Meetings Around the World

How to Taste the World Without a Passport

According to Statistic Brain Research Institute, the No. 5 most popular resolution this year was to do more exciting things, including traveling more. So how does a planner feed attendees’ sense of wanderlust without putting their entire guest list on a plane? If you can’t go to Paris, bring Paris (or Rome or New York or Bali) to your event! It’s all possible if you can plan (and decorate) accordingly. Straight from our Inspiration Gallery, here are some of the best ideas to theme your meeting or event with international flair.

Paris Is Always a Good Idea

This dramatic setup puts the lights of Paris on display by using wall projections and low lighting. Serve a menu of succulent French foods for the ultimate event.

London Lunch

Give your guests a taste of England’s best with this display of fish and chips. This could work as a full-on theme or as just a tasty bite on your culinary tour around the world.

In a New York Minute

“Stopping” in The Big Apple for breakfast? The spread is easy: Think bagels — and lots of ’em! This display incorporates some photographs of New York City to reinforce the theme.

A Bali-style setup such as this packs in breezy florals and colorful displays of fresh fruit, all in an airy setting.