Category Archives: Meeting Planning

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Event Sourcing

Post authored by Pattee Brown, Content Development Manager What is sourcing? Should event planners do their own sourcing? What is the benefit of someone else doing your sourcing? What is next for sourcing? What is important about terms and conditions? … Continue reading

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Throttling Up Event Engagement & Innovation

5 Questions for Jamie Murdock, VP Sales at Experient A savvy leader who is adept at tapping the wisdom of a crowd to solve complex problems. A creative thinker who asks smart questions and listens intently. A tireless advocate for … Continue reading

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Ask More & 5 New Realities for Expos – The VIP Lounge

In this episode of The VIP Lounge podcast, we start with a book recommendation to help you ask smarter questions to uncover valuable insights. This book was recently introduced by Jamie Murdock at our EnVision conference and given the positive … Continue reading

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Shield Your Event Brand & Participants from Discriminatory Legislation

Post authored by Michael Guerriero, Division President at Experient—A Maritz Global Events Company. How’s that for an intriguing headline? When PCMA invited me to moderate a panel discussion carrying this title at Convening Leaders, one of the first words that came … Continue reading

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Room Block Mastery and Event Marketing Tips: The VIP Lounge

We kicked off this podcast episode on housing and event marketing with a closer look at busyness, as we shared a few highlights from this article by Harvard Business Review: Why Americans Are So Impressed by Busyness.

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Savvy Event Sourcing and Sponsorships Built to Last: The VIP Lounge

Two vital topics in the industry landscape include event sourcing and sponsorship. We kicked off this episode of The VIP Lounge podcast with a look at Simon Sinek’s best-selling book: Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take … Continue reading

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Earth Day 2017: Tips for Designing Sustainable Events

Whether you’re trying to attract younger guests or simply just want to “do your part,” designing sustainable events is worthy a challenge for any organization. As our society evolves into a more environmentally conscious mindset (including the increasing popularity of … Continue reading

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International Event Planning 101: Why The ‘Where’ Matters Most

If you’re considering your first foray into the realm of international event planning, you’re off to a good start. The first element of any major endeavor must be setting the goals, objectives and expectations of an event, followed by a … Continue reading

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Do You Have an Event Disaster Plan? Why Preparation Matters

Post authored by Chip Smith, VP of Global & Public Sector Solutions I’ve noticed that Mother Nature has not been kind lately, especially when it comes to storms and earthquakes. While we can see a severe storm threat approaching easily … Continue reading

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How Thinking Backward Helps Events Leap Forward

Post authored by Jeff Fugate, Senior VP, Sales & Marketing Thinking “inside-out” is the most common way to think. Generally speaking, when we begin an event cycle, we start with what feels like the obvious questions: What are our event … Continue reading

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