Event Planning NYC – 3 Upscale and Unique Venues

To say that there's no other place like New York City would be an understatement. Living up to its reputation of a city that doesn't sleep, there is no shortage of unique and exciting venues in New York City. Whether it's a corporate meeting, an incentive trip or a wedding there is something for everyone in NYC. Event Planning NYC Edition For meeting planners, New York's CVB (Convention and Visitors Bureau) offers a full array of services for … [Read more...]

How Event Planners Can Break Bad News to Their Clients

As the saying goes, nobody wants to be the bearer of bad news. That statement holds true for event planners. I'll admit, it can be difficult to deliver bad news. Especially when the person you're delivering it to is your client or customer. There's the fear that the customer will blame you. There's no doubt that a meeting planner's job is demanding and therefore many meeting planners need to make decisions quickly. Therefore they're relying on … [Read more...]

World Meeting Planner-Top 5 Cities

There is no doubt that the US is the top country for meetings and events. A lot of that has to do with the sheer volume of the US economy as well as the large number of industry associations that reside in the US. However you may be surprised to learn that not one US city (or North American city for that matter) ranked in the top 10 city destinations. Certainly an opportunity, and some say challenge, for many Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVB) … [Read more...]

Sometimes a Meeting Planner Has To Accept Responsibility Too

The sign of a great meeting planner (or any leadership role really) is one that doesn't mind being challenged by their colleagues. Now by that I don't mean that people should be disrespectful to anyone in a leadership role. Rather, a sign of a great leader is someone that is willing to be challenged with the goal of having the best possible outcome. Here's a Story of a Meeting Planner Unwilling to Accept Some Responsibility I once proposed an … [Read more...]

3 Evening Event Planning Ideas for Conventions and Conferences

It seems that meeting and event planners are often tasked with coming up with great evening event planning ideas, especially during conventions and conferences. But here's the thing, what is it about a convention or conference that meeting planners think they need to fill up every possible waking minute with an activity? Now before I get the replies that say they have to make the meeting exciting, I want you to know that I understand that. But … [Read more...]