Event Planning http://meetingsnet.com/taxonomy/term/6623/more en Perfect Pairing: Food and Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/perfect-pairing-food-and-meetings <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>From locally sourced appetizers to bite-size dessert, get excited about planning your next memorable menu with these new ideas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/perfect-pairing-food-and-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/food-beverage/perfect-pairing-food-and-meetings#comments Food & Beverage Premium Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:21:00 +0000 40921 at http://meetingsnet.com 6 Welcomes With the Wow Factor http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/6-welcomes-wow-factor <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>First impressions are everything, as these impressive group welcome events illustrate. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/6-welcomes-wow-factor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/6-welcomes-wow-factor#comments Recreation/Entertainment Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:50:00 +0000 40881 at http://meetingsnet.com Beyond “Dumb” Internet: Get Ready for the Really Cool Networked Event http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/beyond-dumb-internet-get-ready-really-cool-networked-event <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>"Set it and forget it" doesn't cut it anymore as a high-speed Internet access plan for meetings and events, says Christos Karmis of Mobilitie, the Internet network provider that just hooked up MGM's nine Las Vegas resorts to handle 120,000 concurrent Wi-Fi users. Here are the new questions planners must ask if they want happy logged-in attendees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/beyond-dumb-internet-get-ready-really-cool-networked-event" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tech-newstrends/beyond-dumb-internet-get-ready-really-cool-networked-event#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Tech News/Trends Event Planning Medical Meetings Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:34:00 +0000 40811 at http://meetingsnet.com Boring to Buzzworthy: The New Awards Ceremony http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/boring-buzzworthy-new-awards-ceremony <div class="field-deck"> Our top tips for making your next awards ceremony something to talk about </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s not very often that event organizers get nominated for well-executed awards ceremonies. That&rsquo;s because award galas tend to be fairly traditional in their approach, difficult to make entertaining, and seemingly endless when there are lots of winners.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/boring-buzzworthy-new-awards-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/tips-top/boring-buzzworthy-new-awards-ceremony#comments Audiovisual/Production Meeting Formats Tips From Top Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:47:00 +0000 40761 at http://meetingsnet.com HSMAI's Adrian Awards Celebrate Creativity http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/hsmais-adrian-awards-celebrate-creativity <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Do some of these marketing and advertising programs seem familiar? They should. They are award-worthy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/hsmais-adrian-awards-celebrate-creativity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/meeting-formats/hsmais-adrian-awards-celebrate-creativity#comments Audiovisual/Production Meeting Formats Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:26:00 +0000 40721 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Shall We Dance?</p> Time to Deep-Six the Panels? http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/time-deep-six-panels <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Results of a recent survey find that, while they're ubiquitous, the panel discussion model just isn't working for many attendees. Here's a list of pet panel peeves, and suggestions on how to improve them.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/time-deep-six-panels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/speakers/time-deep-six-panels#comments Speakers Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:35:00 +0000 40671 at http://meetingsnet.com Association Sues Lloyds of London for Refusing Claim on Meeting Cancellation http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/association-sues-lloyds-london-refusing-claim-meeting-cancellation <div class="field-deck"> USGIF Postpones Meeting Due to Government Shutdown </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>An association, forced to cancel a meeting due to the government shutdown, is trying to collect on its event cancellation insurance policy.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/association-sues-lloyds-london-refusing-claim-meeting-cancellation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/negotiatingcontracts/association-sues-lloyds-london-refusing-claim-meeting-cancellation#comments Housing/Attrition Negotiating/Contracts Tips From Top Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:56:00 +0000 40661 at http://meetingsnet.com <p>Tampa Convention Center</p> DMCs Consolidate in Wake of GEP Bankruptcy http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/dmcs-consolidate-wake-gep-bankruptcy <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The world of destination management companies was rocked last fall by the bankruptcy of well-established <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" http://meetingsnet.com/association-meetings/whats-behind-dmc-pricing" title="" target="_blank">DMC</a></span> consortium Global Events Partners. Since then, other DMC networks have announced changes and consolidations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/dmcs-consolidate-wake-gep-bankruptcy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/dmcs-consolidate-wake-gep-bankruptcy#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Teambuilding Recreation/Entertainment Medical Meetings News Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:27:00 +0000 40641 at http://meetingsnet.com Fitness at Meetings: Make it Fun http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/fitness-meetings-make-it-fun-0 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Fitness bands, the wearable monitors that capture movement, heart rate, sleep data, and more, were among the fastest growing product categories at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. And they are catching on at meetings, too, along with other fitness ideas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/fitness-meetings-make-it-fun-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/recreationentertainment/fitness-meetings-make-it-fun-0#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Audience Engagement Recreation/Entertainment Medical Meetings Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:28:00 +0000 40631 at http://meetingsnet.com The ROI of Fitness at Meetings http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/roi-fitness-meetings <div class="field-deck"> Endorphins, engagement, energy—those are some of the returns you and your attendees will get when you book a boot camp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Endorphins, engagement, energy—those are some of the returns you and your attendees will get when you book a boot camp or build in other exercise options during a meeting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/roi-fitness-meetings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://meetingsnet.com/financialinsurance-meetings/roi-fitness-meetings#comments Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Audience Engagement Teambuilding Recreation/Entertainment Corporate Meetings Medical Meetings Premium Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:49:00 +0000 40601 at http://meetingsnet.com