Alison Hall

Alison
Hall

Editor, MeetingsNet
ahall@meetingsnet.com
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. 

Articles
WINiT Career Connection: Lisa Arrendondo
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit Women In Travel. This week, Lisa Arredondo advises those just starting out in their careers to find the thing that makes them excited every time they think about it or do it.
Modern Industry and Medieval Charm in Nuremberg
With massive amounts of history and charm, a walkable city center, a thriving and diverse modern economy, and a convention center complex designed for beauty as well as practicality, Nuremberg works for a wide variety of meeting and congresses.
FICP Influencers Gather on West Coast
In addition to presenting its usual roster of compelling keynoters and wide-ranging educational breakout sessions, Financial & Insurance Conference Planners announced a new vision, mission, and brand positioning during its Education Forum in June.
WINiT Career Connection: Carmen Smith
It’s our weekly quick Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel. This week, Carmen Smith has advice for those starting out: Be patient and stay on task.
What Meeting Planners Expect of Venues of the Future
Planners are looking for different meeting space elements today than they were two to five years ago, in order to create meetings that’ll mix things up.
On a Planner’s Plate: 37 Events, 45 Sites, Too Much E-Mail
Social Tables surveyed meeting planners about their workloads and then wrote a report that includes ideas for boosting efficiency. Among them: saying no and saying farewell to e-mail.
On a Planner’s Plate: 37 Events, 45 Sites, Too Much E-Mail 
Social Tables surveyed meeting planners about their workloads and then wrote a report that includes ideas for boosting efficiency. Among them: saying no and saying farewell to e-mail.
New Exhibitors at IMEX America 2016
Find out who will be exhibiting at IMEX America for the first time—and what's planned before the show floor even opens.
WINiT Career Connection: Christina Reichelt
Read the newest Q&A with a member of the nonprofit organization Women In Travel, which you can—and should—join for free! This week, Christina Reichelt shares some good advice: It’s OK to step back and do a little self-reflection in order to make a smarter decision.
Why You're Not Too Busy to Get Your CMP 1
The message of a new video from the Convention Industry Council, which administers the Certified Meeting Professional designation, is that even planners whose plates are full can find time to earn their CMPs. Take a look.
Financial & Insurance Conference Planners Announces New Mission
At its 2016 Education Forum, under way at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, FICP announced that the association is kicking things up a notch, with a new vision, mission, and brand position.
Today’s Brexit Vote: What Will it Mean for Meetings?
Voters in the U.K. head to the polls today to decide whether Britain will remain a member of the European Union. Here’s what economists, commentators, and meeting professionals are saying about the potential effects of the “leave” vote.
Last-Minute Changes Are a Planner’s Biggest Stressor, Says Survey
Manual tasks and budgets also frustrate meeting planners, according to a new survey of Lanyon's Smart Events Cloud customers.
What’s a Planner to Do When No One’s Building Ballrooms? 2
The trend continues: New hotel construction is dominated by select-service properties, not full-service meeting hotels. When will it shift?
Refined Southern Hospitality at Renovated Hyatt Regency Lexington
In the heart of horse country, the Hyatt Regency Lexington has completed a multimillion-dollar renovation of its 366 guestrooms, lobby (pictured), and more.

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