The Texas Society of Association Executives has recognized Karen Fogle, CMP, CTA, TDM, sales manager of association & corporate markets at Visit Plano, with a Distinguished Affiliate Award.
Plan Your Meetings’ 2014 Annual Guide has won four Southeastern region Azbee Awards of Excellence, three of them gold. A few weeks ago, the same issue won two national design awards, one gold and one bronze.
Plan Your Meetings’ 2014 Annual Guide has won two 2015 Azbee Awards of Excellence, both national awards for design.
Plan Your Meetings’ 2014 Annual Guide has been nominated for four 2015 Azbee Awards of Excellence — two national design awards, one regional design award and one regional editorial award.
The Society of Government Meeting Professionals will hold its 2018 National Education Conference & Expo in Norfolk, Va.
According to most economic forecasts, nearly every corner of the universe expects record-breaking crowds in the months ahead, so it’s probably best if you accept the inevitable and plan accordingly.
Planners can find Breckenridge, Colo.’s best values from now through November. History plays a big part in activities available.
Maggie McGowan, CGMP, CMP, the program coordinator/event services specialist for the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Public Management in Norman, becomes president of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals on July 1. Until then, McGowan will continue as first vice president. Second vice president James Lynton, CGMP, treasurer Brett Sterenson and director Tecumseh Deloney, CMP, […]
Three Colorado resorts have created the Mountain Meeting Alliance dedicated to delivering exceptional group experiences and invite planners for a complimentary tour in August.
The Georgia chapter of Meeting Professionals International held its Eventeract 2014 in Atlanta recently, and Plan Your Meetings was there! We served as media sponsor, and our representatives Sophia Chin and Emily Northrip spent some time chatting with a Business RadioX interviewer. Learn all about everything PYM is in this 10-minute audio clip. To hear […]
Plan Your Meetings’ 2012 Annual Guide has received three Azbee Awards of Excellence. The Azbees, given by the American Society of Business Publishers and Editors, are among the most competitive contests for business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications. Plan Your Meetings, a multimedia educational resource for corporate meeting planners, is published by Atlanta Metropolitan Publishing. […]
Plan Your Meetings’ 2012 Annual Guide has been nominated for three Azbee Awards of Excellence — two national editorial awards and one regional design award. The Azbees, presented by the American Society of Business Publishers and Editors (ASBPE), are among the most competitive contests for business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications. Plan Your Meetings, a […]
We’re glad you asked. Our 2013 PYM annual guide is filled with several augmented experiences just waiting to be unlocked with your mobile device. How does it work? Put simply, augmented reality is like a QR code that interacts with you.
Everything we do at Plan Your Meetings is designed to educate and empower you. You’ve asked for more opportunities to learn and engage with us. So we’re going to start having weekly hangouts on Google Plus to speak with you directly. Want to participate? Follow this link and tell us what date works best for […]
We’re humble, but proud. Plan Your Meetings — team and services — has made the list of the Global Top 100 Event Management Companies and Planners of 2012-13, as chosen by Sparkah Business Strategies. We made it five times, as follows: Plan Your Meetings — The free educational and social resource for the meetings and […]
Plan Your Meetings’ 2011 Annual Guide has received four national and regional Azbee Awards of Excellence. Given by the American Society of Business Publishers and Editors, the Azbee Awards of Excellence are among the most competitive contests for business-to-business, trade, association and professional publications. Plan Your Meetings, a multimedia educational resource for corporate meeting planners, […]
Corporate group business is steadily increasing, but its booking window is still short-term. If you’re having difficulty filling up 2013 dates, let Plan Your Meetings put you in touch with this hard-to-reach market that provides a constant stream of in-the-year/for-the-year business. We connect you with corporate meeting planners digitally, online, in print and face-to-face through […]
PYM LIVE Events are the most effective way of meeting buyers in your top feeder markets. We conduct several across the country every year. Additional lead generation and appointment-setting programs are available to our sponsors.
