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What AB5 Means for You

AB5, a California bill designed to protect independent contractors, is causing confusion among meeting planners and contractors.
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Predatory Conferences An Issue

Predatory conferences position themselves as the real thing but lack quality and respectability. What can meeting planners do?
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Wellness at Meetings Limited

Funding for wellness at meetings and incentive programs is a goal, but strategies remain elusive for most companies, according to the annual “Wellness in Incentives” study, conducted by the IRF in conjunction with Prevue.
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Human Spectrogram Icebreaker

Projecting a map on a floor and having attendees move to the spot that represents where they live is a great way to quickly meet fellow participants who live near them.
Heat-Maps and Meeting ROI

Heat-Mapping Can Increase Your Meeting ROI

Seeing traffic flow in real-time through heat-mapping can allow for timely adjustments and post-event analysis, thus increasing the meeting ROI.
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Sharing-Economy Venue Booking Platforms Help Planners Find Space

Peerspace, Splacer, Spacebase, Bizly, MeetingsBooker, and other shared-economy venue booking platforms make it easy for planners to find non-traditional and unusual venues.
Emergency preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Advice

Industry veteran Danielle Restaino Walters shares some emergency preparedness tips to help ensure that you and your company are ready for...basically, anything.
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Hong Kong Meetings Slowdown

Hong Kong meetings have slowed considerably six months into a wave of mass pro-democracy demonstrations.
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Amenity Experiences Take Off

“There is a big difference between a room drop and an experience where you go into a room and select your gift. This is particularly true for incentives, where guests may go from table to table selecting their gifts.”
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New Custom Foodie Tours

With its new custom foodie tours, Lip Smacking Foodie Tours offers a VIP gourmet alternative to dine-arounds and formal dinners.
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Managing Simple Meetings

Simple meetings make up more than half of corporate meetings, yet 52 percent of companies book these meetings outside of “managed” channels.
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Negotiating Tips from Hotels

It's an old negotiating tip: Get inside the head of the person sitting across the table from you. So we turned to several hotels to share their negotiating tips from the front lines.
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Moving Up the Corporate Ladder

5 tips on leadership and moving up the corporate ladder from pharmaceutical event planner-turned-entrepreneur Maggie Butler of The CM Group.
Pre-Meeting Rituals

Planners Share Their Pre-Meeting Rituals

Here are some pre-meeting rituals planners use to rev up the confidence and energy to deal with the wild demands and unforeseen hiccups that are all in a day’s work for an event planner.

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