Posts tagged "Conference Planning"
Six of the Hottest Event Food & Beverage Trends in 2017

Six of the Hottest Event Food & Beverage Trends in 2017

Meeting planners will have a hard time getting away with the standard chicken dinner for their conferences this year. Today’s attendees want more diversity, and more importantly, they want to know where their food comes from, how it was raised and how many chemicals are in it. This means while you’re on a site visit,...
Develop the Ultimate Event Communication Plan in Five Easy Steps

Develop the Ultimate Event Communication Plan in Five Easy Steps

Who, What, When, Where and How There’s no doubt about it: A great meeting and event planner makes every conference look like it’s a piece of cake. They know the value of a good communication plan and they execute it flawlessly. Whether you’re a brand new planner or a seasoned one, it’s important to take...
Why Hosted Buyer Programs Work

Why Hosted Buyer Programs Work

Although hosted buyer programs have had immense popularity in Europe for decades, they have only recently gained traction in the United States. If your organization is thinking of sponsoring such a program in place of a traditional trade show format, today’s post will focus on what this program entails, how it works and the many...
NFC Technology Tips for Your Next Meeting or Conference

NFC Technology Tips for Your Next Meeting or Conference

Near field communication (NFC) is making its way into our everyday life — including meetings! NFC is a short-range, low-power wireless link that can transfer small amounts of data between two devices that have an RFID chip installed into them when held a few centimeters apart. This is can be a smartphone, a smartwatch, a...
Six Tips to Get Association Attendees to Your Next Conference

Six Tips to Get Association Attendees to Your Next Conference

Would this statistic startle you? According to Associations Now, the largest association meeting only attracts 1/3 of its members. Can that be right? That means roughly 67% of your membership stays home on any given year. You couldn’t run a corporate business meeting with 1/3 of your staff there and I will contend that good...
Seven Simple Steps to Planning a Successful Convention

Seven Simple Steps to Planning a Successful Convention

Whether you are planning your first convention or your 15th, there are sequential steps that must be taken in order to be successful. The most important thing is to give yourself enough time to complete the tasks at hand. One-to-two years of planning time is pretty standard fare for event planners because sponsors, exhibitors and...