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Take Part — Best Practices for Keeping Attendees Engaged

Take Part — Best Practices for Keeping Attendees Engaged

Ask the Expert | September 24, 2019

You’ve chosen your venue, planned accommodations, the menus, transportation and more. Now that your attendees have arrived, how do you get them engaged and keep them that way? Read more...

Safe & Sound — The Role of Two-Way Radio in Event Security

Safe & Sound — The Role of Two-Way Radio in Event Security

Ask the Expert | Gary Range, Director of Sales & Marketing | August 28, 2019

The set up and execution of a large-scale gala can be a logistical nightmare. When your team is scattered across a large area and you need to talk to everyone NOW, what can you do? Read more...

Happy Returns — Increase the ROI for Your Event

Happy Returns — Increase the ROI for Your Event

Ask the Expert | Jennifer Braun, CMP, CSEP | July 31, 2019

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best practices for increasing ROI for your event? Read more...

What’s Happening — How to Plan an Event Experience

What’s Happening — How to Plan an Event Experience

Ask the Expert | Kris McNeely, Content Editor | June 25, 2019

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I plan an event experience that extends beyond the event itself? Read more...

Profitable Promos — How to Get the Most for Your Money

Profitable Promos — How to Get the Most for Your Money

Ask the Expert | Kris McNeely, Content Editor | May 30, 2019

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How do I get the most for my money from promotional products? Read more...

Plan B — Taking Action When Things Go Wrong

Plan B — Taking Action When Things Go Wrong

Ask the Expert | Nicole Coon, Meeting & Event Manager | April 30, 2019

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: How can I take action when things don't go as planned? Read more...

New Direction - Top Five “Up North” Meeting Theme Ideas

New Direction - Top Five “Up North” Meeting Theme Ideas

Ask the Expert | Jodi Wegge, Group Sales Manager | March 27, 2019

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are 5 Up North Meeting Theme Ideas? Read more...

All Smiles — How to Create Happy Clients

All Smiles — How to Create Happy Clients

Ask the Expert | Kelli Wawro, Catering & Planning Manager | February 26, 2019

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some tips for creating happy clients? Read more...

Smart Money — Meeting Market Outlook for 2019

Smart Money — Meeting Market Outlook for 2019

Ask the Expert | Kris McNeely, Content Editor | January 31, 2019

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What is the meeting market outlook for 2019? Read more...

Goodness Sake — Maximize Giving at Your Charity Event

Goodness Sake — Maximize Giving at Your Charity Event

Ask the Expert | Kris McNeely, Content Editor | December 27, 2018

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are some ways I can maximize giving at my charity event? Read more...

Perk Up-What Are Venues Doing to Earn Your Business?

Perk Up-What Are Venues Doing to Earn Your Business?

Ask the Expert | Lisa Schetinski, CMP, Director of Sales and Marketing | November 27, 2018

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are venues doing to earn your business? Read more...

Play it Safe — How to Handle Security Issues at Your Event

Play it Safe — How to Handle Security Issues at Your Event

Ask the Expert | Kris McNeely, Content Editor | October 30, 2018

Meeting and Event Planning Tip: What are the best practices for handling security issues at my event? Read more...

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Multi-Tasking Magic — Why Destination Management Companies Are So Hot

Multi-Tasking Magic — Why Destination Management Companies Are So Hot

The Scoop | Kris McNeely, Content Editor | September 24, 2019

While the Internet has made planners’ work one million times easier, Trip Advisor is no substitute for the first-hand, personal knowledge and experience offered by a Destination Management Company (DMC). Read more...

SPIN Announces 2019 40 Over 40 Winners: Industry’s First Recognition Solely for Veteran Planners

SPIN Announces 2019 40 Over 40 Winners: Industry’s First Recognition Solely for Veteran Planners

Press Release | October 02, 2019

SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network announces the 2019 recipients of the industry’s original recognition for veteran meeting planners - SPIN:40 Over 40. This initiative was created in 2017 to recognize and honor planners who are industry role models, influencers, innovators, and pioneers. Read more...