The meetings and events industry is affected by many factors, and the global economy is a big one. Even if your events are held only in the U.S. or even in one region of the country, the global economy has an impact on your budget.
This is the first installment of a new series of "Day in the Life" articles featuring IMS team members and how they spend their day on the road supporting our clients. This is the recent "day in the life" of Neil Kurtz, Event Staging Technician.
When planning meetings and events, it is useful to have a diagram or floor plan. In some cases, venues or suppliers will provide a diagram, and there are great paid services like Social Tables that have a rich set of features. But if you’re on a budget and would still like the flexibility of creating a room diagram yourself, here is a comparison of some cost effective options.
Beacons have been around for a few years now, but have started to pick up steam in terms of adoption over the past year. Why is this important? Two big reasons: The Attendee Experience and DATA.
Virtual Reality has become “quite the craze” over the past year or so and I don’t expect the interest to decrease in the near future. It is unlike many other new technologies that have hit the market, such as 3D TV’s, etc. Technology companies have made Virtual Reality (VR) available to everyone, including those with limited budgets. This allows everyone to experience this immersive technology and experience the benefits of VR for themselves!
More than 220 million meetings are conducted in America each month. Because I’m an entrepreneur who’s providing the fastest-growing network of meetings and conference venues in the U.S., you would think I’d be doing cartwheels and flips over this opportunity.