Category Archives: Meeting Planning

9 Tricks to Steal from XDP

Attendees returning from ASAE’s Experience Design Project (XDP) at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland brought with them lots of ideas for leveraging the power of play and personalization in creating agendas.

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Lip Smacking Tours Expands Networking Possibilities

 After a long board meeting, nothing brings people together like breaking artisan French bread at an upscale brasserie. In the last four years, thousands of visitors to Las Vegas have been escorted to reserved tables at top restaurants on and off The Strip for VIP experiences that take all the work out of fine dining by serving groups preset meals and tidbits of information about venues.

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Rewarding Trends in Incentive Travel

To misquote the old adage about the factors influencing the value of real estate, the top considerations for choosing a destination for a reward trip continue to be appeal, safety and value. A recent study found that event professionals are planning more travel incentive trips than ever, but are stressed by the challenge of rising costs, concerns about security and pressure to prove return on investment.

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Keynote Care and Maintenance: Practical Tips from Speakers

An important part of a conference organizer’s responsibilities is hiring or recommending speakers for the events they manage. Whether it’s a keynote address, workshop, breakout session or another forum, selecting speakers who match best with the profile and needs of the audience is a critical task.

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