Dealing With Meeting Disruptions

Published in Insurance & Meetings Management Magazine ~ August 1, 2017  ** As the hospitality community and event organizers continue to navigate the ever-changing global landscape of unpredictable disruptors, there has been an amazing display of resiliency and camaraderie among peer groups as they share best practices, successes and lessons learned. I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel …

Safeguarding Event Deposits and Payments

The global event industry continues to evolve and is directly influenced by current economic environments.  In recent years, we have seen world economies impacted and crippled by catastrophic events such as 9/11, extreme weather, virus outbreaks, the housing market collapse and destabilization of currencies. Based on these events, there always seems to be an unfavorable impact to the meeting industry …

NFP’s 2016 Strategy Summit: A True Original

The 2016 NFP Strategy Summit conference held at the Omni Dallas went through a major marketing and logistical reinvention to enhance the multi-business line conference experience. NFP’s Marketing team reviewed all strategic and logistical facets of the meeting based on the recent brand launch to ensure the attendee experience was fulfilling, educational and informative. Areas of focus included messaging, brand continuity, thematic foyer and …

doing more with less

Original Article Published/ May 1, 2004: Meetings Net Washington Mutual Senior Vice President for Internal Communication Rob Hallam and his 15-person planning team learned last October about company-wide budget cuts that would drastically affect the company’s 16th annual “State of the Group” meeting just four months away. The theme: “It’s About You: Vision, Responsibility and Spirit,” was a lock. The …