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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...

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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...

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#MeetMTA: Mary Long

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. Meet Mary Long Tell us about your current role as Director of Compliance for Miller Tanner Associates? As Compliance Director for Miller Tanner Associates, I work with all internal departments as well as our clients to assure we are complying with policies, procedures, and guidelines established to produce quality products and services. What are your primary responsibilities? My role is...

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#MeetMTA: Molly Suggs

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 want to introduce you to Molly Suggs, Global Account Director. Molly leads our Commercial Operations Department of Miller Tanner Associates. She has recently taken on this exciting role as Miller Tanner expands to offer an array of commercial meeting opportunities to our clients. Meet Molly Suggs Tell us about your current role with Miller Tanner Associates as a global account...

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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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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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#MeetMTA: Carolyn Hendricks

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 want to introduce you to Carolyn Hendricks, Global Conference Planner (GCP) at Miller Tanner. In addition to her role as GCP, Carolyn led our corporate social responsibility (CSR) effort this past year both locally and globally. Not only was it an opportunity for MTA to give back to the community, but to also build comradery among the team while serving...

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