We’ve talked extensively in our destination meeting blogs about retaining conference attendees, but the often forgotten element of a successful convention is the exhibitors.
You’ve heard the saying it costs less to retain a current customer than to (more…)
Part one of a two-part series on reshaping meetings.
Event tech is yesterday’s news. So what’s hot for 2017? Reshaping meetings is on the docket for many planners.
“Staying relevant means watching the trends, and even being ahead of those trends,” (more…)
Last year was a busy year on Alabama’s beaches and 2017 is shaping up to be just as interesting. Over the last year, the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism sales team helped bring in hundreds of events and welcomed the opening of new venues.
Sometimes it’s important to take a step back and return to the basics of event planning. Taking a fresh look and fresh approach to your planning process can be just what you need to regroup, reorganize and re-energize your next event.
Beth Gendler, (more…)
Where planners used to think of social media as an annoying fly buzzing around in the background and providing more distraction than purpose, that’s no longer the case and hasn’t been for quite some time. Today, attendees have come to expect a level of (more…)
Are you one of the many meeting planners who work to make big impacts with small meetings? More and more associations and brands are calling on venues to offer spaces geared toward more casual meetings and comfortable spaces. Planners are asking venues (more…)
Putting a team together is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Each piece has to fit in order to see the big picture. For many companies and organizations, selecting the right team moves beyond ability and into the characteristics of an employee. What (more…)
Event planning isn’t an easy job. Between budgets, destination selections, securing speakers and maintaining registration numbers, it’s enough to require a vacation after each event. However, when you work with a destination marketing organization like (more…)
Becoming a successful meeting planner doesn’t generally happen overnight. Those who have been in the business for years will tell you that aligning your meeting’s goals with your attendees needs is just one part of the process, albeit a big part of it. (more…)
People have probably been doing business on the golf course since the sport’s inception. One business golfer, Bill Storer, refers to golf as a “six-hour sales call.” It’s where business gets done. According to a PGA survey, 54 percent of business professionals (more…)