This past September, we had the great pleasure of partnering with the Council on Business and Society on their esteemed International Forum. This year's host of the Forum was the Tuck School of Business and Dartmouth College.
Our venue for this 2-day conference was the Seaport World Trade Center. What better backdrop than the Atlantic Ocean for this gathering! The topic for this year's Forum was Energy, Business, and Society.
This global gathering was kicked off by a traditional New England Autumnal Dinner. We had the opportunity to deck out one of our favorite ballrooms in the city – The Lighthouse – in warm autumn tones.
Soft music was playing as guests mingled and checked into the conference by our professional registration staff on iPads. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvres before seating for a three course dinner and welcoming their first keynote speaker.
In the morning, guests were given a lovely takeaway tote to keep their belongings throughout the day. The tote included a small keepsake from New England as well! The meeting was comprised of many distinctive keynote speakers and concluded in the great Amphitheater space at the WTC in a Case Competition of graduate students delivering their perspectives on the issues.
Well laid out signage was used throughout this vast conference center to keep our group together and well organized. Strategically placing signage with the conference logo is a great tip for any meeting planner! Overall, the meeting was a great success shared by many. Because the Forum's topic was on energy, there was a great emphasis on ensuring the many green opportunities were met. Water bottles were served as pitchers on beverage stations, coffee cups were all ceramic and not paper, and even the meeting agenda and speaker program was printed on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) paper. We thank our friends at Dartmouth College for their partnership and look forward to the next one!