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Hot Tool Protector

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | July 11,2014
This kitchen staple makes a handy travel item.
Budget

Spreading Blooms

These flowers fill space and save dollars.
Business Travel

Hot Tool Protector

This kitchen staple makes a handy travel item.

Comfy Travel Pillow

Toss this multitasking cushion into your travel bag.
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

Moss Table Runners

This green swag gives events a year-round summery look.

Liquid Chalk

Here's how to mark up chalkboards, minus the dust and shrill screeches.
Entertainment

Spokes People

Guests provide their own pedal power with this unique transportation idea.

Star Sessions

This firm brings top-name celebrities to your events.
Food and Beverage

Cheesy Fun

Here's a different way for groups to get interactive in the kitchen.

Sustainable Serveware

These eco-friendly utensil packs are perfect for corporate picnics.
Gifts

Barbecue Sauce Trio

This savory gift idea is perfect for grilling season.

Luxe Wipes

Participants will appreciate these little freshening packs.
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

Spokes People

Guests provide their own pedal power with this unique transportation idea.

Breakfast in Bed, Group-Style

This theme adds a bit of whimsy to the morning meal.
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

Cheesy Fun

Here's a different way for groups to get interactive in the kitchen.

Sand Art

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

VIDEO: Sound Check

VIDEO: This portable gadget will fill the room with sound wirelessly.

Convention Channel

This virtual promotion idea shows off events to all in-house guests.
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

Hot Tool Protector

This kitchen staple makes a handy travel item.

Luxe Wipes

Participants will appreciate these little freshening packs.

Features

Convention Center Architects

Tomorrow's convention centers will be more integrated with their communities and more responsive to attendees, as revealed in these profiles of facility...

Tough Topics in Hotel Contracts

M&C convened a panel of meetings-industry legal experts to discuss critical contract clauses, common mistakes and more.

Competing for the 2016 Republican National Convention

Here's how two second-tier cities, Cleveland and Kansas City, Mo., are vying to snag the spoils of a presidential nominating convention.

Sister Cities

In an innovative move, a number of destination marketing organizations from far-flung locations have partnered to promote their cities in tandem.

Research

Travel: Love It or Loathe It?

What do planners really think about all the traveling they do? The answers are revealed in the newest poll from M&C Research.

Cities With the Most Expensive Hotel Rooms

The World Hotel Index has released a list of the cities with the most expensive hotels in the world, on average. Geneva, Switzerland, comes in at no. 1 with an...

Planners Elaborate on What They Love, Hate and Miss Most on the Road

Verbatim comments from our July 2014 research survey.

Verdict: We Are Germophobes

Our latest poll makes it official: Meeting planners are, for the most part, germophobes.
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