Unexpected added costs when planning an event

At one point in every event planner’s career, there has been the situation of receiving a final invoice from a venue with added costs that were never included in the budget. This refers to power costs, internet costs, extra catering … Continue reading

The insider’s guide to internal meeting spaces

There are times when corporate planners are tasked with planning events in an internal meeting space. Usually, this means planning meetings in office buildings while managing client expectations – and what they expect is the same standard as if the … Continue reading

The challenges faced by event food and beverage teams

From addressing food allergies to dealing with shrinking budgets and tighter-than-ever timelines, venue food and beverage teams face a host of challenges with every event they help organize. Corporate Meetings and Events magazine recently spoke with senior leaders at several … Continue reading

Striving for sustainability in events

By Daniella Bustamante The concept of “sustainable” and “green” events is not new. Over the years, we have seen a shift towards making events more eco-friendly. This has been most noticeable with more hotels and convention centers coming up with … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

IACC Meeting Room of The Future publishes second set of research

Visionary global initiative will transform meetings As part of an ongoing dynamic initiative from IACC, a second set of research has been conducted and reported following the survey of global venue operators, suppliers and industry experts. IACC Meeting Room of … Continue reading