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September 24, 2018

It might be the first week of Fall in New York City, but it is obviously not too early to put some finishing touches on your cold weather meetings here in the winter.

Our favorites include:

1. Creative hot chocolate bar. This is really up to your imagination, but we thin...

March 29, 2018

Shackman Associates New York has run multiple private shopping events for both attendees and spouses at destination corporate meetings, but we love this new trend of vintage shopping that provides a glimpse of Broadway and Hollywood.

And it even gets crazier when you in...

March 28, 2018

New York City locals love their Sunday brunches, and they have become bigger and more creative than ever. It's an experience you will not have anywhere else in the world.

That's why meeting planners, who might be already flying in attendees before Monday, should conside...

March 27, 2018

The new Hudson Yards super-development on the West Side of Manhattan is rolling out more venues that are ideal for corporate events. We recently visited one that provides a clean atrium feel for standing cocktail hours.

The key to this specific event venue versus the ot...

March 22, 2018

We were never buyers on last year's predictions that political headwinds in the U.S. would dramatically impact demand for international business travel and the MICE industry.

Well, we were right.

According to the city, overall tourism in 2017 grew by 3.8 percent with d...

March 20, 2018

Shackman Associates New York has thrown multiple galas at New York City museums for destination corporate meeting groups. We really love what the Brooklyn Museum has done with its tribute to rock star David Bowie. It includes music, costumes, sketches, stage props and...

March 16, 2018

With tomorrow being St. Patrick's Day, millions dream of having that perfect pint to celebrate. It's also a great time to be thinking about holding a destination corporate meeting event at one of many New York beer gardens.

This concept has evolved from simply a massive...

March 6, 2018

One of the most famous Downtown Manhattan steakhouses has reopened after a $1 million renovation. While it is best known by millions of movie fans as an iconic setting in "Bonfire of the Vanities" and "American Psycho", it also features attendee favorites such as Beef...

March 5, 2018

It's not hard to attend an event and see mason jars being used somewhere, somehow as a decor or centerpiece element.

What if the Mason jars were used on the menu itself? We are seeing a trend where meeting planners can provide their destination corporate meeting attende...

March 1, 2018

Today's destination corporate meeting attendees are constantly seeking ways to incorporate technology into their experiences. New York City has recently been ranked as the nation's #2 tech headquarters behind Silicon Valley, and there is one hotel brand, the Artezan, t...

February 27, 2018

New York City has seen really cool speakeasies pop up in many neighborhoods, and we have found a new one in Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Like many others in the city, your destination corporate meeting attendees wouldn't typically recognize it when they first see it. Bu...

February 26, 2018

New York hosts multiple outside events where destination corporate meeting groups can incorporate elements of these events into their experience. There is a new event series - Formula E Racing - that is making an exciting US home in New York City.

Formula E, which is th...

February 8, 2018

The internet went crazy about a year ago when a Turkish steak guru, known by fans as "Salt Bae", posted a video of himself dramatically cutting and salting steak. He has now opened a venue in Manhattan that would make those theatrical suburban steak franchises jealous....

February 6, 2018

Your destination corporate meeting attendees don't have to be among the world's best athletes to enjoy the sports featured at the Olympics this month. New York City has multiple options for these kinds of sports that can become a great team-building activity.

There are...

January 24, 2018

Tattoos have become more than common over the past few decades; they are now an experience and quite normal. A Harris poll found that 1 out of every 5 adults — 21 percent — has at least one tattoo. Whether your destination corporate attendees have one or not, or want o...

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