Mitigating the Risks of Returning to In-Person Meetings


On a daily basis, we account for all types of uncertainty in the planning of all of our incentive travel programs, meetings and events. With these helpful tips in mind, you can confidently design your next in-person program or meeting, and move forward with assurance in an uncertain world.

Meeting Profs Demonstrate Agility at Smart Meetings Experience Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

Where better to celebrate the resiliency of the meetings industry than in Las Vegas , where 2 million sq. of meeting space was added since the beginning of 2020? Smart Meetings had its own bubble in the meeting center amid a whopping 250,000 sq.

Transforming Meetings

Fox World Travel

Meetings are making a strong come back and are experiencing a visible transformation along the way. The post Transforming Meetings appeared first on Fox World Travel. Blog Meetings and Incentives

ETC General Meeting #101

ETC Corporate

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15 Meeting Management Tips: How to Run an Effective Meeting


How to Run a Painless Meeting. There are two ways to run a meeting. The first is probably the most common—you sit at the head of the table, open the meeting, and then the meeting just starts, the same way it did last time, and the time before that, and the time before that.

A Masterclass in Making Meeting History Beachside

Smart Meetings

The most recent stop on the Great Meetings Restart tour was Smart Meetings National West, which hit the beach at Hotel del Coronado this week for three days of business, connecting and community. The gathering of meeting professionals was a testament to the resiliency of the industry.

New and Renovated: Waterfront Meets

Smart Meetings

Ten meeting rooms and nearly 10,000 sq. of meeting space are on offer. More : New and Renovated: Metropolitan Meetings. The post New and Renovated: Waterfront Meets appeared first on Smart Meetings. Balboa Bay Resort , Newport Beach, California.

2022 Outlook for the Meetings & Events Industry

BCD Meetings & Events

It's been over 18 months since the COVID-19 pandemic halted the meetings and events industry and the world. But a recent traveler survey found that while virtual meetings and remote work are here to stay, business travel and face-to-face meetings remain extremely important.

Smart Tip from Salamander Hotels: The Meeting is Just the Beginning

Smart Meetings

The number of meetings being scheduled now is quickly picking up steam as mask mandates are lifted and people start gathering again, but meeting formats have evolved. As part of this increase in business, he has seen a new trend: “Meetings aren’t always about the ‘meeting’ anymore.”

Meeting Inspiration That’s Outside the Box

Smart Meetings

The solution for easing fears of breakthrough Covid cases and holding the attention of Zoom-fatigued attention spans may be as simple as stepping outside the ballroom for meeting inspiration. The post Meeting Inspiration That’s Outside the Box appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Smart Meetings Northeast Experience Brings Positive Message

Smart Meetings

Smart Meetings brought in-person, boutique group hospitality meetings back to Encore Boston Harbor, a Wynn Resort , this week—with a focus on the power of a constructive mindset. of meeting space and surrounding outdoor patio areas are still fresh after the pandemic downtime.

7 Expert Tips to Designing a Safe In-Person Meeting


By now, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all become accustomed to meeting virtually, logging onto our laptops, and joining a video call instead of gathering in person in a conference room. Want to design a safe yet visually inspiring meeting?

Top 10 Reasons to Meet in Canada

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Start planning your next meeting with Destination Canada Business Events. Here are just a few of the things you can expect when you meet in Canada. Start planning your next meeting with Destination Canada Business Events. Are you ready to inspire connection?

Study Finds Grocery Shopping Riskier Than In-person Meetings

Smart Meetings

The post Study Finds Grocery Shopping Riskier Than In-person Meetings appeared first on Smart Meetings. When did you last go grocery shopping? Do you remember passing all those people, in that uncontrolled environment, coming from and going to places of which you have no inkling?

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March MeetGreenChat – Let’s Talk Hybrid Meetings

Meet Green

Hybrid meetings is the topic for the #MeetGreenChat on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021’s! What are the key components of hybrid meetings? What is the biggest opportunity you see for hybrid meetings? Will there be different staffing roles for a hybrid meeting?

Meetings-Merchandise Mayhem


While it used to be one of the less time-consuming elements of meeting planners’ jobs, choosing and getting delivery of promotional products and gifts has become yet another hassle in the Covid era.

The Top Ten Meeting Management Software Programs for 2020


The Top Ten Meeting Management Software Programs nTask Use nTask to ensure that you have control over a project from beginning to end. You can assign tasks, assign times for each task, and set meeting dates with reminders. You can also use a password to protect each meeting.

Louisville Tourism Meeting Profs Share Trends, Secret to Meaningful Experiences

Smart Meetings

With new meetings come new trends. After the great halt that is Covid-19, meetings are coming back and with them, novelties and shifting interests meeting professionals are looking to incorporate in their meetings.

Reconciliation Considerations for Virtual HCP Meetings

BCD Meetings & Events

Early in the pandemic, many people assumed that “post program work” would be reduced in volume and complexity due to a prevalence of virtual meetings.

Lessons from the Front: Covid-era Med Meetings

Smart Meetings

Those stressful last-minute gyrations were just one of the issues addressed in Smart Meetings ’ latest webinar, “ Vital Lessons from Covid-era Medical Meetings ,” led by Kara Ferguson, meeting planner for American Society of Anesthesiologists , and Katie Bohrer, CEO of event design company Onwardly.

Meetings & Incentives: When Will We Meet Again?

