With a much greater understanding and adoption of sustainability in the meetings industry today, says Green Meeting Industry Council President Roger Simons, CMP, the time is perfect for GMIC to drive the cause forward with more vigor....More
Planners are helping companies attract and retain high performers by taking them behind the scenes, giving them lessons from experts, creating one-of-a-kind experiences, and remembering to give back as well....More
Whether you’re new to meeting planning or (perhaps especially) you’ve been doing it for a while, it’s easy to fall into these traps when thinking about the people who come to your events. But you don't have to....More
It’s shutting down as an association, but the Green Meeting Industry Council will be more visible than ever as a core program within the Convention Industry Council. Here are the implications for members and the meetings industry....More
For a group that had enjoyed decades of incentive trips to places like South Africa, the destination management company CSI Washington, DC, had to knock their socks off in the nation’s capital (oh, and the group had done a D.C. trip already). Go behind the scenes.
Previous events for a high-level group had gotten raves, so the host company (Cambria hotels & suites) and its destination management company partner (Hosts Las Vegas), had to figure out how to match those levels of excitement and engagement. Would a dive bar do the trick?
On your next site inspection or before your next meeting, stand alone and let the venue tell you its possibilities. This can help you create a space where participants engage, interact, play, learn, and communicate....More
Walking the CES show floor at the Sands Expo and the Las Vegas Convention Center, I thought about how some of the successes of this megaevent could be adapted to a meeting of 170 or 1,700 people....More