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DON’T BE AFRAID TO SHARE!

Have you recently had an experience that you just had to share with others? Maybe the meeting you were working on for months finally came and went with better than expected results? Share! Meeting professionals better themselves through trial and error, some of that being that of others. Good or bad, every story can offer…

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MEETING PLANNERS ARE EMBRACING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO GO HYBRID!

This spring, MPI released a report that made the importance of today’s hybrid meetings apparent. In order to keep meeting attendance on the rise, planners are learning and embracing new technology that helps to blend traditional meetings with today’s virtual meetings. There is hardly a meeting today that doesn’t have some sort of hybrid element…

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CREATIVE LIGHTING CAN TRANSFORM YOUR SPACE!

Technology moves fast, and the event and planning industry must be on the forefront of that.  Lighting can completely change the way planners look at empty, drab rooms.  Today, uplights have become commonplace in room décor. Pipe and drape along with strategically placed uplighting can transform your cold empty room into a warm, inviting space…

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HSMAI’S MEET MID-AMERICA IS COMING TO CHICAGO

“Education today needs to engage, inform, and excite the audience. The innovative program at HSMAI’s MEET will provide those aspects and introduce meeting and event planners to a new way of looking at educational programming for their own events.” -Vicky A. Betzig, CMP and President/Owner of Meetings Industry Consulting. Get engaged at this year’s HSMAI…

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AVQUOTE.COM VISITS HSMAI’S MEET IN SAN DIEGO!

AVQuote.com had a great time in San Diego for HSMAI’s MEET! We had the chance to meet so many hard-working meeting and event planners. Next stop, Washington DC for the National show! Register now and make sure to visit us September 3rd-4th! http://www.meetconference.com/national/meet-national/why-meet

HOW CAN I USE MY IPAD FOR BUSINESS AND PRESENTATIONS?

With the introduction of the iPad, technology made a drastic change. It only makes sense that the iPad be integrated into presentations. There are now many different apps available that will not only make your life easier as a planner, but also help create professional, creative presentations sure to wow your audience; everything from Event…

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NEWS FROM MPI WORLD EDUCATION CONGRESS 2012

On Sunday,  MPI announced a revolutionary strategic partnership Hospitality Sales and Marketing International (HSMAI) that leverages both organizations’ knowledge, training, professional development and marketplace opportunities to enhance their respective members’ experience, value and industry relevance. In this new partnership, MPI will provide its industry leading education for meeting planners at certain HSMAI events, and HSMAI…

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MEETING PLANNERS EXPECTING SIGNIFICANT INDUSTRY GROWTH

In a recent article in Successful Meetings,  Matt Alderton summarized the findings of the IMEX America Index of Optimism, released recently by The IMEX Group. It shows that Meeting Planners are looking forward to increases in budget and total meetings. As much as 58% of planners saw a slight increase in budget while about 8% saw…

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GET RESULTS!

It used to be that event organizers handled all the planning, execution and logistics of a meeting and left the rest of the coordination to the executives and the sales team. But in today’s competitive and digital environment, this is no longer the case. Sales reps want qualified leads and C-Suite management demand measurements to…

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