When negotiating contracts, back yourself with data to prove your event’s worth to a potential venue and include language that mitigates risk.
See how incentive packages to draw meetings to destinations like Kissimmee, Tampa Bay and Cleveland differ, and what method has proved most successful.
The future of meetings lies in the hands of event tech like Pavegen, a flooring system that generates electricity and captures data from footsteps.
Something we hear time and again from first-time visitors to Birmingham is that they never realized the beauty of the area.
Exotic appeal, an easygoing vibe and increased accessibility are adding to the allure of Australia, a magical bucket-list destination.
Connect caught up with PMSI President Marty Bear to talk about what goes into brightening each meeting he attends.
The newly renovated and renamed Plano Event Center is an 86,40-sq.-ft. venue providing flexible function space accommodating as many as 5,000 people.
Use your educational seating setup to focus on influencing the ABCs of group interactions—attitude, behavior and change—you’ll be on your way to
HelmsBriscoe marks its 25th birthday with a new logo and a fresh website. COO Greg Malark discusses how consistency has paid off in a changing world.
Because every event planner knows the value of the bottom line, here are our top travel- and budget-friendly picks from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale.
Readers are leaders. Crack open one of these books for instant advice on how to up your leadership and follow your ambition.
There’s a reason Pasadena is the perfect choice for meetings. The city offers intimate neighborhood allure yet is infused with metropolitan offerings.
“Powered by Purpose” was the theme of this year’s Leadercast Live. Learn how several leaders define purpose and what it takes to find yours.
Philadelphia partners with meeting planners to fit their needs. A new incentive plan offers up to $100,000 in labor credit, rental discounts on rental
Convention Industry Council rebranded to Events Industry Council last week, citing a need to refresh and refine the organization’s brand.
Maureen Morgenthien talks about how she plans to develop Florida's leisure-heavy Emerald Coast into a destination for meetings and conferences.
AFR Furniture Rental’s acquisition of Kool Party Rentals comes with three major benefits for planners, especially those on the West Coast.
Meredith Martini, founder and CEO of teambuilding firm PlayWorks Group, shares four creative ways companies can implement virtual teambuilding.
Preparing a vegan menu a The Humane Society of the United States dinner meant The Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort chef had to get creative.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is a AAA Four Diamond property with the finest service in the perfect location, making it the ultimate resort.
Don't let location affect team communication on-site. Reference this cheat sheet to avoid racking up outrageous fees or losing touch.
Jason Peterson, chief creative officer of The Annex, shares tips for savvier snapping.
A new partnership between Exclusive Destinations and CSI DMC spells greater resources for planners coordinating domestic and international programs.
Greg Palomino, founder of CRE8AD8, shares two unheard-of scenarios he’s done as extreme incentives for groups looking for a memorable experience.
Before you set your sights north of the border, consider these four need-to-know topics for traveling to Canada.
In need of a dose of motivation? Let Elon Musk's encounters with failure inspire you to never give up and always work to achieve your goals.
Gus Vonderheide, vice president of global sales for the Americas at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, discusses his a panoramic view of the meetings landscape.
Greg Lepesh, the new executive chef at Asilomar Conference Grounds, talks what's trending in palate- and people-pleasing event F&B.
Forget counting calories when visiting these locales in the Northeast, each known for their signature sweets.
After 15 years running the Detroit Sports Commission, Dave Beachnau is promoted to help draw more meetings to Motor City.
Placing second on the National Restaurant Association’s 2017 list of top 20 food trends, Southeast Asian street food is having a moment.
With spring 2017 almost upon us, the latest set of hotel builds, restorations and renovations emerge.
From monuments and memorials to vibrant neighborhoods filled with character and charm, Washington, D.C., is a memorable, world-class destination.
What do airlines have in store for business travelers this year? Steady prices and cheaper options.
Read through these industry stats to learn the best trades employing event profs, which cities to work in and what to expect with workplace gender roles.
Whether you’re just starting out or looking to move into a high-level position, we hope you’ll find something here that inspires you to climb the corporate