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Corporate Gifts - Selecting and Purchasing Client Gifts
What corporate gifts should you provide to those who attend your events? An overview of apparel, name badges, padfolios, memo pads, pens and more. Plus, memorable gifts that don't include your logo.

Planning Business and Social Events at a Thoroughbred Horse Track
Event Planning.

Transportation
Event planners need to incorporate transportation decisions into their overall programs. This includes managing costs associated with airline and ground transportation, and now the added dimension of travel security for event guests.

Lodging
The hotel is the most common venue that event planners hold their programs, given the convenience. And meetings account for a significant portion of most hotels' revenue, so it's helpful to identify ways to leverage those mutual relationships.

Organizing Your Own Wedding Can Lead to Event Planner - : How Did You Become an Event Planner?
Event planners come from many different backgrounds. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.

First Event Job: Community Events - : How Did You Become an Event Planner?
Event planners come from many different backgrounds. One reader shares how she stumbled into this field by working in community events and then handling training events. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.

First Event Job: Classroom Project - : How Did You Become an Event Planner?
Event planners come from many different backgrounds. One reader explains that as part of studying in a hospitality or event management program, students can an opportunity to work on real projects in their communities. Her background was first in the restaurant industry. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.

First Event Job: From Pastry Chef to Wedding Planner - : How Did You Become an Event Planner?
Event planners come from many different backgrounds. One reader shares how her event career progressed first as a pastry chef, followed by a variety of college event programs, and now her own wedding planning business. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.

First Event Job: Wedding Planner - : How Did You Become an Event Planner?
Event planners come from many different backgrounds. Learn how one reader became a wedding planner. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.

First Event Job: Editorial Assistant in a Marketing Dept. - : How Did You Become an Event Planner?
Event planners come from many different backgrounds. Learn how one reader became an event planner by being an editorial assistant in a marketing department. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.

First Event Job: Marketing Coordinator - : How Did You Become an Event Planner?
Event planners come from many different backgrounds. Learn how one reader became an event planner by starting out as a marketing coordinator. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.

First Event Job: Events Intern - : How Did You Become an Event Planner?
Event planners come from many different backgrounds. Learn how one reader became an event planner by working as an event intern at a local museum. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.

Wedding Music Mistakes to Avoid for Wedding Planners
Tips to avoid five common planning pitfalls when it comes to wedding music. Wedding reception music should enhance, not detract from, the event. Wedding planners can read this article to learn what mistakes to avoid.

Wedding First Dance - How to Choose the Perfect Wedding First Dance Song
This article will help wedding planners to assist their clients in choosing a wedding first dance song with style, personality and panache. Read to learn more about how to choose the perfect first dance song for a wedding.

Canada Food - Popular Canadian Food - Sample Canadian Theme Menu for Events
Canadian chefs worked together and formed Team Canada at the American Culinary Competition. Event planners should check out their three-course menu when creating an event with a Canadian theme.

Czech Republic Food – Popular Eastern Europe Food – Sample Eastern Europe Menu for Events
Czech Republic chefs worked together and formed Team Czech Repbulic at the American Culinary Competition. Event planners should check out their three-course menu when creating an event with an Eastern European theme.

Sponsorship Evaluation - Festival Sponsors - Festival ROI
U.S. Cellular and Eli's Cheesecake explain how awareness and driving revenue are keys to sponsorship decisions for community festivals.

How to Find and Hire a DJ for a Wedding - Interviewing a Wedding Disc Jockey
Learn how to evaluate and hire a wedding DJ who is professional and reliable. Questions to ask and red flags to avoid when interviewing a wedding disc jockey.

Green Wedding Favors - Eco-Friendly Wedding Favors - Eco-Conscious Wedding Favors
Wedding favors can be eco-friendly and environmentally conscious. Green wedding favors, such as wedding candy, wedding candles, wedding soaps or other organic wedding favors are a great choice for couples who care about the environment.

Inexpensive Wedding Favors - Cheap Wedding Favors on a Budget - Affordable Wedding Favors
Wedding favors don't have to break your budget. Inexpensive wedding favors can be both fun and elegant, while remaining affordable. Here are ideas for cheap wedding favors your guests will enjoy.

Wedding Favors Boxes, Bags and Other Containers - Wedding Favors Boxes With Style
Wedding favors can be presented in boxes, bags, pouches and more. See the best wedding favor boxes found online. Inexpensive wedding favor boxes to more costly, elegant wedding favor boxes. Wedding favors boxes for every wedding budget and wedding theme.

Wedding Shower Favors - Bridal Shower Favors Your Guests Will Love
The best wedding shower/bridal shower favors for any shower theme that guests will remember, use and appreciate. Favor ideas including tea favors, candy favors, and more.

How to Save Money on Bridal Attire - Wedding Attire on a Budget - Cheap Wedding Gowns
Learn how to save money on wedding dresses and wedding accessories. Bridal attire on a budget. 10 tips for inexpensive wedding attire.

MPI Response to AIG
MPI President & CEO Bruce M. MacMillan shares his perspective about the criticism that surrounds the meetings industry as a result of AIG's choice to cancel all non-essential corporate meetings and events.

Conference Packages - Meeting Packages - Conference Budget
For the European market, it's not unusual for hotels to present event planners with a meeting or conference package that reflects a daily delegate rate. Will this trend take hold in the states? Learn more about how this pricing strategy works and may help conference budgets.

Holiday Parties - Planning Corporate Holiday Parties - Holiday Party Planning Cost Saving Tips
What holiday planning tips and strategies should you incorporate in your plans to save money and achieve maximum impact? Read 10 holiday party planning cost saving tips.

high speed rail - Renfe
High speed rail in Europe is seen as a flexible transportation option for business events and travel. What can the U.S. market learn from high speed rail -- particularly Spain's Renfe -- and what does this mean to event planning?

Event Planning Careers - Profile of a Destination Marketing Professional
Tracy Halliwell, director of business tourism for Visit London, shares her perspectives about event planning careers in destination marketing and business tourism.

Thoroughbred Race Track - Planning Events at the Horse Races
A profile of some of the various corporate and social entertainment options at a thoroughbred race track.

English Food – Popular Great Britain Food – Sample British Theme Menu for Events
Event planners who are interested in creating a British theme or atmosphere for an event may look to this menu for inspiration.

