Real World Events and Impact on Client Meetings – Risk Management and Crisis Preparedness

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Real World Events and Impact on Client Meetings – Risk Management and Crisis Preparedness By: Kelley Atkinson, Director of Conference Services My previous blog detailed my experience with event cancellation due to Hurricane Irma. In the weeks after my real world experience with life threatening weather, another life threatening crisis took place and made national… Read more »

Plan for the Best, Prepare for the Worst: The Path of Hurricane Irma

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Plan for the Best, Prepare for the Worst: The Path of Hurricane Irma By: Kelley Atkinson, Director of Conference Services Most words spoken in French sound beautiful, right?  “Je t’aime,” “pâtisserie au chocolat,” “force majeure” – ok, maybe not.  Force majeure is anything but beautiful – from the wildfires burning along the West Coast to the… Read more »

Add a little “Soul” to Sponsorship Income

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Add a Little “Soul” to Sponsorship Income By Caitlin Hyatt, Account Executive Sponsorships – in terms of importance, after membership dues, they’re the lifeblood of any non-profit association event.  Just one meeting without a full-fledged sponsorship roster can send an association’s bottom line south of the border.  In an age where most companies are already… Read more »

Convention & Visitors Bureau: Your Keys to Conference Greatness

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Convention & Visitors Bureau: Your Keys to Conference Greatness By Brittney Roberts, Program Services Coordinator II, HAPS From the very beginning, local Convention & Visitors Bureau’s (CVB) that get involved with your planning can be a wonderful aid for venue search and selection, vendor management, and attendee experience. Venue Search & Selection At the beginning… Read more »