Information – the most important tool of planning and executing events

The one major tool we have is information. We get our information based on the questions we ask, how information is gathered and how information is distributed. Asking the right questions Whenever I am speaking to a new or previous … Continue reading

The impact of short lead times in meetings and event management

By Maria da Cunha, CTC, CMP Organizations are often focused on short-term economic planning where commitments to a meeting or event are confirmed last minute, often within 30 days of the event date. The 2008 financial crisis was a major … Continue reading

Choosing a new meeting destination: It’s all in the details

By Shannon Byck and David Drover There are various reasons for a company to decide to plan a meeting or incentive in a new destination: team building, incentive award, or training are just a few. When looking outside of your … Continue reading

Tips for hiring the best keynote speaker for your next event

Hiring the right keynote speaker for your corporate event or conference isn’t getting any easier. There seems to be more speakers than ever, on just about any topic. If you Google the term “keynote speaker,” there are over 19.2 million … Continue reading

The role of technology in event planning

By Kate Vasiloff, GBTA Foundation A new GBTA Foundation study revealed the most valued and most desired features when it comes to site sourcing technology. Conducted in partnership with Lanyon, the study is being released during a Lanyon Live breakout … Continue reading

Event logistics for a mindful experience

By Leanne Andrecyk Logistics: the process of planning, organizing and managing activities. Born from the military arts, it is the essence of the event industry and the most important element of the craft.  A true master of logistics can take … Continue reading