One of the benefits of working at Plan Your Meetings is that we get to travel and experience what different cities have to offer meetings and events and meet the fabulous people representing those cities. Recently we had the pleasure of exploring New Braunfels, Texas. So we created this video postcard from a planner (let’s […]
The No. 1 thing that has to change is … us. Here are 12 action items that you can start (or stop) doing today that will make a huge difference.
Planning high-level executive meetings can be some of the most challenging and stressful events you are asked to produce. While board meetings or executive retreats aren’t necessarily the largest or most complex meetings, they are loaded with opportunities and challenges you have to anticipate and accommodate. Follow these guidelines to ensure a successful event for […]
There’s something special brewing for meeting planners at One Ocean Resort, Hotel & Spa, which is in Atlantic Beach, near Jacksonville, Fla. Bring a meeting to the eco-friendly beach resort before Dec. 30, 2011, and you’ll have your choice of concessions, which increase in value according to the number of rooms per night booked. Special […]
A new event venue in Atlanta, actually two venues in one central location, wants to help planners ease the transition from meetings to social hours. 595 North and the Brickyard are in the city’s growing Westside neighborhood, minutes from downtown and the Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center and many hotels as well as Georgia […]
For many meeting planners, the program is all about what happens from the time the attendees enter the convention center for breakfast or first session until the last session or dinner. With so much focus on functionality, event décor can often fall by the wayside. To prevent that from happening, simplify the process with these […]
A successful meeting, conference or special event all rely on one major component — registration. That’s because almost every aspect of an event is determined by the number of attendees, including: Hotel guest rooms Food and beverage for all functions and breaks Meeting space for general session, breakouts and other functions Registration hand-out material Printed […]
Here are a few simple steps that can positively impact your bottom line.
Does your company have a strategic meetings management (SMM) program in place? If not, it may be missing an important opportunity to cut costs and control meeting spend. SMM programs define a company’s standard operating procedure for planning meetings and events. Some companies require every meeting request be registered with the strategic meetings management department. […]
Individual travelers have an advantage over meeting planners when it comes to finding great package deals on hotels, airfare and activities. Leisure travelers have any number of e-mail alerts they can sign up for with individual properties, airlines and convention and visitor bureaus (CVB). But meeting and event planners also have options. Here’s a look […]