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VIDEO: Breathe Deep

by Michael C. Lowe | September 02,2014
VIDEO: This program will rejuvenate your attendees.

Spreading Blooms

These flowers fill space and save dollars.
Business Travel

Colorful Carry-On

These travel bags come in unique hues.

Skinny Wallet

This wallet is ideal for travelers.

Web University

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

Smart Sounds

Let the power of music refocus your attention.

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.

The Ballroom of Oz

This beloved theme will send attendees "over the rainbow."

Birdcage Centerpiece

Create singular table decorations with this unusual item.

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

Cocktail Enhancers

This line of accouterments give drinks the perfect finishing touch.

Upgraded Muffins

Decadent Desserts (4 of 4): Gussy up these morning staples with yummy toppings.

Packable Flask

This gift makes wine more portable.

Leaf Flashlight

This handy tool makes a fun trade show giveaway.
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.

Rank and Recognition

These handcrafted awards double as works of art.  

Into the Wood

This incentive gift card isn't made of plastic.

Easy Find

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

Savvy Scanner

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

VIDEO: Breathe Deep

VIDEO: This program will rejuvenate your attendees.

Video: Fly-Fishing for Glory

Video: This team-building activity will be sure to lure attendees.
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.

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.

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.

VIDEO: Rent a Power Station

VIDEO: These swanky lockers keep mobile devices secure and charged.

Flexible Charger

If your iPhone doubles as your GPS or alarm clock, grab this multitasking cord.

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.

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.

Colorful Carry-On

These travel bags come in unique hues.

Portable Hood

This accessory is a smart gift idea in wet climates.


Welcoming Wellness

With travelers increasingly seeking to maintain healthy habits while on the road, a number of major hotel chains have responded by upping their wellness...

Building a Better Meeting Budget

Almost any meeting budget can quickly go off the rails due to circumstances unforeseen or poorly anticipated. Here are some common mistakes and solutions as...

Prize Programs

These innovative ways to give incentive awards blend desirable, cutting-edge products with fun social interactions.

2014 Salary Survey

Two years after our last such survey, M&C presents an updated look at salaries and job satisfaction for association, corporate and independent/third-party...


Hotel Preferences and Peeves

Planners weigh on on their favorite hotel features and pet peeves.

Profile of a Meeting Planner

A look at key responsibilities, spending power and more, culled from M&C's latest Salary Survey

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...
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