Atlas Travel

On behalf of the entire meeting and events team at Atlas, we hope that you are staying healthy and safe! While many of our clients cancelled their meetings, we were relieved to see that the majority postponed them to the fall. Communique Meetings + Incentives Meetings

What Meeting Profs Can Learn from Pop-Up Immersive Art Experiences

Smart Meetings

What can meeting professionals learn from this popular pop-up social media craze? Why not transform the welcome reception into a jungle or beach to fit your meeting theme and put everyone in a fresh frame of mind?

Fox World Travel increases staff to meet unprecedented demand in meetings and incentive travel

Travel Daily News

Everyone is working at lighting speed to try and plan meetings in less than half the time they did pre-COVID

U.S. Travel Association Cites Minimal Covid Risk for Your In-person Meetings

Smart Meetings

Travel Association believes professional meetings and events (PME) suffer from being lumped in with other gatherings—and is working to change that. Travel Association has kicked off its “ Let’s Meet There ” campaign, unveiled at MPI’s WEC 2021 , to further propel the comeback of PMEs.

Meet Mary Connell, winner of bucket list trip to Ireland


Mary started in the Business Events industry almost 30 years ago, working initially in Sales Administration before an opening became available for a Meeting & Trade Show Coordinator.

4 Facts About Returning to In-Person Meetings

Gavel International

Reading Time: 5 minutes After a year in which virtual meetings took center stage, the need for in-person meetings finally regained its rightful place as number one. Remaining agile and adaptive is critical for successfully planning safe in-person meetings.

New and Renovated: Metropolitan Meetings

Smart Meetings

of meeting space; an art collection of works from New York City- and Los Angeles-based artists; two F&B options, Zou Zou’s and Bar Pendry; and Garden Room, a light-filled, high-ceiling, verdant-infused room designed for guests to sit back, relax and enjoy the day. of meeting space.

How to Safely Return to In-Person Meetings and Events

Bishop McCann

Corporate Event Events Meetings Hybrid EventsOne thing we know in the events industry is to expect the unexpected. While we prepare and plan, we are also keenly aware of the potential for something to throw the proverbial wrench in the works.

Mark posted an update in the group i-Meet Meeting & Event Professionals: Like TV early days -- virtual meetings are going from black […]


Like TV early days — virtual meetings are going from black and white…to color and more. New tools are being developed as below.

Meetings and Events See 2021 Rebound

Business Traveler USA

The post Meetings and Events See 2021 Rebound appeared first on Business Traveler USA. Travel News Travel Trends meetings PredictHQ

5 Learning Lessons from Meeting Planners Like You


Tips Meetings and Events Hybrid Events In-person EventsWhat does it mean to plan an event in 2021? With the event landscape shifting day by day, it’s hard to keep a pulse on t he dos and don’ts of event planning and what it takes to make your next event successful.

Virtual Meetings VS Live Meetings


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The Next Big Meeting Planning Question: Sustainability


For over a year, the big question on all meeting planners’ minds has been how best to ensure the health of all attendees at their events. hotel Travel industry hotel industry COVID-19 conscientious meetings environment sustainability

Top U.S. Cities for Destination Meetings

Bishop McCann

Destination meetings, trending upward in the business world, definitely put the emphasis on travel (and fun). There’s business travel, and then there’s traveling for business. What’s the difference? It depends on where we put the emphasis.

Meet Smart; Meet Responsibly in Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

What does it mean to “meet smart” in a post-Covid-19 world? The recipe for a can’t-miss meeting starts with easy access and ample meetings and event space. The post Meet Smart; Meet Responsibly in Las Vegas appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Meet Smart; Meet Responsibly in Las Vegas

Smart Meetings

What does it mean to “meet smart” in a post-Covid-19 world? The recipe for a can’t-miss meeting starts with easy access and ample meetings and event space. The post Meet Smart; Meet Responsibly in Las Vegas appeared first on Smart Meetings.

How a Simple Reflection Exercise Can Supercharge the Value of Your Meeting

Smart Meetings

In a world where experience costs and attendee expectations are rising, smart meeting planners will consider how to make the most of their content investment. Prior to Covid, learning content was increasingly recognized as a driver of the perception of value for meeting attendees.

Guidelines on Conducting a Successful Meeting


Does it ever seem like you’re spending way too much time in meetings, burning through valuable time that you could’ve used to actually work? Do you leave these meetings confused and unsure what you’re next steps should be? Common Problems in Meetings.

Meetings Are a Breeze at the Ocean Center Daytona Beach

Convene by PCMA

The Ocean Center Daytona Beach occupies an ideal location for a successful meeting—in more ways than one. Meeting attendees don’t have to venture far to kick off their work shoes and feel the sand between their toes. The Ocean Center is just 400 feet from the world-famous Daytona Beach.

Is Meeting In-Person the Best Choice?

Meet Green

Kicking our “Ask the Expert” series off we thought we would start with “How to Decide if Meeting In-Person is the Best Choice” This specifically addresses environmental impact decisions. How do we encourage less air travel in the meetings and events industry?

Fiona posted an update in the group i-Meet Meeting & Event Professionals


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Mid-America Experience Boosts Meeting Profs Back into the F2F Saddle

Smart Meetings

The trail back to meeting F2F has to start somewhere. And for the 75 meeting professionals who attended Smart Meetings Mid-America Experience this week, the ideal place to get back in the saddle turned out to be the brand-new Hotel Drover in Fort Worth, Texas.

Some Board Meetings Return in Person, but Uncertainty Persists

Convene by PCMA

A recent Bloomberg article about how venture capitalists are navigating the COVID environment made clear the lack of uniformity about the return to in-person board meetings — and lack of protocol around acceptable greetings.