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  • What's hot now: 6 top catering trends

     
    Photo By Look for these options at your next event: hyper-local, craft food and drink, gluten-free, ancient grains, mini-comfort foods, umami, meaty flavors and gourmet vegetarian. 
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    http://planyourmeetings.com/2015/04/14/whats-hot-now-6-top-catering-trends/
  • Data isn’t dirty, so use it to pump up your power!

     
    Photo By Understanding data makes you more strategic and efficient. It helps you drive revenue, create a quality experience and know who will come to your event. What's not to like? 
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    http://planyourmeetings.com/2015/04/09/data-isnt-dirty-so-use-it-pump-up-your-power/
  • Gotcha! Part 2: Service charges, comp policies, add-on fees

     
    Photo By The nature of contracts with hotels is changing. Planners should be aware of several sneaky, new clauses. 
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    http://planyourmeetings.com/2015/04/07/gotcha-address-these-in-your-next-hotel-contract/
  • Gotcha! Clauses to address in your next hotel contract

     
    Photo By New clauses popping up in hotel contracts are cause for concern. Here's how you might want to respond. 
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    http://planyourmeetings.com/2015/04/06/gotcha-clauses-to-address-in-your-next-hotel-contract/

PYM Advice & Best Practices

What’s hot now: 6 top catering trends

Look for these options at your next event: hyper-local, craft food and drink, gluten-free, ancient grains, mini-comfort foods, umami, meaty flavors and gourmet vegetarian.

Data isn’t dirty, so use it to pump up your power!

Understanding data makes you more strategic and efficient. It helps you drive revenue, create a quality experience and know who will come to your event. What’s not to like?

Gotcha! Part 2: Service charges, comp policies, add-on fees

The nature of contracts with hotels is changing. Planners should be aware of several sneaky, new clauses.

Gotcha! Clauses to address in your next hotel contract

New clauses popping up in hotel contracts are cause for concern. Here’s how you might want to respond.

ASAP, what?! Stop the insanity, say what you really mean

How much of the time is an assignment or task truly needed as soon as possible? Think about it …

Trade shows: 5 top tips for new planners

Ask any first-time attendee what he/she feels as they stand at the entrance to their first big-time trade show. Fear? Trepidation? Dread?

Trade shows: 6 top tips for new suppliers

Like most any event you do, your approach to trade shows will dictate whether the time you spend is valuable or useless. So go prepared.

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Planner's Corner

Meet them on Twitter

The Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau in Alabama wants to chat with planners in 140 characters or less.

Case study: Road to DIY hybrid success full of potholes

I began to get nervous. My team and I are (self-proclaimed) event technology experts, but producing a livestreaming event is a whole other barrel of monkeys.

Bookings by Instagram? Conrad Hotels gives it a try

Conrad spokesman say the hotel chain was inspired by the fashion industry to leverage Instagram.

Our most popular stories of 2014

Our most-read articles of 2014 reveal a lot about what meeting and event planners worried about last year. From sponsorships to holiday parties, view the whole list here.

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