News & Articles - planners

  • Engaging Attendees with Event Technology

    Q&A with Anthony Vade, Experience Architect at FMAV Events have always been about creating experiences. That, and ensuring attendees walk away with the brand messages and key takeaways intended by the event’s planners and stakeholders. This is a worthy goal on paper, but how does one do that effectively, and how can technology help create that lasting impression? Here to discuss the role technology plays in helping event professionals design better experiences is FMAV’s Anthony Vade. How can technological solutions be used…

    Industry Insights

  • Four reasons why you should attend professional association meetings

    As an association manager, I’m regularly coming up reasons why professionals should join their industry associations, and different ways to market and share their value propositions – and yet, there is still work to do around awareness in our own meeting planning industry! How do you get your professional development? What networks have you joined? Is it time to start being more active in your industry’s association? Or, maybe you’ve already had a full career and it’s time to give…

    Career Development, Meeting Community, People & Profiles, The Business of Meetings

  • Safety and security education for planners

    By Maria da Cunha, CTC, CMP Planning an event consists of various planning aspects throughout the life of the event. In today’s environment, one of the most important stages is security for the event and how the planner ensures that everyone and everything is protected leading up to and during the event. Security has always been part of event planning, but it’s not always top of mind in the initial planning stages of the event. Instead, it is often considered…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations

  • Planning accessible events for every body

    Chances are that if you are an event planner, you are able to move around quickly, you are agile and you are used to literally being on the run! It is a physically demanding job. This also means that because you are able-bodied, it might not occur to you to plan for people who are not as mobile. If this is not the case and you are always proactively planning for different abilities at your events, I congratulate you. This,…

    Event Operations, Meeting Venue Overview, Site Selection

  • MPI’s Spring 2017 Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2017 Spring Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly report shows the forecast for business conditions and budgets continues to improve at a healthy rate. It also reveals how audiovisual partners have an increasingly powerful role in the outcome of successful events, while planners are driven to focus more on myriad aspects of contingency planning. Key findings include the following: 69 per cent of respondents predict favorable business conditions—up 11 per…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community, Meeting Facts & Stats

  • Five areas to watch for reducing risk in business event planning

    By Yma Sherry The meetings and events environment has undergone a lot of change in the past few years. More and more companies are rolling out managed meetings programs to enhance transparency, gain efficiencies and save money. But, as with any bustling business division, there are inherent risks lurking in meetings and events departments. These are risks that companies cannot afford to overlook. American Express Meetings & Events took a look at meeting planners’ current awareness and behaviours around these…

    Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Budgeting, Event Operations, Meeting Community, The Business of Meetings

  • MPI summer 2016 edition of Meetings Outlook Report now available

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook, 2016 Summer Edition. The latest installment of the quarterly special report indicates meeting and event industry projections remain solidly positive as planners and suppliers adapt and learn to thrive in the evolving seller’s market landscape. Key findings include the following: The past year has seen a 12 per cent drop in respondents that project positive growth for upcoming live event attendance (down from 62 per cent); yet, live and virtual attendance…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community, Meeting Facts & Stats

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