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4 Trade Show Trends that are Worth Noting

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... read more

5 Stellar Ways to Take Event Risks that Pay Off

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.... read more

3 CSR Apps that will Get Attendees Engaged at Your Event

Whether you are managing a nonprofit, association or corporate event planning staff, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is all the rage with attendees. They want to do good and give back. But the... read more

Perfecting Your Sponsorship Pitch in 8 Easy Steps

It doesn't matter how much you hate to do it, it must be done. I'm talking about getting out there and asking for sponsorships for your next meeting, conference or trade show. Most individuals in the... read more

Bring Your Conference Enthusiasm Back to the Office in 3 Easy Steps

Have you ever attended a conference so jazzed when you left you thought your feet were off the ground? You heard great speakers, absorbed new content and made a list of 15 things you want to... read more

4 Fantastic Ways to Find Attendees for Your Next Conference

As a meeting planner myself, I understand the struggles you have in achieving maximum attendance at your meetings and events. It seems as if everyone is in "last minute" mode and I know a number... read more

How Engaging Event Ideas Transition to Super Social Posts

I remember when I started blogging and posting on social, my biggest conundrum of the day was to figure out what to post. I didn't want it to be too commercial, yet it couldn't be too simple either. ... read more

Why Your Meeting Feedback is Missing the Mark Everytime

Gathering timely feedback is one of the cornerstone responsibilities of every meeting planner, and often it is a requirement of the job. However, we all know the saying "Garbage In = Garbage Out" so... read more

How Event Planners are Evolving to be Great Content Managers

Let's face it: Whether you like it or not, attendees are creating content about your meeting or event. The good, the bad and the ugly. But rather than trying to hold your attendees down or back -- why... read more

3 Secrets to Effective Event Networking: Research, Reciprocate and Resolve

Every attendee, exhibitor, speaker and sponsor has a secret goal when they come to your meeting or conference: They want to meet the client of their dreams. The million dollar prospect that signs the... read more

Is it Time to Ctrl+Alt+Delete Your Conference or Meeting?

If you are as old as I am, you may recall those early days of Personal Computers. I was in sales with IBM at the time, and PCs were all the rage...until that dreaded point when the system... read more

6 Specific Steps that can Land Your Meeting a 5-Star Rating

Every hotel owner dreams of it; but very few receive it.  The coveted 5-Star Rating from Forbes Travel Guide or 5-Diamond Rating from AAA. In fact, of the thousands of US hotel properties, only 58 and... read more

What Does the Meeting Industry Think About Technology? Inquiring Minds Need to Know!

LiveTech londonlaunch, a master-class in digital engagement and social media, recently polled their attendees about the use of social media and technology for maximizing attendee engagement at their... read more

Change Your Mindset Meeting Planners: Use Big Data to Your Advantage

Hilary Mason, Data Scientist in Residence at Accel Partners, recently spoke at PCMA's Convening Leaders 2014 about understanding and using Big Data. Below are her thoughts in an October 2013 interview... read more

How Robots are Going to Rule the World...or at Least Your Next Meeting

If you are remotely as old as I am, you can remember when robot technology was introduced in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Robots were going to do everything from housework to homework. And while some of... read more

10 Terrific Trade Show Tips for All Exhibitors to Follow

If you are the typical exhibitor, you probably have your trade show calendar planned out for the next 12 months. As you and your team gather to talk about the logistics of your shows, it occurs to... read more

Concrete Questions for Checking Out an AV Provider

Whether you are planning a new meeting or considering changing your supplier for an existing one, it is important that you assess the overall capabilities of the AV provider. Without a doubt, it... read more

4 Fabulous Meeting Technology Predictions for 2014

GenieConnect, a mobile events app company, recently came out with their top 10 tech predictions for the New Year. Many of them validate what I have been writing about for the last 18 months. Here are... read more

Should Your Trade Show Speakers be Compensated? 6 Meeting Professionals Speak Out

Traci Browne, a trade show consultant with Red Cedar Marketing, moderates a weekly Twitter session called #ExpoChat where meeting professionals around the world can chime in about the latest... read more

6 Trade Show Trends to Pay Attention to in 2014

Trade Show News Network recently cited 11 New Rules in Trade Show Marketing that they believe will impact shows next year and beyond. Some of these milestones have been occurring for quite awhile... read more