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Safety and Security at Your Event

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:20+00:00 October 25th, 2013|Location Considerations, Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Safety and security issues at events can take many forms, from a food allergy to a tornado to wireless Internet security problems. While it’s impossible to predict every scenario, there are fundamental steps you can take and questions you should ask during the planning process to help you prepare for potential problems that may arise. Doing [...]

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Accommodating last-minute and onsite registrants

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:24+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Accurate registration numbers are one of the most important details of an event. There are many who feel advance registration is optional. But as meeting and event planners know, it is vital in helping to ensure the day runs smoothly. While having registrants accounted for prior to an event is ideal, it’s often not possible [...]

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Details that Delight: Making Your Meeting Memorable

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:26+00:00 May 10th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Planning an event isn’t just about selecting a venue and coordinating schedules. It’s also about creating a positive experience for attendees. Adding just a few details can give your meeting that “extra special something.” These elements don’t need to be complex and often require minimal extra investment. The experts at Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. [...]

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Simplify Your Event Planning Process With These 5 Apps

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:26+00:00 April 19th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

There are dozens of tasks that go into planning an event to ensure it runs as smoothly as possible: you need to book the right location, coordinate schedules, send out the invites, keep track of RSVPs, manage refreshments or catering, and more. The complexities of event planning make a helping hand (even one that operates [...]

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Catering to Special Dietary Needs

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:29+00:00 March 20th, 2013|Meeting Services and Coordination, Tips For A Successful Meeting|

An increase in health-conscious eating and a better understanding of dietary restrictions and allergies has meant event planning has become slightly more complicated. Catering to attendees’ individual needs now requires more preparation than in the past when a one-size-fits-all approach was still appropriate. Guests with allergies and other special dietary needs often feel slighted if [...]

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Five Can’t-Miss Event-Planning Tools and Resources

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:30+00:00 December 13th, 2012|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Planning an event takes a lot of work. Thankfully, there are several tools and resources available that can make planning a corporate event or conference more manageable. Seeking help from a certified meeting professional (CMP) at your venue is an important and helpful first step, but the following list of tools and resources will help [...]

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The Dos and Don’ts of Serving Drinks at Your Next Business Event

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:32+00:00 July 5th, 2012|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

Selecting the right beverage service for an event can be a weighty task. As an event planner, or meeting organizer, you know a smooth beverage service can enhance a seamless event flow resulting in focused, energized attendees. Here are a few simple guidelines for choosing a beverage execution that’s perfect for your next business event: [...]

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Avoid Day of Event Surprises. Be Proactive!

By | 2017-03-02T12:23:33+00:00 May 17th, 2012|Tips For A Successful Meeting|

If there is one thing you don’t want in an event you’re planning, it’s surprises. Concerns about unexpected expenses, missing audiovisual equipment, rooms that feel too large or too small for the number of attendees you have – all may be keeping you up at night as you plan an event. But they needn’t be. [...]

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