corporate event planning

Continued Evolution of the Hospitality Industry

Continued Evolution of the Hospitality Industry

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to traveling, and the way that people are traveling seems to be changing. The hospitality industry is constantly looking for ways to deliver an exceptional experience to guests. Recently the hospitality industry has found itself navigating through drastic changes spurred by competition. Airbnb, a home-sharing tech company that has existed for just under a decade, has managed to cause disruption in the traditional hospitality market with the development of a sharing economy.

Buffet Meals
versus
Plated Meals

Buffet Meals <br> versus <br> Plated Meals

We all know that there are many moving parts that go into planning an event. Whether it be guest lists, hotel arrangements, or decorations, there is one thing that attendees seem to notice the most- the FOOD! We all tend to rate an event’s success by how good the food is, which is why it is one of the most important aspects of planning. 

Leading A Balanced Lifestyle

Leading A Balanced Lifestyle

Dolly Parton once said, “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” All too often we become consumed with our work that we forget the importance of life outside of our careers. To be happy and healthy, we must lead a balanced lifestyle. 

INTERVIEW: TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS

INTERVIEW: TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS

The transportation aspect of an event can be a tricky puzzle. There are a lot of moving parts and a lot of potential obstacles. It’s imperative that your event management team works closely with a trusted transportation partner that can problem solve quickly. For this installment of our interview series, we spoke with three of our transportation partners and one on-site resource partner that frequently manages the transportation piece during execution to share some insight on some of the behind-the-scenes work.

QUESTIONS TO ASK AS YOU PREP FOR A TRADESHOW

QUESTIONS TO ASK AS YOU PREP FOR A TRADESHOW

You’re exhibiting at an upcoming tradeshow. Congratulations! If this is your first time prepping for a tradeshow, it can be overwhelming. You may not even know what you don’t know. You aren’t alone, it’s a feeling many people before you have felt. Our team has compiled a list of strategic questions you should be asking as you go through the planning process. 

CMP EXPLAINED

CMP EXPLAINED

When searching for an event management partner, you may notice three letters listed after team members’ names: CMP. What does CMP mean and what does it signify? Why should members of your event team have this certification?

You aren’t alone in wondering these things. We’re here to help.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT CLIENT GIFT

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT CLIENT GIFT

As we discussed last month in our “Building Relationships” post, giving a sincere “thank you” is always a great way to strengthen relationships across the board. It’s well-known that one way to show appreciation is with thoughtful gifts, but what makes a gift stand out? How do you narrow it down to something that will show genuine appreciation? 

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

A large portion of all successful business is relationships. Repeat clients and repeat partners. Savviness in human relations can take a business much further than technical skills alone. Forming a mutually beneficial relationship is key, and in this month’s blog post, we are going to outline a few things we’ve learned when it comes to business relationships. 

CORPORATE PLANNING VS. WEDDING PLANNING

CORPORATE PLANNING VS. WEDDING PLANNING

As an event management team, when asked what we do, there’s one response that tends to repeat itself more than others: “so, you plan weddings?”
There are several different focus areas within the event planning industry, each with its own set of challenges, perks, goals, pros, cons, clients, destinations, emotions, etc. Most of these can be divided into one of two categories: personal and corporate.