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

Newport Beach inspires attendees with outdoor luxury

Groups keen on active outdoor pursuits, and especially ones that trade on the iconic lure of an affluent Southern California beach destination, will indulge in Newport Beach. Located about an hour so...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...

Going Places

SAN FRANCISCO The Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco named Jim Bruels as director of events a...
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

A case study on integrating virtual attendees

Do you want to increase paid attendance for your next event? Go hybrid. Do you want to expand your reach to a wider audience? Go hybrid. Do you want to build new revenue streams? Go hybrid. Those...

Profile - Midori Connolly, AVGirl Productions

Bad audiovisual is sort of like bad food at a meeting. But while substandard AV won’t make you physically ill, the taste left in your attendees&...