Group Events - Theater Events - Special Events at the Theater
For those who want to plan an unforgettable special event in a lavish environment, event planners should consider one of the old, established theaters (or

Study: Food and Wine Travel Increases in Popularity
Food and wine events are increasing in popularity in the U.S. leisure travel market, with 27 million travelers engaged in culinary or wine-related activities while traveling within the past three years, according to a report from the Travel Industry Association. These are important statistics for event planners because it means that this is the type of activity guests will enjoy. And the focus on food and wine allows planners to create spectacular business events.

Theatres - Unique Venues - Theatres Offer Unique Venues for Meetings and Events
Searching for a unique venue for your events and meetings? Consider theatres for their concert halls, lobbies, foyers, rehearsal rooms, outdoor space and other unique spaces.

Theatres - Unique Venues - Theatres Offer Unique Venues for Meetings and Events
What you should know to rent theatre foyers, lobbies, outdoor and other space for meetings and special events. Page 2.

Chesapeake Bay Beach Club - Maryland Wedding - Today Show Hometown Wedding
Learn more about the unique event spaces, catering, and planning advantages and challenges at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. The Chesapeake Beach Club is a Maryland wedding venue that was the backdrop of the Today Show wedding in 2005.

German Food – Popular German Food – Sample German Theme Menu for Events
Event planners who are interested in creating a German theme or atmosphere for an event may look to this menu for inspiration.

Italy Food – Popular Italian Food – Sample Italian Theme Menu for Events
Event planners who are interested in creating an Italian theme or atmosphere for an event may look to this menu for inspiration.

Caribbean Food – Popular Bahamas Food – Sample Caribbean Theme Menu for Events
Caribbean chefs worked together and formed Team Bahamas at the American Culinary Competition. Event planners should check out their three-course menu when creating an event with a Caribbean island theme.

Event Planning Jobs Situation - Employment Situation Hospitality and Leisure - Event Planning Unemployment
The event planning industry has experienced tremendous change since the recession. Hundreds of thousands of positions have gone away, and unemployment rates are high. The employment situation in the hospitality and leisure industry impacts business events and event planning significantly. Learn more about the employment situation for event planning and hospitality.

Catering Company - Catering Menu - Hiring a Caterer - Tips for Hiring a Catering Company or Caterer
What you need to know about hiring a catering company or caterer. Tips to build the catering menu, taste catering, review catering pictures, check references and more.

Convention Center Events - London 2012 Games - Organizing Olympic Volleyball Competition at Earls Court
The London 2012 Games will hold the Olympic Volleyball competition at Earls Court, and this is a prime example of how convention centers convert their space for hosting a wide range of conventions, meetings and public events.

Catering Careers - Catering Jobs Search - Find Catering Jobs and Careers
Interested in serving the event planning industry through a career in catering? Perhaps the greatest number of event-related job opportunities are found in the food service sector. Whether you're searching for a job as a chef, catering coordinator or catering management, find your opportunities here.

London 2012 Tickets - Olympics Hospitality - Olympics Tickets
Whether you want to organize hospitality related to the London 2012 Games or looking to obtain tickets and create your own mini-visit during that time, here's what you need to know to find official tickets (and avoid the scams).

Meeting Jobs - Job Search - Resume Tips for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Meeting and event jobs are challenging and rewarding. But this is a competitive industry. Dawn Penfold, president of Meetingsjobs.com, offers 10 tips to recession-proof your resume.

Strategic Meetings Management - Strategic Management Concepts for Meetings and Events
Meeting and event professionals are increasingly being asked to measure the impact of their programs, and adopt strategic management concepts. Ultimately, it helps to ensure the success of events and achieve bottom line results. Steve O'Malley of Maxavantage offers 10 tips for a strategic meetings management program.

Executive Level - Management Decision Making for Events and Meetings
Planners are increasingly being expected to prove the the value of meetings and events to executive level management decision makers. Learn six ways you can achieve this.

Catering Careers - Catering Certification - What is a CPCE?
For those who are interested in distinguishing themselves in a catering career, perhaps this is a good time to consider obtaining professional certification. The CPCE demonstrates competencies for catering managers and executives, and is administered by the National Association of Catering Executives. Learn more.

Hire a Professional Speaker - Working with a Speakers Bureau
Part 1. A conversation with speakers bureau industry leader Diane Goodman about the process of hiring professional speakers - entertainers, industry experts, business leaders, athletes and others - to serve as keynote speakers, emcees, present general sessions, etc.

Bureau Speakers - Keynote Speaker - Professional Speaker - Diane Goodman
Part 1. A conversation with speakers bureau industry leader Diane Goodman about the process of hiring professional speakers - entertainers, industry experts, business leaders, athletes and others - to serve as keynote speakers, emcees, present general sessions, etc. Page 2.

Hire a Professional Speaker -Trends in Hiring Speakers
Part 2. My conversation with speakers bureau industry leader Diane Goodman continues with detailed information about her personal experiences and perspective on trends in hiring professional speakers - entertainers, industry experts, business leaders, athletes and others - to serve as keynote speakers, emcees, present general sessions, etc.

Hire a Professional Speaker -Trends in Hiring Speakers
Part 2. My conversation with speakers bureau industry leader Diane Goodman continues with detailed information about her personal experiences and perspective on trends in hiring professional speakers - entertainers, industry experts, business leaders, athletes and others - to serve as keynote speakers, emcees, present general sessions, etc. Page 2.

Hire a Professional Speaker -Trends in Hiring Speakers
Part 2. My conversation with speakers bureau industry leader Diane Goodman continues with detailed information about her personal experiences and perspective on trends in hiring professional speakers - entertainers, industry experts, business leaders, athletes and others - to serve as keynote speakers, emcees, present general sessions, etc. Page 3.

Corporate Entertainment - The Water Coolers - Hiring Corporate Entertainment
Interested in learning more about what you should know to hire corporate and entertainment for your next convention or conference? Peter Brown of The Water Coolers shares his 10 years of insights about corporate entertainment and working with event and meeting planners.

Corporate Entertainment - The Water Coolers - Hiring Corporate Entertainment
Interested in learning more about what you should know to hire corporate and entertainment for your next convention or conference? Peter Brown of The Water Coolers shares his 10 years of insights about corporate entertainment and working with event and meeting planners. Page 2.

