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Steep in Style

by Barbara Peterson | November 25,2015
This gift for tea lovers comes packed in a gorgeous tin.

Spreading Blooms

These flowers fill space and save dollars.
Business Travel

No More Suitcase Schlepping

This service frees you from security headaches at the airport.

A Sunscreen for All Seasons

This non-greasy sun protection doesn’t smell like the beach.

Web University

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

Smart Sounds

Let the power of music refocus your attention.

Gifting Dollars

This philanthropic gift spreads the wealth.

Gift of Giving

This five-minute CSR program makes attendee participation convenient.
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.

Champagne Tower

Dress up an event with this sparkling centerpiece.

Living Lightbulbs

Set a verdant table with "enlightening" decorations.

Be a Postcard Picasso

Delegates get in touch with their inner artist with this fun activity.

VIDEO: Chalk It Up

Give your attendees a different perspective with this décor concept.
Food and Beverage

A Garden of Earthy Delights

These colorful chips have been updated for the season.

Smart Snack Attack

Serve these healthy, high-energy munchies any time of day.

Steep in Style

This gift for tea lovers comes packed in a gorgeous tin.

Space Age Sunglasses

Protect your eyes with these galaxy-friendly shades.
Green Meetings

Name Tags Made From Trees

These badges give events an earthy aura.

Calculate Your Carbon Emission

Use this free tool to estimate an event’s carbon impact.
Guest Meetings

Family Affairs

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

Cycle Camp

Consider this sporty gift for your organization's top "climbers."

Chatty Caddies

Here's a new way to motivate or reward your golf-loving group.

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.

Savvy Scanner

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

Selfie Helper

Users can capture the perfect photo with this new tool.

I See Pampered Toes in Your Future

Spa psychics offer palm readings along with mani-pedis.
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.

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

Pie Party

Spice up group activities with this made-to-order team-building idea.

VIDEO: This Contest Runs Hot and Cold

Attendees vie to make s'mores in a fire pit.

Even Electronics Love Leather

These handcrafted phone case/wallets are great gifts for the holidays or anytime.

No Strings Attached

This tiny wireless gadget lets you charge your phone anywhere.

Video: Clowning Around

Create a festive atmosphere by transforming an empty warehouse into a three-ring circus.

Hunger Games for Groups

This popular movie theme elevates the traditional obstacle-course experience.
Third Parties

Temporary Tattoos

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

Fancy Booth Seating

Entice attendees to your trade-show booth with this home-inspired touch.

Payment App

App Happy (1 of 3): Use this app to collect payments anytime, anywhere. 

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.

Child-Friendly State Guides

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

Smart Toothbrush

This gift will help recipients keep those pearly whites gleaming.


The State of Government Meetings

With all the belt-tightening mandated by Congress, it's a wonder federal employees have been able to meet at all. Here's an inside look at how planners are...

Meeting Airfares Are Back!

Special meeting fares have come back to the fore, albeit different from what was offered in the past.

Insider Tips for International Meetings

Seasoned global planners cut through all the trial and error to offer battle-tested advice.

Top 8 Incentive Trends

Industry research on budgets, group size, destinations and more


30 Seconds to Smart: Do Attendees Care About Green Meetings? (Video)

We asked planners how important on-site conservation efforts are to their meeting attendees.

30 Seconds to Smart: The Top Green Procedures at Hotels (Video)

We asked planners what green procedures they prefer to have at hotels and more.

Green Meetings: Low Priority?

Planners are divided on the importance of green meetings.

Green Meetings: Not a High Priority

Most planners ask attendees to recycle badges.

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