Pivoting and Being Fluid: 3 Ways Meeting and Event Professionals Can Enhance their Unique Value Proposition

Lauren Kramer, CAE, MTA, CMP CEO and Virtual Strategist, Meeting Priorities If our crystal balls could talk, I think they would say: Proceed with caution and develop new skill sets. The effect of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry has been crushing, but as we begin to emerge in varying stages, what remains is the can-do spirit…

As Marquis Events Go Regional, Smart Planners Choose Boutique Destinations

10 Considerations to Make the Right Choice Choosing a small boutique city has traditionally offered groups an intimate, specialized experience for meeting and attendees, complete with personal service not often found in larger cities. Your group receives all the attention and, with smaller hotels, is often the only group in-house. Additionally, smaller cities tend to…

How to Incorporate the Plant-Based Movement into Your Meetings and Events

Looking to introduce sustainability and social impact into your event? In a recent webinar for Visit Alexandria, Mary Cline, Wolfgang Puck’s regional director for catering and sales for the East Coast, shared her expert advice for incorporating plant-based menus and sustainable catering practices into your future event plans. 1. Introduction to the Plant-Based Movement in…

Discover the Appeal of Waterfront Meeting Destinations

Waterfront destinations are a popular choice for meeting planners looking to wow attendees with unique activities set in a tranquil atmosphere. Alexandria, Virginia, located minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River, offers patio dining, boat cruises and rooms with a view, making it easy to plan your entire event around Alexandria’s spectacular Potomac River…

How to Use Virtual and Augmented Reality in Meetings & Events

AR and VR for Meetings and Events
What are VR & AR? Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are commonly known for gaming, says Sophia Moshasha, marketing director for Gates’ Brightline Interactive. But companies like hers have been paving the way for the technology to become a new and exciting way to add experiential elements to meetings and events. “VR and…