Planner's Portfolio

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.

How to avoid burnout in the events industry

by Elise Schoening | November 01, 2019
NEW YORK – Event coordinator is regularly listed as one of the most stressful careers in America – recently landing at number six on CareerCast’s 2019 roundup. While stress can sometimes be a positive motivator, too much of it left unchecked can lead to burnout, resulting in low energy and reduced professional productivity.

How to plan healthier buffets

by Matt Alderton | October 14, 2019
The humble buffet is becoming ever more appetising to meeting professionals. While plated dinners can provide superb service, gorgeous presentations and delicious food, they also can feel stuffy or overly formal.

Adding Gamification - And Excitement - To Your Next Event

by Alex Nuttall | October 09, 2019
Gamification is the process of using games to reward attendees for accomplishments and/or completing specific calls to action. Executed correctly, it’s a strategy that can elevate the productivity of your entire event by adding a layer of interaction that will cultivate engagement, providing more value for both you and your attendees.

Choosing Employee Incentive Rewards

by Jessi Minneci | October 09, 2019
When it comes to designing a successful incentive programme, what type of rewards will truly motivate employees? Do sole rewards work? Where do you even begin?

Steps for making the most of your meeting attendees’ time

by Jessi Minnec | October 04, 2019
These days, a full schedule of compelling education might not be enough to get prospective participants to register, especially if your event is one that will take multiple hours or days. Guests are mapping out the overall benefit when making their decision to attend your meeting, but that includes being able to keep up at 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.