Wedding Themes: Winter Wonderland Wedding
Learn how a Washington, DC hotel wedding was transformed into a winter wonderland for New Year's Eve. This article describes the wedding decorations, including flowers, linens and lighting, that made this wedding theme beautiful and unique.

Event Management - Event Registration - Event Management and Event Technology Tools
What should you consider before upgrading your event management technology tools? Strategies to keep in mind.

Meetings and Events - ROI - Strategic Meetings for Small and Mid-Sized Organizations
8 steps for small and mid-sized organizations to create successful, and strategic meetings and events programs.

AIG Agent Conference - AIG St. Regis Event - Analysis of AIG Independent Conference
Event and meeting planners may use the information made public by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to learn more about contracting with hotels and what improvements may be helpful for the future. Learn more.

AIG Agent Conference - AIG St. Regis Event - Analysis of AIG Independent Conference
Event and meeting planners may use the information made public by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to learn more about contracting with hotels and what improvements may be helpful for the future. Learn more. Page 2.

AIG Agent Conference - AIG St. Regis Event - Analysis of AIG Independent Conference
Event and meeting planners may use the information made public by the Oversight and Government Reform Committee to learn more about contracting with hotels and what improvements may be helpful for the future. Learn more. Page 3.

Barcelona Events - Business Events in Barcelona - Planning Conventions in Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain is one of the most popular destinations for association conferences and international congresses. Find out more about why this destination is on the radar for business events.

Commentary About Canceled Corporate Events - Wells Fargo Cancels Event
Corporate events have become increasingly the subject of criticism by lawmakers and others for its inappropriate choice of hosting luxury retreats to support business development. This commentary was written to address those criticisms.

Chicago Events - Business Events in Chicago - Planning Conventions in Chicago
Chicago is a great destination for business events and where business revenues exceed more than 2.5 times that of leisure travel -- despite the fact that business represents only about 27% of total travel. Find out more about events in Chicago.

Employee Appreciation - Employee Activities - Family Events at Local Ice Rinks
Employee appreciation events are a great morale boosters to thank employees. One possible event may be to organize a family skate night at the local ice rink. That's what Delta Hotels chose for its summer employee event. Learn how Delta approached its employee family night behind the scenes.

Events Overisight - Congressional Oversight of Corporate Meetings and Events - Events Best Practice Guidelines
In response to potential legislation and congressional oversight of the meetings and events, eight industry associations issued best practice guidelines for potential adoption by recipients of emergency government assistance.

Event ROI - Measuring Events - Meetings Measurement
So you're planning a hundred small events and not sure how to measure the effectiveness of your prorams? Here's what you should know. Page 2.

Commentary on Federal Agencies Banning Destinations from Government Meetings
Federal agencies have been accused of banning Las Vegas, Orlando and other destinations from government meetings. Learn more about the issues.

Background to Government Meetings Ban on Las Vegas, Orlando and Other Resort Destinations
What is the background behind some agencies being accused of banning destinations from consideration for government meetings? It begins with what is known a the

Government Meeting Planners May Be Solution Behind Federal Agencies Ban on Destinations
Did you know the stringent requirements behind destination and venue decisions that government meeting planners follow? Perhaps government meeting planners should shoulder accountability and choice of destinations? Page 3.

Hosted Tours for Event Planners - Fam Trips for Meeting Planners
International event and meeting planners may familiarize themselves with a variety of destinations around the world by attending hosted tours that are tied to international trade shows.

Business Event Industry Trends - U.S. Events Industry - European Events Industry
The 2007 EIBTM Industry Trends report identifies several business event industry challenges, especially for international planners. Budget is the biggest consideration. However, expanded destination options may provide some financial relief.

Las Vegas Meetings - Business Events in Las Vegas - Planning Conventions in Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the most popular destinations for conferences, meetings, incentive programs and destination weddings in the U.S. Find out more about why these events have contributed to its success.

London Events – Business Events in London Travel – Planning Conventions in London
London is perhaps the most popular international destination for conferences, meetings, incentive programs and other business events. Find out more about planning events in London.

Events in Madrid - Business Events Events in Madrid - Planning Conventions in Madrid
While Madrid, Spain is a popular popular European destination for leisure travel, it's tourism and business community has been quickly developing its infrastructure to support business events, congresses and international fairs.

Planning Commuinty Festivals - How to Plan Food Festivals
Event planners interested in planning neighborhood food festivals must consider several elements, including operations, vendors, programming, marketing and more. Learn how event planners approach the Taste of Chicago.

Planning Commuinty Festivals - How to Plan Food Festivals
Event planners interested in planning neighborhood food festivals must consider several elements, including operations, vendors, programming, marketing and more. Learn how event planners approach the Taste of Chicago. Page 2.

Events in Berlin - Business Events Events in Berlin - Planning Conventions in Berlin
Berlin, Germany has steadily been growing in popularity for meetings and conventions, and continues to catch the attention of meeting and event planners. Learn more.

Event Itinrary - Wine Country Events - Sample Itinerary for Wine Events in Rioja Spain
For those who are looking to create a unique wine country experience for an incentive or executive retreat, La Rioja, Spain, offers a great opportunity for groups to refine their wine tasting appreciation while staying focused on the business objectives of the meeting. Consider this a starting point for Rioja or wine country elsewhere. Learn more.

Team Building Ideas - Wine Tasting Events - Wine Country Activities in Spain
Looking for ways to incorporate team building ideas and activities into your next event. Consider these 15 corporate team building activities. Learn more.

Team Building Ideas - Wine Tasting Events - Wine Country Activities
team building ideas, corporate team building, team building, wine tasting, wine tastings, team activities, wine tasting events, wine country. Page 2.

Wells Fargo - Wells Fargo Recognition Events - Reprint of Wells Fargo Employee Letter
On February 8, 2009, Wells Fargo responded to criticism of its employee recognition event with a letter signed by Wells Fargo President & CEO John Stumpf, and published it as an advertisement in national newspapers. Here's a copy of that letter.

Party Crashers - Desiree Rogers - White House Social Secretary Should Be Focus for Party Crashers
Although party crashers attended the first state dinner of the Obama White House, Secret Service officer suspensions, House committee hearings and Presidential review of situation should end before any other actions are taken. Focus should be on administrative processes of White House Social Secretary and event management.

Business Meeting Attendance - Tips to Increase Attendance at Business Meetings and Conventions
With increasing pressure on increasing attendance at business meetings and conventions, event services supplier Daniel Fortin of DNL Logistique in Montreal, Canada, offers 10 tips that event and meeting professions should know.

