Tag Archives: meetings

Quick Tips: Smaller Cities, Big Returns

Big airports. Big arenas. Big hotels. Big convention centers. Big cost. Bigger (excepting what they say about Texas!) may not always be better. So while attendees might be wowed at the idea of New York, Chicago or San Francisco – and surely these cities do have their charms – in the case of meetings, it’s results that counts. Were members ...

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Quick Tips: Tier 2 Meetings Cities, Consultants

Size Matters Chicago shines, Orlando is awesome and what happens in Vegas is always noteworthy, but some meetings don’t require the convention center kings – or any large venue, for that matter. And while Texas often likes to do “everything bigger,” association planners in the Lone Star State know that isn’t always the best philosophy when it comes to site ...

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Quick Tips: CVBs, Hotels, Unique Venues – Trends in 2018

New year, new members, new programs, new challenges, new gatherings! The bright face of hospitality is always changing to meet the needs of a dynamic traveling public. Want to know what’s on the horizon? Fresh design, fast food and full-sized venues are things to keep your eye on as you plan your calendar! Hotels: The New Green Speaking of fresh, ...

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Quick Tips: Tier 2 Cities, Virtual Reality

Tier 2: Smaller City, Smaller Price Tag, Big Fun Being in the No. 1 block is a nice distinction – it carries weight. New York and Los Angeles and Chicago all have their big-city pros, but they also have big-city cons to combat: expense, congestion and competition, to name a few. That’s why so many planners are choosing Tier 2 ...

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Extend the Life of Your Event with Content That Lasts All Year

I can still remember the first association conference I ever attended: It was three days of jam-packed educational sessions, networking events every night and one-on-one meetings in between. It was hundreds of people on the trade show floor, a few with familiar faces but most of whom I was meeting for the first time. It was a lot of business ...

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Meeting Planning for the Non-Meeting Professional

“You’re in charge of the entire conference.” That is what my boss said to me, just after the contracted meeting planner called saying she couldn’t make it. Me, the part-time college intern, moments before the opening session of our association’s annual flagship conference… “You are the only person on our team who is not on stage in five minutes. Do the ...

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