In the Spotlight

A Behind the Scenes Look at IMEX America

Celebrating its fourth year, IMEX America officially kicked off last week at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. The conference was high-energy and insightful, providing valued perspective on the current sta...

Major Moves for Meetings Management Boutique

AVENTURA, Fla. gMeetings, a meetings management boutique, has been relaunched by its founder and managing director, Eli Gorin, CMP, CMM, and has form...

Recent Blogs

Unplugging Can Be the Best Way to Connect

Zachary Chouteau

In a meetings industry—and world—increasingly focused on mobile devices and techie connectivity, really getting away from it all has become more challenging than ever. The same tools and ...Read full story »

Want Happiness? Get Education

Larissa Schultz

A friend recently posted the following quote on their Facebook page: "Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely." -- Karen Kaiser Clark And it inspired me to answer the question ...Read full story »

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 »

Destination Close-Ups

Meetings Fly High in Albuquerque

Above all, Albuquerque offers meetings and conventions a sense of place, whether that space is Earth-bound in the shadow of the Sandia Mountains or in its highly walkable downtown convention district,...
When it comes to bucket list destinations, France surely holds the top spot for many seasoned travelers. From the elegant culture and cuisine capital of Paris and emerging cities such as Lyon, Mars...
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...
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 ...
Groups meeting in the portion of Pennsylvania that includes Harrisburg, Hershey and Lancaster County can expect both sweet and savory treats to complement any meeting itinerary. The area offers a f...
At times, such as when convening at Portland’s Oregon Convention Center (OCC), infusing art into a group event doesn’t necessitate heading out to a local museum, performing arts center o...

Going Places

SAN FRANCISCO The Benly Reserve in downtown San Francisco named Jim Bruels as director of events an...
The Hotel del Coronado, outside San Diego, Calif., named Wayne Harth as director of catering and spe...
Jennifer Dahlberg was promoted to group sales manager at the One Ocean Resort & Spa in Atlantic ...

Meetings Technology

2013 Holiday Gadget Gift Guide for Event Planners

SmithBucklin’s Event Services team lists their favorite things this holiday season (smithbucklin.com). 1. Google Chromecast: “On the road and in need of keeping up on Scandal or Game ...

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...