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The Best of Both Worlds: Five things to consider when organizing hybrid events

The Best of Both Worlds: Five things to consider when organizing hybrid events

Blog posts   •   Mar 03, 2021 11:27 GMT

2021 is set to be a big year for hybrid events. Even as face-to-face meetings gradually resume, travel restrictions and various safety requirements will likely remain in place for some time to come, so all participants may not be able to attend in-person. Hybrid events, which combine both virtual and in-person elements, allow organizers to reach a wider audience and get the best of both worlds.

 The Right Lens: When to choose live vs pre-recorded virtual events

The Right Lens: When to choose live vs pre-recorded virtual events

Blog posts   •   Jan 06, 2021 12:15 GMT

​There are many factors to take into consideration when deciding to host a live or pre-recorded event but the planning should start with what your overall goals and aims are for you and your attendees.

Staycations and Hybrid Meetings

Staycations and Hybrid Meetings

Blog posts   •   Dec 18, 2020 10:03 GMT

​In what now feels like a distant time, when business travelers were jet-setting around the world to attend meetings and events, some would tack on a couple of extra days to explore and enjoy the destination – a phenomenon that (for better or worse) has been dubbed “bleisure travel."

​Rules of Engagement: 8 Steps to creating captivating and interactive virtual events

​Rules of Engagement: 8 Steps to creating captivating and interactive virtual events

Blog posts   •   Dec 09, 2020 10:54 GMT

In September 2019, the CWT Meetings & Events (CWT M&E) team in Singapore held its inaugural MarketME event, providing a platform for buyers and suppliers in the industry to come together, exchange ideas and learn about the latest products, services, and trends in the market.

Embrace Your Inner Yogi: Meetings & Events in a Post-Covid-19 World

Embrace Your Inner Yogi: Meetings & Events in a Post-Covid-19 World

Blog posts   •   Oct 22, 2020 08:36 GMT

In this new and somewhat unfamiliar landscape, if the Meetings & Events industry is to successfully re-build itself and emerge stronger from the crisis, we need to think and act differently. We need to have more flexibility, more patience and more wisdom.

Saving Face: 7 steps to a safe small meeting

Saving Face: 7 steps to a safe small meeting

Blog posts   •   Oct 14, 2020 09:47 GMT

We all know of somebody who has started a complex new role but is yet to meet their colleagues in person, or hosted a creative virtual team brainstorm that started off fizzing with ideas until audio and visual connectivity gave out.

Meeting Expectations: 5 things Australian planners should consider as meetings & events resume

Meeting Expectations: 5 things Australian planners should consider as meetings & events resume

Blog posts   •   Sep 08, 2020 12:31 GMT

Between the devastating bushfires and the coronavirus pandemic, it has been a difficult year for meetings and events in Australia so far. Companies have had to adapt by moving some meetings online – but virtual interactions aren’t a perfect substitute for face-to-face meetings.

​Meetings Mosaic: Re-thinking corporate events for a brave new world

​Meetings Mosaic: Re-thinking corporate events for a brave new world

Blog posts   •   Jun 11, 2020 14:31 GMT

As Covid-19 continues to alter societies and economies, everyone is wondering what the future will look like. The novelty of meeting on video screens is going the way of learning to bake banana bread: It’s wearing off, and we’re wondering when we will meet again.

Winning Streak: What a year of awards says about the future of CWT Meetings & Events

Winning Streak: What a year of awards says about the future of CWT Meetings & Events

Blog posts   •   Dec 23, 2019 11:15 GMT

“It is when we are in transition that we are most completely alive,” said author William Bridges. True to the saying, CWT Meetings & Events underwent a major change in 2019.

​The Staff of Dreams: Three top destinations for incentive trips

​The Staff of Dreams: Three top destinations for incentive trips

Blog posts   •   Oct 25, 2019 14:45 GMT

Few things boost employee morale like recognition, except perhaps rewarding them to the trip of a lifetime. Our research reveals that 33% of travelers cite visiting a new destination as the top reason they believe that the positives outweigh the negatives when travelling for work.

Make me a Match: Is there a perfect partner for your meetings and events?

Make me a Match: Is there a perfect partner for your meetings and events?

