Driving Success in Strategic Meetings Management webinar

The ‘Driving Success in Strategic Meetings Management (SMM)’ webinar hosted last week by The BTN Group and CWT Meetings and Events highlighted key points from the latest CWT Travel Management Institute Study.

CWT Meetings & Events SMM expert Kari Wendel began by providing the 210 attendees with ten top tips for starting up a successful SMM program. Additional insights were also provided by Apple’s Global Strategic Meetings Manager, Julie Lehnis and CWT Meetings & Events Global SMM Life Sciences/Pharma director, Brenda Miller, comparing two highly successful SMM programs: Apple and Eli Lilly & company. What each panelist highlighted is that there are numerous approaches that can work for your company however there is not one “right” path. So don’t delay setting up your program and ask how we can help today! 

Tune in to the Driving Success in Strategic Meetings Management Webinar

Join The BTN Group and CWT Meetings & Events for a free webinar on the 30th August – 1pm EDT / 9 am PDT.
The webinar will cover success factors, highlight survey results and provide insight into what’s next in Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) program evolution. Panelists include CWT Meetings & Events’ very own Kari Wendel and Brenda Miller, as well as case studies from Apple and Eli Lilly about their multi-year approaches to SMM and progress thus far.

The panelists will also look at:
• Where to start on SMM
• Defining the path to sustained SMM program success
• Compliance and globalization
• What’s next?

Register for the webinar here.

Driving succcess in

Allow Shakespeare to tell your next story

Meeting and event planners are always on the lookout for innovative and new venue spaces for clients. 2016 is the year the world celebrates the work and life of one of the most famous literary legends, Shakespeare. In celebration, the CWT Meetings & Events team have picked out unique venues in Shakespeare’s London perfect for hosting your next meeting or event.

Middle Temple Hall

Nearest underground station: Temple

Seated capacity: 300 people

This timeless venue was the location of the first performance of Twelfth Night in 1602, Shakespeare himself performed to an audience that included Queen Elizabeth.

Situated in London’s legal sector, Middle Temple Hall services the legal profession as one of the four ancient Inns of Court. This venue is perfect for hosting formal dinners, meetings and corporate events. You can also take advantage of the breath taking garden space overlooking the river Thames for a pre-dinner reception.

Underglobe @ The Swan

Nearest underground station:  London Bridge

Seated capacity: 350 people

Located right underneath Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and serving as part of the Shakespeare exhibition space during the day. By night the Underglobe transforms into a contemporary space perfect for your awards ceremonies and gala dinners. The Venue includes a private mezzanine for arrival drinks.

Tower of London

Nearest underground station:  Tower Hill

Seated capacity: 240

Tower of London played a huge part in Shakespeare’s Richard III. Referred to mainly as ‘the Tower’ throughout, it represents murder, violence, treachery and sorrow.

Standing for nearly 1,000 years and home to the crown jewels, the Tower of London offers a truly magnificent experience. Wow your attendees with the choice of eleven different hireable spaces, – including private viewings of the Crown Jewels and witnessing the ancient tradition of the Ceremony of the keys.

Want to know more? Read more about more Shakespeare inspired venue spaces here.

Tower of London

Tower of London

Five tips to help stay safe and healthy – Rio Olympics 2016

Are your meeting and events attendees ready for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games?

CWT Meetings & Events has teamed up with International SOS to help your meeting attendees stay safe and healthy with these five tips:

  1. Vaccinations: Have you checked whether all your vaccinations are up to date? You can find out which you need here
  1. Safety: Program local emergency numbers into your phone: Ambulance: 192, Fire: 193 and Police: 197. And remember to keep only a small amount of cash in your pockets, ideally in small denominations.
  1. Health: Remember to use insect repellent at all times, and be particularly vigilant in the evening and at night. It’s worth packing a mosquito net to add another layer of safety.
  1. Food and Drink: It’s always worth drinking bottled water and avoiding ice. Avoid consuming street food, especially where you think hygiene standards may be low.
  1. Language: Familiarize yourself with a few Portuguese phrases, even if only ‘hello’ (olá), “please” (por favor) and “thank you” (obrigado).

Want to know more? Check out a health and safety guide here.