M&C Hot Ideas

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A Jump Start on Fitness

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 26,2017
A week of travel tools: Skip the hotel gym with these fitness accessories.
Budget

Spreading Blooms

These flowers fill space and save dollars.
Business Travel

A Jump Start on Fitness

A week of travel tools: Skip the hotel gym with these fitness accessories.

A Novel Idea

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

A Week of Spring Sips: Cinco de Mayo Sip

This margarita is hot stuff.

A Week of Spring Sips: Classics Never Go Out of Style

Try this recipe for an old-school drink, courtesy of the place that invented it.
Gifts

A Jump Start on Fitness

A week of travel tools: Skip the hotel gym with these fitness accessories.

A Novel Idea

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

The Winners' Cirque

Incentive winners can become high flyers with this activity.

Happy Head Shots

This activity encourages on- and off-line connections.
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

Love Reins

This team-building activity has equine appeal.

Recipes for Team Building

This activity uses food to bring people together.
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

Hospitality in the Trump Era

M&C recently convened a roundtable of hotel executives to discuss the trends and factors that will shape their business in the coming year and beyond.

Global Planner 2017

This special research report takes a comprehensive look at meetings, conventions, trade shows, incentive programs and other events held outside the United...

7 Cities to Watch

A profile of some dynamic second-tier cities that are working hard to win meetings planners' hearts.

Best Places to Work in the Meetings Industry

Our sixth annual survey includes a global hotel chain, a giant incentive house, a mid-size event management firm and more.

Research

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.

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners' Concerns for International Events (Video)

We asked planners about worries that affect their plans for international events.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Much Is Being Spent on International Events? (Video)

We asked planners how much was spent on their last international meeting.

30 Seconds to Smart: Where Are International Groups Heading? (Video)

We asked planners where they're taking groups this year and next.