task, consider the many web-based programs and services now available for free or a nominal fee. The following tools can significantly enhance your meeting without even nicking the budget. 1. Blogging This might just be the ... (Read Full Article)

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