meeting planning

Contingency Planning for Events: What Could Go Wrong?

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By the time the now-iconic photo of one Fyre Festivalgoer’s pitiful cheese sandwich had gone viral, social media platforms and news outlets were abuzz with shock and bewilderment—questioning how the seemingly star-studded island excursion could have resulted in half-built FEMA-issued tents, cancelled musical acts and stranded attendees.

JW Marriott's App for Managing Events

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dining setup in a bright and airy space

British Columbia’s JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS located in Parq Vancouver are making it easier for event planners to manage their events at the venues with the Marriott Meeting Services App, managed by the JW Event Concierge. The app allows planners to request, respond and connect in real-time with hotel event staff on any web-enabled device.

New Year, Fresh Flavor: 2017 Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast

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Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants picked the brains of chefs, sommeliers, general managers and bartenders from its 70- plus restaurants, bars and lounges across more than 30 U.S. cities to push the foodie envelope for 2017. Here are some trends to look out for at the Kimpton and beyond:

CULINARY

+ MEDITERRANEAN-INSPIRED DISHES: Moroccan spiced lamp chops with tomato-cucumber fattoush and lemon yogurt

Creative Ways to Get Groups to Digital Detox

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Ample reasons and great ideas for gently getting groups to put aside devices. 

6 Steps to Master Common Registration Troubles

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Registration at Colorado Meetings and Events Best Of 2014 © 2014 Allée Photography

OFTEN, the most important details of an event are the most tedious to plan. The art of registration certainly falls in this realm, as it is a process that needs to begin well before your event.

Too often, little thought is put into registration as a process except for actually gathering information about who is coming. However, a proper registration process has three phases:

Pre-Planning Phase: the process in which an event sets up an online registration to collect data and details from attendees.

Planner's Pocket Dictionary: Transportation & Accommodations

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TRAINS, PLANES, AUTOMOBILES-AND HOTELS (lots and lots of hotels). These places often become mobile offices for event planners, even as they’re developing itineraries for thousands of destination travelers year-round. Since travel can be such a large component to production, we spoke with Hanson Ansary, hospitality veteran and president and CEO of AlliedPRA Chicago, to map out some important key words for transportation and accommodations.

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