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The Miller Tanner Difference

What’s the Miller Tanner difference? Here are a few important reasons to work with the Miller Tanner Team when planning your next event:

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#MeetMTA: Global Service Director Kate Sheelen, CMP

The Miller Tanner difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars who brings our corporate meetings and events to life for you, our clients. Today, we introduce you to Global Service Director Kate Sheelen, CMP. Kate is one of our European-based team members. She is a master at turning ideas into completed projects. By garnering a Certified Meeting Professional credential, recognized globally as a “badge of excellence” in the meeting, convention and event industry, Kate has dedicated herself to providing only the best for...

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How MTA’s Technology Services Will Improve Your Events

When I think about what separates Miller Tanner Associates from others in the events management industry, I believe it’s our relentless drive to provide a memorable experience – one that is highly personalized and supported by expert execution. This drive and commitment to excellence have allowed Miller Tanner to become a trusted partner to many through the years. Exceptional execution of complex events depends on strong teams at every stage of an event. Our team, the Technology Services Group, primarily works behind the scenes. In addition to keeping all of...

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3 Reasons You Need a Planner for Your Virtual Events

Virtual events are becoming increasingly more popular for companies as an alternative to face-to-face events for several reasons: Virtual events allow for quick turnaround time when planning.  Presenters and attendees are becoming more comfortable with the virtual format. Companies see the savings in cost and time, creating convenience across the board.

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Travel News Roundup

We’ve got some of the latest travel news for you on the blog today in our Travel Roundup from around the world.  Airport Security to Stop Accepting Driver’s Licenses as ID in 9 States The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be enforcing states to comply with the Real ID Act. Find out how this could impact your travel in 9 states. Read more. PreCheck Program TSA is making some changes to its PreCheck program. To keep PreCheck lines short, the TSA is getting strict about who can use them....

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How to Secure the Best Venue Option for Your Event

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

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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Complying With Meal Caps

How To Comply With Pharma Meal Caps 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...

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Top Global Event Destinations The GXT Loves

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

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 For Data Protection  1. Check For 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 your...

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