Blog posts   •   Sep 18, 2019 15:48 GMT

It's critical to choose the right partners when planning an event – ideally, whose business philosophy and corporate code align with your own.

On the Safe Side - Taking a more complete view of safety and security for meetings and events

On the Safe Side - Taking a more complete view of safety and security for meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Jul 18, 2019 06:03 GMT

​In an era where the mere mentions of terrorism, viral epidemic, natural disaster, or political unrest reverberate around the world, the topics of safety and security have entered our daily discourse. Meetings and events are no different, realms where the real, practical necessity of protection from harm lands firmly center stage.

​Eyes on the Prize: What’s new with incentive trips in Asia Pacific?

​Eyes on the Prize: What’s new with incentive trips in Asia Pacific?

Blog posts   •   Jul 11, 2019 06:51 GMT

Incentives are a key part of the meetings and events landscape, a powerful tool to motivate the workforce and reward employees for their effort. So what are planners in Asia Pacific doing to keep their incentive trips fresh and interesting?

​River Cruises and Massage Stands: Is “festivalization” gaining momentum?

​River Cruises and Massage Stands: Is “festivalization” gaining momentum?

Blog posts   •   May 10, 2019 08:42 GMT

In the world of meetings and events, the familiar, staid scenario of days in a ballroom or a conference facility is slowly dissolving, yielding to the growing trend of festivalization, an immersive experience that gives a business event a relaxed, consumer ambiance.

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

​Secret Agent – Here’s how to take the stress out of booking a headline act

Blog posts   •   Apr 25, 2019 14:15 GMT

One of the most critical elements of an event is choosing the right keynote speaker or headline talent. Whether it’s an entertainer, industry expert or author, selecting the right talent is a ‘make or break’ process. Here are five things to consider to ensure success.

​Spoiled for Choice: How to pick the right technology for your corporate meeting program

​Spoiled for Choice: How to pick the right technology for your corporate meeting program

Blog posts   •   Mar 13, 2019 14:35 GMT

Technology has undoubtedly improved our lives, allowing us to perform tasks more quickly and efficiently, and with greater ease. But not all technology is created equal. Some types promise better functionality, others seduce us with naturally intuitive interfaces.

Prawn Cocktail – Your Days Are Numbered. Here’s how to cater events for a foodie generation

Prawn Cocktail – Your Days Are Numbered. Here’s how to cater events for a foodie generation

Blog posts   •   Dec 05, 2018 08:05 GMT

​Once upon a time the term foodie was associated with high culture and an elite fortunate enough to eat Michelin Starred chef-d’oeuvres while the rest of us ate cold sandwiches. But the frenzy for fine cooking has seen dramatic growth and democratization on a global scale.

​Shanghai Nights: Adventures in Asia Pacific’s top city for 2019 with Sam Lay, Senior Director Meetings and Events APAC

​Shanghai Nights: Adventures in Asia Pacific’s top city for 2019 with Sam Lay, Senior Director Meetings and Events APAC

Blog posts   •   Nov 08, 2018 11:22 GMT

“Shanghai was a waking dream where everything I could imagine had already been taken to its extreme,” said novelist JG Ballard. It’s an accurate description of a city that’s singular in its vivacity. A magnet for migrants from all over China, the nation’s biggest city is a modern powerhouse and financial hub as much as it is a historical treasure trove.

The Latin American Experience – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events

The Latin American Experience – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events

Blog posts   •   Oct 29, 2018 08:06 GMT

According to a recently published CWT Meetings & Events’ trends report the top destinations for 2019 in Latin America (LATAM) will be Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, Ocho Rios, Lima, Nassau, Cali, Curitiba, and Medellin. We interviewed Gustavo Elbaum, Latin America Senior Director at CWT Meetings & Events, to find out which is his favorite destination in the region and why.

Then We Take Berlin – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events in Europe

Then We Take Berlin – Top tips from our local expert for unforgettable meetings and events in Europe

Blog posts   •   Oct 23, 2018 07:07 GMT

​According to a recently published CWT Meetings & Events’ trends report, the top destinations for 2019 in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will be London, Moscow, Barcelona, Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Stockholm, Cologne, Paris, and Frankfurt. We interviewed Ian Cummings, EMEA Vice President at CWT Meetings & Events, to find out which is his favorite destination in the region and why.