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Meetings management and design

Advice on meeting planning and design.
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What do event organisers most crave from their meeting or conference?
I’d be willing to wager that attendee engagement features heavily in anyone’s top three

We’ve all had that one call – the one that excites and challenges.
A recent one went as follows: “So we have an American biotech client with a Singapore regional office running a weekend workshop in Kuala Lumpur in four weeks’ time

Correctly managed, drones can provide a great platform for capturing photos and video at festivals, bespoke hospitality events, incentive travel

Big data is big news for most industries these days—even, or perhaps especially, for meeting professionals.

Organizing an event or conference requires months, sometimes years of detailed planning, for just a few days of networking, learning and maybe a couple of cocktails.

ou know your meeting’s attendees. You even love them—well OK, some of them. But are you unintentionally doing them a disservice?

What compels employees, clients, and incentive qualifiers today? It’s not cash or more stuff. It’s access.

Just say this: “Yes, my dates are flexible.” Because of course Hotel X wants your meeting! But it doesn’t love that pattern of yours. Would you consider a Sunday arrival?

How can you tell if your meeting needs a healthy makeover? Here are a few obvious signs:

. Shrink the Cups.
Try six-ounce cups for coffee breaks—there’s nothing worse than seeing half-filled coffee cups at $90 per gallon. And pay for coffee by consumption, not per person.

When I traveled to South America for the first time in my professional career last year, I realized just how powerful language is.

Event managers remain uneasy about using Airbnb for delegate accommodation, a Meetings & Incentive Travel survey has revealed.

Some 250 association executives and technology experts who gathered at the Hyatt Regency Orlando last week for digitalNow experienced a creative approach to the traditional keynote.

So your client wants an innovation speaker. You might have an idea of what that means, but what does it mean to your client?

Panels are one of the most widely used session formats at conferences. Some folks love them.

The sharing economy is driving down the number of hotel room nights booked by meeting planners.

You may have heard about the incident at this month’s South by Southwest festival in which a woman was asked to remove her hijab at registration in order to get her photo ID taken.

Experts have long been sought after as great speakers to share their unique, hands-on experiences in ways that directly relate to and benefit different audiences.