In the Spotlight

MPI Hails Mietkiewicz as Planner of the Year

MINNEAPOLIS Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announced the selection of Robyn Mietkiewicz as Meeting Planner of the Year at its August 2-5 World Education Congress (WEC) in Minneap...

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki revives famous mural

The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki completed a $4.25 million restoration project of the hotel’s celebrated rainbow mural. First created in 19...

Recent Blogs

Refreshing Ideas for Sponsors

Nancy Zavada

One thing I know about sustainable meetings is that they can really make a sponsor look good! Consider having a “Refresh Station.” This sponsorship opportunity includes a central gathering...Read full story »

Options Abound - Continuing Education

Larissa Schultz

Albert Einstein said, "Once you stop learning, you start dying." Seems rather dramatic – especially for a scientist – but when you consider humans never stop learning from the ...Read full story »

Is an Industry Veteran Also a Professional?

Joan Eisenstodt

For years, our industry has struggled to develop programming for the "veterans" of the industry. When I served on the Meetings & Exposition ("M&E") Council of ASAE, and o...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Napa Valley

More CoverageClose Up: Napa Valley - 8 Great Off-SitesClose-Up: Napa Valley - CVB ContactClose-Up: Napa Valley - Getting There With more than 400 world-class wineries and a food scene that rivals an...
South Korea is continuing its impressive push as a major international MICE destination, with its two largest cities cracking the top 10 of a “who’s who” list of international meet...
Newport, R.I., is bountiful in many ways: It’s a storied charmer, a visual scene-stealer, a haven for waterborne pursuits, and home to many upscale group-friendly properties and intriguing off...
You can lure 25,000, maybe 30,000, attendees to your client’s next citywide event. That’s your best possible audience given the local hotel inventory and event space. Or you can open the...
A steady stream of 19th century pioneers—most of them just passing through as they headed West—forged their way in wagons across the prairies of Nebraska. Their stories, as well as those...
When the ballrooms all start looking the same and you need an exciting and inspiring setting for a special event, it’s time to head to the beach. Nothing promotes relaxation and socialization...

Going Places

Leslee Fritz was named business travel sales manager for the Amway Hotel Corporation.    ...
Meeting Professionals International named Darren Temple as chief business development officer. In th...
The DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport and Convention Center appointed Jon Stultz as director of sal...

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 ...

Wearable computers will soon re-fashion meetings

A new category of computing, wearable computers, are miniature electronic devices that are worn under, with or on top of clothing—and they may b...