What’s an event without a planner? Most likely, a disaster. If you know a planning star that dazzles despite the mishaps that inevitably come with event planning, show your appreciation by nominating them for Smart Meetings’ first annual Planner of the Year award.
Juggling the demands of meeting and event planning is difficult, but new business technologies can make even the most hectic schedule easier to manage. Let’s go beyond the essential event planning tools to find organizational apps that you might not have considered.
The hard part is over—you’ve put together a rock-solid branded event, created awareness and people have registered to attend. But event marketers know that any conference is only as good as the conversation it starts.
For a behind-the-scenes look at how to mount a successful opening celebration outdoors in early spring, we chatted with Kathleen Cherubin, marketing manager at Hilton West Palm Beach in Florida.
Managing an event may not require rocket science, but successfully engaging with attendees does require manipulating the properties of neuroscience, the study of the nervous system, particularly the brain.
Located just off the coast of South America, Aruba and Curacao count pristine turquoise waters, Dutch influence with American ease and year-round cooling trade winds among their many assets.
Tucson is one of those cities with one foot headed toward the future and one happily planted into the past. But the “future” foot is really active these days. A lot of interesting things are happening there, particularly in the hospitality and meeting industries. In September, Tucson was designated a World Festival & Event City…
Want to gain added exposure at a trade show? Smart Meeting Northern California speaker Eileen McDargh says, “don’t settle for just a banner on the stage with your company’s name.” Consider sponsoring a professional speaker and get creative about partnering.
Mini alcohol bottles, monkey wrenches, roller blades and service monkeys are among the surprising items still allowed on planes.
Event professionals are putting more emphasis on creating experiences that engage attendees with or without their phone. But how do you know if people are really engaging? Here are some signs.