News & Articles - event planning

  • Attainium’s Event-Aware app streamlines event emergency response

    Press Release Event-Aware is a mobile application from Attainium Corp that simplifies building and deploying emergency response plans for meetings and events by putting the information literally at your fingertips. The service is the first of its kind, combining hands-on guidance with an easy-to-use consumer-style app that makes meeting and event emergency response plans actionable and visible. Users of the Event-Aware app can retrieve all relevant plan components through an interface that is simple, powerful and intuitive. Whenever on-site event…

    Breaking News

  • Can hotels cancel your concessions? Well, it’s complicated

    Hotel will provide the following concessions if at least 90 per cent of the minimum guestroom revenue is received and at least 100 per cent of the minimum food and beverage revenue is received… Concessions are benefits or value-added services that venues offer in exchange for the event host’s business and fulfilment of their contractual requirements. For event hosts, it feels great to negotiate potentially lucrative concessions as part of an event contract. Complimentary staff rooms, free wi-fi, discount parking…

    Event Budgeting, Event Operations

  • Exceptional Client Service is Key to Success for Event Planning

    Caesars Windsor’s experienced and dedicated Sales Team provides the professional insight and ongoing support you need to transform your event ideas into reality. Our Sales Managers’ expertise, world-class all-in-one property, state-of-the- art presentation equipment and onsite technicians, as well as the talented chefs heading Caesars Windsor’s banquet facilities, ensure any event, large or intimate, will go as planned. Natalie Lepine, Senior Manager, Resort and Hotel Sales, said, “Successful event planning is seeing the big picture as well as the minute…

    Industry Insights

  • Beyond Event Planning: A new approach to experiential design

    Experiential Design is not new. In fact, we have been doing it for thousands of years. Each time tribes gathered together to celebrate, or travelled to meet, converse and trade, experiences were intentionally designed and history was written. We have connected through ritual, regalia, food, storytelling, performance, pageantry and entertainment all designed to drive emotive human responses. From caves to castles, these connections built and overturned empires and changed the course of history as participants enjoyed spectacles of shared art,…

    Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • Designing your events with intention

    By Liz Gobin, FMAV content writer. Event planners spend ample time putting together all aspects of an event from the food to the decor, the stage experience to the entertainment and to every fine detail in between. Often times, their designs are inspired by their peers, other events and industry trends; however, this can be a challenge when audiences or event objectives are different. After all, what works for someone else may not be the best solution for your event.…

    Industry Insights

  • Green Light: Cannabis opens new avenues for event planners

    Taking your event to a new high used to mean something else before October 17, 2018. While the legalization of marijuana is still new to the Canadian cultural landscape, the future of event planning may involve many more shades of green. The nascent and rapidly expanding cannabis market — the legal one, at least — brings a whole new set of opportunities for planners. Large-scale events like conferences are a great way for cannabis growers and retailers to gain market traction;…

    Event Operations

  • All 777s at Caesars Windsor: The Ultimate Choice for Events

    Caesars Windsor hits all 777s when fulfilling your meeting and convention needs. With unparalleled service and world-class facilities, there are dozens of reasons to make our facility your ultimate choice. Over one-hundred-thousand square feet of customizable convention and meeting space, stunning facilities and state of the art multi-media equipment with onsite support are just the beginning. Here are the top seven reasons Caesars Windsor stands out above the rest: Award-Winning Accommodations. Caesars Windsor is the only CAA/AAA Four-Diamond hotel in…

    Industry Insights

  • Funny Business: Event-planning tips from the world of comedy

    By Mark Sutton All together now: There’s no business like the event planning business, there’s nooo business I know! Sorry. I get it. It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. But, when you really think about it, planning an event and putting on a show are really not that different. You have to think about content, timing, logistics, snacks, sound, the audience experience, snacks, lighting, pacing, and snacks (people really like snacks). That’s a lot of stuff. Most…

    Event Operations

  • Skip the Plan, Embrace the Pop-Up

    Spontaneity is anathema to a well-planned event. Spontaneity isn’t planned, which means it’s probably getting in the way of something that is, which means attendees’ sacrosanct schedules are being upended and taking the planner’s reputation with it. Planners might be forgiven, then, for wanting to smother the impromptu — something they’d plan for, surely — under the weight of timetables, clear instruction to staff and precise allocation of resources. Trade show attendees are counting on them. Right? Turns out, they might…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations

  • Thinking in Concepts: Integrating a meeting theme from start to finish

    From the spring 2018 issue of Corporate Meetings & Events Now that designing events has graduated to a degree of sophistication well beyond a simple colour scheme, there are countless ways in which to integrate a theme into a corporate event. People now talk about experiences, the new means of integrating a theme into a corporate event. Attendees are no longer satisfied to sit down at a dinner offering the three traditional courses. They want more, and that more can…

    Event Branding & Marketing, Event Operations

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