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

Close-Up: Saint Charles

The word “suburb” can carry connotations of subservience to a major metropolitan area, but when you’re the third-oldest city west of the Mississippi and played a starring role in the...
Perfectly balancing its Asian and European influences, Hong Kong’s culture reflects a fusion that resonates throughout its dining, fashion, arts and entertainment industries. On the dining fr...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 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

Evolving mobile platforms let your fingers do the planning

The event-specific app is methodically nudging the paper-filled binder into extinction, and providing planners with a tech tool that puts all the key details in one portable place. Tech-savvy attende...

Hybrid elements boost international events

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 ho...