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What is Event Management?

There is no shortage of points and details to remember when preparing for a successful conference, meeting, or other events. It can be nerve-wracking trying to get through an entire event without the proper planning and assistance. That is why the experts entrust the success of their events to experienced event management teams. A dedicated event management team can improve any event, from in-person events to virtual and hybrid meetings, and those of every size, scope, and focus area. But what exactly is event management? Event management is immersive event...

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What Is A Seminar?

A seminar is a compelling event option for promoting collaboration and thoughtful discussion – but precisely what is a seminar? Defining the concept of a seminar event is an excellent first step in the planning and execution process. Let’s cover the basics of seminars. This guide will explore: What a seminar is (and is not!); Types of seminars; and Why a professional event planning team is key to a successful seminar. Purpose of a Seminar A seminar is an event where individuals gather to discuss a specified topic. Generally, these...

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What is an Expo Event?

An expo, also known as a trade fair or exposition, serves as an opportunity for businesses and organizations to showcase products, services, and new developments.  Expos can be of varying scale, ranging from local to international. Regardless of their size or focus, expos are an invaluable event for many organizations. In this helpful guide, we’re taking a closer look at expo events and answering questions such as: What is an expo event? What is the goal of an expo? What are the different expo types? How do I plan an...

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What is a Conference?

“Conference” is a broad term used to describe various professional events, but there is often confusion surrounding the exact definition of “conference.” In this handy guide, we’re delving into the details of conferences, covering topics that include: What is a conference? Types and styles of conferences Why professional planners are your best choice for a successful conference What Is the Purpose of a Conference? A conference is a “meeting of the minds.” Its purpose is to bring people together to discuss a specific topic. Conferences differ from conventions in size....

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Why You Need a Meeting/Event Planner for a Hybrid Event?

“Hybrid” seems to be one of the latest buzzwords we hear everywhere we go – from hybrid vehicles to a hybrid approach to education, the term is being used in a multitude of ways. But when we’re talking about going hybrid in the world of business, it has a distinct meaning all its own. As a growing number of companies evolve their working and meeting environments, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the way we collaborate is changing significantly. And understandably, there are plenty of people that are hesitant about this...

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Audience Engagement

No matter what type of event you’re planning, we’re willing to bet that audience engagement is one of your top priorities – and, more than likely, one of your biggest challenges. These days, event organizers are facing serious competition when it comes to holding the attention of their audiences. In a world in which distractions are always within reach (literally and figuratively!), figuring out how to engage an audience has become as essential as it is challenging. But with a few tips and a solid variety of audience participation ideas...

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Creating Creative Meeting Themes

Whether you are hosting an industry-wide training, corporate retreat, or sales meeting, the most crucial thing about your event is what the attendees will remember from their experience. Event planners are continually looking for ways to create impactful experiences that resonate with their guests. Themed meetings have become an increasingly popular option to inject a healthy dose of joie de vivre into corporate meetings. What should you consider when creating a themed meeting? Here are ways to use a well-executed theme to create an unforgettable meeting experience and successful corporate...

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How to Plan an Incentive Trip on a Limited Budget

Incentive trips are a smart, essential investment for any company, including major corporations and small businesses alike. Offering incentive trips for employees can directly contribute to stronger business results, in addition to a multitude of other advantages. And here’s more good news: an outstanding incentive trip is possible even if you’re working with a limited budget. In fact, with some savvy budget hacks for travel planning, there are plenty of great company trip ideas that are far more affordable than you might think. What is an Incentive Trip? Essentially, an...

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A Hybrid Event Experience for a Global Team

The Event:   Miller Tanner Associates (MTA) hosts an annual Workshop bringing together its global team from Europe, Asia, North America and South America. The Workshop is designed to provide departmental and company-wide training, skill building, corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, teambuilding events, and networking opportunities.  The Challenge:   This year’s face-to-face event was threatened by pandemic travel restrictions. Given the uncertainty of the pandemic’s potential impact, the team decided to shift the Workshop to a hybrid format to accommodate any concerns that could arise.   By shifting to a hybrid 3-day format, the challenge then emerged as to how to connect and engage the two audiences, virtual and in-person. Such challenges included:   Creating a shared experience for both the virtual and face-to-face teams.   Strategically planning an event that would meaningfully engage remote attendees located...

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Case Study: Themed Incentive Programs on Both Sides of the Atlantic

The Event  A global consulting company originally scheduled an incentive program for May 2020 in Miami, but due to the pandemic the event was rescheduled.   The Challenges  Miller Tanner Associates had originally planned this international incentive program for May 2020 in Miami. Due to the pandemic and travel restrictions for international travel to the U.S., Miller Tanner Associates was able to obtain zero damage contracts from the event and reschedule for two smaller events.  The Solution  Utilizing our team’s expertise, we offered a creative solution to address challenges – plan two smaller...

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