Replace the predictable conference cocktail party with dine-outs, a ticketed event, a tour or private dinner. Be creative!
More than 100 people joined us in Atlanta to hear @JoanEisenstodt talk about the importance of play and planning uncommon events. An additional 100 or so people joined us virtually to attend her session via Telenect. It was a thought-provoking day — and not just because of Joan’s speech. The way she integrated the virtual […]
Your big meeting just wrapped up and you’re feeling pretty proud of yourself. After all, you had some of the best and brightest industry experts delivering relevant, “need to know now” information in slickly produced keynote presentations at well-attended general sessions. Your schedule was chock-full of educational breakout sessions, with more information presented by strong […]
Well, hurricane season is upon us and as the Labor Day crowds run for shelter, the thoughts of meetings, weather and other abnormalities came to mind. What does this have to do with meeting contracts? Plenty! Flash back to fall 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina. At my birthday party, a co-worker asked me if I […]
By Susan Fox, CMP As a CMP I have committed – at least to myself – that I will be a professional. As a corporate planner, I have committed to use my training and knowledge of the industry to attack all issues that need to be addressed on a daily basis so my clients can […]
A conversation with Vanessa Whitehead of Global Organization and Planning Services. This is the first part of a three-part series focusing on planning international meetings. Part two will focus on accommodating international attendees at stateside events.