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5 Keys to Choosing a Destination for Group Meetings and Events

5 Keys to Choosing a Destination for Group Meetings and Events

Selecting a destination can be crucial in planning the perfect meeting or conference. The destination can set the tone for a successful conference and create memorable and lasting experiences. There are several ways that a meeting planner can capture the local flair of a destination. However, selecting a site often requires due diligence and can be quite time consuming. To help meeting planners design the ideal meeting or conference, we’ve outlined a few factors to consider when choosing a destination for group meetings and events.

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Ideal Meeting Destination – Newport Beach, CA

Ideal Meeting Destination – Newport Beach, CA

With its year-round Mediterranean climate, extraordinary beaches, celebrated golf courses, active harbor and upscale properties, Newport Beach is an ideal destination for group travel and meetings. It is sophisticated, gorgeous, cultural, active and just plain fun. In fact, Newport Beach has been the backdrop for many movies and TV shows over the years and with good reason – it is stunningly beautiful.

If those aren’t enough reasons to bring you next program to Newport Beach, then perhaps the following list will entice you:

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Top Lighting Tips for Meetings and Events

Top Lighting Tips for Meetings and Events

Lighting is unarguably one of the most important aspects to a corporate event or meeting. It can elevate a space, make you presenters’ shine and add to the ambiance of your event theme. Securing a strong lighting partner who understands your meeting or event objectives and truly knows lighting techniques can be crucial to the success of your event. Here are some top lighting tips for meetings and events:

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Natural Designs To Help Meetings Thrive

Natural Designs To Help Meetings Thrive

Biophilic Design is a term not many are familiar with, but should be due to it’s growing popularity among businesses. Biophilia is a hypothesis that suggests there is an undeniable bond between human beings and other living systems. Combine that definition with a design method and you get a very rare yet successful aesthetic, which basically states that you can use natural designs to help meetings thrive. This unique design style describes innovative ways in which to transform places where we work, meet, and learn into a natural oasis. Picture for a moment the images that run through your mind when you think about attending a meeting or conference, usually you’ll conjure up visions of boardrooms and banquet halls with bland colored walls and artificial lighting, desperately in need of attention. But what if we could change that? By following the biophilic design model, businesses all over the world have redefined and redesigned what corporate events of any kind should look like.

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Destination Selection Streamlined

Destination Selection Streamlined

Meeting planners have plenty of decisions to make when selecting the ideal destination for their group. Not only are hotel and function space important but accessibility, group options, ease of transfers and of course budget also top the list. Yet each element becomes much easier to address when a destination that can fulfill most, if not all of your requirements is selected. But finding that perfect destination can be a major undertaking. To help streamline the process we’ve complied eight key questions that will help weed through your options, enabling you to quickly land the right location for your meeting.

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