event-planning

Corporate Event Planners Seek Flexible Event Space to Build Unique Experiences

Versatility. Flexibility. A blank canvas. Corporate event planners are creative and seek event spaces that can accommodate their visions.

Planners around the country identified key areas where flexibility is an integral feature of the venues they select.

“The more constraints a venue has the harder it is on planners to create the vision the client would like to have for their guests,” said Courtney Lutkus, owner of Simply Radiant Events.

 

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The Power of Participatory Music: Greater Engagement for Corporate Events

Music is known to bring people together. Studies, including this one, have shown that music increases feelings of inclusion, connectivity, positive affect and also increases endorphin release – adding to those overall positive feelings. Furthermore, the study finds that singing together fosters social closeness, even in large group contexts where participants are strangers to each other.

From Naps to Meeting Pods: New Ideas for Improving the Attendee Event Experience

Corporate event professionals are always looking for new ways to provide attendees with memorable event experiences. We all know how stressful meetings can be and how much people appreciate a break from the crowds.

Two frequent problems at events are never having enough rooms for everyone who wants to book a meeting, and even if attendees have a free hour, rarely is there any place for them to comfortably relax and recharge.

Events and Procurement – Working Together for Success

The larger the organization and revenue stream, the more likely it is that the procurement or purchasing group will be involved with event spending. Large corporations typically have policies in place designed to help them save money and minimize both financial and legal risk. Any event with a budget greater than a certain threshold will trigger additional levels of purchasing request review and approval.

Be Prepared: Creating Your Meeting and Event Security Plan

Meeting security is at the top of everyone’s minds right now. After the recent incident in Las Vegas, planners need to make sure that they – and their venues – are as prepared as possible to handle any emergency that may take place.

The Exhibitions and Meetings Safety and Security Initiative (EMSSI) was launched in 2016 by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and the Exhibition Services & Contractors Association (ESCA).

How to Successfully Organise a Business Conference

Submitted by dwmenegus@corp… on Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:14

Organising a business conference can seem like a daunting task as you start out; there are usually lots of ever changing factors to take into consideration so it can sometimes feel as if you are chasing your tail.  However, if correctly planned for and if process is taken one step at a time, it can be easier than you first think and before you know it you’re a professional conference organiser running a successful event!  Here are some of my tips for running a smooth event:

Venue

Create a Memorable Event Experience with Fabric Structures

A lot of experiential event design these days goes hand-in-hand with event technology. But what about the non-technical visual elements of your event?

Tension fabric structures can be used to add interest and excitement to event design. Fabric structures are lightweight (which means easy to pack and low cost to transport), add visual appeal, and can transform an environment into a memorable experience from the instant your attendees arrive.  

Experts Weigh in on Best Ways to Attract (and Retain) High-value Attendees

As a trade show organizer, you know the kind of attendee you want at your event: an influencer with buying power who actively participates and advocates for your show, an industry expert who comes every year and brings their friends, and an enthusiastic participant who possesses a robust digital presence and plays a key role in contributing positively to your show’s content and evolution.