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Exceeding Meeting Trends

Wow! It’s been a busy year at the Clarence Brown Conference Center. In taking time to recycle some magazines, we came across Agatha Gilmore’s article “The Top Four Meeting Trends in 2014” in the January 26, 2014 edition of Successful Meetings. The trends were simple and always applicable so we decided to share them.

  1. Meetings are experiences . While our chairs are comfortable and the technology is effortless, memorable moments of discovery often happen outside the conference center. Imagine learning to wake board at Terminus Wake Park, or spending a day on target at SpringBank Sporting Club. These are just two of many excursions that the Georgia Regional Visitor Information Center staff can plan for your attendees from their office inside the Clarence Brown Conference Center.
  2. Attendees want a sense of place . “Let’s meet in Cartersville” might surprise your colleagues, yet we promise their curiosity will soon turn to enlightenment as our small town welcomes them to two Smithsonian Affiliate museums, a pre-historic Mississippian cultural site, and a vibrant downtown filled with music, great food and art galleries. Everyone will enjoy the easy drive just north of Atlanta and parking is free across the city.
  3. It’s a seller’s market . Gilmore encourages meeting planners to get those contracts in as conference centers and hotels are seeing higher occupancy. But here at the Clarence Brown Conference Center, the client still comes first. Our professional event planners will work to exceed your expectations. Best of all, there are no “price pressures” here afforded by our north metro location.
  4. Mobile technology is here to stay . For planners who wish to build an engaging app for their conference, the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau marketing team has all the digital resources necessary to entice new attendees and direct registrants throughout their conference visit.

Be a trendsetter. Call us today to plan your next meeting.

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