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Signs Of The Sunshine Act’s Impact

Signs Of The Sunshine Act’s Impact | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new analysis of the cash flow between pharmaceutical companies and doctors reveals that the new era of healthcare transparency includes some serious spending cuts.
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Get rolling: Tips on managing guest transportation at special events

Get rolling: Tips on managing guest transportation at special events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Often, it’s the least glamorous parts of event planning that can make or break your event. If you want the event to flow smoothly, it’s essential that the transportation provided for guests is reliable, safe and on time.
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How to handle scope creep when managing events (and clients)

How to handle scope creep when managing events (and clients) | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Nobody likes to talk about event scope creep even though more than half of all events go over budget. And we don't like to talk about it because nobody likes to tell the client or the boss that things are going to cost more than anticipated, even if those costs are legitimate and were unanticipated from the outset.

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Study: The Biggest Mobile App Security Risks You May Not Know About

Study: The Biggest Mobile App Security Risks You May Not Know About | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
An analysis of which mobile-app categories put consumers and companies at highest risk had some surprising results.
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Thousands Of Hotels Don’t Have Direct 911

Thousands Of Hotels Don’t Have Direct 911 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Thousands of hotels do not allow guests to directly reach emergency services when they dial 911, according to a national survey taken after a death in a Texas motel.
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Perspective: Why Are We Not Taking Meetings And Events More Seriously?

We all have moments that perplex us in our personal lives and our professional lives. Over the years my team and I helped numerous Fortune 500 companies develop travel and strategic meetings management programs. Yet, I am still perplexed by one thing; many companies seem reluctant to take more seriously the risks associated with corporate meetings and events and put in place a comprehensive program to mitigate them, preferring instead to implement their programs piecemeal or not at all, turning a blind eye to the realities of the risks they are accepting.
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Beyond the Basics: Planning Accessible Meetings

Beyond the Basics: Planning Accessible Meetings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The Americans with Disabilities Act sets a standard for accessibility compliance for meetings and events, but planning truly accessible meetings means going beyond the basic requirements.
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With a Master Services Agreement, Contract Negotiation is “One and Done!”

MSAs save time and effort by getting legal terms agreed upon between your company and suppliers you use often.
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5 Ways To Minimize Room Block Walk Situations

5 Ways To Minimize Room Block Walk Situations | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Room block walk occurs when the hotel oversells causing your attendees to select an alternate hotel.
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IATA: Fuel Prices Drive Up Cost of Air Travel, But Demand Remains High

IATA: Fuel Prices Drive Up Cost of Air Travel, But Demand Remains High | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Ihe airline industry is on track to deliver a second consecutive year of improved profitability—thanks, in part, to rising prices for jet fuel and and increased demand
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MeetGreen® Resource Kit

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Don’t reinvent the wheel!  MeetGreen® has distilled our knowledge into the MeetGreen® Resource Kit, designed to break down the planning process into manageable steps. The Kit is filled with tested, useful forms, checklists, best practice guidelines and contract language to use with your vendors. With these resources at your fingertips, you’ll save time and instill a sense of confidence in asking the right questions and assessing the information received.

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Guest Column: Why You Need a Music License for Your Event

Guest Column: Why You Need a Music License for Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Don’t break the law: Every planner needs to obtain a license to play copyrighted music in a public setting—including at corporate holiday parties.Cassie Brown (@TCGEvents) is the chief experience officer at TCG Events, a full-service event planning company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that works for nonprofit and corporate including Wells Fargo, Ikea, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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Hiring Event Security Services: What You Should Know

Hiring Event Security Services: What You Should Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
There are plenty of reasons to hire a security contractor. Knowing what questions to ask when looking for the perfect event security team can be a bit more difficult to figure out.
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Christiana Taylor's curator insight, March 23, 2014 10:35 PM

Tips on the criteria on hiring security for your events.

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Data breach: Expect the worst, and plan

Data breach: Expect the worst, and plan | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
It was a publicity nightmare for the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center last fall when the word broke that hundreds of conventioneers who'd dined at the next-door M. J. O'Connor's restaurant. See BCEC's breach response plan here.
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Breathing Easy

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If any question leaves planners and F&B managers scratching their heads, it’s this one: Why have special meal requests and allergies exploded among groups?

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What Happens When a Crisis “Attends” Your Event?

What Happens When a Crisis “Attends” Your Event? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Last week, I went to Orlando to meet clients for a pre-event site visit. I knew that with airport and car rental hassles in two cities, flying would only save me an hour over driving, so I opted to drive. Then I decided to leave at 11 a.m. instead of early afternoon.

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Accommodating Special Needs and Effectively Guaranteeing Fair Access to Your Meeting Is Ultimately Your Responsibility

Accommodating Special Needs and Effectively Guaranteeing Fair Access to Your Meeting Is Ultimately Your Responsibility | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Learn about the two main components you need to consider when planning an accessible meeting or event: physical access to the meeting space and access to the meeting contents and proceedings.
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Training for the Storm

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The effects of global uncertainty create huge challenges for financial and insurance meetings. First it was the U.S. debt ceiling talks. Then it was the ObamaCare rollout debacle. Then it was the nail-biting, end-of-the-year budget debates. Not to mention a government shutdown, a confusing economic outlook, and widespread global unrest.

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Convene Article Rethinking Risk

Convene Article Rethinking Risk | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Risk-management plans tend to focus narrowly on catastrophic possibilities and to approach risk strictly as a negative proposition. But each new element you introduce into your meeting represents a calculated risk - and sometimes the payoff is positive.

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Understanding Event Medical Planning

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Event Management can be stressful. It’s #1 on event management for dummies. Even the most consummate professional will face an unexpected situation that causes them to get some grey hairs.
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Show Up! 15 Tips to Avoid No-Shows at Events

Show Up! 15 Tips to Avoid No-Shows at Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

No one in the event industry likes no-shows. Yet this awful plague affects all types of events, small or big, free or paid, popular or fairly new. Here is your definitive guide to avoid no-shows at events.

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Don’t Let Thieves Ruin Your Trade Show Displays

Don’t Let Thieves Ruin Your Trade Show Displays | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Most trade show venues offer some kind of professional security for the companies on the trade show floor, but experienced exhibitors know you can’t rely solely on security details that are often overworked and spread too thin.
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When It Hits the Fan: What to do When your Big Event is not Going as Planned

When It Hits the Fan: What to do When your Big Event is not Going as Planned | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
We all hope it won’t happen to us – but here are some pointers on what to do if your carefully planned event gets thrown curveball.
You’ve spent months planning your event and finally the big day arrives.
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11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers

11 Lessons on Negotiating with Convention Centers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Many association meeting managers are dealing with slashed budgets, decreasing attendance, and shrinking room blocks. However, convention centers are under their own financial pressures to generate revenues. How has the equation changed when it comes to planners getting the best value for their dollar? Here are 11 lessons from convention experts.
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