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SITE Global Education Week: 13-17 April 2015

Local engagement… Global reach

SITE Global Education Week is an industry advocacy initiative designed to create awareness and celebrate the impact that the global incentive travel industry has on business growth. Throughout this week, SITE will broadcast webinars on a variety of industry topics that will offer our members and general audience continued education. Visit SITE Global Education Week for more details.

North American Meetings Industry DayIn addition to taking part in the Global Education Week sessions, SITE SoCal is offering two special events of our own for the 2015 North America Meetings Industry Day on April 16.

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Unique Venues - Think Differently!


Not everyone has a million-dollar budget and can offer million-dollar dreams for their clients. Depending on the meeting or client, you may have to get crafty in finding space and a destination that is functional and budget savvy! In the event industry, we are always searching for that perfect venue for our clients. Making their dreams come into focus while doing everything we can to think outside of the box for a truly original idea. Here are a couple of unique and cost-effective venue ideas to consider when booking your next meeting.

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5 Ways to Fix Bad Meetings

The hope of all leaders who gather people for a decision-making meeting is that the collective brain power of the group will lead to a better decision. But just gathering people together in a room doesn’t automatically lead to more informed and better decisions.

In fact, very often the opposite happens: groups amplify errors. Instead of producing insight, you produce a bad meeting like what’s featured in the video below.

In this article, I examine what causes groups to make bad decisions and how you can fix bad meetings.

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You had me at Brunch…

haute-dokimazo Haute Dokimazo was all the buzz at the last SITE SoCal luncheon.

To celebrate Creativity at the May SITE SoCal Luncheon, we had brunch instead of lunch, and took all fundamentals of meeting planning and threw them out the door.

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