By Mitra Sorrells Posted February 19, 2013, 7:30 AM EST
Networking is one of the top reasons people attend business events. For years planners have tried to address that interest by hosting cocktail receptions or creating networking lounges as opportunities for people to meet. Nowadays, however, there are newer, more effective ways to foster meaningful connections for your attendees. Check out these ideas that could work for your next meeting or trade show.