You and your members aren’t the only ones following food and wine television magazines. Hotel chains, convention centers and smaller properties are also becoming competitive in this arena. That’s welcome news for planners seeking to update the experiential ante while operating within budgets linked to minimums.
Now, more than ever, we have been hearing about a myriad of dietary restrictions and allergies swooping the nation. From gluten intolerance to sugar-free and everything in between, having a dietary limitation is an extremely common occurrence. Whether it be for health, medical or religious reasons, more and more people are claiming specific menu alterations when eating out or attending events.
I had the pleasure of viewing the AssociationTRENDS on-demand webinar, “The Evolution of the Association Conference” instructed by Jeffrey Hurt with Velvet Chainsaw Consulting. The session affirmed the stagnant nature of association conferences and why we as association professionals have to take the bull by the horns and use creativity and calculated risk to increase the value of our conferences for our attendees.
Balancing work and family life is something we all work hard to do every day. When your work requires you to travel often or for extended periods there’s an added element of sacrifice made by all members of the family that deserves to be acknowledged.
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