Alison Hall


Editor, MeetingsNet
Alison Hall has been writing about the meetings industry—with a specialty in the financial and insurance market—since 1992. Her articles have been nominated for, or won, awards from American Business Media, Folio Magazine, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors. She holds a BA in English from Colgate University and an MA in Fiction from Boston University. A reluctant tweeter and a passionate copy editor, she is delighted to be writing and editing content for the MeetingsNet magazine app, launched in January 2014. The interactive tablet platform is a brand-new canvas for the MeetingsNet art and editing staff to play with, offering more interesting and interactive ways to bring readers news, features, photos, videos, and more. 

Business Travel Lags, While Meetings Keep Momentum
Two regular data dumps reveal the current contrasting fortunes of domestic business travel and meetings.
Seen at the Show: IMEX Frankfurt Photo Gallery
More hosted buyers, innovative educational offerings, 50 new booths, networking, meditation, politicians, thought leaders, and lots of buzz and business flooded the show floor at Frankfurt Messe. Take a look.
Houston and MCI Partner to Attract Global Medical Meetings
A two-year deal between Visit Houston and MCI Group will drive more medical meetings to Houston and help MCI grow its North American operations.
WINiT Career Connection: Jennifer Walsdorf
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel. This week, This week, Jennifer Walsdorf on what carries her through challenging times.
Ready to Book a Bunch of Strangers’ Homes for Your Next Dinearound? 3
Sound farfetched? You could do it today, and maybe you should! Travelers have always discovered destinations through food and dining culture. Social dining adds authenticity, and offers an experience your qualifiers will remember forever.
Euromic Marks Global Growth With New Logo
​Euromic used the occasion of IMEX Frankfurt 2016 to unveil new branding, which represents the broadening of its network around the world.
Hosts Global Alliance Creates Crisis Plan Template
If you're not having the conversation, you're putting your meetings and your organization at risk.
In Search of the Better, Faster, Easier e-RFP 1
Newer entrants into the e-RFP space want to offer simpler user interfaces, quicker paths to booking meetings, planner-focused workflows—and no pay-for-placement marketing packages.
Maritz Global Events Launched at IMEX Frankfurt
The name change reinforces the company's global focus and capabilities, while positioning it for "organic and inorganic" growth, says President & CEO David Peckinpaugh.
A Global View and a Personal Focus at IMEX Frankfurt 2016
Growth and optimism are filling the aisles at IMEX Frankfurt, with a focus on wellness on offer in the Be Well Lounge outside the exhibit hall. Pictured, the bustling Euromic booth on day one of the show.
Participants in Association Day at IMEX Frankfurt April 18
Planners Engage at IMEX Even Before the Show Floor Opens
Several educational sessions attracted corporate and association meeting planners to IMEX Frankfurt April 18, the day before the trade show floor officially opens.
Ballroom at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort in Orlando
Universal Recommits to Meetings Market
As a fifth on-site hotel opens this year, completing a 247,000-square-feet complex of meeting space, the Universal Orlando Resort is reintroducing its parks, hotels, and attractions to the meetings market.
WINiT Career Connection: Sharon Campbell
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel. This week, This week, Sharon Campbell runs on faith and Mountain Dew Kickstarts.
The New Rule Threatening Incentives: Is There an Upside?
Yes, say two organizations whose memberships are keenly interested in how the rule is going to affect them. Hear from the heads of Financial & Insurance Conference Planners and the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence.
5 Awards Ceremony Secrets 2
How a financial company evolved its awards ceremony into an engaging, motivating—and, yes, fun!—presentation.