White Papers

The Organizer's Role in Driving Exhibitor ROI

August 14, 2014
Exhibitor ROI can drive their satisfaction with your event, and higher satisfaction can improve your exhibitor retention rate. But how can you help boost your exhibitors' return on investment? To find out, read this white paper from Exhibit Surveys.

Duty of Care: Are You Covered?

July 22, 2014
Recent world events have corporations revisiting their risk management practices with respect to business travel and meetings. To understand your organization's obligations, read this overview from iJET, "Duty of Care: Are You Covered?"
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Customized Reward Events Create a Memorable Attendee Experience

June 03, 2014

Attendee engagement and planner event ROI are the two sides of the coin that must always be considered when creating a unique, customized reward event. Put a laser focus on delivering engaging gifts for organizations of all sizes to produce a memorable attendee experience.

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The Benefits of Collaborating with a Local CVB/DMO

May 07, 2014

Working with ever-tightening deadlines and long wish lists, the challenge becomes magnified tenfold for event planners as they attempt to break out of the event mold without breaking the bank. Rather than go it alone, many savvy planners work more efficiently by coordinating with local CVBs and DMOs. It makes dollar

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Event Marketing Tips Every Planner Needs to Know

October 29, 2013

Live events don’t have to be budget drainers, they can actually be big money-makers for your organization. It makes sense for planners and marketers to join forces and work to increase your ROE (Return on Events). Make events a profit center as opposed to a cost center — here are a few tips on how to get started.

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Booking Multiple Meetings: Building a Reputation for Preparation

September 18, 2013

By working with a Starwood Convention Services Consultant (CSC), who acts as a planner's personal point of contact across their multiple meeting programs, planners can streamline their multi-event bookings for continued success year after year. Read on to find out how a CSC can play a key role in your multiple-booki

Crafting the Comprehensive RFP

July 17, 2013
What should a thorough request for proposal include? Consult this 22-page template, provided by Glenn Reighart of the National Association of School Psychologists.

Meetings and Events Policy Template

July 15, 2013
This template for a comprehensive meetings and events policy was created by Debi Scholar, CMM, CMP, in her former role as a corporate travel and strategic meetings management consultant. Scholar is now director of managed meetings strategies for American Express Meetings and Events.

A Guide to Exhibit Staff Orientation

July 15, 2013
This white paper from the Center for Exhibition Industry Research outlines factors to consider when building an exhibit staff training program.

Keys to Developing an Attendee Growth Strategy

July 15, 2013
This white paper from Exhibit Surveys explores ways to grow attendance at trade shows and exhibitions.

People

Meg Fasy Named Bellagio VP of Sales

by Michael J. Shapiro | August 06, 2014
Industry veteran brings 24 years of industry experience.

Research

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...

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

Verbatim comments from our July 2014 research survey.

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