How do you create safety plans for events, attendees and yourself?

In a PYM Google+ Hangout on Air just a week after the Boston Marathon bombing, our panel of meeting and event planners shared real-life case studies and discussed how to work with vendors and clients to develop plans, communication strategies and security measures planners should consider.  More

10 lbs. of meeting in a 5-lb. box: Can or should it be done?

Remember this: The amount of time people spend in one room listening to content doesn't translate to how much they learn. And this: If you partner with the right team, mountains can be moved and venues transformed into wonderful opportunities. More

Your instructions: Join me, and things will go smoothly

Better trips begin with attention to the details. The more you share with your attendees in advance, the better their experience will be. More

Navigating speakers when travel is an issue

Flexibility is key. Consider drive time and a backup plan.  More

Survey: 91 percent in industry want one-to-one contact

In a world with technology that connects people in every way possible, there’s still something to be said about face-to-face contact. That’s the message of a survey from Certain Inc. in San Francisco. More

Industry challenges Part 2: Economic, government obstacles

Meeting planners can't keep the Euro from collapsing or prevent a double-dip U.S. recession. But they can prepare to be their own best advocates. More

Multiyear contracts: Do your homework, plan ahead

If the circumstances are right, the idea of a multiyear contract should be embraced. More

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