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19 Insta-Worthy Spots in Los AngelesDestination GalleriesHotels & Destinations

Plan to have charging stations handy at all times for meetings in Los Angeles, because attendees will need to juice up throughout the day after snap, snap, snapping away. In the land of fame, fortune and excess, people will most certainly play paparazzi to document their time.

The Art of Planning a CitywideMeeting Planning

The term “citywide” is a bit of a misnomer, as most planners of large gatherings still prefer to cluster their activities as much as possible, usually in and around a city’s downtown district. But regardless of how large your event (or where you go), some aspects of planning citywides never change.

Surveys: Med/Pharma Meetings are GrowingNewsTrends

The impact and importance of meetings for medical and pharmaceutical industry attendees is not only increasing, but the complexity of the events and what is expected of planners is more demanding as well, according to a new report from American Express Meetings & Events and a survey conducted by Smart Meetings. The report, “In-Depth Look…

PLATINUM choice 2018

The Best of the Best: 2018 Platinum Choice WinnersNews

With each passing year, the bar is raised. The competition stiffens. The contenders multiply. It’s nothing short of a tribute to the global landscape of leading hotels, resorts, CVBs, conference centers and destination marketing organizations that our painstaking review of stand-out properties and organizations never gets easier.

Social Media Toolkit for PlannersTechnology

Social media has become an integral part of the event management task list, and a whole range of apps have launched to help with the logistical side of Tweeting and ‘gramming, but which ones will get the job done most efficiently?