So You Want to Become an Event Planner?
When some people consider the role of an event planner, they imagine a job working with luxury hotels, dining on gourmet meals, listening to world music,

FITUR and FITUR Congresos 2008 Bring Event and Meeting Planners to Madrid
FITUR is an international tourism trade fair that is hosted in Madrid, January 30 to February 3, 2008. What's interesting about FITUR and Spain specifically

What Event Planning Topics Would You Like to Read About?
For the last year, the event planning section has been focused on many of the basic activities involved in the business of event planning. Topics have covered a

April 2011 Calendar of Holidays and Events
The Final Four is a great event to create a client appreciation event. Many years ago I worked on a fantasy basketball camp-theme event where our guests

Wedding Invitation Wording Made Easy - Best Wedding Invitation Wording
The best websites for finding wedding invitation wording for all wedding situations. See the Royal Wedding Invitation used for the wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton.

Event Planner Job Boards
If you're searching for event planner jobs, check out this listing of job boards on industry web sites.

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Seminar
Event Definition for Seminar. Event Planning.

Seminar - What is a Seminar
What is a seminar. Event Planning.

Conference
Event Definition for Conference. Event Planning.

Congress
Event Definition for Congress. Event Planning.

Convention
Event Definition for Convention. Event Planning.

Incentive
Event Definition of Incentive. Event Planning.

Wedding Planner - Become a Wedding Planner - Starting a Wedding Planning Business
You want to become a successful wedding planner with your own business. Your goal is to lead your own independent lifestyle while spending your time on work that is creative and delivers a reasonably high salary. What will it take to get there?

Wedding Planners - What Experience Best Prepares a Wedding Planner?
Successful wedding planners come from all walks of life, and no single profession prepares an individual for this career. So what kind of experience prepare someone to become a wedding planner?

Green Environmental - Volunteer Events - Green Events
Incorporating green environmental volunteer events into conferences and meetings will enhance attendee experiences and achieve green events goals.

Sustainability - Recycling - Event Venues Incorporate Sustainability Programs
Perhaps it will surprise some, but many event venues have already established elements of sustainability and recycling into their own programs, so it may be easier than some event planners think to choose venues for green meetings and events.

Testing GCC Docs
Testing GCC Docs. Event Planning.

Spanish Food - Sample Spanish Theme Reception Menu - Behind the Event at a Spanish Cocktail Reception
For anyone interested in hosting a cocktail reception with a Spanish food theme, perhaps they should consider some of these traditional Spanish menu items.

Emerging New Technologies - Future Technology - Fogscreen
fogscreen, future technology, emerging new technologies, event planning tips

Event Planning Books - Letitia Baldrige - Complete Guide to Exeuctive Manners
Letitia Baldrige's New Complete Guide to Executive Manners is a book that should be on every meeting and event planner's book shelf.

Cause Event Tips - Cause Special Events - Quick Tips to Creating Cause Media Events
Many nonprofit and association event planners are expected to identify some creative ways to generate and mobilize local enthusiasm for their cause. And regardless of the message, many creative tactics may be used to reinforce those objectives and gain visibility. Learn more about how the World Health Organization promoted its first Global Handwashing Day for October 2008.

Event Planning Idea - Celebrity Book Signing
Searching for a way to add a new dimension to your next convention or congress? Consider a celebrity book signing to add a new dimension to your program.

New Product Launch - MGM CityCenter Vegas - Sand Castle
Meeting and event planners should incorporate creative ways to promote and launch new products to key audiences. MGM CityCenter Vegas promoted itself to MPI WEC 2008 attendees by creating a sand castle replica of the project while it is in development.

Event Planning Idea - Red Carpet Line
Searching for a fun event planning idea to incorporate into your next conference, convention or special event? Consider a red carpet line to welcome attendees and guests.

Salon and Spa - Special Events with Salon and Spa Services
Looking for a new activity to incorporate into your next special event? Consider adding spa and salon services for your guests. Learn more about how this was successful for one company.

Oxygen Bars – Oxygen Bars for Special Events
What you should know about oxygen bars for your next meeting or special event.

Corporate Entertainment - General Sessions - The Water Coolers
Las Vegas Meetings by Harrah's Entertainment hired The Water Coolers, an entertainment group that sings musical medleys to promote their clients at large conferences and meetings. It's definitely a great way to convey your important messages while entertaining attendees at general sessions, lunches, dinners and more.

Party Crashers - Crashergate - Robert Gibbs Chastised Correspondent Apryl Ryan at Press Briefing
Attempting to shield his White House staff from media scrutiny about how party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi made it past security at a state dinner - Crashergate, press secretary Robert Gibbs chastised veteran correspondent Apryl Ryan when she pushed for answers that he did not want to provide. See the video.

Event Space - How to Narrow Venues for Your Event
Considerations for choosing the right venue for a successful event include timing, location, facilities, catering, service, budget and management preference. And unless logistics and time absolutely prevent it, every event planner should conduct a site inspection before contracting any venue.

Sustainability - Food Donation - How to Work with Local Food Banks
Not sure what to do with leftover food from a future conference or event? Incorporating a food donation program with a local food bank is sustainable and possible. Learn how.

Catering Tips - Hot Trends in Food and Beverage
Although it seems that many restaurants and hotels have preset food and beverage menus, it's important to incorporate popular catering trends into your selections. The National Restaurant Association's 2008 chef survey highlights top items and tips that you may want to incorporate into your next event menu.

Catering - Menus - Chef Survey
A national survey of chefs by the Restaurant Association identifies the hottest trends in catering and menus. Bite-size desserts tops the list.

Dessert Ideas - Party Menu Ideas for Desserts - How to Host a Dessert Reception
Looking to create an intimate experience, but not wanting the complexity of hosting a longer evening affair? Perhaps the best idea is to host a dessert reception. That's what organizers at Encore in Las Vegas chose when launching the new hotel to industry travel writers. Consider hosting a dessert reception based on ideas from their pastry chefs. Learn more.

Table Settings - Table Decorations - Reception Ideas
Looking for inspiration to create table settings and decorations for your gala or special event? Check out the

MPI - Meeting Professionals International - Opening Sessions
Organization leaders are expected to highlight past accomplishments as they set the stage for the year ahead. Angie Pfieffer, 2007-2008 chairperson for MPI, highlights strategic imperatives that were established for MPI during her tenure. Page 6.

