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2016 Highlights: Miller Tanner Associates’ “Year of Efficiencies”

It happens every year!  Time just flies. It seems like only yesterday I declared 2016 a “Year of Efficiencies”  for Miller Tanner Associates – a year dedicated to exploring how MTA could incorporate more efficiencies into our work product by working smarter. Now 2016 is coming to an end and I am proud of the strides we’ve made regarding efficiencies that will have both a positive impact on our clients and our internal team. Here are some highlights from the year: Emergency Contingency Plans In pre-planning for MTA events, our team puts in place our...


How to Optimize Your Risk-Based Monitoring Plan

Over the past few years, the pharma and CRO industries have been focused on creating better quality monitoring, using risk-based monitoring plans, to change and improve the ways that site monitors work. Technology and a risk-based plan outline what to watch for in the data, and define when a monitor should go on site as well as what amount of source data verification is required. One of the variables that is assessed in these risk-based monitoring plans includes directives for staff turnover and staff training needs.


6 Ways ARS Improves Audience Engagement at Your Meeting

Let’s face it, we live in a distracting world. Attention spans are short (shorter than a goldfish) and people are busy. As a presenter or meeting sponsor, it’s tough to compete with the constant barrage of distractions diverting our audience’s attention. The answer to ensuring that your audience is alert and engaged isn’t more coffee, but rather more dialogue – less monologue. That’s right, more interaction with your audience. But how can you increase interaction during your presentation without derailing it? As meeting planners, we have some ideas. One of the most...


The Value of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Annually, we survey our Miller Tanner team, and without fail one of the aspects that is most valued among our staff about our company is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). And we think we have a hunch as to why. We, as a company, personally value CSR because it fosters a sense of connectivity among our virtually-based global team members. With our team dispersed across the globe, it’s an important opportunity to not only connect with each other but also with the community at large and the needs around us. It’s become...


Top 5 Reasons to Host an Event in Sydney

  Sydney is Australia’s largest, oldest and most diverse city. It has become one of Miller Tanner’s popular destination cities for hosting meetings and events because of its multicultural diversity, its proximity to Asia-Pacific, its dynamic landscapes, and hotel conference sites and amenities. We asked our own Global Conference Director Natalie Lowndes, who moved to Sydney from England, why she believes Sydney is one of Australia’s most desirable meeting locations and why it’s a good choice for meetings and events.


5 Ways To Keep Your Event Costs Low

Do you want to keep event costs low while providing a flawless, top-notch event for your attendees? Then hiring a meeting and event planning company is a must. At Miller Tanner cost savings and cost avoidances are a way of life and the constant goal for all our departments. In fact, in 2015 we were able to save our clients a combined $750K. Cost savings isn’t just a purchasing or finance activity, but it extends to our operations and media teams as well. Each and every day Miller Tanner strives...


Creating Meeting Experiences: Team Building

Planning a meeting is one thing. Planning a memorable meeting experience is another. The difference is — personalizing it. That’s what Marnie Battistini, CEO of Miller Tanner Associates believes.  “You create a memorable meeting experience by connecting with people. Personalizing it. If you are going to spend money to bring your team together, then maximize that investment by making it a memorable experience.” In this series on our blog, we will explore dynamic ingredients, that we deem the secret sauce, for creating not just a meeting, but a memorable meeting experience that...


MTA Superlatives Awards

2015-2016 Miller Tanner Associates Superlatives Awards We are pleased to announce our inaugural “Superlatives” for the year! In July, at our Miller Tanner Global Workshop, we recognized and awarded distinguished team members for their outstanding contribution to Miller Tanner throughout the previous year. Their special talents and skills contribute to the “Miller Tanner Difference”. We thank them for their dedication and hard work throughout the past year. Here are our “Hall of Famers” for 2015-2016: 


5 Advantages of Partnering with a Certified Women-Owned Business

For over 15 years, Miller Tanner has proudly maintained a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the nation’s largest third-party certifier of the businesses owned and operated by women in the U.S. Nationally recognized by thousands of major U.S. corporations and federal, state and local government entities, this certification is no small feat. The process is a lengthy and intensive one. To achieve WBENC certification, women-owned businesses complete formal documentation and a site visit process which is administered by one of WBENC’s 14...


What Our Global Workshop Teaches Us About Our Clients’ Needs

Miller Tanner Associates recently completed our 19th Annual Workshop. This year it was in Atlanta, Georgia where 64 of us gathered from five continents and 11 countries.  Our theme for the event was “Beyond All Limits” and our Workshop had many goals. I wanted to share a few goals as they do impact the work that we do for our clients on a daily basis.