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Meeting Ideas

The strategy and design of conferences and trade shows continues to evolve as hosts embrace new models for engagement, social media integration, pricing, and sustainability. Here's a look at new design, strategy, and technology ideas for conventions, expos, and other types of meetings.

2014 Event Inspiration: 19 Trends for Trade Show Booths

Check out the design concepts, technology strategies, and engagement techniques top exhibit producers expect to see more of this year.

News Posted January 7, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Hot Issues for Incentive and Meeting Planners in 2014

Crucial topics for the coming year include the rising costs of hotels and air travel and the need for strategies to address future political controversies.

News Posted December 10, 2013, 7:30 AM EST

Local, Diverse, and Happy: the 2014 Meeting Trends You Need to Know About

The IMEX Group offers trends for the coming year, developed with content from its conferences in Las Vegas and Frankfurt.

News Posted November 25, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

The 15 Most Innovative Meetings 2013

The conferences, conventions, trade shows, and meetings in North America that are successfully experimenting with new models and formats.

Feature Posted September 9, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT


Meeting Strategies

Does Your Event Need a "Director of Vibe"?

Find out why Cisco Live created a new position for its largest annual training and education conference.

Event Intelligence Posted May 27, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

How Cisco Live Is Tapping Into the Power of Social Influencers

Find out how the event is generating millions of online impressions through a new program to engage social media specialists.

Event Intelligence Posted May 22, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

How McDonald's Used Technology to Engage Attendees

The fast-food giant used an interactive website, push messaging, and attendee tracking to improve the experience for both attendees and non-attendees

Event Intelligence Posted May 8, 2014, 7:30 AM EDT

How the Oval Office Improved a Conference Training Program

Past experience working on global summits and presidential inaugurations helped Hargrove create a realistic congressional office setting for AIPAC.

Event Snapshot Posted April 23, 2014, 7:15 AM EDT

11 Ways to Make Trade Show Exhibits Sustainable

Consider these tips before participating in your next trade show.

Event Intelligence Posted April 22, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT


Meeting Technology

New App Turns Smartphones Into Microphones

See how a new app connects audience members’ smartphones to an event's or meeting’s sound system.

News Posted March 4, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

Custom News Feed Creates Year-Round Engagement for Trade Show Exhibitors and Organizers

ExpoBee’s “Industry Tracker” is meant to help event hosts establish themselves as a valuable source of information for their attendees.

Event Intelligence Posted October 24, 2013, 7:15 AM EDT

How to Use GPS Tracking at Your Next Conference

Location-based services can be useful for both attendees and hosts. Here’s how.

Event Intelligence Posted September 17, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT


Decor, Catering & Gift Ideas

Wake-Up Call: 11 New Ideas for Catering Breakfast Meetings

The Scout Posted December 4, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

10 Healthy Activities for Conference Attendees

The Scout Posted October 17, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

Meeting Catering: 6 Fresh Ideas for Sandwiches

The Scout Posted October 7, 2013, 7:30 AM EDT

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