Posts by Claire Repass

33 Hospitality Industry Associations You Should Know

The Convention Industry Council is comprised of 33 member organizations that make up the foundation of the hospitality industry. Do you know who they are? Do you know what they do? If you can name all 33, your name is probably Karen Kotowski, CAE, CMP (and Chief Executive Officer of the Convention Industry Council). If…

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CORT Partners with Social Tables to Provide Diagramming Tool for Planners

Washington, D.C. (January 11, 2016) – CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings (, one of the leading providers of furniture rental and transitions services, has chosen Social Tables (, the award-winning, collaborative meeting and event software provider, to place their rental inventory directly into the hands of all Social Tables users. This partnership furthers CORT’s…

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The Venetien The Palazzo Manages Events with Social Tables

Five Things Meeting & Event Planners Look for in a Hotel

By personalizing packages, offering cost-efficient options and proactively catering to meeting planners, reports show that hotels are playing an increasingly substantial role in the $117 billion-a-year meetings and convention industry. This exciting news for the hotel industry simultaneously ushers in increased competition amongst properties looking to attract meeting and event planners to their venues. As…

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The Washington Post Names Social Tables to Top Workplaces of 2015

Washington, DC (June 22, 2015) – Social Tables ( is pleased to announce that it has been awarded 3rd place in the Small Business Category, and CEO Dan Berger awarded Top Business Leader, in The Washington Post’s Top Workplaces of 2015. “Social Tables is a deliberately developmental organization (DDO), which means we have a maniacal…

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Event Planning Automation

What You Need to Know About Meeting Planning Automation

Meeting planning automation is the newest hospitality phrase on the block. You may not have heard of it, but I guarantee you’ve dreamt about it. After being in the event industry for 10 years, I’ve noticed some of the struggles planners have shouldered for far too long: communication gaps, inefficient operational strategies, scheduling nightmares. Sound familiar?…

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Dan Berger Named to 25 Influential People in the Meetings List

Once again, Successful Meetings has presented their annual list of luminaries, chosen because they have either contributed to the business of meetings, made it easier for meeting professionals to do their jobs, helped raise awareness of the industry, or, through their actions, have had a significant impact on the industry. Dan Berger, Chairman and CEO…

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Negotiating Hotel Contracts

How Hotels & Planners Can Fix the RFP Process

The foundational reason behind submitting an RFP is to ensure early, simple, clear, and concise communication between a planner and a hotel. Specific needs are outlined. Numbers are quantified. Processes are expedited. Expectations are set. It’s a brief overview of everything that should occur in a conference, a day, a meeting – your one stop…

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Top Events and Hospitality News

Trevor Lynn Recognized as 40 Under 40 Industry Leader

Trevor Lynn, director of marketing at Social Tables, was recognized as an industry leader in Connect magazine’s “40 Under 40” feature in the May/June issue. The annual cover story recognizes outstanding industry professionals under the age of 40 for their early and continued contributions in the professional organization, specialty association and sports events industry. This…

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