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HARNESS THE POWER OF YOUR ATTENDEES

How would you like a way to provide free promotion for not only your event, but your exhibitors as well? Most phones today have cameras (even older flip phones!) and today people are using those cameras with social media to broadcast more and more of their lives to the world. These exciting services allow your…

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NO POWER CORDS NEEDED

What if you did not have to think about the annoyance of power at an event? It is a small detail, but can sometimes be the most tedious and difficult conversation. Sennheiser has come out with a wireless loudspeaker system, LSP 500 PRO, that can support indoor and outdoor events on a self-contained battery without…

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INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR EVENT SPACE

As an event planner there are always those occasions when there was simply not enough space. Not enough space to accommodate guest seating or interaction and/or not enough space to set up the technology for the event. Now, your prayers have been answered and your problems have been solved thanks to the newest and coolest…

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YOUR AV CHEAT SHEET

The AV aspect in event planning is very essential! The most basic meetings and elaborate celebrations require AV in order to create a well-executed event. AV technology applies to all aspects of an event beginning with the venue type all the way down to the smallest piece of décor. It is important to consider keeping…

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VALUE OR COST? WHICH WILL DETERMINE YOUR NEXT EVENT?

Events that turn out to be complete disasters never fade from the memory of the attendees. Who is to blame? The AV company or the venue? With the rate at which technology is advancing and the desire to ‘wow’ guests, there is no reason for any event to be less than flawlessly executed. For any…

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ARE YOUR GUESTS ENGAGED?

By now almost everyone has been to a conference or event that in some way included your mobile device. (We have touched on a number of innovative platforms here before). These days we want our guests to be on their phones. Recently, MPI held their TECHON conference here in Chicago. Touring the exhibitor floor, it…

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STAYING ON TOP!

Next week we have our annual Director’s Conference in Tampa, Florida (great idea since our corporate offices are in Chicago where it’s currently about 17 degrees!).  Once a year, we gather the Directors of all of our properties across the country to reflect on the past year and discuss what the New Year brings.  As part…

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HOW EFFECTIVE ARE HOSTED BUYER PROGRAMS?

Up until a couple of years ago, you may not hav heard the term “Hosted Buyer.” Presently, Hosted Buyer Programs are becoming much more prevelant in the meetings industry but are they really effective? The answer seems to be “Yes!” Ever since the very first programs in the late 1980′s, the idea has steadily become…

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ARE YOU STREAMING YET?

Streaming is a great way to trim costs for organizations while expanding the reach of your message. There are numerous services that offer simple, turnkey streaming packages without breaking your budget. These companies will come out with all the equipment, personnel, and internet infrastructure needed to record all of your proceedings and stream them in…

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