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Creative Meeting Themes

Last week on our blog, we discussed team building as an effective way to create a memorable meeting experience. Today we explore how to create an unforgettable meeting experience through a well-executed theme. Discover how you can bring your next meeting, be it a regional sales meeting or a leadership conference, to life by weaving in themes to accomplish your meeting goals, excite participants, and shape your overall meeting experience for your attendees.

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Meet MTA: Janina Pineiro, Global Experience Designer

The Miller Tanner difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that bring our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients. Today we introduce you to Global Experience Designer Janina Pineiro. Janina brings to the team a wealth of knowledge from her background in experiential design. With her creativity and expertise combined, she guides clients through the complexities of designing face-to-face and screen-to-screen event experiences that hit the mark. Meet MTA: Janina Pineiro Tell us about your current role with MTA?...

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3 Reasons Top Pharma and Biotech Companies Rely on a Corporate Event Planner

The biggest challenge for biopharma companies when it comes to planning events may be the lack of internal staff to handle such an undertaking from start to finish. Not to mention, understanding the nuances associated with many moving parts can complicate the planning process. That’s where Miller Tanner comes in as a one-stop-shop with proven processes for all things meeting planning related. While some companies have meeting and event planning services and/or travel services within their own organizations, these resources may be too stretched to take on a “big” meeting. Likewise,...

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The Future of Face-to-Face Events in 2020 (Part 2)

This week we continue to delve into the questions and answers surrounding the future of face-to-face events in 2020 with MTA’s Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Meredith Shottes, CMP. To read Part 1, click here. Will it be easier to plan events in 2020 or will more expertise be needed? I don’t think that in the history of the events industry that there has been a more important time to have an expert event team help you navigate the challenges of COVID. I think there are a variety of ways in...

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Proud Member of WBENC

Our team will be attending the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Conference this week in Baltimore. The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions align with WBENC’s vision of expanding women’s business opportunities in the marketplace. With three days of robust programming, the conference...

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25 Top Travel Tips for a Stress-Free Business Trip

From Argentina to Ireland to China to Australia, we’ve planned thousands of events for our clients all over the world. In the process, we’ve traveled extensively and worked tirelessly to create exceptional travel experiences for event attendees. As a result, we often find ourselves sharing travel tips with clients, family and friends who are looking to make traveling a little less hectic and more stress-free either for themselves or for an event they’re planning. So we figured, why not compile some of our top travel tips as a handy resource? Whether...

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The Future of Face-to-Face Events in 2020 (Part 1)

Since February, the landscape of in-person meetings and events has shifted dramatically. MTA’s Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Meredith Shottes, CMP shares her insights in this in-depth discussion regarding the future of face-to-face events in 2020. Are face-to-face meetings and events dead? No, they are not dead. Definitely not. They are alive in larger ways than we could have ever anticipated. I think more than ever, it clarifies for people the value of a face-to-face experience. We have always known that face-to-face experiences were valuable and now that they have been completely...

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Key Questions to Ask When Hiring a Corporate Event Planner

If you are charged with hiring an event planner for your next corporate meeting, whether it be for a pharmaceutical investigator meeting or a company’s national sales meeting, the task may seem daunting, especially if this is new territory for you. What key factors should you consider when hiring a corporate event planner to execute your next meeting? What are the important questions to ask? Every single day we are amazed by the variety and depth of questions that we are asked by our existing and potential new clients. Each of their unique perspectives help us to enhance the conversation about...

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How to Easily Pivot to Virtual Events

Virtual events have been a Miller Tanner Associates’ (MTA) event option since 2010.  In the beginning, virtual technology’s limitations only made it a viable option for a very focused event goal.  Over time, as virtual technology improved, MTA broadened our use of virtual events suggesting it as an event option to a wider audience. We saw the virtual event format as another tool to use in designing events for our clients.  Today there are many competing virtual platforms and there are many devices in which to use for a virtual...

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Case Study: Implementing VALTs On-Demand Training to Maximize Investigator Meeting ROI

Summary A face-to-face investigator meeting implemented VALTs, our on-demand training option, on the spot to enhance the training experience for their current and future study sites. VALTs is our Virtual Assessment Learning and Training platform used for the purpose of deploying on-demand training at the ready when needed. The Challenge The sponsor company had a complicated study product processing and handling scenario. Within the first hour after the face-to-face investigator meeting (IM) had started, the sponsor decided they want to implement MTA’s VALTs Virtual Assessment Learning and Training Source in...

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