Alison Hall

Senior Writer, Corporate Meetings & Incentives, MeetingsNet

ahall@meetingsnet.com

Alison Hall writes and edits articles for MeetingsNet and the MeetingsNet magazines and Web sites, which include Association Meetings, Corporate Meetings & Incentives, Financial & Insurance Meetings, Medical Meetings, Religious Conference Manager, and Beyond Borders. She has been covering the meetings industry since 1992, and 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.

Articles by Alison Hall
Sydney Bets Big on Darling Harbour
Construction begins on Sydney's new $1 billion convention, exhibition, and entertainment center
The Future of Free Wi-Fi: Planner’s Guide to Internet Pricing
You might be able to get free Wi-Fi for your event. But do you want it? Maybe you should leave "free" in the lobby and get yourself some dedicated bandwidth.
ICCA Ranks More Meetings Than Ever; Copenhagen Is Big Mover
No surprises at the top of the International Congress & Convention Association city and country rankings for association meetings held in 2012. The U.S. remains the top country; Vienna is still the top city. Elsewhere in the lists, Copenhagen moves up and China slips.
Meet FICP Member Caryn Taylor Lucia, CMP
A Q&A with the director, SEI event marketing, at SEI in Oaks, Pa.
Your Career Move: Stop Planning, Start Managing
You’ll get your seat at the table when you pitch a shift to event marketing principles for all corporate meetings—and show that you’re ready to lead the charge.
Bringing a Sales Meeting to Life
Not sure what event marketing experts can do for you? How about quadrupling sales conference attendance?
Cancel Your Meeting, Plan an Event
Start using a marketing mindset in your meeting management: Design events to influence audiences and grow your business.
Expert Advice on Internet at Events
Sketchy performance, mysterious lingo: Buying high-speed Internet access for events is easier when you know what you’re talking about. Use our cheat sheet.
Global Event Pioneers Jorge Castex and Eduardo Chaillo Among CIC Hall of Leaders
Two international meeting leaders, Jorge Castex and Eduardo Chaillo, are two of five inductees for 2013 into the Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders.
Two International Associations Get Together to Benefit Members
Cross-marketing of educational programs and networking events and participation at each other's live programs are the highlights of a new alliance between the International Association of Venue Managers and the International Association of Exhibitions and Events.
IMEX Announces Association Day Sessions
Education sessions on strategic issues and practicalities plus roundtable discussions designed to encourage networking are just some of the offerings for association executives at IMEX Frankfurt's Association Day May 20.
BestCities Update: 2013 Chair Hails from Singapore; Chicago Is Newest Member
News from a collection of convention and visitor bureaus worldwide.
11 Tips for Staying Safe and Healthy Overseas
Make this checklist part of your pre-meeting mailing to attendees for international trips.
Financial Services Incentives Stuck in “Better Sameness”
A new report, based on a survey of insurance and financial services incentive program attendees, prescribes a major overhaul for many legacy programs.
Why Inauthentic Social Media Use Could Boost Meetings
Social media promotional fatigue may lead users to seek more genuine encounters in the real world.

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