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Face-to-Face or Virtual Meeting: That is the Question
Mar 12, 2012 by
  When meeting planners start to focus on their next event, often times the conversation swirls around the benefit of flying people in versus holding the meeting virtually. The major concern management often has is regarding the cost of the meeting in comparison to the ROI. MPI Foundation and Maxvantage recently polled several meeting planners to determine what type of meeting works best --given the message the organization wants to convey. Below are the results: Face-to-Face Meeti...
The Projection Revolution: Everything You Want to Know about Digital Projection but Were Afraid to Ask
Mar 09, 2012 by
Digital scenery. Projection mapping. Large scale projection. What do these terms mean and doesn't this type of technology cost a lot of money? Lets focus on creative uses for digital projection and ways to keep your budget in tact as well. Digital projection used to be massive projectors beaming static images onto giant screen rentals. Now, 2D and 3D mapping software programs along with LCD projectors that are 4 times brighter than the previous technology have made it possible for event meeting...
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...
Additional RFP Considerations When Using Interactive Technology Tool Rentals
Feb 29, 2012 by
Your RFP is set and you are about to send it off to the Audio Visual vendors of your choice. It is the same template you have used for years, so why fix something that isn't broken, right? Wrong! Today's RFP needs to address the more technical (gulp!) requirements involved in your event. For every layer of technology you add to the event, there needs to a fast, robust, and secure Wi-Fi network at its backbone. Here are the questions and information you need to gather in addition to you...
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Feb 27, 2012 by
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16 Great Reasons to Rent Tablet PCs for Your Next Meeting and Trade Show
Feb 27, 2012 by
Do you want to rent iPads or Tablet PCs for your next event, but don't know how to pitch it to the boss? Below are 16 uses of this mobile technology that make sense at meetings and trade shows. Pick and choose the ones that are right for your event. They are divided up into Meeting Attendee, Trade Show Booth Exhibitor, and Event Meeting Services Organizer uses and benefits.  MEETING ATTENDEE Attendees will receive real-time news and updates about the event. No more scrambli...
Wi-Fi Internet Access – THE Most Important Amenity for Hotels (and Events)
Feb 22, 2012 by
According to an October 2011 TripAdvisor survey of 1,250 US travelers and 620 hotel owners and managers, 54% of travelers canceled reservations at a hotel because they found better amenities at a different property. TripAdvisor asked survey participants to rank the top 5 most important hotel amenities. Here is what they found:   Most Important Hotel Amenities Travelers Hotel Owners & Managers Wi-Fi Internet Access 85% ...
Honoring President’s Day – AV Event Solutions
Feb 20, 2012 by
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