In this week's Meetings Podcast Event Technology Consulting's Brandt Krueger and Grass Shack Events and Media's Mike McAllen discuss the challenges and benefits of starting your own company, and a whole lot more....More
What matters more than conditions in the overall marketplace is a specific hotel's methodology for getting to its desired room rate. Find out what is most valuable to the revenue manager—and when—and you will maximize your negotiating leverage....More
After announcing a shift to a strategic partnership model for working with clients traveling to Europe, AlliedPRA finds its partner in venuesworld.com, which covers 25 locations in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia....More
Here's one: “I wish hoteliers realized I based my decision to book their hotel on the specific space that was shown to me that would be perfect to meet my objectives. Now they are unwilling to confirm that space in the contract.”...More
Our gallery of productivity pointers from Audrey Thomas (a.k.a. Organized Audrey) reveals how to avoid getting derailed by office interruptions, how to capture and use the little gaps between calls or appointments, how to make your e-mail exchanges way more efficient, and much more.
Wouldn't it be great if conferences included a closing session designed to give attendees time and space to process what they've learned and experienced before they head back to their busy lives? When possible, I've built in that time for myself and seen a huge boost in my meeting-related productivity....More
As host for the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), which took place over a span of nearly two weeks, from November 30 to December 12, Paris Le Bourget proved a safe and productive venue for the 40,000 people who attended....More
We tapped two prominent industry lawyers—Stephen Barth, founder of HospitalityLawyer.com, and Tyra W. Hilliard, Esq., consultant, speaker, and multipreneur—to find out which meeting contract clauses put companies at the most risk....More