Most meeting planners do their research at night or on the weekends when no one on your sales team is available. They prowl your site, but often leave no trace that they were there. Plan Your Meetings’ Planner Toolbox is an educational portal that captures their attention and their contact information, so your sales team can offer the […]
When the United Nations wants to do a conference, who does it turn to? Why, Plan Your Meetings, of course! Let us explain. In advising educators and conference organizers on how to plan for Model U.N. conferences, five sources are listed by the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA). Plan Your Meetings […]
Plan Your Meetings took home two big honors from the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ 33rd Annual Azbee Awards of Excellence banquet last Thursday night. The story “Stop the Creep,” which ran in the 2010 PYM Annual, won the national Gold Azbee Award for Feature Article-Design and the Bronze Azbee Award for How-To Article. […]
If you haven’t discovered it already, Alltop is a smart way to catch up on your business reading and research. Create a free account and then browse topics of interest, adding select blogs to your personal Alltop page. Then when you sign in, you can see all the latest headlines from your favorite websites — […]
Bringing you “Motivation for Innovation,” the 2011 PYM Annual is designed to help you navigate new technologies, find solutions for current challenges and, hopefully, inspire you to create something big, bright, beautiful and business-friendly at your next meeting or event. But, like everything we do here at Plan Your Meetings, this was a group effort. […]
Thank you so much for all your recommendations of innovative meeting planners, events, services, tourism agencies and venues! We were overwhelmed by the response. Now we need your help deciding which meeting planner should appear on the cover of our 2011 Plan Your Meetings annual. Planner #1: Event: A client/employee appreciation event that also was […]
Instead of typing up another FAQ document that no one will read, why not create a Vyou channel for your event? The innovative platform (still in Beta) lets you create a video profile of you (or your company’s spokesperson) “waiting” for someone to ask you a question, which they type into the box below. You […]
Tell us about your favorite innovative meeting/event; industry trend, venue, product or service; or someone you think is doing something truly forward-thinking in the meetings/event industry and you may be selected to be on the cover of the 2011 Plan Your Meetings annual guide. When you send your e-mail, be sure to attach an image […]
So we’re kicking off our 2010 series of PYM LIVE Events today. New format, new whitepapers, new destinations and exhibitors. Atlanta’s Jan. 7 show promises to be very exciting, and not just because it may end with some snowfall. Here’s a transcript of what we were up to (start at the bottom and read up […]
I was going through the news links posted in one of my LinkedIn groups and saw an article about Meeting Planning 101. So, I clicked the link out of curiosity, and was excited to see Michelle Hill, one of my PYMConnect friends, quoted. I was even more excited to read what she said…
When we do PYM LIVE Events close to home, we typically drive out to the venue. As I type this, we’re packing up and getting set for our first-ever PYM LIVE Charlotte event in North Carolina. It also marks the final Industry Challenges and Solutions presentation I’m giving for PYM this year. I’ve already led roundtable discussions with planners in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas and Denver — all of whom faced very different challenges. After Charlotte’s session, I’ll publish a whitepaper on the subject and start work on our 2010 PYM annual issue: The Big Book of Answers. If you have a burning question or something you’ve always wanted to know the answer to, send those questions to me and I’ll get our experts to work on answering them for you.
In case you can’t join us in North Carolina, here’s what’s going on at 2009 PYM LIVE Charlotte…
Welcome to my new monthly column! Each month I will spotlight a new planner. If you’re interested in being profiled, please contact me at Lisa.Kraus@PlanYourMeetings.com. This month, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to Kimberly Roberts, CMP, CSEP.
Please join us in welcoming the members of our 2008 PYM Advisory Board.
Unable to be in Atlanta on Sept. 27? Plan Your Meetings (PYM) has got you covered. Morris DigitalWorks, in partnership with PYM, will be filming the Plan Your Meetings 2007 Southeast Expo and creating a podcast to run on planyourmeetings.com. Stay tuned to the site for our virtual tradeshow and more.