Smart Women 2017

Top 50 Smart Women in Meetings 2017

Meeting Planning

It’s never an easy task to make our annual selections for Smart Women Leaders, given that we receive hundreds of nominations and nearly all of them deserve serious consideration. But once again, after considerable deliberation, we’ve made our choices—this time 50 of them, doubling the number we had last year! These women not only play…

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8 Hot Event-Planning Buzzwords of 2017

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Each year brings a new collection of buzzwords. These words usually indicate bigger trends and are often interrelated. Predictably, big trends impact all industries—including event planning. These are some of the hottest event-planning buzzwords of 2017. 1. Virtual reality Virtual reality (VR) can be used during the course of event planning. For instance, before the event,…

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Social Media #Trends for 2017

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Social media has long been trumpeted as a valuable tool for meeting and event planners who want to boost their marketing strategy. Mastering social media is key to connecting with millennials, who respond well to non-traditional marketing models. One of the factors that makes social media particularly challenging is the fast pace at which it…

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Event Technology Awards Recognize Top Innovators

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Held in London on Nov. 9, the third Event Technology Awards recognized industry leaders in event tech innovation. The awards dive deep into the world of event technology to cover a wide variety of categories, including Best Event App, Best Use of Gamification, Best Use of Technology for Engagement and Best Augmented/Virtual Reality Technology. Winner…

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4 Ways to Get Your Attendees Actively Promoting Your Event

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Your attendees have a blast at your events—don’t you wish there was a way to capture that fun to show other potential attendees what they’re missing? There are lots of creative ways to do it, as a matter of fact. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing: 1. Share video of…

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Waste Not, Want Not: Leverage Technology to Shrink Your Event’s Footprint

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The event planning industry has been grappling with how best to reduce its carbon footprint for some time. A PricewaterhouseCoopers study titled The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy estimated that there are 1.8 million meetings, trade shows and conventions held annually in the United States. Repurpose America compiled data on how much…

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7 Thrilling Team-Building Adventures

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Grand Canyon Skywalk, Arizona Clutching a rockface while navigating a 300-foot walkway, leaning over the ledge of a tall building, and bungee jumping from a bridge 708 feet above the ground are among the pulse-pounding adventures available to visitors in locations around the world. Such exciting activities aren’t for everyone, but they can certainly provide a jolt…

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8 Hot Tips to Effectively Manage Emails

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Emails continue to be a primary form of communication among meeting and event professionals, but many don’t realize how much time they spend writing and reading them. Here are eight tips for effective email management, adapted from a list compiled by Endless Entertainment, a nationwide event production company. 1. Process your email only once each…

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Meetings at Mohegan Sun: Come for Convenience, Stay for Comfort

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The 2016 Event by William Raveis was promoted in the hotel lobby Perhaps the biggest draw for most vacationers and meeting planners heading for Mohegan Sun (other than its three casinos, luxurious 1,200-room hotel and countless onsite amenities) is its undeniably ideal location: a short drive from Boston; Hartford, Connecticut; Providence, Rhode Island, and easily…

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Arianna Huffington is Waking Up the Workplace

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Media mogul and sleep evangelist Arianna Huffington believes women will lead the revolution to reform business Arianna Huffington decries society’s traditional notion of success, where working to the point of exhaustion is considered a badge of honor and sleep is dismissed as a waste of time. The co-founder, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post…

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