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How Impactful Is Your Opening General Session?

Posted by Nathalie Whitton on Tue, Aug 15, 2017

I recently returned from one of our client conferences and was so impressed with the opening general session that I must share the impact it had on me with you. If you were to ask anyone involved in planning a conference what they would want their opening general session to convey, most would say they want it to motivate people, to share information about what to expect from the rest of the conference. Some want to include an entertainment aspect to create a more memorable experience and provide an ice-breaker for the attendees leaving the general session. Others want to emotionally connect with attendees.

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Topics: Creativity

Be Creative on Global Meeting Industry Day

Posted by Candice McRacken on Thu, Apr 6, 2017

You never know when an idea is going to strike!  You could be driving, sleeping or running a marathon.  Once the idea is there, you question how crazy it might sound at first or if it will even go over well.  Could we get a troupe of stunt bike riders to perform for the opening session?  Can we transform this blank open space into a futuristic Moroccan oasis?  Yes!

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Topics: meeting planning, meeting planners, Conference Attendees, International Conferences, Conference Management, Décor, Creativity, Site Solutions Worldwide, Event Registration, Registration, Team Building, GMID2017, Meetings Mean Business

Happy Holidays from Site Solutions Worldwide!

Posted by Lauren Leroux on Thu, Dec 22, 2016

 

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A Day of Thanks!

Posted by Site Solutions Worldwide on Wed, Nov 23, 2016

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Topics: holiday

Tips On How To Travel Easier

Posted by Kristi Harbers on Fri, May 6, 2016


I find that the more I travel, the more I try to refine the process. From TSA Pre-check, to finding that perfect carry-on bag and having the right necessities, here are some of the things that make traveling less painful for me.

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Topics: meeting planners, Travel/Destinations

Don't forget about YOU!

Posted by Kristi Harbers on Mon, Jul 6, 2015

Last year Event Coordinator was deemed one of the most stressful jobs you could have, and I touched upon how they affect the different generations. One of the best ways to not allow yourself to get completely stressed out is to have a little “you” time. Here are few suggestions on you can have some “you” time and help yourself de-stress. 2015-06-03_14.34.32-1

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Topics: Health/Wellness/Careers

All Inclusive Resorts – Are they a good option for meetings?

Posted by Nathalie Whitton on Mon, Jan 12, 2015


All inclusive resorts are located all over the world.  They specialize in the ultimate vacation experience.  Basically pay one price and you don’t have to worry about anything.  Everything is included; all meals, drinks (including alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages) guestroom (taxes, including mini-bar) and many activities.  But how do they fare for meetings? 

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Topics: Site Selection

What's Useful in Registration Reporting?

Posted by Sara Burton on Tue, Nov 4, 2014

 

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Topics: Registration

Engaging Your Attendees

Posted by Debra Marshall on Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Long gone are the days when sitting in front of a PowerPoint presentation listening to the droning on of an “industry expert” were enough to satisfy attendees at educational events.   To be successful, today’s events need to uniquely balance the needs and expectations of a variety of generations.

Participation, whether before, during or after the event satisfies the needs of Generation Y who are APEC_111211_RicNoyle_188looking for a “real experience”.   How are you engaging them in co-creation? How are you making their attendance worth their while?

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Topics: Conference Attendees

Benefits of having a Kids Camp at your Conference!

Posted by Sarah Hughes on Fri, Sep 12, 2014

 

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Topics: associations