Resourceful Ways to Stretch a Small Meetings Budget

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network. Meeting planners don’t generally lack original ideas for how to wow attendees. It’s fun to daydream about having a limitless planning budget and all of the things we could do, from infamous speakers, to the highest quality of food and beverage, and holding events …

Your Guide to Connect Marketplace

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Connect Marketplace is the ultimate networking Conference. From meeting with 20-30 suppliers or planners a day, to mingling over drinks and appetizers in the city’s most famous venues, you are guaranteed to meet hundreds of new potential customers, clients and friends.   To someone who has never experienced Connect, the Conference …

Attracting Generation X – The Forgotten Generation of Meeting Attendees

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network. While Generation X makes up less of the workforce than Baby Boomers, and now Millennials, they still make up a considerable portion of your meeting attendees and organization/association demographic. We tend to hear less about this demographic and therefore plan less around them but …

Do’s and Don’ts for Events Geared Toward Young Professionals

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network. Young professional events can be super tricky to plan, because of the wide range of individuals attending (often anywhere from 21 to 35), varying from junior, to mid, to sometimes even senior-level professionals. Considering that you’re probably marketing to both Baby Boomers and Generation …

IncentiveWorks 2018 in Review

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Tips to Maximize Your Experience at the 2019 Canadian Meetings & Events Expo The annual IncentiveWorks Conference & Tradeshow was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Tuesday, August 14th and Wednesday, August 15th. IncentiveWorks launched in 1991 and since then has advanced into an outstanding 350+ exhibitors representing …

Reinventing Panel Discussions

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Redstone is looking forward to learning more about panel formats and education sessions at IncentiveWorks and the Connect Marketplace Conference which we will be attending this month. We have been experimenting with, and seeing new formats over the past few months that have discussed how to reinvent the way panel discussions …

How to Help Your Event Newbs: Tips for Helping First-time Attendees Build Relationships Before an Event

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network in September 2016. Most of us can relate to being the new person in some form or another. A first-time attendee, a new member, being the only staffer from your company attending an event, etc. awkwardly sipping your drink while you look around the …

Volunteer Engagement: Eight Tips for Creating a Good Time Onsite

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Originally featured on Corporate Meetings Network in September 2016. Working in the not-for-profit management world, we simply could not operate within the organizations we work with without volunteers. Giving your volunteers a great onsite experience by keeping them engaged and happy at your events is one way to recognize and …

Three Key Grant-writing Tips for Not-For-Profits

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Not-for-profit (NFP) associations depend on external funding to maintain their operations and programs. Successful NFP associations diversify their non-dues revenue by leveraging sponsorships, event revenues, and grants to support their budget. One of Redstone’s primary services to our clients is acquiring and maintaining sustainable revenue sources. Our team has successfully …