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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 18 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 Regional...


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. 


Easy Transparency Reporting for Hospitality

We know how important transparency reporting is to our clients. As pharma-related companies, you want to provide meaningful training and timely product information to your health professional attendees to ensure that they understand how to best care for their patients. We also know that your priority is to conduct investigational studies in a manner as required by International Conference on Harmonisation and Good Clinical Practices guidelines. Miller Tanner can help support you with our thorough compliance and transparency reporting from beginning to end for each of your medical meetings. How We...


Top Technology Trends in Meetings

As Director of Global Business Innovation, my role is to ensure Miller Tanner is always on the forefront of technology by introducing new ideas, workflows, methodologies, services and products all while maintaining the highest level of security for our clients’ intellectual property. Global Business Innovation encompasses every department and aspect of Miller Tanner’s business model. An example of our latest technological advancement is implementing an UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) system so our clients and vendors can reach us anytime, anywhere on any device. The system encompasses telephone, text, instant...


5 Common Myths About Virtual Meetings

Cutting-edge technology has transformed the way companies conduct meetings — as many have embraced expanding their meetings beyond the confines of one room to a global, virtual meeting setting. However, some companies are still on the fence as to whether virtual meetings can truly deliver. For those who may still doubt the effectiveness of virtual meetings compared to face-to-face meetings, research suggests otherwise. A recent survey conducted by Meeting Professional Internationals found that meetings overall are expected to increase with virtual meetings growth at twice the rate of in-person meetings. Additionally, 68 percent of those surveyed...


How We Keep Your Meeting Data Secure

Today on our blog, we take a look at data security, primarily as it relates to your meetings. Ensuring that your sensitive data is secure at every meeting is our top priority. We take no chances. We recently interviewed our own Miller Tanner expert, Daniel Conroy, Director of Technology Services, who offers his insights and advice on the topic and further explains the methods that Miller Tanner employs to ensure the security and protection of your meeting’s information. What steps does Miller Tanner Associates take to ensure data is secure? It all starts with our classification of data. We treat all data, whether...


5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your Meeting Location

Have meeting, will travel…but where? One of the very first steps in planning your meeting is determining the ideal location. With so many choices – from Paris to Dallas to Seoul – how do you narrow down your options to determine the city and country that will be the best fit? Ultimately, your budget and the general locale of your attendees can tell you a lot about where and how to move forward in finding the best fit for your meeting location. Consider these 5 factors that we’ve compiled to help...


How To Ensure Training Consistency Using On-Demand Training

  Consistency in training is paramount for all companies no matter what industry. However, as professional meeting planners, we know all too well the challenges that many companies face with ensuring that their meeting updates, discussion, and protocols are accurately communicated throughout their organization. It can feel like an endless cycle of inconsistencies. The good news is that you can stop the endless cycle with one easy solution using on-demand training with  VALTs, Virtual Assessment Learning and Training Source. What’s On-Demand Training? On-demand training is simply a virtual, online training that is ready to be taken at the time an...