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. 

Free Touchscreen for Meeting Info, Branded Selfies
Make it easy for your attendees to take selfies branded with your logo or your meeting’s hashtag when you work with digital advertising company Porter24 to install a touchscreen in your meeting hotel lobby or conference space.
Hosts Global Alliance Earns Supplier of the Year Award
HGA took home the Supplier of the Year award in the large destination management company alliance/consortium category at the 2015 Maritz Collaborative in August. The award is based on survey results from a year’s worth of programs on which HGA DMCs partnered with Maritz event planners.
Wish You Could Unsend that E-Mail? You Can!
D'oh! You forgot the attachment, you meant to send the e-mail to the other Karen in your address book, you wish you hadn't replied all... We've got your fix.
New Company Will Protect Planners’ Meeting Deposits
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.
Resorts Collaborate to Offer Planners a “Mini-Citywide”
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)
What’s In and What’s Out for Events: The List
A longtime event marketing strategist shares his take on some of the meeting trends he sees heating up and others that leave him cold. Being homey? In. Breakout rooms? Not so much.
Imagining the Attendee Journey of the Future
In a nutshell, “the attendee experience will be personal, digital, mobile, and hyperconnected.” And there will be napping pods.
Certain and Zentila Pair Meeting Management and Sourcing Tools
Event management software company Certain Inc. and strategic sourcing platform Zentila have joined forces to give planners a complete tech tool for their strategic meetings management process.
Accurate Ground Transfer Manifests in Seconds (Seriously)
Creating airport transfer manifests is no picnic for meeting planners. Except those who use Pow Wow Smart.
Etouches Acquires Inevention, Offers e-RFP Tool With a Twist
Etouches, a provider of cloud-based event management software, has acquired Inevention, a venue-sourcing platform that predicts your total event costs.
DoubleDutch Gets $45 Million in Funding
Global expansion and targeted acquisitions are primary efforts that will be funded by the mobile app developer's new investment.
Where $8 Billion Worth of Meetings Went in 2014
Orlando is back on top of the annual list of most popular meeting destinations released by cloud-based event management platform Cvent.
Financial Services Incentives Today: An FICP Snapshot
Guess how many respondents hire a destination management company for at least one service during their incentive programs? If you said every single one, you're right!
Brand to Watch for Meetings: NH Collection
With a strong presence in Europe and Latin America for leisure and business travelers, Madrid-based NH Hotel Group has plans to grow its meeting and event business, particularly from the U.S.
How to Protect Your Meeting from Cyber Threats
Hacking is quick, easy, and lucrative, says cyber threat analyst Michael Robinson. Here are six best practices for protecting your critical organizational data—and that of your attendees—at meetings.

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