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Wearables Are Big for 2016
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It’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest technology that can benefit event planners. In the way that smartphones are already transforming the attendee experience at trade shows and events, other wearable smart devices will bring a new level of convenience.

One product, a smart bracelet called Cicret (here’s the video), although very much in a development prototype stage, gives a glimpse of future possibilities for wearables. Their slogan is: “Like a tablet…but on your skin.” Hopefully this will go into production this year. There’s already a waiting list with people waiting eagerly to be notified when they’ll be able to purchase this very futuristic device.

Smart watches and other wearables will likely help event planners and participants to:

  • receive GPS directions
  • receive conference alerts
  • exchange contact/lead retrieval information
  • use as admission tickets
  • make audience polling responses
  • enable automated check-in for registration/meeting rooms

 

Do you have any new tech gadgets or trends that you’d like to share with us? Please comment below.

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Hottest Colors of the Year in Event Decor

 

A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity were chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year.

See four ways to use the hottest colors of the year to enhance your event decor; Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz and Serenity. These hues work well for cocktails like a Blue Lagoon. Decorate with soft pink florals, add accents like these chairs and consider a bright, billowing canopy as a finishing touch.

Here are colors that you can pair with Rose Quartz and Serenity to tone down the two soft pastel shades so they are less like baby shower and wedding colors. Think of pairing them with stone greys, walnut wood tones and beige almond shades.

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Think About Having Instaprint at Your Next Event
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I read an interesting online article on meetingsmags.com about a new photo option at events. It’s replacing the standard photo booths that have been a large trend these past few years. It is very similar to a modern day Polaroid.

From the article: “Instaprint markets itself as photo booth remade, capturing ‘the entire event, not just the people.’ Developed by Brooklyn-based BREAKFAST, the device links up with Instagram, printing images under a specific hashtag or location.”

“Let’s take advantage of the fact that everyone has a camera on them,” says Michael Lipton, BREAKFAST and Instaprint co-founder and COO. “It’s all driven by Instagram. People can get the app on their phone, hashtag a photo, and then we print the photo—there’s no extra step, no computers, no passwords. It all happens automatically.”

An Instaprint technician can set everything up in under an hour. All that’s needed is a smooth wall to hang the devices, a stable Internet connection and a power outlet. As an added bonus, Instaprint’s software generates an after-event report, which includes the number of people who viewed the photos.

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They even offer event analytics. Instaprint is about much more than just printing photos. Every person that hashtags a photo or video is sharing the event they’re at with all of their followers adding up to lots of impressions. Instaprint’s software compiles a report at the end of each event to provide an array of analytics on how well Instaprint performed.

Contact us at 908-771-0804 if you’d like to include this at your next event. We are socially media savvy and up on the latest event technology.

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Come Face to Face With Beluga Whales, Georgia Aquarium
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Attendees come face to face with beluga whales and other exotic underwater creatures while attending an event at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Not only does the world’s largest aquarium offer up-close looks at marine life, but it also uses Wolfgang Puck as its caterer and offers team building options onsite—a win-win-win for groups. The Georgia Aquarium also offers team building opportunities such as animal encounter and interactive programs in which attendees will interact with penguins, dolphins and sea otters up close or even suit up with the beluga whale trainers.

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Meeting Logistics Celebrates 15 Years in Business!

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Meeting Logistics is very proud to share that we are celebrating 15 Years in Business!

Meeting Logistics planned a 61st annual meeting at the Trump SoHo in New York City this past October. Attendees from around the world got to sample the best of the Big Apple. In addition to business meetings, the trade association’s gathering included: an art and architecture tour, complete with a stop at One World Observatory; excursions to see Jersey Boys and The Lion King on Broadway; and a style tour where spouses and guests got to meet local fashion designers and shop inside their actual showrooms. Female attendees had a chance to enjoy a hair and makeup session before attending an evening black tie gala.

The planner behind the event was Catherine Mullen, President of Meeting Logistics, a full-service meeting and events firm that is a nationally certified Women’s Business Enterprise. Meeting Logistics, celebrating its 15th year in business, has built a reputation for bringing creativity, meticulous planning and highly customized, flexible service to events of all sizes – from intimate, one-day gatherings to week-long incentive meetings on a national or international scale. The firm also provides convention management services for clients who are exhibiting at conferences and trade shows.

“Every time I plan a meeting, I put my heart and soul into it,” Mullen says. “So does everyone who works for me.”

Whether you are planning a strategic business meeting, a team-building or incentive trip, Meeting Logistics knows how to bring everyone together in a setting that will unlock the power of your team and reflect your objectives and culture, so you can get great things done. Meeting Logistics offers flexible services for corporate events of all sizes. Call or e-mail today to take the first step toward creating an unforgettable event.

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Private Event at the Red Coconut Club, Orlando

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Meeting Logistics managed a private event on October 22 at the Red Coconut Club at Universal Orlando City Walk. It sits atop CityWalk, where you can take in the stars on the balcony, mellow out at intimate tables inside, or mix with lively crowds around the bars.

The Universal CityWalk in Orlando opened in 1999 as one component of the expansion that transformed Universal Studios Florida into today’s Universal Orlando Resort. It was built over the former Universal Studios parking lot and entrance.

Let Meeting Logistics help you plan your next event in Orlando, we have the expertise to make your event stand out and be memorable.

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The Ultimate Skybox, San Diego
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I am in San Diego this week managing a client’s conference at the San Diego Conference Center. Last night we hosted an event at the The Ultimate Skybox. It is 2,500 square feet and located on the top floor of the DiamondView Tower and has breathtaking views of the San Diego Skyline, San Diego Bay and Coronado.

The Ultimate Skybox will create a magical environment for any event you hold. Whether it is a corporate meeting, client appreciation dinner, fundraiser or a pre-game party, your event will be the talk of your friends and co-workers for years to come. Let us plan your event there, we can help!

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s
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Did you know that there’s a Tiffany Suite at The St. Regis New York? It was designed in conjunction with Tiffany & Co. Design Director Emeritus John Loring. Sitting on the historic hotel’s 14th floor overlooking Central Park, this suite allows guests to channel Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s—all just two blocks from the iconic jewelry store’s flagship. The 1,700-square-foot suite features a cool color palette of bright whites, beige, charcoal grey, silver and, of course, Tiffany blue.

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Do You Have a Need for Speed?
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Introducing the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In their 27 acre state-of-the-art facility they have conference rooms and small boardrooms which includes audio/visual support including video conference capabilities and Wi-Fi.

For special events, a venue buy out is the best option. The space can include the main atrium, large exterior terrace overlooking the track, Classics Gallery, courtyard and the track tunnel.

If you wish to include a team building portion to your program, you can get behind the wheel of a Porsche. They offer one-on-one instruction on unique Porsche test track modules and off-road courses. If you’re not ready for that, the Porsche Driving Simulators offer customers the opportunity to enhance their driving and/or racing abilities in an environment that is fun and challenging. They are designed to replicate characteristics of some of the world’s most famous circuits and drivers can also feel every turn and nuance of the track thanks to advanced force feedback and tactile technologies.

We’d love to help you plan your event at this prestigious venue.

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