Betsy Bair

Content Director,

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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 Today, a daily e-newsletter, and monthly e-newsletters in each of the market segments. 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. She serves on the global board of directors of the Green Meeting Industry Council. Prior to joining MeetingsNet, she served in staff writing positions for Travel Agent magazine and Travel Management Daily.

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
Seen at PCMA’s Convening Leaders Meeting

The Professional Convention Management Association brought a record-setting 4,128 meeting planners and suppliers together at Convening Leaders 2015, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place January 11–14.

PCMA’s Convening Leaders: An Experiment in Meeting Design

The Professional Convention Management Association’s annual Convening Leaders meeting in Chicago in January took its 4,000-plus attendees on a journey, with the motto, “There is risk in not taking risks.”

Commentary: Love Your Millennials!  1

I love our story, “Millennials Make Meetings Better for All,”. Why? While we offer 12 ways to create meetings Millennials will love, we also have come to the realization that attendees of all ages are demanding changes.

QuickMobile Rolls out Certificate Program, Releases 2.0 Version of App, and Welcomes New CEO 
Mobile event apps provider QuickMobile has brought in new CEO, Craig Brennan; designed a certificate program; and launched the latest version of its app platform.
MeetingsNet’s Most Popular Stories of 2014 

Take a fascinating look back at our most-visited stories from 2014. Our signature CMI 25 and Changemaker lists made the cut, but so did stories offering meeting planning best practices and galleries from top meeting planning events.


Janet Traphagen Named President of Creative Group 

Janet Traphagen, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Creative Group Inc., has been named the company’s president, effective January 5.

Christine Duffy Takes Over World’s Largest Cruise Line 

Meeting and travel industry veteran Christine Duffy has been named president of Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, just four years after being named president and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association.

Johnson Sells Rx Worldwide Meetings 

Judy Johnson, CMP, president, CEO, and co-owner of Plano, Texas–based Rx Worldwide Meetings Inc. since 2000, has sold her medical meeting planning company to Sally and Mike Roberts, both of whom come from the pharmaceutical industry.

MeetingsNet Editors Pick Top 10 Speakers of 2014 1

We MeetingsNet editors do get around—to meetings industry meetings, that is. