Savvy Planner

Savvy Planner Tip of the Week

Express Eats

by Lisa A. Grimaldi | August 14,2017
This app makes it easy to find, order and pay for food in the airport.
Budget

VIDEO: Smart Tip for Tech

How allowing for A/V wiggle room can save your meeting money.

Weight Watcher

This handy gadget prevents your bags from tipping the scales.
Career

Time-Management Trick

Get more done with this simple concentration technique.

Career Maker

Demonstrate your value to the company with this smart tip.
Charity

Help Feed the Needy

This app makes it easy to donate an event's leftover food to a worthy cause.

Bag Tags for a Cause

These distinctive luggage tags help fight the war against sex-trafficking.
Corporate Social Responsibility

Life Savers

This app lets ordinary people fight human trafficking.

Help Feed the Needy

This app makes it easy to donate an event's leftover food to a worthy cause.
Decor

Tomorrow's Podium - Today

Here's a unique way to give a speaker stage presence.

Stretch Your Table

Don't let unexpected banquet guests throw you off.
Entertainment

Entertainment Database

Use this website to find awesome acts in your destination.

Sticky Speakers

These portable gadgets will provide great sound anywhere.
Food and Beverage

A GPS for Street Food

This digital portal helps you find local food trucks.

Help Feed the Needy

This app makes it easy to donate an event's leftover food to a worthy cause.
Gifts

Stand and Be Connected

This accessory keeps your device vertical while it charges.

Cushion the Blow

This shell will safeguard your precious tablet.
Green Meetings

Sustainable Inspiration

This online hub provides dozens of ideas for making your events green.

Nature's Charging Station

Let the sun do the work to keep attendee gadgets powered.
Incentives

Doing Time

If you plan resort meetings or incentives every year, this tip could save you thousands.

Good Timing

When the incentive travel budget drops, consider this.
Negotiation

VIDEO: Fewer Vendors, Better Bottom Line

Planners can leverage their buying power with this tip.

VIDEO: Use Your 'Yellow Pages'

When it comes to negotiation, try this tip before you head to the table.
Off Site Venues

Enchanted Gardens

Celebrate spring in a botanical setting.

Space Hack

This app is perfect for last-minute meetings.
Programming

Extreme Immersion

This presentation technique will blow away any crowd.

Plan Like No One Else Is Helping

This iOS platform lets attendees coordinate their own adventures.
Speakers

Speaker/Sponsor Site

This site serves as a type of meetings matchmaker.

Reality Star Power

Hire a reality cast member for budget-friendly entertainment.
Special Events

Double-Duty Celebration

Add recognition elements to your holiday soiree.

Sit Where the Tree Tells You

This tip adds elegance to seating-card displays.
Sponsors

Splashy Sponsorship

Combine pool time and networking with this clever idea.

Speaker/Sponsor Site

This site serves as a type of meetings matchmaker.
Staffing

Express Eats

This app makes it easy to find, order and pay for food in the airport.

A Magnetic Idea

This tech accessory could save your laptop's life.
Team Building

Activity Arranger

This app is like a Match.com for pairing groups with activities.

Turnkey Team Building

This service lets you select a preplanned team-building package.
Technology

A Magnetic Idea

This tech accessory could save your laptop's life.

Webcast Wisdom

This expert advice ensures all participants can view your presentation.
Trade Shows

No More Trade-Show Shipping Headaches

This app gives you control over your equipment from afar.

Show, Don’t Tell

This tip will make your trade-show presentations more memorable.
Transportation

Hit the Ground Running

This app finds the best rail and bus options abroad.

Easy Riders

This car service keeps meeting planners and attendees in the loop.
Travel

Transportation Checker

Use this site to find the best mode of travel between destinations.

Packing App

This app serves as a consultant for your travel wardrobe.

Features

A New Spin on ROI

Pressure is on to quantify the return on investment for meetings. Here's how some are approaching the task.

Great Golf and Spa Resorts for Groups

From Hawaii to New Hampshire, these properties offer the best of both worlds.

Hospitality on a Global Scale

We profile 10 dynamic hotel chains vying for international meetings business.

The 'Festivalization' of Events

How mega-gatherings like South by Southwest are rewriting the rules for conferences by making them citywide extravaganzas.

Research

Comfy Shoes Among Key Comforts for Travelers

More than two-thirds of meeting professionals miss their spouse/partner when they travel, but no so much their children, finds a new M&C poll.

Comforts on the Road

What you love and miss most about traveling for work

30 Seconds to Smart: Planners' Involvement in Organizational Strategy (Video)

We asked planners if they discuss organizational strategy with key stakeholders.

30 Seconds to Smart: How Planners Are Perceived Outside the Industry (Video)

We asked planners how their jobs are viewed by people outside the meetings industry.