Face to Face Meetings Will Always Prove Their Value...Just Ask the Kenyan Delegation

Where are the Kenyans? That was the question asked two weeks out from the start of the annual gathering of a geothermal energy convention taking place in Sacramento.  There was a delegation from Kenya that was supposedly coming to the convention, had found rooms in an overflow hotel, and someone from the convention staff was... Read more »

Collaborate on Convention and Meeting Services and Turn Your Conference From Good to Great

It's a simple concept -- Contact, Connect, and Collaborate.  By asking your CVB representative a simple question ('what other organizations of similar focus and background are considering meeting in Sacramento over over a certain time frame?'), you open the door to some new math with your conference numbers, quality, and... Read more »

Convention and Meeting Planning Tips for "What If..."

Working day in and day out with meeting professionals, a lot of issues come up that have to be dealt with...are there enough hotel rooms for my group; can the meeting rooms at Sacramento Convention Center fit 100 classroom style; is there an offsite venue that can host a reception but also is fun? But we rarely discuss... Read more »

Big Fish - Bigger Networks

We recently had a prospective convention customer (let's call her 'Ann') come see Sacramento for the first time.  Among the impressions with which she walked away was how her convention would garner the city's and entire Downtown convention/visitor package's attention.  From the Sacramento Convention Center to the Sacramento... Read more »