How to Manage Risk Like a Pro at Your Next Event

How to Manage Risk Like a Pro at Your Next Event

When a suspicious package forced SeaTac International Airport to shut down for a few hours May 6, SHW Event Manager Natalee Giamalis was prepping for the arrival of 95 guests to the airport on their way to Seattle for a program. The blueprint for a seamless experience has myriad unseen details and redundancies that are considered and organized – and hopefully never used. How do event planners like Natalee do it? Here are her top tips.

Going Green to Save Green: Food Waste Revisited

Going Green to Save Green: Food Waste Revisited

SHW SVP, Event Services Lorie Thomas’ love of travel has taken her places where food is a luxury. That stark world view has sharpened her determination to make a difference in how she does business every day, with sustainability and the customer in mind. Here, she lays out the top 10 ways you can reduce food waste to green, and save some green too.

#MeToo: How You Can Help Prevent Sexual Harassment at Events

#MeToo: How You Can Help Prevent Sexual Harassment at Events

Since the #MeToo movement began gaining momentum in October, people from all professions have shared stories of workplace harassment. Six months later, the topic is still top of mind, showing how far the issue reached. The events industry is no excpetion.

Top 10 Things to Look for in a Meeting Space

Top 10 Things to Look for in a Meeting Space

A lot goes into selecting the perfect meeting space. From location to style to contract clauses, knowing what details to look out can make or break the success of your next event. Here are the top 10 things we look for when looking at venues, from SHW's Senior Manager for Site Sourcing, Registration & Housing, Cheryl Barnet.

5 Days in... San Diego.

5 Days in... San Diego.

In our new, regular blog series, we’re helping you ditch the tourist traps and creating our own “unconventional” travel guide for one of the cities that we visited that month. We’re including our five favorite tips, tricks, restaurants, and more, that we discovered while onsite. In our inaugural post, we travelled to Sunny San Diego.

 3 Virtual Reality Technologies for Your Next Event

3 Virtual Reality Technologies for Your Next Event

The idea of virtual reality isn’t entirely new; immersive flight simulators were used to train pilots as early as 1929. Now VR is becoming more accessible—and super popular. Here are three technologies, both up-and-coming and available now, that will make for an awesome event experience.