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Meeting Planners: Staying ahead of the ever-shifting COVID landscape

As meeting planners, it is essential to keep on top of the rapidly changing COVID restrictions, mandates, and policies (from state to state and across county and city lines) to ensure the safety and security of all involved – from attendees and sponsors to partners and planners alike. 

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5 Things to Remember When Working a Hybrid Internship

For over a year now, most of the corporate world has adjusted and become comfortable working entirely from home. We have learned the technology, invested in blue light glasses, and spent more time on Zoom than anyone thought possible. Thankfully, now that things are starting to get back to normal, many employees are getting back…

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9 Things You Should Know About Virtual Events

Since the pandemic hit, Castle has helped many clients—old and new—pivot their scheduled live events to virtual. As we look to fall/winter 2020, 2021 and beyond, virtual and hybrid events are here to stay. If you’re thinking about your next meeting or conference, corporate incentive program, milestone anniversary or holiday celebration, here are nine things…

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The Coronavirus: A Meeting Planner’s Perspective

It’s hard to deny the impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the meetings industry. Already, major events both inside and outside of China such as Cisco Live Melbourne, a partner conference with more than 8,500 attendees and the Mobile World Congress, the mobile industry’s largest exhibition which was slated to take place in Barcelona…

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The Big Kickoff…of the Meetings Industry

While many might view the Super Bowl as the official kickoff of the year, the Castle events team launches a new year with an event of another kind. For our clients, their annual kickoff meeting is equivalent to the “Big Game” in sports, complete with game plans, hype and lots of leadup.  The onset of…

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2019 Castle Events Year in Review

From unforgettable incentive programs in Dubrovnik, Croatia and Riviera Maya, Mexico, to sustainability and CSR efforts taking center stage at events, 2019 was an incredible (and busy) year for Castle’s event team! To kick off the new year, we’re sharing our top destinations and industry trends from 2019 and our 2020 event trend predictions. What…

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Introvert-Friendly Events

I’m an event planner—and a self-proclaimed introvert. As many of my fellow introverts can attest to, we learn how to “act” extroverted when moments call for it, but the act can take quite a bit of energy to maintain for long periods of time, especially at events. How one responds to stimulation is a simple…

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Maui, Hawaii: Finding Solutions in Sustainable Event Management

Last year, Maui, Hawaii welcomed nearly 3 million visitors to the island (for perspective, this is compared to approximately 155,000 residents) and it appears that the number will continue to rise, fueled in part by the increased number of flights and air carriers into the market (i.e. Southwest Airlines), additional international audiences, and a continued…

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Five Questions with Event Maven Danielle Dickinson

At Castle, we believe that our greatest asset is our amazing team of public relations and event professionals. From global sales conferences and luxury incentive travel programs to social media crisis planning and marketing communication, our team does it all. Each member of the Castle team has a different back story and unique insights and information on public…

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Using Your Background to Your Benefit: How Previous Experience Can Make You a Better Event Planner

There is an incredible benefit to harnessing the skills gained from each professional experience. I have had the great opportunity to learn and grow through several jobs in the event planning industry. The insight I gained from these positions has helped me build a foundation that affords me a unique perspective as an event planner….

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