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There is nearly $3 billion in visitor-related infrastructure development happening in Cleveland right now. Part of this unprecedented growth includes the new Cleveland Convention Center, multiple hotel projects, and the addition of a Hilton Cleveland/Downtown convention center hotel.

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Utilize M&C's Ultimate Meetings Guide for choosing the optimal venue for your next important event. The guide covers domestic and international properties and destinations, along with important meeting and event facts and contact information to ease your planning experience.

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Refer to the IMEX America Special Show Report for a synopsis of the exhibition's history and its record growth, what's new for 2013, a pre-show floor plan and schedule, and targeted exhibitor information.

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Take a tour of  various destinations ready to host your next event. These CVBs instill a desire for their specific destination, and offer the location expertise and knowledge of group event logistics that today's meeting planners are seeking.

The ideal meeting destination does two simple things: drives attendance and delivers value. Phoenix is a city center that has recently been reshaped by a billion dollars’ worth of development that includes a new shopping and entertainment district, new hotels, and a new convention center. There’s a reason more than 16 million visitors flock to America’s sixth-largest city each year, and that same reason translates to high attendance at meetings and conventions: Phoenix consistently delivers value.



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Attendee engagement and planner event ROI are the two sides of the coin that must always be considered when creating a unique, customized reward event. Put a laser focus on delivering engaging gifts for organizations of all sizes to produce a memorable attendee experience.

Working with ever-tightening deadlines and long wish lists, the challenge becomes magnified tenfold for event planners as they attempt to break out of the event mold without breaking the bank. Rather than go it alone, many savvy planners work more efficiently by coordinating with local CVBs and DMOs. It makes dollar

Live events don’t have to be budget drainers, they can actually be big money-makers for your organization. It makes sense for planners and marketers to join forces and work to increase your ROE (Return on Events). Make events a profit center as opposed to a cost center — here are a few tips on how to get started.

By working with a Starwood Convention Services Consultant (CSC), who acts as a planner's personal point of contact across their multiple meeting programs, planners can streamline their multi-event bookings for continued success year after year. Read on to find out how a CSC can play a key role in your multiple-booki

For planners who create multiple meetings per year, tapping into the advantages of a multiple-event booking website to complete their tasks provides planners with an effective user experience. Find out here how a multiple booking site can make your tech experience successfully work for you.
One fascinating development of the increasingly competitive meeting business world is that it has taken the popular phrase "time is money" and turned it on its head.
Meeting planners have so many details to keep in mind when organizing an event—everything from F&B pricing to room rates to audio-visual concerns—but no detail is more important, and potentially confusing, than contracts.

Social Media and Mobile Apps are dramatically changing how attendees experience events. Cvent has developed three eBooks packed with strategies for harnessing the power of these platforms to increase attendee engagement and take your events to the next level. 2012

Hosting an international business event or incentive experience may sound like an arduous undertaking for any meeting planner, but creating an impressive, productive, and rewarding trip for your clients is easy when you plan an event in Bermuda. Read on

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Partner Webcasts

The Benefits of Multiple Meeting Bookings

by | April 30,2014


 Booking multiple meetings at once can be both time saving and financially beneficial, not to mention allow for a higher level of personalized service. This webinar will map out the cost/benefit analysis of shifting one's mindset from the next meeting to the next several meetings — buying in a bundled format that saves the company money and makes the planner's job just a little bit easier. 

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Meetings and Events in Fort Myers and Sanibel

by | March 25,2014



The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel are tucked away, yet accessible and convenient, where every modern amenity is perfectly balanced with a setting so natural it's hard to imagine meeting anywhere else. This webcast is still available for playback!  

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Event App by CrowdCompass

by | February 18,2014
Meetings and Conventions is partnering with CrowdCompass by Cvent to offer mobile apps for our meetings and events. Learn how CrowdCompass can help you build event apps that your attendees will want to use.


October 2014 Webcast: The Comprehensive RFP

October 22 | 2:00pm EST What does a thorough request for proposal look like? What information does the hotel need in order to understand your group's...

September 2014 Webcast: CSR on a Budget

September 17 | 2:00 pm EST Description: Corporate social responsibility is a growing trend in the meetings world. Experts share ideas for charitable...

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The Organizer's Role in Driving Exhibitor ROI

Exhibitor ROI can drive their satisfaction with your event, and higher satisfaction can improve your exhibitor retention rate. But how can you help boost your...

Duty of Care: Are You Covered?

Recent world events have corporations revisiting their risk management practices with respect to business travel and meetings. To understand your organization's...