Betsy Bair

Content Director,
MeetingsNet and Association Meetings

(978) 448-0582

Betsy oversees content and editorial for MeetingsNet, including Association Meetings, Corporate Meetings & Incentives, Medical Meetings, and Religious Conference Manager magazines,, MeetingsNet Extra, as well as several other e-newsletters. She also oversees MeetingsNet’s popular educational webinar series and speaks on meeting planning trends and topics at industry events and has been a guest lecturer at Boston University School of Hospitality Administration. She co-organizes two annual forums for pharmaceutical meeting managers with partner CBI. Prior to joining MeetingsNet, she served in staff writing positions for Travel Agent magazine and Travel Management Daily.

MeetGreen Unveils Expanded, User-Friendly Resource Kit for More Sustainable Meetings

MeetGreen, the Portland, Ore.–based consultancy that helps organizations plan more sustainable meetings, has unveiled an expanded, user-friendly Resource Kit that includes multiple tools that event organizers and suppliers can put to use right away.

HSMAI's Adrian Awards Celebrate Creativity
Do some of these marketing and advertising programs seem familiar? They should. They are award-worthy.
Association Sues Lloyds of London for Refusing Claim on Meeting Cancellation
An association, forced to cancel a meeting due to the government shutdown, is trying to collect on its event cancellation insurance policy.
10th Annual Pharma Forum: Awards and More
Look who won the Pharma Forum’s first-ever awards! Plus some smiling faces at the IHG reception held after the close of the first day of the 2014 Pharma Forum, held March 23-26 in Orlando.
When an Event Becomes a Legend: Inside SXSW
What’s not to love about a citywide event that encourages visitors to use every third-party intermediary site out because its block sells out every time?
Republicans Narrow Convention Host Cities to Eight: Vegas Among Finalists
The Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus announced on Twitter the eight cities on the short list to host the 2016 Republican Convention.
Go Get getplanning

Getplanning, a tool that helps meeting planners communicate and collaborate with meeting properties, has landed a key hotel client that is moving it into mainstream use.

Brilliant! 10 Favourites Whilst Travelling
IMEX Group execs share their must-have products and experience-born tips to ease the pain of business travel.
Updated Economic Impact Numbers: Good News for Meetings Industry

The Convention Industry Council has released its new "Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy" report, an update to a 2009 study, which had been conducted during the depths of the economic recession. The new figures show significant increases in meeting participants, tax contribution, and job growth from 2009 to 2012.

Orlando Gears Up for AIBTM in June
The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM) is heading to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando June 10–12.
Global Events Partners, Krisam Group File for Bankruptcy


Global Events Partners, Inc., a marketing consortium of destination management companies, and The Krisam Group. Inc., a sister company that represented hotels to the meeting planning community, filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 on January 31 in California Northern Bankruptcy Court.

American Dental Association Rolls Out Brave New Brand for Its Meeting

The American Dental Association's annual meeting consistently ranks among the five largest trade shows in the United States, but in 2012, stakeholders realized they needed to shake things up.

American Bill Hanbury Appointed New Director of New Bermuda Tourism Authority
The newly formed Bermuda Tourism Authority has named Bill Hanbury, a longtime U.S. convention and visitor bureau and association exec, as chief executive officer.
GMIC’s Sustainable Meetings Conference to Offer Sustainability in Action, Collaborative Sessions
GMIC's annual conference for professionals focused on making events more sustainable will be held at the San Francisco Hilton from April 15 to 17.
Federal Travel Cuts Part of $1.1 Trillion U.S. Omnibus Bill
The $1.1 trillion bill to finance the U.S. government through September 30 that President Barack Obama signed on January 17 allows lawmakers to focus on the next potential fiscal showdown—to raise the federal debt ceiling—but it also codified the restrictions for federal employee conference travel that have been in effect for some time.

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