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Planning a Great Meeting

May 21, 2012

Tips for Planning a Meeting or Corporate Event

When you’re planning a corporate meeting you want to make sure every detail is covered. Having the logistics for a meeting planned ahead of time will save everyone a lot of headaches when it’s time for the event.

Planning a Meeting: Find the Right Space

First, consider the space. If you’re hosting an event outside your office think about how much space you’ll need – do you want a large ballroom or would you rather smaller separate rooms for break-out sessions? Are the people attending your event traveling from out of town? You’ll likely want to consider having the meeting at a hotel to make it easy for everyone. Will you need to provide a meal during the day? All of these factors need to be considered when you’re booking your space and planning your budget.

Planning a Meeting: Technology

Make sure the location you’re looking at has wireless internet access. Then, make sure everyone attending the meeting knows the access information so they can check messages during breaks. Since we are so tied to our technology, some groups are now checking gadgets at the door to limit distractions during sessions.

Planning a Meeting: Plan Some Down Time

After hearing hours of PowerPoint presentations, the people at your meeting could probably use a little down time. Provide information on fun things to do in the area – your host hotel can help with that – as well as share information on nearby trails, gyms and shopping. If your meeting is being held somewhere distinctive – try to organize an event that showcases what the area is known for.

As for what happens during your meeting – these are some great tips for planning a meeting from Fortune Magazine.

How We Can Help You Plan a Great Event

At the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, you’ll find the perfect space for your meeting – whether it’s a small seminar or a 700-person event. If you have ever been to a meeting with bad logistics, you know how important it is to have everything planned out in advance.

You’ll get your own personal Event Planner at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest to work with you to plan a flawless meeting. From refreshments to your audio visual needs – you don’t have to worry about a thing! We have 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including 25 versatile rooms and amphitheater.

Amphitheater at Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Elm Creek Amphitheater at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

Each space is designed to help facilitate creativity and collaboration, from the ergonomic chairs to the soundproof stationary walls. We also offer high speed wired and wireless internet access. At the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest you’ll also find plenty of space to relax – thank to our new Great Room on the main floor of the hotel.

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Great Room

Great Room at Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

The Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel is an all-suite hotel in the Twin Cities. The 50,000 square feet conference facility is ideal for business or social events with 25 versatile rooms including three ballrooms and amphitheater. The hotel is close to a wide selection of shopping destinations including the Mall of America. It’s also a sports headquarters, near the National Sports Center, Target Field, Target Center and University of Minnesota.

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