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Personal Water Filter

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 24,2014
Green Gatherings (4 of 5): These eco-friendly bottles make make great meeting gifts.
Budget

Spreading Blooms

These flowers fill space and save dollars.
Business Travel

Cooling Cloths

These are the perfect on-the-go fresheners.

Spot-On Maps

Find your way in a new city, with or without cell phone reception.
Career

Web University

These free online classes can help you move up the ladder.

Smart Sounds

Let the power of music refocus your attention.
Charity

Interactive Giving

Give donors a say in what charity to support.

VIDEO: Double-Duty Centerpieces

VIDEO: These fruity centerpieces double as donations.
Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR Central

Stumped on how to give back? Check out this clearinghouse for volunteer activities.

Savvy Skill Set

This unique fund-raising model is ideal for miniscule budgets.
Decor

Laser-Cut Décor

This runway trend can dress up spring events.

VIDEO: Double-Duty Centerpieces

VIDEO: These fruity centerpieces double as donations.
Entertainment

Star Sessions

This firm brings top-name celebrities to your events.

Artistic Interpretations

This live entertainment idea brings nature to life.
Food and Beverage

Sustainable Fish Guide

Green Gatherings (2 of 5): Consult this guide to make the most eco-friendly fish and seafood choices.

Classic Oyster Knives

Mollusks on the menu? Give out these handmade works of art.
Gifts

Personal Water Filter

Green Gatherings (4 of 5): These eco-friendly bottles make make great meeting gifts.

Gluten-Free Goodness

Crazy for Chocolate (4 of 4): Here are some healthy treats with a conscience.
Green Meetings

Personal Water Filter

Green Gatherings (4 of 5): These eco-friendly bottles make make great meeting gifts.

Zero-Waste Tips

Green Gatherings (3 of 5): Aim for greener events.
Guest Meetings

Family Affairs

Does your summertime conference meet with chronically low attendance? Next year, try this.
Incentives

Rank and Recognition

These handcrafted awards double as works of art.  

Into the Wood

This incentive gift card isn't made of plastic.
Negotiation

Easy Find

Book a boardroom at the last minute with this Expedia of event spaces.
Networking

Savvy Scanner

This time-saving app is great for trade shows and networking events.
Programming

Interactive Giving

Give donors a say in what charity to support.

Glowing Greens

VIDEO: Golf in the dark with a neon putt-putt tournament.
Social Networking

Wall Displays for Tweets

This service projects messages and images during an event.

Real-Time Reach

This new platform can boost your event's reach.
Speakers

Star Sessions

This firm brings top-name celebrities to your events.

App Class

Help attendees break down the tech barrier with this savvy speaker.
Special Events

Star Sessions

This firm brings top-name celebrities to your events.

Farm and Fork

Bring the outside in with this green event theme.
Staffing

Hop to It

Is D-Day for your event nearing? Hire extra hands to help tackle your to-do list.
Team Building

Sand Art

Team-building tips (4 of 4): This creative activity is ideal for beach resorts.

Skee-Ball Tournament

Team-building tips (3 of 4): Get competitive with this retro arcade game.
Technology

Building a Better Tweet Wall

Twitter-heavy groups will love seeing feedback projected in real-time.

Text Service

Use this app to track down that certain dish pattern or imported wine.
Theme

Party Pop

Delight attendees with this clever event theme.

Hands On

Creative Theming (Part 5 of 5): Get attendees involved with do-it-yourself elements.
Trade Shows

Payment App

App Happy (1 of 3): Use this app to collect payments anytime, anywhere. 

Fully Charged

Appease sponsors and attendees with this sure-to-be-popular kiosk.
Transportation

Are We There Yet?

In-transit attendees will love this special perk.

Pool Pitch

Meet Green (Part 4 of 5): Cut down on transportation with carpooling.
Travel

Portable Translator

This app translates common phrases in dozens of languages.

Streaming Fitness Videos

Calm and Centered (3 of 3): Try this “Netflix” for yoga and health buffs on the go.

Features

What's New in Gaming

M&C's annual report covers new and renovated gaming properties in key destinations around the country.

Best Places to Work in the Meetings Industry 2014

Here's our annual roundup of companies noted for inspiring the love and loyalty of their employees.

Global Planner 2014

Our annual research on meetings and events held outside the U.S. reveals trends in top international destinations, budgets, hotel class, DMO use and much more.

Are Government Attendees an Endangered Species?

In response to steep federal cutbacks in travel and meetings spend, the meetings and hospitality industries have regrouped to help steer policy and prove the...

Research

F&B Prices: Going Up

The latest trends in F&B are tracked in our poll.

F&B: What Matters Most to Planners?

We asked meeting professionals what's most important when planning menus.

Seeking Excellent Speakers

Our latest poll asks meeting planners what their top priorities are when searching for a speaker.

Planners' Favorite Speakers, 2014

Meeting professionals name their favorite presenters from the worlds of sports, business, motivation and even the meetings industry itself.
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