Ten Minutes with Ingenious Travel

    Sitting here in month THREE of quarantine, my team and I had the privilege of speaking with Ingenious Travel. Please welcome to DianeSchroder.com, Maria Stafanopooulos – Ingenious Travel Thank you Maria for joining us today.    Q)  Tell us a little about your company.  What is your split from corporate, groups and leisure travel? Ingenious Travel is a full service travel agency specializing in leisure and group travel. We work with families, groups Read more…

Ten Minutes with The Event Professionals Journal

Sitting here in month TWO of quarantine, my team and I had the privilege of speaking with the founder of The Event Professionals Journal. Please welcome to DianeSchroder.com, Bernadette Palombo, founder of The Event Professionals Journal    Thank you Bernadette for joining us today.  Q)  For people who are not as familiar with your company, what is the Event Professional Journal and how did you get started?     The Event Professionals Journal was created Read more…

Ten Minutes with PMSI

Sitting here in month TWO of quarantine, my team and I got to thinking about all of the changes happening in the meetings industry that planners might not even realize are happening.  Looking into this, we took the decision to have a small interview with one company to see how they were pivoting to the new Covid norm.  Please welcome to DianeSchroder.com, Marty Bear – President of PMSI Thank you Marty for joining us today Read more…

Conference Challenge #3 – Onsite Registration

  With many of us canceling more events and conferences than we are planning, I’ve created a series of “Conference Challenges” to spark the creativity in you and inspire others. Comment below with your solution to this challenge.     SCENARIO Registration for 1,200 attendees used to be quite easy, get about 6 – two foot reg counters, split your group up between counters, grab some stanchions and boom….get ready for the attendees.  (I understand there Read more…

Virtual Solution vs Platform

NOTE:  The world “Solution” in this blog is an answer to a complex set of questions. In this circumstance relating to a multi day conference    In this new Covid-19 lifestyle we all find ourselves in, many companies are taking their face-to-face meetings they intended to have for 2020 and turning them into virtual meetings or sometimes even a Hybrid version of the two (this will be addressed in another blog post).  This new way Read more…

Conference Challenge #2 – Face Masks

With many of us canceling more events and conferences than we are planning, I’ve created a series of “Conference Challenges” to spark the creativity in you and inspire others. Comment below with your solution to this challenge.   Conference Challenge #2 – How to make a Face Mask an accessory. Many in the industry feel that face masks are going to be part of conferences and events for the foreseeable future. I don’t know about Read more…

Conference Challenge #1 – Tradeshow

With many of us canceling more events and conferences than we are planning, I’ve created a series of “Conference Challenges” to spark the creativity in you and inspire others. Comment below with your solution to this challenge.   Conference Challenge #1 – Tradeshow post Covid-19 SCENARIO Yearly Conference of 1,100 attendees Duration:  3 days In years past, this event had a tradeshows of 50 – 10 x 10 booths.  The tradeshow is open for 2.5 hrs Read more…