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Destination Management Company Contracts:  Best Practices You Need to Know

November 5, 2021

Destination Management Company Contracts: Best Practices You Need to Know Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person events have started to make their comeback. Now, planners must deal with a mix of old and new challenges, as it seems there is no shortage of COVID variants, hurricanes and wildfires to keep everyone on their toes. In addition,…

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10 COVID-19 Safety Considerations When Booking Your Next Venue

September 23, 2021

We are more than a year into COVID-19 and there are still so many unknowns in the event industry. With the pandemic still looming and vaccinations available, it may be time to rethink your needs and expectations in a venue. Want to know more? Read on for more safety considerations when booking your next venue.

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Decision Time: What Makes Sense for Your Next Event?

July 27, 2020

Where do we go from here? Things are changing rapidly every day, and tomorrow is unknown, making it more challenging than ever to plan an event. Yet that doesn’t stop the need for people to connect — now more than ever.

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A Guide to Virtual Site Visits

June 23, 2020

A Guide to Virtual Site Visits As the country begins to reopen amidst the pandemic, many companies have new policies in place when it comes to their employees’ business travel. What was once a simple trip for a planner to visit a venue in person might not be an option for the foreseeable future. This…

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Planning Safe Live Events

June 18, 2020

Planning Safe Live Events As live events return, the rules of gathering seem to be changing daily and you may find it tough to keep up. What steps do you need to take to provide a safe environment? How do you minimize staff and participant exposure to COVID-19? How do you socially distance at events?…

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5 New Considerations for Your Venue RFP

June 1, 2020

As planners begin envisioning what the future of in-person events will look like, they will need to consider what is being asked on their RFPs. Now, more than ever, it is critical to gather and compare how each venue is handling the health and safety of its guests. We have highlighted five factors for planners to consider before sending out their RFPs to potential venues:

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Virtual Event Management

May 27, 2020

Your audience may be quarantined, but does your event need to be?  The answer is no!  The service partners and technology exist to help you continue to train employees, motivate your sales force, recognize greatness, inspire your team, and simply continue to connect.  Engagement is more important now than ever. 

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5 Ways to Keep Your Conference Attendees Energized

February 11, 2020

As event managers, we know how important it is to create a dynamic environment for our attendees. The more they engage, the more likely they are to find value in the experience. Incorporating movement into meeting design supports that goal. Here are five ways to keep participants energized.

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When Worlds Collide: HGTV Meets Special Events

January 21, 2020

When Worlds Collide: HGTV Meets Special Events Do you walk into an empty room and feel the thrill of a blank canvas, whether it’s a home, hotel ballroom or empty warehouse? For interior designers and special event planners, those moments are like shots of adrenalin. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. We…

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4 Best Practices to Inclusive Meeting Design

November 6, 2019

Inclusive meeting design is intentional and based on the assumption that all people, regardless of their abilities, disabilities or health care needs, have the right to be respected and appreciated as valuable members of their communities.

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4 Fresh Ideas for Women-Focused Events

October 8, 2019

The rise of women-focused conferences (usually organized by women for women) is a trend that is not going anywhere anytime soon. The type of meeting varies by design, technology, business or art, but they all are using face-to-face gatherings to ensure women walk out feeling inspired, refreshed, connected and supported. Here are a few creative ideas to include at your next women-focused convening.

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