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The Trend to Wellness at Events

March 11th, 2018|

by Linda Pratt – NAVIS Events Wellness is a becoming the new normal in the meeting industry.  The challenge is offering better, healthier alternatives to attendees without increasing the budget.  At NAVIS Events we strive to achieve both. A recent IACC survey concluded that gluten-free dining, vegetarianism and veganism are no longer just trends [...]

5 Things to Know About Event Apps

November 16th, 2017|

BY SMART MEETINGS ON MAY 06, 2015 A Discussion with Justin Gonzalez of DoubleDutch Research from MPI shows that 63 percent of meeting planners are currently using mobile apps at events. In advance of his Smart Meetings webinar: Event Apps 101: 5 Things to Consider When Shopping for Event Apps, we spoke with Justin Gonzalez, marketing communications manager [...]

10 Incentive Travel Facts You Can Use

July 15th, 2017|

BY INCENTIVE RESEARCH FOUNDATION • APRIL 6, 2017 38% of all U.S. Firms over $1MM in revenue use incentive travel to motivate their people and partners. U.S. firms spend over $14B Annually on incentive travel. Net Optimism Score for incentive travel in the fall of 2016 was 26%, meaning the industry is still moderately positive about the [...]

Emergency Preparedness Tips for Business Events

April 1st, 2017|

by Dave Wuethrich | March 19, 2018 Emergencies obviously happen without warning. Being proactive and having a plan in place ahead of time can reduce stress and allow you to be prepared for unexpected circumstances and possible cancellations or rescheduling of shows. In my role at Convention Data Services (CDS), I am involved with [...]