M&C Hot Ideas

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Survival Skills

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 26,2017
A Week of Group Activities: Groups learn how to build a fire in this outdoors activity.
Budget

Spreading Blooms

These flowers fill space and save dollars.
Business Travel

Unmask a Better Complexion

A Week of Travel Accessories: This quick fix revives parched skin.

Sleep Soundly

A Week of Travel Accessories: With this ingenious pillow, you'll never doze off against a plane window or stranger's shoulder again.
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

Lifting Spirits

This team-building activity delivers smiles to sick children.

Cultivating Team Spirit

Celebrating spring (2 of 5): This group activity beautifies neighborhoods.
Corporate Social Responsibility

Gift of Giving

This five-minute CSR program makes attendee participation convenient.

VIDEO: Take Paws

This creative meeting break will have attendees barking for more.
Decor

Prickly Party Pieces

  A Week of Design and Décor Ideas: Here’s a sharp alternative to floral centerpieces.

Take a Page From This Artist

A Week of Design and Décor Ideas: Recycled paper from old publications makes novel décor items.
Entertainment

Loud and Clear

This portable speaker jazzes up any event.

These Tables Have Real Legs

Colorful strolling servers will give your guests something to talk about.
Food and Beverage

Deconstructed Deli Fare

A Week of Cocktail Eats: Put an elegant spin on a weekday nosh.

Southern Comfort

A Week of Cocktail Eats: This bite-sized nosh delivers a comfort-food classic.
Gifts

Sleep Soundly

A Week of Travel Accessories: With this ingenious pillow, you'll never doze off against a plane window or stranger's shoulder again.

Incandescent Room Freshener

A Week of Travel Accessories: These candles give any hotel room an olfactory boost.
Green Meetings

A More Eco-Friendly Entrée

This easy switch conserves water.

Put These on Your Fish List

Here's how to serve a sustainable species at your next event.
Guest Meetings

Family Affairs

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

The Winners' Cirque

Incentive winners can become high flyers with this activity.

And the Winner Is…

These one-of-a-kind experiences make singular rewards.
Negotiation

How Convenient: Half-Day Room Rates

Book a hotel room for just a morning or afternoon.

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

Survival Skills

A Week of Group Activities: Groups learn how to build a fire in this outdoors activity.

The Winners' Cirque

Incentive winners can become high flyers with this activity.
Social Networking

Brighter Snaps

This app makes dim, blurry low-light photos a thing of the past.

Silent Disco

Keep the volume low but the energy high with this hot party trend.
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

Don't Burst This "Bubble"

These clear shelters can host intimate receptions.

Must-Have App for Wine Lovers

This free tool lets you book wine-themed events around the world.  
Staffing

Hop to It

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

Survival Skills

A Week of Group Activities: Groups learn how to build a fire in this outdoors activity.

Love Reins

This team-building activity has equine appeal.
Technology

A Novel Idea

A Week of Travel Tools: This phone case saves your battery while you read.

Adapt to Your Environment

A Week of Travel Tools: This accessory will work with all of your electronics.
Theme

Pop-Up French Market

Transport your attendees with this chic continental theme.

When Cold Becomes Cool

This icy theme can perk up a midwinter meeting.
Third Parties

Temporary Tattoos

Attendees will enjoy wearing these funky washable ink "photos."
Trade Shows

Fancy Footwork

A Week of Design and Décor Ideas: These easy-to-use floor tiles dress up any booth.

Lighten Up

This booth décor idea is quite illuminating.
Transportation

Hail a Tesla

Had your fill of gas-guzzling ground transportation? Try this service between three popular destinations.

Uber for Groups

Give attendees a ticket to ride with this special promotion.
Travel

These Socks Are Made for Walking

This fashionable footwear is good for feet and legs, too.

Child-Friendly State Guides

Bringing the family to your meeting? These books will spark kids' excitement.

Features

Is Your Job Title Wrong?

Many event professionals feel that the term "meeting planner" is too simplistic -- but what should take its place?

Special Themes for Special Events

Our latest crop of ingenious ideas includes pizza-making for young executives, a mustache-growing contest and more.

High-Design Hotels

These brands are pushing the boundaries of style, as shown by these six extraordinary properties.

Video: Are You a Planner or a Strategist?

M&C asked attendees at Northstar's Independent Meeting Professionals Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Research

Are You a Planner, Strategist or Other?

Respondents to M&C’s latest poll weigh in on their job title and what they would prefer to be called.

Readers Weigh In: Does 'Meeting Planner' Suffice?

This M&C Research Extra pulls some additional findings from our June survey on job titles.

30 Seconds to Smart: Important Criteria for International Site Selection (Video)

We asked planners what's important when selecting an international meeting destination.

30 Seconds to Smart: How CVBs, DMOs Are Serving International Planners (Video)

We asked planners about services national tourist boards provided for their last international meeting.