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. 

Which 5-Minute Pitch Will Win Best Event Tech at IMEX?
IMEX America is readying its #IMEXpitch competition, in which event technology startups showcase their products to meeting professionals in a live, head-to-head battle of five-minute pitches.
A Catering Director’s Advice to Planners
Diane Tighe (pictured, reviewing details with event planners), director of catering and conference services at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, shares what she wants to know from planners and why more is not always better, it’s just…more.
Tips from Women Leaders on Moving Your Career Forward 
WomenInTravel (WINiT), a nonprofit supporting the career development of women in the travel, meeting, event, and exhibition industries, holds its Annual Summit November 12 in Dallas. Learn more and register (free).
Hilton's Room Service Replacement, Three Years On 
Here's what happened when one of the largest hotels in New York City decided to scrap room service.
13 Ideas for Better Attendee Transportation  2
How to get attendees to register their travel information, keep them happy during long transfers, and more.
9 Meeting Breaks You've Got to Try
Check out these creative ideas for getting attendees past the mid-afternoon slump and through a long meeting day with energy and good humor.
Create a Global Meeting Business Plan 
The first step in organizing a conference outside the U.S. should be answering the simple question: Why? Here's a look inside that strategy-design process that can set you up for success.
WINiT Career Connection: Therese Kelleher 
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the career organization Women In Travel. This week, Therese Kelleher shares what it’s like to lead a fast-moving, entrepreneurial-minded company, Travel Solutions International.
Park Plaza Unveils $100 Million Renovation 
The 90-year-old Boston Park Plaza evolves from historic and traditional to youthful and innovative after a $100 million renovation and restoration.
Profiling in a Good Way: Meet Like-Minded Planners at IMEX 
Share a little info up front and instead of facing a sea of humanity in the exhibit hall, you could sit and have a coffee with just the right person to move your project, career, challenge, or idea forward.
Two Seller’s Market Strategies: Book Early, Book Late 
Respondents interviewed for the just-released Summer 2016 edition of the quarterly Meeting Professionals International Outlook, are getting creative to book their meetings in a crunched and crazy market.
WINiT Career Connection: Noel Lee 
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the career organization Women In Travel. This week, This week, Noel Lee of FlightStats on why she wakes up every day inspired to make a difference.
Commentary: Don’t Cancel Your Overseas Travel 
The only way to know what it's like on the ground in your destination is to be on the ground. Don't let attendees' perceptions keep you from giving them the opportunity to enrich their lives through international travel.
Do Meeting Planners Provide a False Sense of Security? 
Duty of care practices are well established for individual employees traveling the world for their companies. Two presenters at the recent Global Business Travel Association Convention say the same focus has not been turned on meeting attendees.

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