Vince Alonzo

The Clock is Ticking

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd that focuses on environmental protection. It started in 1970 as a way to raise awareness about the environment and has grown into a large global movement. Earth Day is now celebrated in over 193 countries by an estimated 1 billion people. According to the UN Climate Chief, we need an effort of that magnitude.

SITE Crystal Award Case Study: Most Socially Responsible Incentive

The annual awards program run by SITE (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) recognizes outstanding incentive programs in a variety of geographic and solution-driven categories. In the category of "Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Travel Program," Next Level Performance was tasked by their client, a financial services technology provider, with creating an employee volunteer activity during a March 2023 President’s Club trip to the Bahamas.

MPI’s Q1 2024 Meetings Outlook Report Looks Promising

Meeting Professionals International, quarterly Meetings Outlook Report finds positive sentiment for the overall business of live events in Q1 of 2024. Grow is trending upwards across the most significant metrics — business conditions, attendance, budgets— while hiring difficulties have improved for each of the past three quarters.

Dos and Don’ts Of White Water Rafting

While exhilarating, white water rafting does come with inherent risks. Rivers are unpredictable, strong currents and rapids can overturn a raft, underwater obstacles like rocks and logs can cause injuries, and there's always just good old fashioned human error. So if you do offer this as an incentive or as a pre- or post- add on to a meeting, make sure you give your attendees this essential list of dos and don'ts.

Golden Nugget Enhances Its Shine

Golden Nugget Atlantic City has begun the first phase of a multi-million-dollar hotel and room renovation project. The first phase is slated to be complete by May of this year. Aimed at enhancing the overall guest experience, transformative hotel upgrades will be carried throughout the hotel including rooms and suites.

Speaker Trends: Content is King

According to the Freeman 2024 Trends Report on attendee intent and behavior, When it comes to keynotes, content comes first. Attendees want substance, not celebrity. A thought- provoking, relevant topic will outweigh even the most prominent speaker.

Supplier Earth Day Case Study: 5 Steps to a Cleaner Event Space

From beef to beehives, The QEII Centre’s sustainability journey Built in 1986, leading London events venue, The QEII Centre, was not originally constructed with sustainability in mind, but in recent years the team has been working diligently to rectify this. And while not perfect, the venue has successfully implemented wide-ranging initiatives to progress its pledge […]

New AI Capabilities for Event Experiences

GlobalMeet, the leader in virtual event technology, today announces new innovative artificial intelligence capabilities for its best-in-class webcasting platform. Powered by AI, GlobalMeet’s Live Studio for presenters now dynamically adjusts face framing in real time to deliver more natural interactions and engaging meeting and event experiences.

Safety Fast

ExCeL London has further enhanced the safety of its four million annual visitors by becoming the first venue in the UK to introduce lifesaving First Aid Belts worn by many of its security personnel.  The first-of-their-kind wearable belts - created by tac:life – are now worn by all First Responder Security Personnel at the London event venue and contains vital medical components, including an automated external defibrillator (AED) used to help those experiencing a cardiac arrest.

SITE Crystal Award Case Study: The Power of Experience

The Portugal Travel Team crafted a world-class incentive travel experience for their Canadian wealth management client by presenting attendees with top- level, personalized experiences at every step. This program marked a significant change for Portugal Travel Team’s client, with the client opting to plan and execute their prestigious Chairman’s Council program in-house for the first time.

Speaker Trends: Content is King

According to the Freeman 2024 Trends Report on attendee intent and behavior, When it comes to keynotes, content comes first. Attendees want substance, not celebrity. A thought- provoking, relevant topic will outweigh even the most prominent speaker.

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