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. While a reluctant tweeter and Facebook poster, 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. (She even thinks some of the ads are pretty cool.)

New Software Creates Quick and Easy Manifests for Ground Transfers
Want a clean, accurate, and flight-validated arrival/departure manifest in less than one minute? Tell your DMC about Pow Wow Smart.
Thinkers and Doers: Talking Heads and Wellness Initiatives on Hilton Agenda
Hilton reaches out to thought leaders and fitness experts for new meeting offerings, while targeting smartphone users for new check-in options.
IMEX America Breaks Records, Boosts Confidence
Walking the aisles of the Sands Expo during IMEX America October 14–16, you heard one phrase repeated by exhibitors: "We're busy!" More exhibitors, more buyers, more appointments—it was a story of increases at IMEX America 2014.
Canopy: Hilton’s New Brand to Splash Down in Portland
Built around a different M-word—mindset, not millennial—the new Canopy by Hilton hotel brand was launched by president and CEO Christopher Nassetta at Hilton's Global Partnership Conference in Orlando.
Venues Beyond the Breakout Room
Our photo gallery is a sampling of the thousands of unique venue options listed at the Web site EVENTup. Do some searching yourself and you can find a battleship, an art-glass studio, and something new with every click.
Quick and Easy ROI in New Dashboard from American Express and DoubleDutch
With IMEX America under way in Las Vegas, American Express Meetings & Events released its 2015 Global Meetings & Events Forecast and announced a new ROI measurement tool with DoubleDutch, whose event app is now available directly through American Express.
Meetings: The Best Decision a CEO Can Make
In a live satellite interview during IMEX America, Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, the world's largest business software company, said he believes the meetings industry "is at the forefront of driving growth in the global economy."
Maritz and Experient Launch New Global Network
Maritz Travel Co. has selected and partnered with meeting planning companies and professional congress organizers in 19 countries (soon to be 40) to help its clients hold global events.
Keynoter Steve Gross Gives Playful Start to Booming IMEX America
Steve Gross talks joy and optimism and hoteliers talk shop on Smart Monday, the day of education preceding IMEX America, opening with a record number of exhibitors and buyers October 14 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.
ALHI Global Luxury Alliance Unites Venues, DMCs, and DMOs
Associated Luxury Hotels International has announced an alliance with DMC consortium Global DMC Partners and the Bermuda Tourism Authority along with plans to expand its hotel and resort portfolio to include properties outside North America and the Caribbean.
The Inn at Palmetto Bluff: The Secrets Are Out
Now owned by Montage Hotels & Resorts, The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is a luxury vacation hideaway that is building a gracious new hotel with spa and meeting space, creating a resort destined to rise to the top of incentive conference site lists.
FICP to Gather in Hawaii Amid Strong Meeting Climate
Financial & Insurance Conference Planners members gather for education, sharing, and hands-on experience with event ideas in one of the top incentive conference sites the industry uses to motivate its reps and brokers. Early bird registration closes October 3!
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. Takes Planners on a "Meaningful Journey" to Aruba
"Inspiring life's most meaningful journeys" could well be an insurance conference planner's motto. In fact, it's a vision statement from The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., which hosted its ninth annual Insurance Advisory Council meeting recently at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba.
Exploring Aruba with The Ritz-Carlton
See who was talking trends at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.'s 2014 Insurance Advisory Council meeting at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, in August.
The Dreamforce App: In Your Corner, Not in Your Face
Maybe the best event app is like the highest-end service—so good it’s nearly invisible

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