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"I can think of no better way to bring people together and coalesce them around a movement than a great meeting."
Attendees base their overall event experience on the logistical smoothness and effectiveness they encounter, and the app plays an integral part in this.
Even the F&B echoed the theme, with opportunities for attendees to design their own grilled cheese sandwiches, make their own smoothies and shake their own salads.
Duty of care was a hot topic at the ANavigating International Meetings Summit, held in Houston in May.
The host hotel for Prevue's Navigating Global Meetings Summit, The Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria, rolled out the red carpet for the group of 30 meeting planners.
There are literally hundreds of charms and crystal and stones to choose from for the build a bracelet experience, as well as the option to customize.
"A name badge with Microsoft on it screams kidnapping in cerrtain parts of the world."
Prevue's newest Visionary Summit will focus on the major factors shaping meeting design.
From Tai Chi to aromatherapy, attendees at the premier Meet Well conference, held last week in Las Vegas, experienced dozens of wellness touches that they could take back to their own events.
The meetings industry's major convention, IMEX 2016 attracted 3,250 exhibiting companies and 3,216 hosted buyers from 60 countries.
The Meet Well attendees referred to practicing "sneaky wellness," in other words, finding ways to sneak in healthy elements regardless.
The Punjammies Pajama Bar lets attendees choose from lounge pants, tops and robes that they can take back to their rooms and then home.
The Global Meeting Planning Summit opens on Monday, May 22, with site visits of the host hotels, Hotel 50 Bowery and Dream Downtown, followed by an evening reception on the rooftop of The Knickerbocker Hotel.
Devitt views the “meeting stylist” as a new position and career path, comparing it to photo stylists in the fashion world, or artistic directors in theater.
Sensory experiences such as color and music can help enhance attendee participation.
Here are three ways meeting planners can stay ahead of the numbers game when budgeting for their next event.
Visionary Summit sponsors included AIC Hotel Group, Caesars Entertainment, the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Naples l Marco Island l Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Silverseas Cruises.