Betsy Bair

Content Director,

(978) 448-0582
Betsy oversees content and editorial for and the MeetingsNet interactive magazine tablet app, specializing in content on association meetings, corporate meetings and incentives, medical meetings, and SMERF (social, military, education, religious, and fraternal) market segments. The group also publishes MeetingsNet Direct, a weekly e-newsletter, and monthly e-newsletters in each of the market segments, as well as the Beyond Borders e-newsletter. She oversees MeetingsNet’s popular educational webinar series and speaks on meeting planning trends and topics at industry events. She co-organizes the annual Pharma Forum for pharmaceutical meeting managers with partner CBI; and oversees programming for the group's annual Las Vegas Invitational and the Beyond Borders Summit. Prior to joining MeetingsNet, she served in staff writing positions for Travel Agent magazine and Travel Management Daily.

Meet the New IBTM America
What you need to know about the former AIBTM event now that it has been revamped and renamed.
Las Vegas Corporate Invitational Opens with a Round of Education and Networking
Some 120 corporate meeting professionals and Las Vegas suppliers gathered for MeetingsNet’s 16th annual Las Vegas Corporate Invitational
Chicago Honors Locals Who Stand Up for Meetings

In Chicagoland, over 200 people convened at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art to celebrate the first North American Meetings Industry Day on April 16 by honoring locals who work diligently for the meetings community. Here are the honorees.

2015 Top Emerging Incentive Destinations: An Insider’s Look
Find out which emerging destinations respondents to the annual MeetingsNet/Incentive Research Foundation Incentive Travel Trends survey pegged as new sites they're looking to book for incentive groups. Some of the results may surprise you.
Sign Up to Support Meetings

Meetings industry associations, organizations, and companies are coming together to mark the first annual North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID) on Thursday, April 16, with a series of events taking place across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Conventions, Business Travel Boycotts Called For Due to New Indiana Law
Indiana Governor Mike Pence's signing of a law that could allow for discrimination against the LGBT community has prompted calls for boycott. But in the latest twist, "a clarification bill" may be introduced in the coming week, perhaps putting opponents' fears to rest.
Luminaries of the Meeting World Gather at Pharma Forum

MeetingsNet and CBI held the 11th annual Pharma Forum at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Md., March 22–25, welcoming over 700 attendees focused on planning and hosting meetings in the life sciences industry.

Jessica Levin on Perfect People Pairings

Meetings, marketing, and technology maven Jessica L. Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, has made a living out of networking and she’s written a book to let everyone else in on her secrets. It’s called Perfect Pairings: The Art of Connecting People.

MCI Group and Coulter Join Forces to Become a Global Powerhouse

Two leading independent meeting and association management companies have joined forces to become a global powerhouse in the event world: The MCI Group and Coulter Companies.

IMEX Offers Day of Education for Association Execs

IMEX hosts an education day just for association executives the day before the global trade show opens at Messe Frankfurt. This year Association Day is Monday, May 18.

U.S. Pharma Spend Transparency Trend Spreads to Europe

Pharmaceutical companies that belong to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, and provide any kind of benefit to healthcare professionals based in Europe, have begun collecting data about those Transfer(s) of Value in order to adhere to the voluntary EFPIA Disclosure Code.

MeetingsNet Named a CMP Preferred Provider

The Convention Industry Council, which administers the Certified Meeting Professional designation, has named MeetingsNet a CMP Preferred Provider.

A Happy Place Gets Even Happier: Orlando Enjoys a Record-Setting 2014

Orlando is riding high on the heels of a record-breaking 2014 for its hotels, including average daily rate (ADR) and room night demand.

15 Traits You’ll Need To Land that Association Meeting Pro Job

What qualities are association CEOs looking for when they hire meeting managers?


Murder of Meeting Planner Novack Made into a Lifetime Movie
The 2009 murder of the owner of Convention Concepts Unlimited is now a feature film on