In the Spotlight

On the Scene - Florida Governor’s Conference 2014

BOCA RATON RESORT & CLUB, Fla. The challenge was proposed at the 2013 Florida Governor’s Conference: 100 million visitors in one year. And that figure was in the spotlight again at the 47th...

Cannes and Antibes Juan-les-Pins grab the meeting and incentive spotlight

There is perhaps no destination with as much “star power” as the glitzy French Riviera towns of Cannes and Antibes Juan-les-Pins, boasti...

Recent Blogs

Best Practices for Calculating Hotel Food & Beverage Minimums

Molly Blaisdell

As a planner, one of the most important parts of a program is not only the quality of the food, but staying within one’s food and beverage budget. To assist clients in staying within their mea...Read full story »

Millennials Don't Own 'Mentoring'

Larissa Schultz

I seem to be offering up a lot of my time lately—for coffee. Beyond what is needed for the copious amounts of coffee I already drink (Yes, Starbucks is loving me right now). For example, this...Read full story »

Is the Meetings Industry Corrupt?

Joan Eisenstodt

Outside the Metro D.C. area, you may not have been following the recent trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on bribery and corruption charges. You should give it a look, not onl...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Maui is a Hawaiian Combo Plate

Oahu may offer up the prototypical postcard vacation spot of Waikiki and the increasingly vibrant big-city energy and attractions of Honolulu. Sure, the Big Island blends lush country landscapes, acti...
There is perhaps no destination with as much “star power” as the glitzy French Riviera towns of Cannes and Antibes Juan-les-Pins, boasting modern-age movie stars gliding down red carpets...
Some social media and technology marketers say it was serendipity and good luck that it caught Internet fire and went beyond mere success to become a cultural “phenom.” The it—that ...
Editor's note: The following content was supplied from a recent e-newsletter from Voices in Advocacy, a meetings industry advocacy effort headed by Roger Rickard. As of Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, th...
In the cafeterias of Silicon Valley titans such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, two defining home-grown California brand elements meet: game-changing technology companies and locally sourced, healt...
The resorts and mid-sized cities of the Midwest prove that meeting planners can incorporate family-friendly fun and conduct business effectively during the same conference. “Visitors tell us ...

Going Places

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. announced the appointment of Colle...
THE US GRANT hotel announced Robert Brandenberg as its new director of operations.  He brings ...
ACC Liverpool appointed Peter J Berry as its U.S. market representative, with the goal of bringing a...

Meetings Technology

Expert insights on bandwidth and essential tech for today's meetings

There’s nothing worse than spending money on a new piece of technology that doesn’t work. Whether it’s because your attendees don’t know how to use it—or more likely the...

Hybrid meetings mean money

Hybrid meetings will kill attendance at your live event. Hybrid meetings will grow your attendance at face meetings and add impressive revenues to&nbs...