Minnesota Event & Party Planning Tips | Event Trends for 2021

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10 Catering Trends for Events in 2021

Tips and Trends | January 18, 2022

New seating layouts, zero-proof cocktails and meals that boost your immune system are among the top food-and-beverage trends for face-to-face meetings this year. Read more...

10 Irresistible Networking Techniques

Tips and Trends | December 03, 2021

Ever considered a "networking concierge"? Learn about that and 9 other interesting ideas that will get your attendees talking. Read more...

IMEX America 2021: 5 Key Takeaways Signaling an Industry Well on the Road to a Robust Recovery

Tips and Trends | December 03, 2021

Organizing a safe, productive and memorable event for thousands of attendees in a new pandemic world is one thing—doing it for your industry and proving it was a testament to its resiliency and ability to successfully recover is another. Read more...

Don’t Forget These 9 F&B Priorities as We Resume In-Person Meetings

Tips and Trends | December 03, 2021

As we begin to host in-person meetings again, what do we need to remember, relearn — and maybe re-invent — about food and beverage service? Read more...

Managing Extra Pandemic-Related Health and Safety Costs for In-Person Events

Tips and Trends | December 01, 2021

The extra layers of safety that come with hosting events during COVID-19 also come with additional costs. Experts say some of the costs are being passed on to attendees, while in some cases, sponsors can offset fees through branding. Read more...

4 Tips on Booking the Right Entertainment

Tips and Trends | September 24, 2021

What you can learn from other planners’ entertainment mistakes. Hint: Don’t make the broom closet your green room. Read more...

12 Major Changes Coming to the Meetings and Events Industry — And How to Prepare

Tips and Trends | September 24, 2021

We’ll excuse you if your head is spinning due to the massive disruption that’s impacted the meetings and events industry in the last two years. Read more...

How to Implement Covid Protocols for Large Events

Tips and Trends | August 19, 2021

Jason Gewirtz of SportsTravel shares his experience attending the 2021 Olympics and the safety lessons meeting planners can take away. Read more...

3 Health-Screening Solutions for the Return to In-Person Events

Tips and Trends | August 19, 2021

As in-person meetings and events resume, planners will face a new environment in the initial stage as clients restart travel to gather in groups. Read more...

15 New Event Industry Job Roles That Emerged During the Pandemic

Tips and Trends | August 18, 2021

From technical production managers to hygiene experts to reunion designers, here are some new positions that event companies and venues have been hiring. Read more...

Best Practices for Serving Boxed Meals at Live Events

Tips and Trends | June 22, 2021

Here, chefs and catering managers from across the U.S. share what works (and what doesn’t!) in the now-popular boxed meal. Read more...

8 Creative Ideas for Networking at Hybrid Events

Tips and Trends | June 22, 2021

Event and meeting professionals around the world share how they're using careful planning, virtual platforms, gamification and more to connect virtual and in-person audiences. Read more...