Special Events - Receptions - Cocktail Receptions
Caesar's Palace hosted the MPI WEC 2008 opening reception. This special event transformed a statitic ballroom into a cocktail reception that transformed the environment throughout the night. Page 3.

Business Roundtables - Roundtable Discussions - Workshop Facilitation
Cafe Conversations are business roundtable discussions that incorporate workshop facilitation by a group leader. Topics are open-ended, and participants are expected to participate in roundtable discussions. Page 12.

Event Planning Checklist - Catering Services - Chef Meeting
As part of the event planning checklist, event and meeting planners hold a final walk through or pre-con meeting with conference managers, including catering services. Prior to the execution of the event, venues hold their own meetings. Page 2.

Conventions - Sponsorships
Convention planners should create excitement for next year's convention during this year's convention, when likely attendees are open to learning more. Next year's hosts may be an excellent source of an important sponsorship during this year's event. Page 13.

Corporate Entertainment - Drum Cafe
An effective opening general session will inform and entertain attendees; therfore, meeting and event planners should search for unique corporate entertainment elements for the program. Page 8.

Trade Show - Exhibition - Expo
Nearly every congress or convention incorporates a trade show or exhibition hall as part of the agenda. The expo provides an opportunity for industry suppliers and sponsors to meet with convention attendes. Page 9.

Corporate Entertainment - Corporate Magician
It's important for meeting planners to incorporate corporate entertainment into the convention agenda -- this helps break up formal presentations. Consider a corporate magician. Page 7.

Fundraising Ideas - Fundraising Events - Fundraising Event Ideas
Perhaps the best place to for an association or organization to hold a fundraising event is during its annual convention. Fundraising ideas should incorporate local themes and entertainment that individuals may not be able to attend elsewhere. Page 11.

Meeting Agenda - Opening Remarks - Convention General Sessions
Organization leaders are expected to outline the meeting agenda and provide opening remarks for general sessions at conventions, congresses, seminars and other events. Bruce MacMillan, president and CEO of MPI, Dallas, defined the meeting agenda for MPI WEC 2008 during his opening remarks. Page 5.

Seminar Topics - Breakout Sessions - professional development
Conference organizers are responsible for determining seminar topics for professional development. These topics become break out sessions, and attendees should be given a range of topics targeted to their skill level and development interests. Page 10.

Red Carpet Line - Special Event within a Special Event
To make your guests or attendees feel particularly special, consider creating a red carpet line to welcome them. This distinctive way to make guests apprecaited and creates a special event within your special event. Page 4.

New Product Launch - MGM CityCenter Vegas - Sand Castle
Meeting and event planners should incorporate creative ways to promote and launch new products to key audiences. MGM CityCenter Vegas promoted itself to MPI WEC 2008 attendees by creating a sand castle replica of the project while it is in development. Page 15.

Beach Party - Closing Night Receptions
Conventions should incorporate a closing night reception, giving attendees a chance to network and discuss topics from the event. If your event is located where a beach party is possible, this can give your closing reception more of the wow factor.. Page 14.

Corporate Sponsors Incorporate Community Events
Event Planning. Page 12.

Festival Element: Beverage Booths
Event Planning. Page 14.

Corporate Sponsor CNN
Event Planning. Page 13.

On the Menu: Lots of Pizza
Event Planning. Page 7.

On the Menu: Chocolate (Keeping It Fresh)
Event Planning. Page 27.

Drawing the Crowds
Event Planning. Page 5.

On the Menu: Lots of Cheesecake
Event Planning. Page 8.

Event Staff Office
Event Planning. Page 30.

Festival Element: Concert Staging
Event Planning. Page 17.

Family Area
Event Planning. Page 22.

Festival Element: Educational Programs
Event Planning. Page 21.

Inflatable Playground
Event Planning. Page 23.

Inside Eli's Tent
Event Planning. Page 9.

On the Menu: Familiar Items with a Twist
Event Planning. Page 26.

Sponsors Host Contests
Event Planning. Page 28.

Limit Sponsorship Signage So It Becomes Meaningful
Event Planning. Page 15.

Festival Element: Portable Toilets
Event Planning. Page 3.

Free Concerts
Event Planning. Page 18.

Festival Element: Public Safety
Event Planning. Page 16.

Festival Element: Food Sanitation
Event Planning. Page 6.

Festival Element: Road Barricades
Event Planning. Page 4.

Festival Element: Worker Apparel
Event Planning. Page 29.

Festival Element: Pre-Event Operations
Event Planning. Page 2.

Festival Element: Ticket Booths
Event Planning. Page 10.

Sponsor Tums
Event Planning. Page 20.

Sponsor U.S. Army
Event Planning. Page 19.

Festival Element: Title Sponsor
Event Planning. Page 11.

On the Menu: Ethnic Food Options
Event Planning. Page 25.

Carnival Rides
Event Planning. Page 24.

Facility Manager
Event planning glossary of terms,

Fam Trip
Event planning glossary of terms,

Food and Beverage
Event planning glossary of terms,

Registration Desk
Event planning glossary of terms,

What is a Sommelier?
What is a sommelier? Event Planning.

ADME
Event planning glossary of terms,

Break Out Session
Event planning glossary of terms,

Convention Industry Council
Event planning glossary of terms,

Dimmer Board
Event planning glossary of terms,

Destination Management Company
Event planning glossary of terms,

Advance Deposit
Common event planning glossary of terms,

Advance Rate
Common event planning glossary of terms,

Air Freight
Common event planning glossary of terms,

General Services Contractor
What is a general services contractor for events?

Government Meeting
What is a government meeting? Event Planning.

Guest Program - What Is a Guest Program?
What is a guest program? Event Planning.

Final Report
Event planning glossary of terms,

Firm Offer
Event planning glossary of terms,

Flip Chart
Event planning glossary of terms,

Green Meetings - What is a Green Meeting?
what is a Green Meeting or Event?

Opening Sessions - What is a General Opening Session?
What is an opening general session?

Basel Switzerland - Special Events and Venues in Basel, Switzerland
A computer industry marketing manager is searching for some unique venues in Basel Switzerland. Find out which venues were recommended.

