Tips & Trends

DoubleDutch rebuilds mobile app

In January, DoubleDutch, A San Francisco-based mobile event company, completely rebuilt its app, complete with a new interface and offline mode. “We’re really seeing a shakeout in the mo...

Does switching rooms mid-meeting help generate creativity?

In a recent blog, Jonathan Bradshaw, CEO of The Meetology Group—a U.K.-based events consulting firm that uses research to develop new, effective...

Recent Blogs

Budget Planning Tips for Social Events

Molly Blaisdell

When planning a social event, you first need to create a budget. Here are some helpful tips for getting and staying on track: •  Create a budget and define what it is you want to accomplish...Read full story »

Preventing Guest Information Theft in Meeting Contracts

Joshua Grimes

  Hotels and other meeting industry vendors process millions of credit card charges daily. They are also entrusted with tons of guests’ personal information, including driver’s licens...Read full story »

Taking a Stand for People in Hospitality

Joan Eisenstodt

This blog, as do all the blogs I write, does not necessarily reflect the views or positions of Stamats, the parent company of Meetings Focus, or of Meetings Focus magazine. If you follow the news at...Read full story »

Destination Close-Ups

Close-Up: Geneva

Even before Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, the city was already a global powerhouse of connectivity. After all, some of the most high-level agreements in...
According to the latest rankings from the Union of International Associations (UIA), Brussels, hosting 556 meetings in 2012, retained its 2010 and 2011 ranking as Europe’s leading destination fo...
Centered in Pennsylvania’s coat of arms are symbols of the state’s agrarian strength: a plough, three sheaves of wheat and a cornstalk crossed with an olive branch. This fertile heritage g...
Whether it’s locally produced wines, pairing dinners, herb-infused cocktails, microbrews or the finest single-malt whiskeys from Scotland, there’s a full glass of options for beverage educ...
It used to be that meeting planners chose a destination based on price, distance and weather. Now they must consider food. America’s palate is evolving. Progressive chefs are bringing their tale...
[Editor’s Note: This letter was drafted by MPI to provide an explanation of the recent changes to the CMM (Certificate in Meeting Management) program, and to address recent criticism from some i...

Going Places

Radhi Toefy was appointed managing director of MCI South Africa.  Currently, Toefy is the CEO ...
Daren Kingi has joined Indianapolis' Visit Indy DMO as senior vice president of sales.  Kingi ...
The Montage Beverly Hills recently named five new members to its leadership team: Masato Komina...

Gifts & Gadgets

Grab It and Go

Brightly colored personalized luggage straps emblazoned with your name or a favorite phrase make identifying your suitcase on a baggage claim carousel a breeze. Personalized tags and handle wrappers ...

Snapshot

Popular with Instagram users, the OlloClip is a 3-in-1 photo lens that connects to recent iPhone models and allows users to take pictures using a fish...