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Expanding the Ideal Meeting and Event Experience – Poconos Mountains, PA

Expanding the Ideal Meeting and Event Experience – Poconos Mountains, PA

Double the Size, Opening late 2019 Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is more than doubling the size of the convention center offerings in the Pocono Mountains. Scheduled to open in late 2019, the expansion is due to growing demand of group business and will boost tourism and visitation to the area. This is the second expansion...
How to Add a Wow Factor to VIP Events

How to Add a Wow Factor to VIP Events

5 Ways to Impress Your Very Important Meeting Attendees Every meeting attendee is special. But your group will likely include executives, top performers and/or special guests who deserve and expect access to VIP events. These special events should exude a “wow factor;” they need to be designed to impress. Whether you’re comping invite-only VIPs or...
Kalahari Convention Center Grand Opening is a Family Affair

Kalahari Convention Center Grand Opening is a Family Affair

Wisconsin Dells Facility Doubles in Size to 212,000 Square Feet The grand opening of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions’ $35-million convention center expansion in Wisconsin Dells is truly a family affair. The inaugural event in the doubled-in-size facility is the popular “THAT Conference” – a family-friendly, technology-focused “Summer Camp for Geeks.” The two-year effort to expand...
How to Boost Meeting Attendance

How to Boost Meeting Attendance

4 Ways to Effectively Promote Your Event & Increase RSVPs Your organization may include 10 or 10,000 members—but let’s face it, not all of them are going to come to your event. Some of your target market may always be inclined to attend. Others never show up. And then there is a portion of your...
Making Meetings & Events Family-Friendly

Making Meetings & Events Family-Friendly

5 Things to Consider for Attendees Traveling with Families Meeting planners have a lot on their plates—and so do attendees, particularly those who are trying to balance work and family responsibilities. If your group’s demographic skews toward attendees who have children, then selecting a family-friendly venue for your next conference should be at the top...
Keep Attendee Data Safe

Keep Attendee Data Safe

How Planners Can Combat Cyberattacks on Meetings and Events Look out: Cyberattacks are on the rise in the United States—and meetings and conventions are especially vulnerable to cyber breaches because they are generally very open events. Attendees’ devices often connect to open networks with no encryption or passwords. As such, planners are wise to work...
How to Plan a Successful Trade Show

How to Plan a Successful Trade Show

5 Tips for Keeping Exhibitors and Attendees Happy Carrying off a successful trade show calls for an event planner to keep two distinct audiences happy: vendors and attendees. It’s a mistake to focus too much on one group and disregard the needs of the other. Vendors pay for exhibition space at your trade show because...
The Positive Power of Disruptions at Meetings

The Positive Power of Disruptions at Meetings

Get Creative with ways to break up meetings and make them memorable Photo Credit: Mashable A disruption during a meeting used to nave a negative connotation. Of course, business meetings also used to consist of simply a speaker on a stage addressing people in business attire while they sat in rows and rows of folding...
Memorable Meetings Require the Right Venue

Memorable Meetings Require the Right Venue

4 Key Questions Event Planners Should Ask An event planner’s greatest asset for a memorable meeting is the right venue. Finding the perfect site is easier said than done, however, because every meeting, convention or conference is different and all will have discrete goals. Whether you’re planning a large conference that rotates geographically on an...
What Worries Meeting Planners the Most? And How to Meet the Stress Head On

What Worries Meeting Planners the Most? And How to Meet the Stress Head On

Meeting, conference, and event planners all deal with challenges and stresses – large and small. CareerCast consistently lists the profession among the top ten most stressful jobs in the U.S., along with the military, police, and firefighters. We polled a group of career meeting planners to find out what’s keeping them up at night lately,...
Expanding the Ideal Meeting and Event Experience – Wisconsin Dells, WI

Expanding the Ideal Meeting and Event Experience – Wisconsin Dells, WI

Double the Size, Opening September 2019 Since breakinge ground in October 2017 – Kalahari Development has been diligently working to double the size of the Convention Center at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Wisconsin Dells. The expansion is due to growing demand of group business and will boost tourism and visitation to the area. “When...
Event Networking Ideas That Work

Event Networking Ideas That Work

Would it surprise you to learn that 84% of attendees come to events for networking? Why? Because even the smallest meeting is the best place to find new leads, clients and prospects. Yet, the thought of approaching random strangers can be nerve-wracking, especially for work-from-home or introverted employees.  However, there is good news. This blog...