Baseball Fields - Baseball Teams - Planning Events at Baseball Fields
Event planners will organize employee, client and other special events at baseball fields throughout the U.S. This quick listing provides you with information about Major League Baseball teams, websites and phone numbers for group events.

Meetings at Horse Tracks - Sample Meeting Itinerary at a Thoroughbred Horse Racing Track
Many opportunities exist to host meetings and other events at a thoroughbred race track. Consider this sample itinerary to help spark your own ideas.

Horse Race Betting - - Horse Wagering - Wagering Tips - Horse Tracks
Event planners should be familiar with horse betting and horse racing terms if they are holding an event at an thoroughbred race track. For some guests, this could be the first time they have ever been to the track.

FITUR - FITUR Congresos - FITUR Congress - Spain Travel Show
FITUR is an annual conference specific to Spain's meetings and incentive travel industry, bringing together international event planners with hotels and other venues throughout the country.

IMEX - Worldwide Exhibition for Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events
IMEX is a leading meetings and events exhibition show in Germany and serves the global meetings exhibition for event planners and meeting professionals worldwide.

International Confex - UK Event Exhibition
International Confex, the United Kingdom's leading exhibition show for events, is held each winter in London.

EIBTM - European Events Conference
EIBTM is an global events conference with a focus on European destinations, held in the fall.

Event Solutions Conference - Catersource - Idea Factory
Event Solutions hosts Idea Factory on an annual basis, and includes an educational program and expo for event planners.

International Special Events Society - ISES Eventworld - ISES Conference
The International Special Events Society (ISES) holds the ISES EventworldŽ - An Institute for Professional Development every summer. summer.

Motivation Show - IT&ME - Incentive Travel and Meeting Executives
The Motivation Show is scheduled each year in September and held in Chicago.

MPI World Education Congress - MPI World Congress
Meeting Professionals International is holding the 2010 MPI World Education Congress in Vancouver. July 24-27, 2010.

Catering Executives Conference - NACE Conference
The National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) holds an annual conference each summer.

Restaurant Show - National Restaurant Association Show
The annual National Restaurant Assocation, Hotel-Motel Show is held each year in Chicago and features more than 2,142 exhibitors showcasing products and services in more than 890 product categories. Nearly 74,000 people attended from all 50 states and 110 countries.

MPI Meet Different - MPI Conferences
Meeting Professionals International hosts its North America professional education conference each year in the winter. MPI Meet Different 2009 is being held in Cancun, Mexico. February 20-23, 2010.

PPAI - PPAI Show - Promotional Products Show in Vegas
Promotional Products Association International is holding the 2009 PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. January 11-15, 2010 at Mandalay Bay.

SITE - Society of Incentive & Travel Executives - SITE International Conference
The Society of Incentive & Travel Executives (SITE) holds an annual international conference each year usually in December.

Green Hotels - Sustainability Initiatives Embraced by Green Hotels
Meeting and event planners should know what sustainability initiatives are being embraced by green hotels and choosing conference and event venues space.

Hotel Sustainability - Hotel Recycling - Incorporate Sustainability and Recycling into Hotel Contracts
Meeting and event planners interested in establishing green meetings may incorporate these items into their hotel contracts, sample hotel addendum elements, and more.

Meeting Place Berlin - Berlin Convention Office
The Berlin Convention Office hosts Meeting Place Berlin once every two years. It showcases Berlin for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, and international meeting and event planners are hosted based on a qualified basis. Learn more.

Jumbotrons - Portable Jumbotrons - Portable Jumbotrons for Festivals and Outdoor Events
Event planners hosting community events may wish to consider renting a portable jumbotron for their outdoor events. Learn more about how to add portable jumbotrons to your next festival or community event.

How to Choose Keynote Speakers - Steps to Select a Professional Speaker
Before selecting a keynote speaker, follow some basic steps that will help assure internal executive support.

Top Professional Speakers by Subject - Who are the Professional Speakers Event Planners Hire
What are the more popular speaker categories today and who are some of the professional speakers hired by event planners for corporate and association events?

Wedding Favors - Wedding Candy - Wedding Cookies - Edible Wedding Favors With Taste
Ideas for beautiful and inexpensive wedding favors that are also edible. Wedding candy, wedding cookies, wedding tea, wedding wine and other edible wedding favor ideas are also included.

Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Actually Use
Looking for a wedding favor that your guests will actually use after the wedding has passed? Useful, practical wedding favor ideas for all kinds of weddings and all budgets.

Wedding Place Card Holders for Every Theme - Placecard Holders with Style
10 unique place card holders for a variety of wedding themes. Place card holders are a special way to welcome your guests and show them where to sit. These place card holders will enhance your wedding theme and help you express your personal style.

Holiday Party Profile - Behind the Event at Hotel Majestic's Christmas Party
Different organizations work hard at trying to define a great employee holiday party theme each year. This profile highlights a Spanish Christmas party with an Arab/Morocco theme.

Holiday Party Planning - Holiday Parties - Share Your Holiday Party Planning Ideas and Tips
From choosing a venue to selecting catering and gifts, many questions must be answered when company holiday parties. What holiday party ideas do you have?

Restaurant Menus - Catering Trends
Identify the latest restaurant menu and hotel catering trends for your next event directly from the chefs themselves. Locally grown produce, tapas and energy drink cocktails are on that list.

Event Catering Services - Building Catering Menus
Event planners must consider several items before selecting catering services for their events, including menu selection, buffet vs. plated arrangements, special needs considerations, and budget items.

Events Magazines - MPI Magazine - One +
For those interested in learning more about meeting and event industry magazines, MPI produces a monthly events magazine that's worth receiving.

Airline Quality - Airline Ratings - 2008 Airline Satisfaction Ranking Report
Airline quality ratings are important to event planners because the high cost of airline travel accounts for a sizable portion of the total cost to produce incentive and other destination events. Unfortunately, the airline industry satisfaction rates continue to decline. Learn more about how your preferred airlines ranked in 2007.

What is the Convention Industry Council (CIC)?
The Convention Industry Council's 32 member organizations represent more than 103,500 individuals, as well as, 17,300 firms and properties involved in the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industries. The CIC offers its members many tools and programs designed to support the industry and meet its challenges, facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and ensure its credibility and high standards of quality.

Promotional Products Vendors- Suppliers of Corporate Branded Gifts
What companies are the top suppliers of trinkets, tchotchkes or promotional products? Businesses invest significant money on corporate merchandising programs. Event planning budgets incorporate corporate gifts, so it's important to source from reputable promotional distributors.

