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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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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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Choose a Room Set that is Right for Your Event

Choose The Right Seating Arrangement for Your Event The room set should be one of the first factors that is determined for your meeting. It’s helpful to choose your room set before ever sourcing an event venue. This allows us as planners to search for the perfect venue that can accommodate all of your event needs. With the right room set design, the audience also knows what to expect from your event. What are the basic elements that are considered as part of a room set? Seating Design Stage Lighting...

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#MeetMTA: Meredeth Brower, Product Lead

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 Meredeth Brower, Product Lead at Miller Tanner Associates. Meredith provides expertise and guidance for training excellence.

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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: Dan Conroy, Director of Technology Services

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 Dan Conroy, Director of Technology Services, residing in the New York Area. Dan is one of the newest members of our team, so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to introduce him to you! Meet Dan Conroy You recently joined the Miller Tanner team. When did you start and what did you do...

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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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