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Hurricane Relief Efforts Continue

 

The 2017 hurricane season may be over for the southern U.S., but many people are still reeling from the impact of this year’s major storms. As those who were affected by one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons on record continue to deal with the loss of lives, …

Top 5 Tips for Golf Tournament Planners


It’s official: more and more planners are seeing the value in having a tournament as part of their event. Golf pros and meeting professionals at prestigious golf venues across the South have some advice for planners who are curious about adding a tournament to their events. …

Using Music to Energize Corporate Presentations

Executives, by and large, expect your presentation to be boring. It’s why they ask for the exec summaries up front––so if they have to zone off, they’re still covered. So how do you signal to them, right away, that yours is different? One of the easiest ways is …

Technology Trends That Will Drive Future Events

Today’s conventions and trade shows are not your fathers’ events. So much has changed, and event technology has been one of the most dominant change agents, driven mostly by the advent of metrics to measure trade show investment dollars.

Now, event technologies that were not available 20 …

Planner Profile: Samantha Vogel, CMP

Q&A with Samantha Vogel, CMP
Manager, Meetings and Travel, GameStop

While teaching 11th grade English, Samantha Vogel came to the realization that the type of work she most loved was to design and create unique experiences. Ultimately, this realization led to a career in the meetings and events …

Crazy Costumes, Interactive Exhibits & Games, Oh My!

 

By Adrianne Bowen

With the soaring popularity of comic cons and other fun role-playing events, costumes and interactive adventures are becoming a major part of today’s trade shows. And it’s not just anime extravaganzas getting in on the fun.

Dazzling Mardi Gras costumes have …

How Southern Expos Are Becoming Trendy & Fun

By Adrianne Bowen

The digital age has touched every business, including the large-events market. But that’s not the only thing that has transformed the trade show experience and what attendees can expect. Even though the most important factor is always going to be showcasing the services and products …

Thinking Of Our Friends In Texas

The staff of ConventionSouth wishes to offer our sympathy and concern for all of the people in Texas suffering the effects of Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent flooding that continues to impact the area. Our hearts go out to all those experiencing loss, shock, displacement and uncertainty.

We are pleased …

July Planner Profile: Sue Walton

MeCo Co-Founder, Co-Owner of May and Williams, LTD., Independent Meeting Planners, Evanston, Illinois

Sue Walton’s experience as a planner began during a 1980’s political event that included a keg of beer. “On the 4th of July, in 1987,” she recently related, “my husband and I …

The South’s Top Small Markets with BIG Music

“The South’s Top 10 Small Markets with BIG Music”

Based On Reader & Fan Votes

This September, ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for those who plan events held within the South, asked readers and Facebook fans to vote for the cities they felt were the best places …

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