Planner Pet Peeves: What Drives You Crazy?

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What’s more frustrating than putting together the perfect event and having no-shows? Or compiling a comprehensive itinerary and sending it to your attendees well in advance only to have them ask you what time lunch is the…

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7 Tips for a Seamless, Fun Road Trip

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Going on a road trip has its pros and cons. Pros, you’re going on an awesome adventure; cons, it can be costly. Here are some hacks you can try to balance those pros and cons to reach vacation nirvana. 1. Download a gas app One of the most costly aspects of any road trip, especially in…

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6 New Celebrity Chef Dining Experiences

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Food and beverage is such a huge part of meetings and events that planners are continually seeking out new restaurants to host attendees for unique dining experiences. The whole celebrity chef craze is not lost on the meetings industry, so we have compiled a list of six new and upcoming restaurants that reflect the handiwork…

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Track Checked Bags in Real Time with Delta Air Lines Mobile App


Maps are an integral part of travel, but for those flying with checked bags, being able to see a piece of luggage and its journey through the airport and from one plane to the next has been lacking. Delta Air Lines now offers customers a mapped view of their bag’s last scanned location. This week, baggage tracking…

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4 Bewitching Destinations for Halloween Events


Winchester Mystery House, San Jose, California Fall is the season for pumpkin spice, red-gold foliage, cozy sweaters and, most importantly, Halloween. From hair-raising frights to tasty delights, Halloween events and attractions offer a range of creative diversions for groups. Sleepy Hollow, New York This village in the town of Mount Pleasant in New York’s Westchester…

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Improving Contract Negotiation Skills: Getting to “Yes.”

This webinar will give both planners and their suppliers insight on strategies and approaches that will help you reach an agreement that works for both parties. This will not just be “dos and don’ts,” though there will be some of that; the session will also show you how to think critically about contract negotiation to…

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What to do if a Norovirus Outbreak Strikes Your Event

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One of the big meeting stories coming out of San Francisco this week is the lawsuit filed by people who attended an NAACP California-Hawaii conference two years ago at Hotel Sofitel in Redwood City. Many conference-goers were sickened by a norovirus outbreak, reportedly from ingesting tainted salmon. The lawsuit not only seeks damages for people who…

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5 Things Venues Should Consider for Medical & Pharma Meetings

What do you need to know to host a successful and compliant med/pharma meeting? Our expert will break it down. About: Pat Schaumann is the author of “Breaking the Code to Healthcare Compliance”, 1st ,2nd Edition and 3rd Edition (due to be released in May, 2015), a health policy resource book for meeting professionals, physicians…

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How Millennials and Baby Boomers Can Work Together

Although millennials and baby boomers can be very different in their interests and values, a few simple strategies will help you facilitate communication and collaboration between these influential generations. About: Adam Smiley Poswolsky is a millennial workplace expert, and the bestselling author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough. Smiley has helped thousands of millennials find meaningful work…

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Groundbreaking Tech and What it Means for Meetings

What’s the latest in event technology? Discover the hottest new tools and see what they can do for your events! About: Corbin Ball, CSP, CMP, DES, MS is an international speaker, consultant and writer helping clients worldwide use technology to save time and improve productivity.

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