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. 

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.
Economic Uncertainty Drives Business Travel Decline, Says U.S. Travel
Overall travel in the U.S. continues to grow, but the domestic business travel market declined for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index.
WINiT Career Connection: Lisa Selvin
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel. This week, working mom Lisa Selvin shares her career role model.
New Meeting Planner Certificate for Occasional Planners 3
If you plan meetings but you're not a "meeting planner," this certificate is for you.
WINiT Career Connection: Jenny Robinson
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel. This week, the two simple words that inspire Jenny Robinson.
With a Tight Meeting Budget, Can You Really "Add Value" Instead of Cutting Costs?
You could lop a day off your incentive travel program to save some money. Or you could reach out to your supplier partners, share your priorities, and see what they can offer to add value to your program.
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.
One Company’s Concession Wish List: Take a Peek! 4
Take a look at this major company’s list of 45 potential concessions and then leave a comment: Best concession you ever got for your meeting? Craziest request a planner ever hit you with?

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