Planner's Portfolio

Accurate measurement of ROI in incentive programmes

by Jennifer Glynn and Tina G Weede | March 30, 2020
Innovation is not limited to technology and science - there is also plenty of disruption in the way companies attract, retain and grow relationships with partners, employees and customers. The time-tested approach to incentives is now evolving to reflect changes in employee behaviour with the goal of building enduring engagement that results in greater profits, stronger company culture, and image.

Building buzz for your programme

by Alex Palmer | March 30, 2020
Incentive professionals place a high priority on selecting trips and gifts that will have the greatest impact on participants. But the rewards themselves are only part of the story. Enticing a sales person with a trip to the Caribbean, a coveted watch or a simple gift card might miss the mark if the messaging is not spot on.

5 Ways To Accommodate Virtual Attendees with Hybrid Meetings

by Mercy Ehrler | March 17, 2020
Hybrid events combine in-person attendees with digital elements that allow offsite attendees to experience meeting elements in real time. They allow for a broader reach and extended audience engagement.

How to Win Attendees’ Attention With More Engaging Presentations

by AlexAnndra Ontra | March 12, 2020
As a meeting planner, you know the importance of booking keynote speakers who will engage your audience. To ensure your presenters deliver maximum audience engagement, encourage them to put the following into action:

Future-Proof Your Meeting Room

by YT Liang | March 09, 2020
Clear and efficient communication is an essential competitive advantage in today’s corporate climate, and most of that communication occurs in meeting room environments. Whether you are creating the right space for the perfect on-site meeting, training programme or video conference, the meeting-space technology with which you outfit that space must promote greater communication among participants and assist in reaching your goals.

Taking the emotion out of negotiations

by Sarah J.F. Braley | December 17, 2019
TEXAS – Taking a step back from a contentious negotiation and trying to change your focus and perspective can help take the temperature down a notch or two, advised Nancy Cramer, founder of Correct Course Consulting, while speaking to attendees at Northstar Meetings Group’s Destination Texas event on Dec 10.

Is it time to start designing millennial-style meetings?

by Brooke Thio | December 06, 2019
PENANG – Millennials and Gen Z are big on experience, have shorter attention spans, and seek greater purpose in everything they do.

How to use Instagram to research and promote meetings

by Susmita Baral | December 06, 2019
Launched in 2010 by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram, the photo- and video-sharing social networking site, at first was just for iPhone users and was known for its quaint filters. By 2012, however, Instagram's influence had grown so much that Facebook bought it and its 30 million users. That number is now 1 billion active users per month.

8 steps to strategic meeting planning for associations

by Jessi Minneci | December 06, 2019
Many associations are defined by their meetings.

How to personalise your events

by Jessi Minneci | November 29, 2019
NEW YORK – Attendees crave more than just a run-of-the-mill conference agenda - they increasingly expect experiences that speak to their specific interests. As such, meeting professionals must look beyond the execution of the event and consider the meeting-goer experience each step of the way.

How to strike up a more engaging conversation at events

by Michelle Lupo | November 08, 2019
NEW YORK – As travel industry professionals, we have all been here before: Standing in the buffet line at a conference, you catch the eye of a friendly stranger. They glance at your name badge and prompt you with a question you’ve already answered half a dozen times that day: “So, where are you based?” You smile politely while gripping your plate and repeat, “New Jersey, how about you?”

Offering event goodies your meeting attendees won’t throw away

by Jessi Minneci | November 05, 2019
NEW YORK – They may come for the networking and education, but conference and trade show attendees do enjoy walking away with free goodies. From clothing and key chains to branded mugs, the armloads of gifts from trade show sponsors and exhibitors nicely complement the stack of business cards and inspirational ideas participants carry back home.

Hotel Reviews

History made at inaugural Malaysia Business Events Awards 2019

KUALA LUMPUR – In conjunction with the fourth BE Forum (BEF) 2019 organised by the Malaysian Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers...

The Sky's the limit

Asia looks set to welcome a staggering inventory, with top hotel chains introducing new brands and reinventing space usage and designs

Modern Idyllic Cultural Elegant

Feel Welcome and wow your delegates with AccorHotels’ diverse range of properties

Size ≠ Clout

A laser focus on high-end travellers, delivering memorable experiences and having a strategic growth approach make all the difference for Hyatt Hotels &...

Case Studies

Hospitable Kaohsiung — the New MICE Landmark in Asia!

A rising star in the global business events market, Kaohsiung is shining bright as an international MICE harbour city in South Taiwan. With a spate of...

Building blocks of success

From business meetings and team-building activities to after-hour entertainment, integrated resorts throughout the region are pulling out all the stops to...

International Conference on Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Sarawak 2018

The second annual edition gathered experts to discuss the latest in agricultural technologies.

Kamdhenu Paints 6th Annual Mega Event

Bollywood celebrities and a stellar cast of performers lit up the glamorous evening under the stars.