November/December 2020



The Latest and Greatest in Wisconsin Hotels From 4 Major Markets

From an art-themed property in Milwaukee to a new conference center in Brookfield, Wisconsin is primed to host a variety of program sizes.

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Flashy Tech, Modern Design and Plentiful Space Give CAESARS FORUM a Meetings Edge

CAESARS FORUM was one of 2020’s highly anticipated openings, but, like so many others, its plans were thwarted by the COVID-19 crisis. In October, the venue opened its doors at last. Get all the details.

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3 Ideas for Safe, Clean Teambuilding Activities in Kansas City

We break down three KC teambuilding activities suited for groups and the protocols those businesses have in place for safe, clean fun.

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How to Source More Inclusively for Your Next Event

How can planners find more diverse businesses? There are certainly plenty of them out there. Certified meeting planner Antwone Stigall has some tips.

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See How Top In-Person Event Entertainers Pivoted to Virtual in 2020

Michael Cerbelli’s The Hot List™ pivoted to the virtual events world with aplomb in 2020. Here are some highlights of the top acts that were profiled. Read more. 

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Versed in Crisis Management, Meetings Outlook in Puerto Rico is Optimistic

Puerto Rico is no stranger to crisis management. This experience, its unique location and new developments give it an optimistic outlook for meetings. Read the details.

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15 Holiday Cocktail Recipes From Your Favorite Hotels

Bring some holiday cheer to your home with these festive recipes from some of your favorite hotels for meetings. Read more.

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DEI in Tourism and Hospitality: A Look Back and Forward

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experts Zoe Moore and Greg DeShields contemplate inclusion in the meetings and, hospitality industry, with a look to the tumultuous 2020 and their vision of the future. Read more. 

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Cvent's Patrick Smith on Hybrid Meetings and Hope for the Future

Meetings Today’s Tyler Davidson talks with Cvent Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Patrick Smith about the meetings tech giant’s new hybrid meeting solution, Virtual Attendee Hub.

Learn how the company has fared during the pandemic and what he and others at Cvent see as positive signs for an industry recovery from the COVID calamity. Listen Now.

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Witness the Virtual Wizardry Weaved by Magician Eric Jones

Eric Jones has gone “Virtually Insane” with an interactive show filled tons of hidden surprises, uber-visual magic and hilarious family-friendly comedy beamed straight to your living room during a virtual event.

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25 Ways to Future-Proof Your Meetings and Events Firm

Implement these 25 rapid-fire tips from author, speaker and futurist Scott Steinberg to future-proof your meetings events business and team. Read more. 

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A Pandemic Spike in Golfing Customers Has Resorts Pondering Meetings Potential

Golf has spiked during the pandemic, with a recent 20% increase in rounds. Top U.S. golf resorts are now trying to attract small meetings for open-air events. Read more.

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How Hotels and Convention Centers Are Stepping Up to Meet Hybrid Event Needs

From incentive offers to new broadcast studios, we break down how hotel chains and major convention centers are preparing and upgrading for hybrid and virtual events.

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4 Female Atlantic City Casino-Resort Leaders Discuss the Road Ahead

Convening for a virtual roundtable, four female casino-resort leaders talk about leading in the pandemic, the talent pipeline, reimagined strategies—and their confidence in the road ahead.

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How You Can Find All GBAC STAR-Accredited Facilities in One Place

The Austin Convention Center is one of the latest venues in the country to earn the cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease outbreak prevention accreditation. See what other facilities are on the list.

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