Event Planning http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en Venues and Destinations, Showcase Your Accessibility Bona Fides http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/venues-and-destinations-showcase-your-accessibility-bona-fides <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Event Services Professionals Association just released a customizable toolkit of accessibility checklists hotels, convention centers, and convention and visitors bureaus can customize to show planner clients how they accommodate people with disabilities.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/venues-and-destinations-showcase-your-accessibility-bona-fides" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/risk-management/venues-and-destinations-showcase-your-accessibility-bona-fides#comments Association Meetings Risk Management Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:14:00 +0000 65191 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Keyboard with &quot;access&quot; key and lock</p> Thinkstock by Getty Images How to Use Facebook to Send Your Attendee Engagement Soaring http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-use-facebook-send-your-attendee-engagement-soaring <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>Four ways you can harness the power of Facebook to make your events more focused, relevant, and impactful—and grow your audience to boot</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-use-facebook-send-your-attendee-engagement-soaring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/how-use-facebook-send-your-attendee-engagement-soaring#comments Marketing Social Media Tech News/Trends Event Planning face2face Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:18:00 +0000 65181 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Facebook &quot;Like&quot; button</p> Which 5-Minute Pitch Will Win Best Event Tech at IMEX? http://meetingsnet.com/tech/which-5-minute-pitch-will-win-best-event-tech-imex <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>IMEX America is readying its #IMEXpitch competition, in which event technology startups showcase their products to meeting professionals in a live, head-to-head battle of five-minute pitches.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech/which-5-minute-pitch-will-win-best-event-tech-imex" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech/which-5-minute-pitch-will-win-best-event-tech-imex#comments Corporate Meetings Event Planning Medical Meetings Tech Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:52:00 +0000 65151 at http://meetingsnet.com A Catering Director’s Advice to Planners http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/catering-director-s-advice-planners <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Diane Tighe (pictured, reviewing details with event planners), director of catering and conference services at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, shares what she wants to know from planners and why more is not always better, it’s just…more.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/catering-director-s-advice-planners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/catering-director-s-advice-planners#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Food & Beverage Career Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:55:00 +0000 65141 at http://meetingsnet.com How to Work with Eccentric, Disorganized Creatives http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/how-work-eccentric-disorganized-creatives <div class="field-byline"> By Devin Tani </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Let’s face it, designers can be wacky. But if you want your event to be a success, you need their talents. Here's one designer's advice on building a successful relationship with the creative set.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/how-work-eccentric-disorganized-creatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/event-planning/how-work-eccentric-disorganized-creatives#comments Association Meetings Corporate Meetings Event Planning Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:32:00 +0000 65111 at http://meetingsnet.com Break Foods that Boost Energy http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/break-foods-boost-energy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>For your next refreshment break, instead of the typical buffet of pastries, cookies, and cakes, try a balance of whole, colorful, fresh foods that will keep attendees energized. </p></div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/break-foods-boost-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/break-foods-boost-energy#comments Association Meetings Resources Food & Beverage Resources and Reports Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:38:00 +0000 64901 at http://meetingsnet.com 10 Insights for Improving the RFP Process http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/10-insights-improving-rfp-process <div class="field-byline"> By Wendy Laugesen, CMP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>What can planners do better in the RFP process? And what do planners want from the hotel? A veteran planner and a hotel exec tell it like it is.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/10-insights-improving-rfp-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/site-selectionrfps/10-insights-improving-rfp-process#comments Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:35:00 +0000 64811 at http://meetingsnet.com 13 Ideas for Better Attendee Transportation http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/13-ideas-better-attendee-transportation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>How to get attendees to register their travel information, keep them happy during long transfers, and more.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/13-ideas-better-attendee-transportation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/13-ideas-better-attendee-transportation#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Event Planning Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:35:00 +0000 64711 at http://meetingsnet.com 9 Meeting Breaks You've Got to Try http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/9-meeting-breaks-youve-got-try <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Check out these creative ideas for getting attendees past the mid-afternoon slump and through a long meeting day with energy and good humor. </div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/9-meeting-breaks-youve-got-try" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/9-meeting-breaks-youve-got-try#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Food & Beverage Medical Meetings Fri, 12 Aug 2016 19:48:00 +0000 64621 at http://meetingsnet.com Are Your Attendees in Danger of Being Hacked? http://meetingsnet.com/blog/are-your-attendees-danger-being-hacked <div class="node-body blog-body"><div></div>A company set up bogus hot spots to see how easy it would be to hack Republican National Convention attendees. Spoiler alert: It was really, really easy.</div> <p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/blog/are-your-attendees-danger-being-hacked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/blog/are-your-attendees-danger-being-hacked#comments Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Risk Management Corporate Meetings face2face Wed, 10 Aug 2016 20:51:00 +0000 64561 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Key inserted into laptop screen</p>