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Meeting Theme Ideas: Why They Matter

Updated: 12/22/2022 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.


How to Plan Successful Investigator Meetings

Updated: 12/22/2022 At Miller Tanner, we help pharma, biotech, medical device, and contract research organizations (CROs) orchestrate creative training solutions for investigative sites participating in clinical trials. Through our work—which includes planning hundreds of investigator meetings —we’ve observed some of the key factors that contribute to successful training programs. Training Is Critical to a Successful Clinical Research Study Timely and effective investigational plan training for CROs and site staff is essential to conducting a successful clinical research study. The integrity of clinical research data and even the study itself can...


Meet MTA: Brian Buzas, Software Engineer

The Miller Tanner Associates’ (MTA) difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that brings our corporate meetings and events to life for our customers. Today we introduce you to Brian Buzas, software engineer with MTA’s Technology Services Department. Brian’s attention to detail and software engineering expertise supports our Technology Services Team’s development of superior MTA products for event management both internally and for our customers. Meet Brian Buzas Tell us about your current role with MTA? What are your primary responsibilities?I...


How to Make Events More Accessible and Inclusive

From small events to large conferences, accessibility is important. Every attendee needs to feel welcome, so it is essential to ensure that your event acknowledges and includes the needs of everyone. If you want to increase accessibility for your organization, making your events more inclusive is crucial. Making Meetings & Events Accessible For any meeting or event, you should consider the needs of all attendees. Check Your Venue in Advance When reserving a venue, look for one with the best accessibility features and can accommodate a variety of attendees’ under...


Success Story: Congress Management

The Event  A global healthcare company hosted various meetings throughout the week at the annual European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Paris, France.   The Challenge  Within an expedited timeframe, our customer needed assistance with strategic congress management and logistics support, specifically planning multiple meetings/meeting types during the ESMO Congress. That which typically requires 6-8 months planning lead time, our team had 8 weeks to accomplish given the condensed timeline. Adding to the challenge, Paris shut down for 2 weeks for scheduled holidays during our 8-week planning phase. The...


5 Benefits of Partnering with Women Owned Businesses

Updated: 11/29/2022 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...


Meet MTA: Haley Temple, Global Experience Designer – Events

The Miller Tanner Associates’ (MTA) difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that brings our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients. Today we introduce you to our Global Experience Designer – Events Haley Temple, our Paris-based associate. As a global experience designer, Haley keeps our customers’ events on track and running smoothly from start to finish. Meet Haley Temple, Global Experience Designer – Events Strengths (based on CliftonStrengths): Learner, Strategic, Intellection, Achiever, Futuristic Languages spoken: French and English...


CEO Marnie Battistini Recognized as Top 20 Dynamic Business Leader

” Following a dream into reality takes grit and purpose. It’s doable, but you need to forgive your mistakes and those of others on your journey.” Marnie Battistini, CEO MTA celebrates Chief Executive Officer Marnie Miller Battistini for her recognition as a Top 20 Dynamic Business Leader for 2022. To read the full story, visit The Corporate Magazine feature article here.


Success Story: Accessible, Inclusive Virtual Event Experience

The Event   Virtual concert event emphasizing diversity and inclusion to promote unity during a challenging time of the pandemic.   “Together We Rise – A Virtual Experience with Mandy Harvey, an inclusive, soulful experience providing the opportunity for people of all ages to come together around story and song.”   Goals of the Event   The sponsors’ goals for the event included:   Provide an accessible, inclusive event experience for all ages.    Partner with woman-owned business to produce event.   Support the work of teachers and community organizers around the world with a supplemental...


In-Person Events Are Back Podcast

In episode 2 of the Event Horizons podcast, dive into how the in-person event format has evolved and what strategies and tactics event professionals can implement to keep people coming back to their in-person events. MTA’s Chief Experience Officer Meredith Shottes joins the discussion with other event industry leaders to lend their collective insights to the conversation. Event Horizons is hosted by Nolan Ether and Olivia vanCuren, presented by Webex Events (formerly Socio) and produced by Earfluence.