Event Destination Spotlight – Las Vegas, NV

I used to have this internal definition of ‘off-strip’ as ‘off-my-venue-list-completely’. It wasn’t even a consideration. ‘Off-strip’ has now become the new ‘black’ of Vegas – and a popular option, but let me share my story about who converted me! I was heading to Vegas in support of a tradeshow and just prior to leaving town, I.. read more →

Avoid Being an E-RFP Spammer!

Entry: I sat in on a webinar today titled ‘Electronic-RFP’s, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’ – sponsored by Successful Meetings. What an insightful perspective from the hoteliers side-of-the-house! With the evolution of E-RFP technology, I think event planners are in some respects, like a new kid with a toy. With the simple click.. read more →

Corporate, Socially Responsible (CSR) Events Rise from the ‘AIG Effect’ Ashes

My partner and I are preparing to speak at TSE 2012. Our topic is: The New Event Trend: How to Align Your Event Productions with Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives’ so consequently, we’ve been doing a lot of research and re-living some of the memories of the recent time in our event history that was commonly.. read more →

Corporate, Socially Responsible (CSR) Events; What are They & Why do They Matter?

“Corporate Social Responsibility” I love this buzz phrase (turned must-have strategy) that has been adopted and integrated on many levels in end-to-end marketing plans and corporate branding, as well as becoming a popular HR initiative to drive a healthy employee environments & retention. Initially borne from the desire to be perceived as both socially and.. read more →

Effective Ways to Elevate Your Event Experience – Even on a Reduced Budget!

In 2008/2009, many of you will remember the ugly term that was born – the ‘AIG Effect’. It meant many different things to those of us challenged to produce quality events with reduced budgets, re-scoped meetings & entertainment, and oh-by-the-way, we may be canceling this annual event all together. It’s amazing how resourceful you become.. read more →

There’s Magic in Choosing the Perfect Event Venue

Back to basics; I believe strongly that the event venue you choose is one of THE most critical elements in the placement of any meeting, conference or special event. It is the first impression your customers, prospects or staff will have of the intention behind the event. From the moment attendees arrive, the property should.. read more →

Event Destination Spotlight – AZ

From the moment we approached the entrance…Montelucia’s story began; this venue literally entices you before you even set a foot inside.  Inspired by Spain’s Andalusia Region & nestled at the base of the dramatic Camelback Mountain, a rich palette of color, beautiful archways and over-sized wooden doors suspended with ageless chains, beckon entrance to this.. read more →