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We’ve learned a lot about planning, managing and executing successful meetings over the course of two decades and 2,800+ events. On this blog, we share insights, tips and best practices for creating extraordinary event experiences… and some other fun stuff too. Enjoy!

 

How to Secure the Best Venue Option for Your Event

Secure the Best Venue

By | March 14, 2017

One of the first steps in booking your event is finding the perfect venue. Whether you are looking for 5-star accommodations for your company’s incentive trip, a conference room large enough to host hundreds of attendees for a global sales meeting, or a venue in the heart of a bustling, desirable European city, in some cases the right venue can make or break your event. We understand that venue decisions often rely upon the approval process of multiple players, but sometimes the delay in the decisions can really hurt the selection...

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3 Ways We Keep Your Event’s Cost Per Attendee Low

3 ways we keep cost per attendee low

By | March 07, 2017

Event expenses, based on Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) data, have shown a continual downward trend in per attendee overall spend.  This per attendee spend metric includes items such as airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, meals, collateral, audio visual options, management and on-site costs, along with attendee expense reimbursement. This trend highlights the fact that event planning has become an increasingly cost-conscience effort by our client base, and affords MTA a great opportunity to utilize our resources and skills to achieve great results for our clients.  MTA continues to track this trend...

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#Meet MTA: Lori Villanueva, Human Resources Coordinator

Lori Villanueva

By | February 28, 2017

The Miller Tanner difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that brings our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients.

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Complying With Meal Caps

meeting meal caps

By | February 21, 2017

Providing food and beverage to a physician or nurse attendee during a pharmaceutical-sponsored training event is simple – no big deal, right? Fact:  It is becoming more of a challenge for pharmaceutical companies and their event planners to provide appropriate yet nominal, healthy food and beverages to physicians and nurses attending these critical clinical research training meetings. The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations in most countries have written hospitality guidelines, along with certain country laws, in an effort to be transparent to the public to ensure their interaction (providing food and beverage) during...

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Event Destinations That We Love

Event Destinations

By | February 14, 2017

As event planners, we’ve orchestrated hundreds of events on 6 continents. From the beaches of Goa, India to the temple ruins in Athens, we’ve seen the world. We know some of the best event destination hotspots around the globe. What’s most important to us as event planners is the quality of the event attendees’ experience. We’ve transported attendees via gondola down winding canals in Venice and experienced the rich history of some of the oldest cities and remarkable ruins in the world. We’ve captured the essence of a city’s culture...

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10 Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

10 security tips

By | February 07, 2017

Computer viruses, cyber attacks, hackers…Are the unknowns, lurking around in cyberspace, keeping you up at night? By implementing these top 10 security tips from Daniel Conroy, Miller Tanner’s Director of Technology Services, you can rest assured that you are taking proactive measures to safeguard your data against security susceptibilities. Perhaps you’ll sleep better at night too. 10 Security Tips to Keep Your Data Safe    1. Software Updates Software updates aren’t always new features. Many times, these updates are to correct a flaw in the software that could put you, and...

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4 Tips For A Successful Virtual Meeting

Virtual meeting tips

By | January 31, 2017

  Virtual meetings are an ideal option for many companies needing to provide the latest information to attendees without the need to consider travel, hotel, and other logistics. Since the cost is a small fraction of a face-to-face meeting, more and more companies are finding this option to be a valuable solution to educate and update attendees especially within short time frames. Reasons for a virtual meeting might include: Budget: Virtual meetings are roughly 10% of the cost of a face-to-face meeting. Convenience: Virtual meetings allow for efficient training with little impact...

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#Meet MTA: Patrick Tipps, Production Manager

Patrick Tipps

By | January 24, 2017

The Miller Tanner difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that brings our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients. Today, we introduce you to Patrick Tipps, Production Manager for Miller Tanner Associates. As a media production maven, Patrick is one of the creative geniuses behind our very talented Media and Production Team.

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How To Boost Your Brand Internally With 3 Events

Boost Your Brand

By | January 17, 2017

  It’s a new year! And that means it’s the perfect time to set new company goals for your internal teams – whether it’s to launch new products, energize your employees, or generate brand awareness within various departments.  From an events industry perspective with over 19 years of event planning experience, Miller Tanner offers three innovative ways to boost your company’s brand internally.  Get the new year started in the right direction and accomplish those 2017 goals by implementing a strategy that includes one of these types of corporate events: 3 Events That Can Boost Your Brand...

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New Year, New Branding at Miller Tanner Associates

By | January 10, 2017

      Happy New Year!  2017 is off to a fantastic start at Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) and we are looking forward to seeing you and your team at a global event very, very soon!  Before we launch into what is new and exciting for the coming year, let’s pause and look back at some of the exciting trends of 2016! Trend #1 – The Road Less Traveled… While 2016 certainly had its share of popular event city usage, (hello again – Chicago, Buenos Aires, Frankfurt, Sydney!) the real...

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