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When to Disregard Data and Go With Your Gut

The opening party for MPI’s World Education Congress in Atlantic City was set to take place on the beach. Thanks to fluctuating weather forecasts, Caesars Entertainment's Michael Massari learned a lot about backup plans. Read more

Trouble with (And Potential Solution To) Hiring and Promoting

The internet, digital media, and technology advancements have changed the way we live and work so dramatically that life without these tools is often hard to imagine. However, when it comes to hiring and promoting employees, even major companies have trouble fully utilizing the tools and information available to them. Read more

3 Reasons Your Incentive Trip Needs a Mobile App

Incentive trips are all about connection. Recognizing achievement. Motivating a team. Building memories and relationships that last for years. A mobile app can help you achieve all of those goals on your next incentive trip and more.We’ve worked with a handful of our most experienced CrowdCompass customers who are also… Read more

Does social media have a place in your professional development initiatives?

"Sharing knowledge for more effective meetings and more productive individuals;" it's right there at the top of our website. Social media sounds tailor-made for sharing knowledge, doesn't it? But does it work in our world of meetings and professional development? We surveyed CMPD members about their current usage of social… Read more

IAPCO’s Response to the Brexit

IAPCO weighs in on how the Brexit will affect the international business-events community. Read more

Convene TV: 4 Out of 5 Planners Don’t Use All of Their Vacation Days

Meeting planners are 44 percent more likely than the average American worker to leave vacation days on the table. Read more

What Could the Brexit Mean for Meetings?

MCI's Robin Lokerman on how the Brexit could affect international meetings — from the short-term volatility of the British pound to the long-term relationship of the UK and Europe. Read more

Exhibitors Aren’t Feeling the Love

At ECEF earlier this month, exhibitors and show organizers discussed how listening can keep your trade show healthy. Read more

Your Cvent CONNECT Preparation Checklist

 We are only a few days away from the start of Cvent CONNECT! We can’t wait to have close to 3,000 event and hospitality professionals, partners and Cvent experts descend upon The Venetian | The Palazzo in Las Vegas! Our hospitality professionals will be arrive Sunday, June 26th and will be… Read more

What is the Innovation Pavilion and What it Means for You

From interactive demos accompanied with product experts to lounge areas designed for networking, the Innovation Pavilion is a vibrant hub where attendees can connect, be inspired, and learn new techniques for success. Directly across from the registration desk, this dynamic, multi-faceted space is the perfect place to start your Cvent… Read more

Convene TV: All About Internships

In this video, we explore how hiring the best interns augments your organization's growth potential. Read more

5 Unique Meeting and Event Spaces in Vegas

When planning an event in Las Vegas – ranked top 3 most sought after convention destination – planners have a lot of options, and it can be challenging to keep attendees focused. Ultimately, meeting planners need to select a venue that has traditional conference space as well as unique spaces… Read more