Don’t Waste Time: Plan Meetings That Are Effective and Engaging

It’s no secret that attending meetings can often become an unpopular activity with employees. Increasingly hectic work schedules combined with the decreased attention span of the millennial population has made it even more difficult to run productive internal meetings. Nonetheless, meetings are often an important part of running a successful business. It’s not too late … Read more

Sparks Will Fly In These Cities on July 4th!

Celebrating Independence Day in the U.S.  turns out is a busy holiday, with an estimated 44 million people driving to a destination 50 miles or more from home and 3.8 million traveling by plane. For those people who chose to stay home last year, 15 million watched the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks on television. If … Read more

3 Benefits of Adding a Post-Conference Reception to Your Meeting

Your upcoming conference plan is coming together nicely. You have a healthy list of confirmed attendees, your guest speakers are prepared to discuss engaging topics, and your menu is carefully selected. You’ve considered parking arrangements and hotel accommodations for your traveling guests. You have preparations for a contingency plan should there be last minute changes … Read more

The Ford GoBike: Grab A Bike And GO In San Francisco

The next time you visit San Francisco, consider exploring the city by bicycle. May is National Bike Month, a time to get moving with two-wheeled transportation. Bicycling is a great way to exercise, to explore a city, and to save the environment. Not only does bicycling reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality, it also … Read more

Where To Celebrate National Barbecue Month

Instagram photo credit: Memphis Minnie’s BBQ Joint, San Francisco The warmer weather conjures up memories of spicy pork ribs, corn on the cob and friends at backyard barbecues. May is National Barbecue Month and there is no reason why you can’t satisfy that BBQ craving while you’re away. Each of these AMA conference cities offers … Read more

Thursday, April 5th Is Walk To Work Day

Walk To Work Day is a day that annually celebrates people walking to work across the United States, and most notable celebrated in the city of San Francisco. In 2017, about 10,000 residents of San Francisco alone participated in the event, which provides an excellent opportunity to get in some physical activity. It also helps … Read more

Global Meetings Industry Day 2018 – Where Will You Celebrate?

Created to celebrate the ‘power of meetings’ and the global industry that supports them, the 2018 Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) will be held worldwide on April 12th. “Real results, real impact, all around the world” is the focus of this year’s international day of advocacy. AMA Executive Conference Centers is proud to be a … Read more

5 Common Meeting Room Setups: Pros & Cons

When it comes to choosing a meeting room setup, there are many factors to consider. What type of meeting is it? How much participation will be asked of the attendees? But have no fear: the options are many, and you will be sure to find the perfect fit for your next business meeting. Here are … Read more

Bringing in the Chinese Lunar New Year in NYC and San Francisco

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is the new year based on a lunar calendar. The date of Chinese New Year varies but falls between January 21st and February 20th, depending on the new moon. In 2018, Chinese New Year falls on February 15th-16th, but celebrations last for up to a month. … Read more

The San Francisco International Airport Serves AMA San Francisco

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is one of the busiest airports in the United States: more than fifty million passengers make their way through its gates each year. SFO is in an optimal location for visits to the West Coast and those visiting the AMA San Francisco Executive Conference Center. It’s also convenient for … Read more