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Team Building Event Ideas

Have your corporate events become stale? Are you looking to add a unique touch to your company’s meeting? Do you wish you had better engagement from your team? For starters, add more fun elements to your next corporate gathering! With some creative thinking outside the box and the help of expert planners to guide you, you can design an event that is more personalized, exciting, and engaging for your attendees. 10 Fun Corporate Event Ideas Here are just a few ideas that our Miller Tanner Team has used to bring...

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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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#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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