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Month: March 2012

Top 10 Meeting Trends of 2012
Mar 07, 2012 by
Benchmark Hospitality International, a U.S.-based hospitality management company that owns and operates 35 hotels and resorts announced its Top 10 Trends for this year, as observed by their property management and staff. In the style of David Letterman, here they are starting with the last trend to first.  Top Trend #10: Socially Responsible Meetings Corporate America is wanting to give back by integrating into the local meeting community (if your meeting is being held in a city ot...
How to Build More Interactive and Interesting Meetings
Mar 05, 2012 by
BizBash Magazine ran a story called  "The 14 Most Innovative Meetings" in their Spring 2011 edition. Lets highlight 3 of the 14 events, with an added twist, of additional interactive technology tool rentals that can be integrated into the meeting from your AV provider.  BOSTON SCIENTIFIC In August 2010, Boston Scientific gathered 5,000 employees together for an interactive, participant-driven meeting intended to communicate the company's vision and value to the g...
Lighting: Why is it so Important to Your Event?
Mar 02, 2012 by
One of the more complex, yet very important elements to a meeting is creating effective lighting in the meeting room. Lighting can lend depth and ambience to the room and tie together all other aspects of the meeting, including use of the PowerPoint presentation equipment, seating, and sound. Lets focus on the 4 elements of great lighting and what tools you can use to get it. Lighting is needed for ILLUMINATION. All attendees at your conference want to see the speaker, facilitator,  o...

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