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The Perfect Site Visit

Mark Mares | Oct 30, 2018

CORT Events Makes Fall Events Fun and Fresh

Kevin Dana, executive director of product and development, CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings | Oct 16, 2018

Customization for the Masses – How to

Mallory Mondloch, Pinstripes | Oct 16, 2018

Ask the Expert - How to be a Successful Leader

Ted Miller, HMCC, CHME, CHSP, CGTP, CGMP | Oct 2, 2018

A Q&A on Venue Security

Jeanne Hahn | Sep 18, 2018

The Know How On Rooming Lists - Tips and Tricks

Kristina Tarantino, CMP MeetingHealthy.com and The Health & Wellness Forum | Aug 17, 2018
Putting together, maintaining and managing a rooming list can be a time-consuming and often overwhelming process. Here are a few key considerations to ensure successful management of the rooming list process from start to finish.

A Q&A on Cyber Security

Jeanne Hahn | Aug 17, 2018
Everyone lives on their phones today. Cybersecurity is top of mind for meeting planners, venues and attendees. Sitting down with Brian Mann, director of property technology of the Q Center, provided a unique view of cybersecurity and great information for planners to help manage the ever-changing world of data.

Everything’s Going Wrong. GOOD!

Matt Getz | Aug 17, 2018
No matter if it’s on-site, off-site, pre-event, post-event or any other time frame you can imagine, whatever happens, your immediate reaction should be: GOOD! And then follow that up with how it’s an opportunity you can use to your advantage.

New Social Media Rules for Engaging Event Design

Barbara Rozgonyi, CoryWest Media LLC | Aug 7, 2018
When you’re mapping out your event design strategy, think in 4D

Ask the Expert- Building Your Team

Ted Miller, HMCC, CHME, CHSP, CGTP, CGMP | Aug 7, 2018
There are two ways you can “build your team,” and the most important one is having a group of colleagues or co-workers where you feel comfortable and confident in your ability to work successfully with them.

Millennial-Friendly Meetings

Kevin Dana, executive director of product and development, CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings | Aug 7, 2018
Many aspects of traditional corporate meetings and conferences appear mundane and uninteresting to millennials in today’s workforce. Creating entertaining and inviting environments that challenge and excite them is the key to a successful event.

WEC 2018 promotes designing experiences

Heather Warthen, H1 Marketing & Events | Jul 24, 2018
With a revamped conference layout and timely session topics, MPI World Education Congress 2018 proved to be an impactful three-day experience for attendees.

Ask the Expert – How to change your meeting

Ted Miller, HMCC, CHME, CHSP, CGTP, CGMP | Jul 24, 2018
Question: We have been tasked with running what is known as a road show going to a different city each day for two weeks. We need space for 200 people and are having a hard time getting space confirmed three months in advance since we require very few sleeping rooms. Do you have a solution to our problem of securing the meeting space we require? Answer: There are three possibilities for venues that should be able to confirm your space early.

MPI Golf Classic – The abbreviated version

Jeff Durocher | Jul 24, 2018
While it was abbreviated, the outing was considered a success and it would not have been possible without the event committee, the quick response from The Grove, US Poker and Casino Parties, the sponsors and the agility of the guests. While no one will remember golf at the 2018 outing, they will remember the creative thinking of turning the Golf Classic into an indoor event.

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