3 Phrases Meeting Planners Should Add to Their Lexicon

By Connect Staff, July 6, 2016

Drop these three new words and phrases into your daily event prof conversations.


A new group segment to describe smaller citywide conventions (1,350 to 2,499 rooms on peak). The term was developed by Joe Stern, market sales leader at Marriott International, who created a miniwide executive position to focus on growing this emerging market in Washington, D.C.

Collision Space

Intentional areas at a meeting or event that get people colliding or running into each other to talk, learn and reflect. For example, in an open area with food trucks, swap out tables for a group of couches in only one area. It forces attendees to sit together and converse.


The act of business networking while physically exercising and working up a sweat. The catch? You’ll have to leave your headphones behind. Think of your early morning hotel workout as doubly beneficial: When you land your next event sponsor on the treadmill, you can thank us.

(Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)

What are your favorite venues in the central U.S.? This is a chance for you to nominate a great partner of yours, be it a hotel, convention center or other

This webinar makes the business case for developing your learning function for a competitive advantage and shows you how.

Connect planner extraordinaire Angie Ahrens applauds MPI for changing its formula‑something we are doing for our event in Salt Lake City.

Everywhere you look, there’s a project to expand, renovate or create a venue in Las Vegas. We make sense of all the groundbreaking new construction and

Whether it's food, arts, shopping or drinking-yes, that exists here-Salt Lake City will leave you and your event attendees leaving thirsty for more.

The Latest