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

Pigeon Forge gets second act with meetings developments

Located at the front door of the most-visited national park in the nation—by a factor of two—Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is an entertainment and vacation dynamo that has bolstered its meetings ...
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...
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...
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...
From cooking classes in Seattle and indoor skydiving in Seattle Southside, to glassblowing in Tacoma and kayaking in the San Juan Islands, teambuilding options throughout the Evergreen State are var...

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

Pathable app helps attendees and event organizers communicate

“We’ve all attended conferences where we were excited to speak with luminaries in our field and meet potential collaborators, only to end up lost in a sea of name tags talking to the perso...

Experts prognosticate the meetings of tomorrow

“And now ladies and gentlemen, avatars and bots, the chief inventions officer and president of MegaOne Corp, Nadia Yaosing!” (Ruffles an...