Missing Plane Dramatizes Need for Corporate Meetings & Events Policy

Posted by Kevin Iwamoto on 03/20/2014

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I’m sure many of you have been watching news reports about the missing Malaysian Airlines 777.  This is a real-life situation that is incredibly tragic, especially for the families anxiously awaiting news about their loved ones on board that flight. Recently, a leading Asian media publication astutely asked me questions about SMMP and how this incident was a perfect example of why companies and senior leaders need to institute an SMMP.  Remember there were many Asian nationals on board that plane, including about 20 Freescale Semiconductor employees, and that immediately exemplifies why having a separate meetings and events policy — from your corporate travel policy — is so important. 

Just as corporate travel policies provide guidelines for the maximum number of employees, executives and contractors allowable per flight, guidelines on how many employees and executives can travel on a single flight to attend a conference, trade show or company-wide meeting must also be clearly articulated in a corporate meetings policy.  Losing your precious human capital and senior executives could result in financially catastrophic consequences.  Your company’s future strategies could also be in jeopardy if you lose key senior executives in a single flight.

If you still don’t have a meetings and events policy, you are behind the eight ball; don’t procrastinate any further.  Let the search for MH370 be a reminder that time is ticking and you want to be prepared and ready for a tragic event like this, not scrambling to figure out what to do.  For more on Risk Mitigation, Duty of Care and other best practices, read these additional blog posts:


Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

Posted by Lanyon on 11/29/2016

Cvent and Lanyon have merged


Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016

Posted by Lanyon on 09/19/2016

Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016


Meetings Today-Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016-July 2016

Posted by Patrick Mendoza on 07/26/2016

Lanyon, a meetings and travel software company, released a new version of its Smart Events Cloud platform that features a number of significant enhancements, a simplified user interface and improved scalability.


Lanyon Launches New Functionality and Salesforce Integration for the Company's Smart Events Cloud®

Posted by Lanyon on 07/25/2016

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Lanyon Selected as Event technology Provider by Meeting Professionals International

Posted by Lanyon on 06/15/2016

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Meetings and Conventions Magazine — 5 Tips to Make Your Event More Environmentally Friendly — May 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 05/11/2016

Earth Day fell on April 22 this year. As happens every year, people from around the world agreed on that day to turn off lights, reflect on ways to make our planet cleaner and take steps to reduce waste. 
As we in this industry know, bringing together thousands of people can create a great deal of waste and emissions. However, we can make conscious decisions every day, at every event, to make sure we are doing all that we can to make our events environmentally friendly.

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Lanyon Selected to Power GBTA’s Worldwide Events

Posted by Lanyon on 05/02/2016

Dallas, Texas (April 28, 2016) — Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, today announced that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has selected the company’s RegOnline® software to power their global events. The agreement reinforces Lanyon’s commitment to provide best-in-class software to the association marketplace.


How Dreamforce Mastered Event Registration With Salesforce’s Scott Owens

Posted by Lanyon on 04/25/2016

Salesforce, the world’s leading CRM technology provider, is one of the most recognizable names in the tech industry. And with over 172,000 attendees, their flagship event, Dreamforce, is the largest software conference on Earth. They’re also a Lanyon customer.


PCMA Convene – 5 Tips to Max Out Your Mobile Event App – April 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 04/11/2016

If you’ve attended an event, or even walked around any street recently, it’s a safe bet you saw a lot of folks walking around with their heads down, eyes trained on their smartphones, thumbs busily scrolling up and down their screens.

What’s so awesome about their phones? Most likely, they were engaged with an app. 


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