Has there ever been a more appropriately named horse than Rich Strike who overcame 80-1 odds two weekends ago to win the 148th Kentucky Derby? Is it time for the meetings and events industry to experience its own “rich strike” …?
Two days ago, I came across an item in news-aggregator Axios entitled 1 Big Thing: Permanent Price Hike that put forth the not-so-encouraging premise that many pandemic-era price hikes are here to stay, as in forever. Same may be true of escalating costs and competition for space in the hotel industry …
As we rolled through Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial arrival of summer 10 days ago, there were countless media reports of bustling airports, crowded beaches and long lines at restaurants, bars and amusement parks. Our country, apparently, is getting back to its behavioral conventions.
I was chatting with a client the other day and casually mentioned we were producing a 100% face-to-face meeting for another client this coming June. It was obvious by her facial expression and tone this was a genuine surprise …
Over the past several months, while our typical work lives have been turned upside-down and inside-out, we’ve avoided the urge to spend our time wastin’ away in Quarantinaville. Instead, we’ve tripled down on our usual monitoring of new trends and tech-service offerings, checking in with clients, seeing how they’re doing, and wondering together where we all go from here as it relates to corporate meetings and events.
In times like these, with Coronavirus dominating the news and last week’s deadly tornadoes in Nashville [America’s sixth-largest meetings market, according to a recent American Express Global Travel Survey], the spotlight shines on an often lightly regarded but critically important clause in corporate meetings and
A fine chef strives to keep his or her menu fresh and exciting. And a conscientious Corporate Meeting & Event Planner scratches that same itch. _____________ How many times have you overheard comments like these? “I wish next year’s sales meeting would land someplace really
Corporate meeting and event professionals work long hours, late nights and weekends. We’re always in quest of the perfect destination, the ideal program, looking for the “the next great idea”. Or as one former colleague used to say, “We’re all just a bunch of adrenaline