Event Operations

  • Mixing it up

    Do you ever get the feeling that your meeting attendees are lost in the land of never-ending PowerPoint slides or listless product demos? Just how many people in the audience are playing with their BlackBerries or cell phones? Simply presenting information through a light projector onto a screen in a dim room will lose your message with a sea of glazed eyes and wandering attention spans. Try making your next meeting a livelier experience with themed sessions, destination events, and company logoed gifts as part of the meeting mix.

  • Selecting a unique venue

    “Selecting a unique venue tells attendees that the message being relayed is important and you want it to register,” says Jonathan Fruitman, director of marketing and venue guru for EventSource. “It communicates that the meeting isn’t a waste of the delegates time, or being held simply because ‘it’s that time of year’, but rather speaks volumes about the company hosting it, in essence saying ‘we’re different, we’re fun and we’re dynamic.’”

  • Sustainability – the new buzz word or the real thing?

    We’ve now moved from ‘green meetings’ to ‘sustainable meetings’ which have a much deeper meaning. Sustainable meetings go beyond waste management, carbon off-sets and using bamboo rather than paper plates.

  • Types of meeting room

    Just as different locations suit different types of meetings, so does the type of room a meeting is hosted in, and how that room is set up. The U.S.-based Fine Speakers Bureau offers these distinctions between different room set-ups, and what types of meetings they best apply to.

  • AV insights for effective speaker performance

    A great guest speaker performance is crucial to the success of any conference. Event planners go to great lengths to ensure that the speaker is comfortable. This mindfulness of the speaker’s comfort should include their audiovisual support. Video comfort monitor A video comfort monitor is a video monitor that can easily be viewed by the speaker from the stage or podium. Usually the monitor is at the foot of the stage mounted in a wedge formation. This…

  • Social media marketing for destination management companies

    In the era of ever changing communication media and rapid technological advancement, companies are now dedicating a growing portion of their marketing campaigns to social media platforms. Large corporations have created positions for full time community managers, and companies dedicated to content management are being created everywhere. One may wonder how destination management companies (DMCs) should position themselves and what should be their approach to a social media marketing campaign. …

  • Meeting Conference Design

    Utilizing the brainpower of your audience to reach corporate goals and objectives is a lofty goal. Tips on how to design a conference to do just that.

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