Alison Hall

Alison
Hall

Editor, MeetingsNet
ahall@meetingsnet.com
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. 

Articles
The Magic Words That Will Win Your Meeting Negotiation 1
Try to place a meeting today and you'll feel the effects of the seller's market. But pull out this little phrase, and you'll feel the power shift.
Rule that Could Limit Incentives Prompts Industry Response 1
If financial advisers have to disclose incentive conference invitations as potential conflicts of interest, some companies might choose to do away with that form of compensation altogether. Two meetings industry groups make the case for motivational travel.
WINiT Career Connection: Caitlin Gomez
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel. This week, the conscious choice Caitlin Gomez makes every day.
Longtime Omni Exec Joins Benchmark Hospitality
Tom Faust has been named vice president, sales, for Benchmark Hospitality International, overseeing the company’s global sales initiatives.
Freeman Adds Execs to Continue Global Growth
FreemanXP, the brand experience agency within Freeman, is focused on growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
Why Conferences Are Career Advancement Gold 1
The must-dos for every career-minded professional are the same as the objectives for every meeting: education and networking. Read more from a panel discussion at Pharma Forum 2016.
Call for Speakers: Help FICP Deliver Targeted Education
Financial & Insurance Conference Planners is inviting planners and hospitality partners to share their ideas and experiences as speakers at upcoming FICP events.
Massive Demand, Little Supply: How to Deal With the Economics of Meetings Today
Book farther out and find a new basis for budget increases, said MGM’s Michael Dominguez, keynoting the 12th Annual Pharma Forum this week at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. (Photo: Frank Veronsky)
Massive Demand, Little Supply: How to Deal With the Economics of Meetings Today
Book farther out and find a new basis for budget increases, said MGM’s Michael Dominguez, keynoting the 12th Annual Pharma Forum this week at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. (Photo: Frank Veronsky)
WINiT Career Connection: Rebekah Arndt
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel. This week: Rebekah Arndt’s favorite app is a must try for anyone who drives a car.
Travel Industry Makes its Case to Congress
The U.S. Travel Association has arranged nearly 300 individual appointments with lawmakers as part of this year’s Destination Capitol Hill event, which brings travel industry leaders to Washington to pitch travel as one of the country’s economic powerhouses.
The Must-Have for Events Today Is Access. Here’s How to Get it.
Planners are helping companies attract and retain high performers by taking them behind the scenes, giving them lessons from experts, creating one-of-a-kind experiences, and remembering to give back as well.
The Simplest Wi-Fi Negotiation Article You’ve Ever Read 8
Meeting planners and hoteliers are into the next phase of the Wi-Fi conversation. Check out our super straightforward tips—and one sticky wicket.
The Simplest Wi-Fi Negotiation Article You’ve Ever Read 
Meeting planners and hoteliers are into the next phase of the Wi-Fi conversation. Check out our super straightforward tips—and one sticky wicket.
WINiT Career Connection: Mary Ellen George
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel. This week, why Mary Ellen George loves her Apple Watch.