Planner Basics

Planner Basics

How to Select Meaningful Swag

by Lauren Melnick | October 01,2016
Pointers for choosing items attendees will actually want to keep.
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Best Practices: The Benefits of a Gift Catalog

Giving them a big choice helps attendees select goods they will appreciate.

Best Practices: Easy Apps to the Rescue

Free ways to organize event logistics, teams and more.

How to Select Meaningful Swag

Pointers for choosing items attendees will actually want to keep.

Easy Ways to Enhance Small Meetings

Low-budget tips for sound, lighting, presentations and more.
The Law and the Planner

New Rule on Overtime Pay

Recent legislation greatly expands the pool of nonexempt workers — and thus those entitled to be paid for overtime work.

When Liability Can Be Foreseen

Two recent cases have lessons for the meetings industry.
Tech Files

Security Concerns for Mobile Devices

Keep your event safe for smartphone-toting attendees

Choosing the Right Webcast Vendor

Important questions to ask, beyond basic features
Food & Beverage

How to Plan for Sustainable Catering

Pitfalls to avoid when planning for sustainable catering  

Raising the Bar on Beverages

Here are the latest trends from behind the bar -- including some tasty choices for teetotalers.
Managing Corporate Travel

Understanding Uber: Pros and Cons

What you and your travelers should know about the ride-sharing service.

Choosing a Car Service Provider

Advice for Choosing ground transportation services
Corporate World

SMMP Success Without a Mandate

How to initiate strategic meetings management

White Papers

The Mobilized Travel Consumer

With mobile device ownership on the rise, the way consumers use devices is drastically changing. Expedia's newest white paper, The Mobilized Travel Consumer,...

Apple Watch: The Event Planner's Guide

Attendees yearn for more personalized experiences at meetings and events, and the Apple Watch is one of the few devices able to satisfy their craving.

DoubleDutch Releases Free Guide to Measuring Event Success

The 32-page handbook is accompanied by a customizable spreadsheet for cost calculations.

The Viral Impact of Events: Best Practices to Amplify Event Content

The Viral Impact of Events: Best Practices to Amplify Event Content

M&C Events

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Westin Opens Wellness-Themed Golf, Spa Resort in Cairo

The 135-room resort features about 3,000 square feet of meeting space.

British Government Backs Heathrow Expansion

Entire communities would be leveled to build a third runway, and the government said compensation and mitigation could cost $3.2 billion.

VIDEO: Marriott’s Brian King Discusses Starwood Merger’s Effect on Meetings

Existing contracts will be honored, and all brands will be retained.

Park Hyatt Slated for Oceanwide Plaza in Los Angeles

Park Hyatt's first L.A. property is expected to open in 2019.