Should You Outsource Meeting Planning?

Third-Party Planners: Yay or Nay?

Today, many organizations, government agencies, associations, and corporations are faced with diminishing budgets and overstretched staff.  As a result, they consider outsourcing vital tasks, including meeting and event management needs. As the person in charge of your company’s events, conferences, meetings, or trade shows, you’ve mostly likely asked yourself this question: To outsource or not … READ MORE

4 Innocent Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Next Event

Meeting mistakes

It’s easy to overlook a single mistake or gaffe that can derail your event’s success. Even with your good intentions and ample planning, attendees can still walk away grumbling about the event and leave clients or managers questioning your decisions. Here are the four most common, cringe-worthy mistakes that can completely derail your meeting: MISTAKE … READ MORE

Reality Check: Debunking 5 Absurd Meeting Planning Myths

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It’s baffling why people would think planning events is an easy, fun or frivolous task. We’ve worked with hundreds of meeting planners during our combined decades-long career in the hospitality industry. And, we can honestly say that meeting planners are some of the most skilled, hardest working and meticulous people on the planet. So, it’s … READ MORE

5 Hacks That Make Meeting Planning Easier


Even the most organized meeting planners admit that meeting and event planning – with all its moving parts and competing priorities – can make life messy. But, it is absolutely possible to streamline the process and make meeting planning easier. The key is to find ways to simplify and minimize chaos at every stage of … READ MORE

Cultivate Planner Relationships In a Digital World

In a world where almost every client interaction has turned digital – from texting, to video chatting, to emailing – adding a personal touch with every faceless interaction will pay off in spades. Let’s not get lazy and forget that at the heart of the meetings industry, we are people dealing with other people. While … READ MORE