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How to Select the Right Event Management Technology

Today’s meetings and events are quickly evolving. Why the change? Event technology has played a huge role.Technology gives us all the information we need to make more informed decisions. It helps us plan and manage events more productively, drive attendance, better engage attendees, offer more benefits to exhibitors and sponsors,… 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

St. Petersburg: Host Your Next Event at an Award-Winning Destination

Located on a sun-drenched peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida, is the most popular destination on the Gulf of Mexico. With 35 miles of white-sand beaches, including Clearwater Beach, the area was named No. 1 in the U.S. by TripAdvisor in 2016. Complimenting the… 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

Managing Bandwidth Costs

How to secure reliable and reasonably priced wireless service for events. Plus, a simple survey question you can ask your attendees that helps you pay a fair price. Read more

Estimate Your Meetings Cost Savings

While I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that for many companies, cost savings is not enough of a driver to secure complete buy-in or get the go-ahead for implementing a meetings management program, the question of financial implications will inevitably arise.Before undergoing any business case conversation with your executive… Read more

Amplify Your Events at the Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

Following the successful launch of Europe’s first Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza in May 2014, Palladium Hotel Group has once again joined forces with Hard Rock International to set up a second European establishment, Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. The resort, which will open its doors on 15th… Read more

The ATD Talent Development Framework: Instructional Design

ATD developed the talent development framework and puzzle to help practitioners understand the different components of talent development, and how organizations can build their own frameworks to address their unique needs. This blog series explores each component of the talent development framework, why it’s important to the field, and what… Read more

Take Your Event Live with Social Media

There is no denying that we live in a technology-dominated world, and, yet, the desire to meet face-to-face continues to prevail. Event producers can merge digital and in-person worlds by live streaming their events with social media. While live streaming isn’t a new concept, the traditional barriers to broadcasting have… Read more

Be an Exceptional Coach

"Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast, or a bridge player." ~ Bill GatesOr even a learning and development professional...Be that coach. And be exceptional at it.ATD Education is excited to now offer an intensive program that will take your… Read more

Explore Europe’s Top MICE Venues

 Choosing a venue for a high-profile MICE event can be a daunting task for even the most experienced event planner. At Fairmont, Raffles & Swissôtel we appreciate and value the relationships we nurture with event industry professionals. With over a century of experience in the event industry, we continue to… Read more

[eBook] Listen Up! Exploring the Importance of Event Feedback

As an event planner – wait – an event producer, you have a long list of responsibilities and wear many hats when planning, managing, and creating a world-class event. Often times, event producers become so caught up with the execution leading up to an event and the rigorous onsite production… Read more