Promotional Products - Cost Effective Corporate Gifts
Logo Mall is an industry databases that includes more than 300,000 different promotional products from nearly 4,200. Promo Place is an industry database with more than 750,000 promotional products. Research the options and pricing available to you.

Airline Quality – Airline Ratings - 2007 Airline Satisfaction Ranking
Event planners who coordinate programs that must incorporate airline travel should be familiar with airline performance. An industry study indicates airline performance declined in 2006.

Airline Travel Tips - Airport Security Tips
The Airline Transportation Association provides airline travel tips that will help travelers to better navigate the airport security requirements: before you head to the airport, at the airport and on the plane.

corporate social responsibility - conference transportation - sustainability and transportation
Planners may incorporate ideas of sustainability into their choice of conference transportation. Learn several strategies that will result in corporate social responsibility.

Group Air Fares - Discount Air Fares - Airline Discounts for Group Air Fares for Events
With air fares accounting for a higher portion of events that require group travel, it's important for event and meeting planners to secure airline discounts for group event air fares. Many airlines offer group travel and event options for planners.

Evaluate Each Venue - How to Choose Event Locations
A basic site selection checklist will help event planners make sure that a venue in consideration is both appropriate and capable of meeting your needs. Keep this list and your priorities nearby for site visits: amenities, facilities, equipment, technology, catering, other services.

Incentive Program - Old Course Hotel in St. Andrew's for Golf Events
Old Course Hotel in St. Andrew's Golf combines meetings with business golf events.

Convention Centers - Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre
Considering convention centers a future program? Check out how the the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre creates unique and sustainable conventions, congresses, meetings and events.

Golf Events - Planning Business Meetings at Golf Courses
Event planners will find themselves organizing one or more golf meetings each year, so it's helpful to follow some helpful guidelines to ensure a great outing every time.

Holiday Parties - Business Holiday Parties - 2008 Corporate Holiday Events
Holiday parties are probably one of the most consistent special events that event and meeting planners are expected to organize each year. And, despite the economic news that hit the markets in the second half of 2008, most employers are planning to host some sort of business holiday party this year.

Wine Events – Special Events at Wineries, Cellars and Caves
Interested in planning a wine event in a cave or cellar? Clos Pegase Winery turns events into wine theatre.

2011 Events Calendar - 2011 Calendar Holidays - 2011 Calendar of Special Events
An events calendar of holidays and major events will help event and meeting planners know the important dates to schedule their programs and the important dates to avoid scheduling their events. This comprehensive list includes holidays and major events around the world.

Wedding Day Emergency Kit for Wedding Planners
This article offers suggestions for must-have items for the wedding day emergency kit. Learn how to prevent wedding day emergencies in this checklist of essential emergency items.

Beach Parties - Convention Events
Considering a beach party for your upcoming convention or event? Check out how the Fairmont Hawaii transforms its oceanfront into opening night receptions.

Corporate Yacht Charters - Walt Disney Cruises - Private Events
Searching for a unique venue for that next board meeting or corporate retreat? Consider a corporate yacht charter - Disney style.

Baseball Fields - Corporate Entertainment at Ballparks - Sports Hospitality
A profile of some of the various corporate and social entertainment options at baseball stadiums.

Basketball Arenas - Corporate Entertainment at Basketball Arenas - Sports Hospitality
A profile of some of the various corporate and social entertainment options at basketball arenas.

Event Planning Ideas - Special Event Planning - Corporate Event Planning
Looking for event planning ideas for a future program? Whether you're looking for special event planning or corporate event planning ideas, perhaps I can help. Whether it's a program located in your own city or somewhere else around the world, submit your questions to me. As your event planning guide, I'll do my best to offer event planning ideas and may use it for a future column. Learn more.

Event Operations - Event Staff Should Be Service Oriented
Whether the staff works directly for the venue or your own organization, it's important to remind them about the importance of a service-oriented attitude to the event.

2010 Events Calendar - 2010 Calendar Holidays - 2010 Calendar of Special Events
An events calendar of holidays and major events will help event and meeting planners know the important dates to schedule their programs and the important dates to avoid scheduling their events. This comprehensive list includes holidays and major events around the world.

Holiday Party Trends - Employee Holiday Parties Build Morale
On average, 80-90% of corporate employers host an annual employee holiday party to help build morale. Each year, Battallia Winston surveys corporations about their holiday party trends, and event planners continue to implement a variety of approaches for those celebrations.

Conferences - Conventions - Opening General Session Formats
If you're looking to change the way your conference opening general session is organized, perhaps you should consider adopting an approach used at MPI's MeetDifferent conference in Atlanta, February 2009. Incorporating a hard hitting news approach, MPI was able to emphasize and set the stage for the substance of its meeting. Learn more.

Sports Hospitality - Working with Sports Marketing Firms
Sports marketing firms provide upscale hospitality and access to premium tickets to major sporting events throughout the year, including the PGA Tour, Super Bowl, Final Four, World Series and more. Sports marketing sales reps are mostly commission-based, so they rely on a hard sell tactics and name dropping as an attempt to pressure an event planner for attention. How can you determine if you're working with a reputable firm?

Event Planning Software - What is APEX
APEX is an initiative of the Convention Industry Council that is bringing together all stakeholders in the development and implementation of industry-wide accepted practices to create and enhance efficiencies throughout the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry. Check out the tools designed to help event planners.

Office Supplies - Storage Containers and Kits for Event Supplies
Every event and meeting planner should have an office supplies kit in storage containers that they can bring with them for event set-up. These items will help prepare any planner to address a range of last minute complications that require business supplies.

Top Catering Considerations When Planning a Catering Menu - Catering Menu Planning
Menu selection involves more than simply selecting from a list of items that your catering manager offers or just calculating which items fit in your budget. Keep these suggestions in mind to plan a great event.

Top Bands and Musicians for Events
Numerous band adn musician options may be considered when putting together an event, and the following styles are highlighted: blues, bluegrass, classical, country, pop and rock, jazz, singers, solo musicians, soul, world music and more.

Top Gifts to Give Guests at a Food and Wine Event
Event planners have many gift options to consider when hosting a food and wine event. Check out our list of top picks.

