Blog Category: meetings

MeToo and the Hospitality Industry

2017 will go down as the year of reckoning for the entertainment industry, news outlets and politicians as claims of sexual harassment across the board reared its ugly head throughout the year. The recent scandals involving Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer and other high-profile celebrities have shined a new light on …

Decoding Menu Buzzwords

Today, a sensory experience is essential to every meeting. With the help of our restaurant supplier-partners, we work together to create an environment that is just right for you and your attendees. Oftentimes, when planners create a menu, they are searching for the essence of the event’s theme. In contrast …

How to Keep Attendees Engaged Long After the Meeting Ends

Picture this common scenario: after months of planning, your company’s event is underway. Guests are happy, excited, and reenergized through the meeting. Ideas are flowing and engagement is at an all time high for your company. At the meeting’s conclusion, everyone packs up and travels home. The next day, they …

The New Hotbed of Tech Conferences

I recently spent a few days at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. What started nine years ago as a small gathering of hopeful local entrepreneurs and a few investors has quickly turned into what USA Today dubbed “The Mardi Gras of Entrepreneurship”.

Observations

This year’s event featured 215 speakers, 199 qualified local and …

10 Steps to the Perfect Site Inspection

There is no better way to ensure a program’s success than a boots-on-the-ground, face-to-face site inspection. Stepping away from the desk to visit a destination with trusted partners is critically helpful when making important decisions.

1. Submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) to your Resort and DMC

Don’t just request rates, dates, …