al of most corporate meeting departments is to plan programs that get high marks from attendees and save money in the process. David Rich would like to upgrade that goal by adding a bigger purpose for what you do, a purpose that already guides your company’s marketing events: growing the business.
eough-Anderson has been around meeting planning long enough that her AV specs once included filmstrips. In 34 years with Liberty Mutual Insurance she has seen how meeting planning has evolved—but more important, she sees where it has to go.
ing to BrandChannel, fast-food giant McDonald’s is trying to figure out how to get those 59 to 80 million U.S. denizens ages 23 to 36, aka the millennials, to pig out under its golden arches, creating new foods like the McWrap that it hopes will do the trick.
are well aware of the rise of Airbnb, the Web site for people renting out rooms and homes and the people looking to book those accommodations. (With the possible exception of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., that is, whose vice president of leadership and hospitality training told a Fast Company reporter she’d never heard of Airbnb.)
od Hotels and Resorts Worldwide this week launched two new initiatives: a partnership with Uber that gives Starwood Preferred Guests points for using the ride-sharing platform; and the ProMeetings app that allows meeting planners who are also SPG or SPG Pro members to submit on-property requests for everything from an extension cord to coffee service.
has been a lot of talk lately about sexual harassment at video game-related conferences. (Google Gamergate for more than you’d ever want to know on the topic.)
15 Wimbledon Championships is a tennis tournament which will take place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, from 29 June to 12 July 2015.
Americas, a full service event rental company, celebrated their tenth year providing custom tenting and rental equipment for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City earlier this month.
g planners can now manage events on-site at Starwood hotels with a new app called ProMeetings. Planners who are SPG or SPG Pro members can submit on-property requests directly to associates who can fulfill requests in real time.
ism, natural disasters, political crises… Are there bigger risks today for business events? What’s happened during the past weeks in Europe and Africa calls for debating about managing risks and placing this topic at the top of the agenda for business meetings.