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Upscale Travel Kit

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 30,2015
This toiletry kit was created with men's travel needs in mind.
Budget

Spreading Blooms

These flowers fill space and save dollars.
Business Travel

Upscale Travel Kit

This toiletry kit was created with men's travel needs in mind.

DIY Welcome Snack

This idea will keep attendees' snack attacks at bay.
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

Cocktail Candles

These candles look as good as they smell.

Paper Flower Centerpiece

These light-up blossoms can be used again and again.
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

Candy Land

This site carries bulk candy in every color.

Boxed Water

This H2O packaging is better for the environment.
Gifts

Portable Power

Stash these multifunctional chargers in your travel bag.

Upscale Travel Kit

This toiletry kit was created with men's travel needs in mind.
Green Meetings

Boxed Water

This H2O packaging is better for the environment.

Personal Water Filter

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

Slope Sampler

Snowy Excursions (3 of 3): Skiers will get a thrill from this exclusive triple-peak program.

Snowshoe Yoga

Snowy Excursions (2 of 3): This group event combines two healthy activities.
Social Networking

GIF Booths

This service is a new take on the photo booth.

Wall Displays for Tweets

This service projects messages and images during an event.
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

Foraging Activity

Fit in 2015 (3 of 4): This walk in the woods lets participants pick their dinner.

Group Boxing Lessons

Fit in 2015 (1 of 4): This bonding activity includes throwing punches.
Technology

Portable Power

Stash these multifunctional chargers in your travel bag.

DIY Welcome Snack

This idea will keep attendees' snack attacks at bay.
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

Antiperspirant Wipes

These handy wipes make on-the-go hygiene easier.

Sealed Shut

This bag will shield precious items from the elements.

Features

20 Top Meeting Innovations

Here are the most important cutting-edge products and services that are transforming the meeting experience for planners and attendees.

Third Parties: Big, Small or None at All?

Two independent planning professionals from big and small companies discuss the benefits -- and dispel the misconceptions -- about working with them.

Hotels: Welcome to the Class of 2015

From Austin to Amsterdam and lots of points in between, here's a preview of some of the world's mot notable hotels poised to debut this year.

Solving Suitcasing

A revealing look that breed of attendees who crash a trade show to do business "out of a suitcase," and how the industry is fighting back.

Research

Why We Keep Our Crazy Jobs

Yes, planning meetings is a crazy profession -- and planers love it, per M&C's latest exclusive survey.

Planners Sound Off on Their Jobs

M&C asked some open-ended questions and got some interesting answers.

Finally, Optimism Reigns

M&C's latest exclusive survey finds that planners expect healthier budgets and more attendees next year.

Planners Tell Us About 2015

Verbatim comments from M&C's 2015 outlook survey.
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