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  • Top 10 Free iPhone/iPad Meeting Apps of 2011

    Meeting planners are continuously searching for ways their attendees can become more efficient. Mobile meeting apps have proven to be effective tools in increasing productivity and providing greater mobility. With over 500,000 iPhone/iPad apps available, www.MeetingApps.com simplifies the selection process. Here are our top 10 must-have apps of 2011 for meeting attendees to consider. They’re all free, too!

  • Event Portfolio Alignment

    The following is a question and answer session between Susan Radojevic, president of The Peregrine Agency, and Sandra Eagle, CM&E managing editor, about Event Portfolio Alignment, a strategy to help corporations achieve strategic business goals through the power of meetings and events.

  • How to use Just-In-Time strategies to save money (and your nerves!) on promotional products for your event

    Waiting… waiting… waiting… are the registration numbers where they should be at? What should we guesstimate for final count? These are two of the toughest questions that meeting and event planners wrestle with daily. The answers impact everything from catering menus to registration to hotel rooms blocked. An area that it also impacts is event giveaways. How many folders, bags, mugs, etc. should you have on hand? When should you order? What if the numbers aren’t…

  • How plastic bag bans could affect your next event

    Once a free-flowing staple in retail and at events and trade shows, the ubiquitous plastic bag has come under heavy fire for the environmental toll it can cause. With recycling rates of bags still at a low rate, cities around the world are now instituting plastic bag bans to combat the problem at the source.

  • Select Group Marketing appoints Jan Zandboer as Director, Business Development

    It is with great pleasure that Select Group Marketing announce the appointment of Jan Zandboer, as Director, Business Development. Jan has over 30 years experience in the tourism and hospitality industries including The Netherlands Board of Tourism and The RMR Group as well as marketing various tourist boards, hotels and airlines.

  • Top five incentive travel trends for 2011

    The Incentive Research Foundation, based in St. Louis, MO., is a private not-for-profit foundation that funds research studies and develops products serving all segments of the global incentive industry. With permission, here are their Top Five Incentive Travel Trends for 2011.

  • Top five emerging international incentive destinations

    Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW), the sales and marketing alliance for independent luxury hotels has revealed its top five predictions for the most popular destinations for meetings and incentive travel during 2011 and beyond.

  • Why event planners should ‘start with why’

    The concept is simply this – it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters why you do it. Citing examples ranging from Apple and Harley Davidson to Martin Luther King, Simon convincingly argues that the one thing these and other successful organizations and leaders have in common is that they answer the why questions before the who, what, when, where and how questions. This basic distinction permeates everything they do. For their companies and organizations, this can be seen in everything from their corporate culture to their marketing, and their overall strategic direction, vision and purpose.

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