Five ways to prepare for the return of meetings and events
A version of this article was published in The Business Travel Magazine and has been republished with permission.
With vaccination efforts underway around the world, governments are looking to ease Covid restrictions and corporate meeting planners are gradually preparing themselves for a return to in-person meetings and events.
The past 12 months have been dominated by meetings in the di
CWT M&E appointed Volleyball Nations League 2021 Accommodation Partner
Minneapolis, 28 June, 2021: CWT Meetings & Events (the global M&E division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform) was the appointed sole accommodation sourcing partner of this year’s Volleyball Nations League taking place between 21 May – 27 June 2021 in Rimini, Italy.
Digital First: Taking a new approach to events
After an extraordinary year (for all the wrong reasons) event producers, planners and marketers are more than excited to get back to “normal”. But leading organizations are seeking something better than normal. For meetings and events professionals, the secret to improvement will be found in embracing a digital-first world.
Around the World in Four Venues: Top destinations for small meetings
A recent study by New York University’s neuroscience department points to a correlation between new and diverse experiences and enhanced happiness. If we didn’t know that before, we definitely do now. Millions of us have experienced the monotony of lockdowns, and the subsequent first taste of freedom.
Playing Your Part – 10 easy steps towards more sustainable meetings and events
There’s no denying virtual meetings have their advantages. You can circumvent travel restrictions and social distancing requirements, save money and create a smaller carbon footprint – all while sitting in your pajamas.
Strategic Meetings Management: Why now is the time to think outside the wheel
The SMM Wheel, created by the Global Business Travel Association's (GBTA) Meetings & Events Committee, represents the best-in-class standard for managing an enterprise-wide meetings and events program. While the wheel's 11 components are essential to building an effective SMM program, there is a question that remains: can these components alone help you reach your goals?
Off-Piste Planning: How to organise a world-class sporting event in a pandemic
Situated at the top of the Valle del Boite, the Northern Italian resort of Cortina is blessed with 360-degree views of the Dolomites. In February 2021, the alpine town played host to the FIS Alpine Ski Championships, one of the first competitive winter sports events to take place this year.
Virtual & Hybrid Events: What’s the secret to wowing the crowd?
Travel restrictions have led to a boom in virtual and hybrid events, and by all accounts, they’re here to stay. Sure, nothing beats face-to-face, but online events can succeed just as well, providing event professionals are resourceful and creative in their execution.
The Best of Both Worlds: Five things to consider when organizing hybrid events
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.
CWT M&E, the first events company certified in contagion risk management is official 2021 FIS Alpine Ski Championships partner
Minneapolis, 12 February 2021: CWT Meetings & Events (the global M&E division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform) is the appointed technical partner of this year’s FIS Alpine Ski Championships taking place between 8-21 February 2021 in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. Working alongside the event’s organizing committee, the Cortina 2021 Foundation, CWT M&E has managed and coordinate
The Right Lens: When to choose live vs pre-recorded virtual events
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
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."