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Ask For It: The Mantra of All Sustainable Meetings
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Aug, 06 2014 by DeDe Mulligan

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Last October, the Green Meeting Industry Council launched a campaign titled "Ask for It". The intention of this campaign is  to promote the APEX/ASTM Environmentally Sustainable Event Standards

These standards give meeting and event organizers a comprehensive roadmap for improving and measuring event sustainability for years to c...

4 Trade Show Tips to Keep Trespassers Out
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Aug, 04 2014 by DeDe Mulligan

trespassingApparently, there is a growing trend among trade shows; individuals who hang out on the fringes of the show all in hopes to that they will snag that big customer without having to pay exhibitor fees. For these outboarders, suitcasers and lobby rats - as Velvet C...

The Allure of Free Wi-Fi and Why it can be Very Costly
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Jul, 29 2014 by DeDe Mulligan

wifiFree Wi-Fi is so easy. You pull out your smartphone or laptop rental and up pops a number of Wi-Fi networks to connect with. No security keys to enter or charges to be incurred. 

So what is wrong with this picture? The truth: Just about everything. 

It turns out that hackers and scammers lurk in places where business travelers and attendees reside - hotel lobbies, tra...

5 Tried and True Ways to Promote Your Event via Social
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Jul, 25 2014 by DeDe Mulligan

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Without a doubt, social media is the fastest growing way to promote your meeting or event with attendees and potential attendees. The key is to keep the fire going once the invitations are sent out and use a little social savvy to make the search engines work in your favor. 

Jay Baer, Social ...

How Event Planners Can Relate to Disney’s New Wearable Device
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Jul, 24 2014 by DeDe Mulligan

SmartSource RentalsWalt Disney World has just launched a new wearable device that combines Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) with a mobile app to improve the guest experience. It is called MyMagic+. This blog post will focus on what RFID is, how guests can use

4 Trade Show Trends that are Worth Noting
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Jul, 21 2014 by DeDe Mulligan

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Without a doubt, trade shows are becoming more innovative and engaging. And let's face it, they need to be in order to keep attendees coming back. PCMA Convene Magazine recently highlighted four shows they believe are on the cutting edg...

Why PowerPoint is Still Relevant for Meetings after All These Years
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Jul, 17 2014 by DeDe Mulligan

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Believe it or not, PowerPoint has been around for 24 years. When you think about it, that is pretty amazing considering how many technology innovations have occurred since then. Think about Palm, Blackberry and the sundry of other hardware and software apps that are now landfill driven. Yet PowerPoint presentations still hang on. Why? 

I believ...

5 Stellar Ways to Take Event Risks that Pay Off
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Jul, 15 2014 by DeDe Mulligan

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Can you believe it? The Risk Management Society (RIMS), an organization of more than 11,000 risk management professionals, took some...(gulp)....risks at their annual conference last April. Christopher Durso from PCMA caught up with Stuart Ruff, RIMS Director of Meetings & Events to discuss the five choices they made and the impact it had on their attendees. Here are the highlights, along with a few of my own observations of how interactive technology can...

The Overarching Benefits of Mobile Event Technology
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Jul, 11 2014 by DeDe Mulligan

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While more and more attendees, exhibitors and speakers are moving to mobile apps, there still seems to be some hesitancy on the part of those responsible for event planning to do so. If you are not sold on moving to iPad rentals or the use of BYOD, here are 9 benefits of this technolo...

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