Thank You

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 18th annual San Francisco All Things Meetings Reception & Tradeshow on April 8th (all 335 qualified meeting planners and 191 exhibitors), and thank you again to the folks at the Exploratorium, the staff of Paula LeDuc Fine Catering, and Bright Event Rentals. Great food, 116 prizes and a lot of that educational/networking thing. It seems a good time was had by all.

Our next event (the 18th Annual Silicon Valley All Things Meetings Reception & Tradeshow) will be July 24th, 2019 at the Pavilion at California’s Great America in Santa Clara.

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The Best Event Venue in Every American City #2.

Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Cleveland, and Dallas. The best of the best. CVBs across the country reveal the best venue in their town.

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The Best Event Venue in Every American City #1: Atlanta, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Scottsdale, Washington D.C.

The Best Event Venue in Every American City (according to them)

My job is to introduce you to the best of the best. Want to start a conversation in which everyone wants to volunteer their opinion? Ask someone for their Top 5 List (about anything). We rate stuff 1 to 5 stars every day. Competition is in our DNA and verybody loves a winner. The idea came to me… why don’t I ask the CVBs from every major American city to tell me about ONE really cool (or amazing, or different) event venue in their city…the Top 1 List… their choice…pick one… and I would investigate and if I thought it was something you might want to know about would tell you..

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Every so often I take a moment and write about new hotels that may be of interest to you (my meeting planner readers). Here are a few new hotel openings (either just opened in 2018 or scheduled for 2019), but just a few because there are so many you will get bored and so I will break them into a series of blogs…. #NewYork #Barcelona #Aspen #PuertoRico #Georgia #LasVegas #Massachusetts

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Gifts, Amenities, and Things with Logos

First principle: Everything that can be made can have your logo on it. Everything.

The issue for planners is to decide which is the most appropriate for the particular individual or event and since the possibilities are infinite, that can be a daunting task. Who can help guide the process of what can be gotten, how long it will take, where can it be delivered, and at what cost?

One side point… when deciding what is the most appropriate gift, amenity, or swag item, remember that it is not about you. It’s about them. To continue…

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Oregon: Land of Many (Fill In The Marketing Word)

So let’s talk about Oregon. Land of Many Things To Do (I have to work on that). Started in Portland, drove to the coast and circled back to Bend. That sounds simple except there were lots of twists and turns as Bill (one of my original back road cruising buddies) and I decided the theme of the trip was “Tributaries”, and so we randomly chose roads that paralleled rivers and continually ended up in the middle of nowhere. Our rental Jeep came in handy. :) Good times.

Here are three great places we stayed in and if you have any reason to have your meeting in Oregon (there are a lot of reasons), I strongly suggest you put all three of these into your consideration set.

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