Category Archives: Meeting Planning

3 Ways to Meet Green in NYC

One thing many visitors may not know about New York City is that the Big Apple is actually quite green. As NYC & Company prepares for the 10th annual Climate Week…

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6 Team-Building Activities for Fall

The end of summer is slowly creeping up on us. Before you know it, the breeze will crispen and the leaves will begin to change. Don’t let the heat’s passing bog you down! Start embracing these cozy team-building activities next month.

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Just Press Go: How All-Inclusives Can Exclude Worry for Planners

A la carte menus can add up, and travel expenses often include hidden fees. Thus the popularity of prix fixe menus and cruise ships. Managing expenses is a challenge for planners, too—ever have an eye-bulging reaction after being handed the hotel bill? The solution may be booking an all-inclusive resort to host your organization’s gathering.

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The Ground Shifts Yet Again for Medical Meetings

For meeting and event planners, the most consistent element of their job is change. The vast majority of planners understand this, and simply expect that they will have to adapt some elements in the weeks, days and hours ahead of an event. In one segment of the meetings and events business, the medical and pharmaceutical niche, changes often come many months in advance, though. This shouldn’t make other planners envious, because these changes have huge consequences for the way a medical/pharma event must be run, the quality of the attendee experience, and the satisfaction of exhibitors and sponsors.

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Global Healthy Eats With Flavorful Charm

Who doesn’t love the tantalizing, exotic flavors of Thai, Chinese, Indian and other “ethnic” cuisine? But because most such eateries in this country are humble, family-run and—let’s be honest—dirt cheap, we’ve come to assume that we need to check our usual standards for organic, humanely raised, sustainably fished and locally produced menu ingredients at the door.

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