Longtime destination management company owner Grant Snider has launched a new company, Meeting Escrow, designed to help planners navigate the risks of paying deposits to meeting suppliers—while at the same time helping suppliers get paid on schedule....More
We've got a comedy troupe's foolproof plan for helping execs get their corporate messages across, engage attendees, and maintain the energy of the meeting you've worked so long and hard to plan....More
The Professional Convention Management Association Nominating Committee met in August in Chicago to review nominee applications for the 2016 open board officers and directions positions. The committee has released the names of five new directors and four new board leaders to be considered by the membership...More
Ever seen the word "citywide" next to the word "incentive"? Four luxury resorts in Dana Point, Calif., have joined forces to attract larger incentive programs booked into multiple properties. (Pictured, the St. Regis Monarch Beach)...More
Meetings industry leaders who played a pivotal role in the recovery of New Orleans by bringing their meetings and events back to the city will join a week-long commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina....More
Ron Rosenberg, president, QualityTalk, Inc., gave a session called “How to Get Record Attendance at Your Next Event: 7 Proven Strategies That Won’t Cost You a Dime” recently. Here are some of his tried-and-true tips for marketing your meeting.
One of the many joys of summer is escaping the everyday world, which for many means finding time to dig into a good book or two, whether on the beach or on the commuter rail on the way to work. Here's what some folks in the meetings world are reading this summer.