COVER: Corporate Meetings
a webcast or mobile app for larger events, incorporating technology has become a focal point."
And Stuebe says the company is freshening up
the meeting rooms to increase attendee participation. "We are looking at new meeting room setups such as more stadium seating or high-top
classroom, to get out of the standard classroom
or theater slump."
Getting creative with the chef to choose,
healthier, off-menu items for breaks and meals
can also help keep attendees more alert and interactive throughout a meeting, Kemp added.
Kemp suggested that companies leverage partnerships with vendors as a way to add value to
the participant experience and keep costs down.
By allowing vendors to bring something creative
to the table, meeting planners can create unique
agendas while remaining fiscally conservative.
"You have to go back to the basics. Relationships are the key to success," Kemp said. "Know
your vendors and how they can assist you with
your vision and mission." ■
⎜ APRIL 2013
Editor's Hot Picks For South's Best Boardrooms
Here are some of ConventionSouth's Editor's Hot Picks for the South's Best Boardrooms, all of
which offer executive-level décor and amenities. Editors selected these boardrooms in February
2013 based on nominations from meetings sites across the South. To find out more about
these and for a complete list of the South's Best Boardrooms, visit www.ConventionSouth.com.
The Westin Birmingham
Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Hotel
Hotel Sorrella, Houston
Columbus (Ga.) Trade Center
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