meeting planning

Contingency Planning for Events: What Could Go Wrong?

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By the time the now-iconic photo of one Fyre Festivalgoer’s pitiful cheese sandwich had gone viral, social media platforms and news outlets were abuzz with shock and bewilderment—questioning how the seemingly star-studded island excursion could have resulted in half-built FEMA-issued tents, cancelled musical acts and stranded attendees.

New Year, Fresh Flavor: 2017 Culinary & Cocktails Trend Forecast

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants picked the brains of chefs, sommeliers, general managers and bartenders from its 70- plus restaurants, bars and lounges across more than 30 U.S. cities to push the foodie envelope for 2017. Here are some trends to look out for at the Kimpton and beyond:

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+ MEDITERRANEAN-INSPIRED DISHES: Moroccan spiced lamp chops with tomato-cucumber fattoush and lemon yogurt

6 Steps to Master Common Registration Troubles

OFTEN, the most important details of an event are the most tedious to plan. The art of registration certainly falls in this realm, as it is a process that needs to begin well before your event.

Too often, little thought is put into registration as a process except for actually gathering information about who is coming. However, a proper registration process has three phases:

Pre-Planning Phase: the process in which an event sets up an online registration to collect data and details from attendees.

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