Event Services - Businesses Hired by Event Planners
Event planners should create a network of suppliers such as destination management companies, event photographers, stationery shops, chocolatiers and more. The right team will create incredible events and make the event planner look great in the eyes of the client.

Top Event Planning Employer Categories
Anyone interested in working in event planning should understand the various types of potential employers in this field. Opportunities exist corporations, associations/non-profit organizations, government agencies, event planning suppliers, and event planning firms.

Popular Corporate Events - Common Corporate Events
With more than $122 billion being spent annually on meetings, learn more about the most common types of business events that organizations hold.

Festival At-A-Glance: Taste of Chicago
Event Planning.

Taste of Chicago 2007
Taste of Chicago 2007

Taste of Chicago 2007
Taste of Chicago 2007

Taste of Chicago 2007
Taste of Chicago 2007

Share Your Top Holiday Party Planning Ideas for This Year's Corporate Parties
What holiday party planning ideas and tips would you suggest others for the company holiday party?

Promotional Products - Top Promotional Items Used by Event Planners
Promotional products and client gifts are an important part of any meeting or event. Which promotional products are used frequently by meeting and event planners and why?

Calendar of Major Special Events - Submit Items for Annual Holidays and Special Events
Event planners create programs throughout the year based on holidays and special events that are part of the annual calendar. Event planners should submit their suggestions for our annual calendar of programs here.

Tips to Structure Event Planning Fees
What advice or tips would you offer to someone who is just starting out when it comes to structuring their event planning contracts and fees?

Mother Son Wedding Dance Songs - Mother and Son Dances
Ideas for a sweet song for the mother and son dance at your wedding. The mother son dance is a treasured tradition, and this list provides several perfect song choices.

Wedding Favors - Event Favors - Share Your Ideas About Event and Wedding Favors
Share your tips about favorite event and wedding favors you have used.

Theater Events – Business Theater – Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Considering a theater event for a future program? Check out how the Colosseum Caesars Palace can convert its theater venue into business theater.

Have You Considered Starting an Event Catering Business?
What holiday party planning ideas and tips would you suggest others for the company holiday party?

Sustainable Events - Share Your Tips About Sustainable Meetings and Events
Share your insights about how you have adopted sustainability for meetings and events.

Emerging New Technologies - Future Technology - Fogscreen
Fogscreen is an emerging new technology that will have some exciting applications in the events and meetings industry. This technology allows the creation of projected images onto a stream of fog and create images just about anywhere.

Event Planning Tips - Meeting Planning - Organizing Conventions and Conferences
The MPI WEC 2008 offers an excellent opportunity for meeting and event planners to not only gain professional development, it may also be viewed as a learning lab filled with event planning tips for those who are expected to organize conventions, congresses, conferences, seminars and other events.

Event Planning Tips - Meeting Planning - Organizing Conventions and Conferences
The MPI WEC 2008 offers an excellent opportunity for meeting and event planners to not only gain professional development, it may also be viewed as a learning lab filled with event planning tips for those who are expected to organize conventions, congresses, conferences, seminars and other events.

Private Events - How to Avoid Public and Media Attention for Your Event
Share your suggestions about how to keep the media and others from prying into your private events.

Corporate Entertainment - Corporate Entertainment Options for Conventions and Events
What kinds of corporate entertainment have left the biggest impression with you at an event you've attended or organized? Share your ideas.

Team Building Activities - Team Building Ideas for Events
What best practices have you used in creating team building activities for events?

Jumbotrons - Event Technology Used at Events
Do you use jumbotrons or portable jumbotronsat your events? Share your tips.

Business Events - Event Invitations - Tips to Increase Attendance at Business Events and Meetings
What top tips do you suggest event planners should use to increase attendance and RSVPs at business events and meetings?

Online Event Registration - Share Your Feedback About Registration Systems You Use
Share your thoughts and opinions about what event registration software and systems you use. What are the pros and cons based on your experience?

Event Planning Salaries - Meeting Planning Salaries - Salaries for Event Planning Jobs
And it may be good news to some to hear that meeting professionals increased their compensation by $3,000 vs. 2006, bringing the average salary to nearly $70,000, according to recent survey by PCMA.

Reader Stories: How Did You Become an Event Planner?
Event planners come from many different backgrounds. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.

Event Planner - How Did You Become an Event Planner?
Event planners come from many different backgrounds. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.

Reader Stories: What Makes Conference General Sessions Memorable?
General sessions set the tone of conferences and conventions. Share your story about how you became an event planner, and read stories about how others became event planners.

Planning Community Festivals - Behind the Event at Taste of Chicago 2007


Planning Community Walks - Breast Cancer Walks - Behind the Event at Y-ME Mother's Day Events
Whether its a walk to raise awareness and fundraising, or a special event walking tour of the city, community walks are organize by event and meeting planners around the globe.

2012 Olympics - What You Should Know for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Event planning activities for producing London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Learn more about what you should know to plan business events and meetings during the Olympics or create a program with a sports theme in London.

Event Planning Questions - Ask Rob for Meeting and Event Planning Questions
Perhaps you're looking to organize a seminar or event in another city, and you're not sure where to hold the event. Perhaps you're working to create the

Lanyard
Event planning glossary of terms,

Tent
Event Planning Glossary - Definition of Tent

Reception
Event planning glossary of terms,

Waitlist
Event planning glossary of terms,

Canpoy
event planning glossary, definition of canopy, canpoy

Emcee
Event planning glossary of terms,

Agenda
Common event planning glossary of terms,

Attendee
Common event planning glossary of terms,

Boondoggle - What is a Boondoggle?
A boondoggle is typically a project or program that is viewed as wasteful or impractical, and its organizers know the effort will never work.

Event Planning - TopPicks
An index of TopPicks for the Event Planning guide site.

Hot Food Menu - Chef Menu - International Menu
Recognized as a premier world culinary competition, the 2007 American Culinary Classic marks its 20th anniversary. Teams of international chefs represented their countries and presented their hot food menus.

Event Planning Careers - Profiles of Event Planning Jobs
Whether you're looking to organize corporate events, association meetings, work at a hotel, find a catering job or help others who work in the event planning industry, it's helpful to learn the job opportunities from those who already work in the profession. Event planners share insights about their careers, how they pursued their dream jobs and offer advice to those who wish to follow.

Planning Holiday Parties
Planning for the annual holiday event is one of several activities that keep event planners busy.