Post authored by Ping He,
Manager – Asia Pacific, Experient
When considering a meeting, there are
many factors to analyze. Choosing where to hold it is one of the most important. If you select the same site for your meeting each year, it becomes predictable and attendees may begin to drop off. Meeting planners are focusing on international settings as a way to break out of that predictability.
Post authored by Andy Smith, Senior Vice President, Experient Sales Network
When event planners or third-party sales reps boast how big they are or how much clout they have, you have to wonder if that’s really the case. Regardless of your event, does it have the muscle? The better question is — do you know how to use that “muscle” to simultaneously benefit your attendees and improve your bottom line?
Like fat grams, carbs, protein and calories, there are some essential elements to leveraging your event muscles effectively. The events world typically centers on Dates, Room Block, Space and Food & Beverage.
Post authored by Mike Woellert
Marketing Specialist, Experient
When planning and executing the housing for an event, successful room block management is crucial in order to avoid potential attrition charges. In anticipation of cancellations or no-shows, a hotel might oversell guest rooms in order to maximize occupancy over any given day. Here are five steps to prepare for and minimize the impact of an attendee relocation situation.
Post authored by Chip Smith,
Vice President, Government Markets at Experient
Technology has made it easy to connect with
others without even leaving your office.
This now includes events. Why not give your attendees a taste of what your event is like by adding a virtual component to your meeting?
Posted in Attendance Building, Digital Meeting Solutions, Event Design, Event Marketing, Event Trends, Sourcing & Planning
Tagged Digital Events, Digital Meeting Solutions, event technology, Event Trends, Hybrid Events, Virtual Events
Poaching is becoming more prevalent as these companies become savvier about finding different avenues that lead to attendees. As meeting planners try to push the needle and develop robust mobile applications, the savvy poaching company is always aiming to stay a step ahead to find out how to use new technologies to get in touch with exhibitors and attendees. Here are some tips on how to protect your room blocks.
Post authored by Brian Strickland, CASE
Director, Strategic Accounts
As a “glass half full” kind of guy and if given the option, I’d choose to view the world through a rose-colored lens. For some, that positive frame of mind might seem out of place in the often ruthless and impersonal world of business, since it’s not always sunshine and rainbows.