In the wake of repeated natural disasters, meetings planners are being forced to think and act quickly and creatively to adapt to the industry’s changing circumstances.
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New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was scheduled to host more than 40 conventions this fall, but in the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s trail of destruction and mass flooding, the New Orleans CVB announced the suspension of all meeting and convention activity through March 31, 2006. The hurricane hit just before New Orleans’ peak […]
Whether you’re giving your board a summary of the results from a recent conference, pitching a new idea to business partners or trying to sell your boss on a new concept, it’s important to know how to give a professional business presentation. Here are some practical pointers for meeting planners, conference organizers or anyone who […]
Give these ideas a whirl. Tips: What's Cooking Print double-sided name cards for seated diners or encourage attendees to turn their cards inward once seated. It takes the pressure off attendees to remember names, facilitates dinner conversation and literally puts a name to a face. Starting a function with a wine tasting is guaranteed to […]
Meeting planning is second only to executive management as a key function of associations, according to the 2005 Association CEO Survey released by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).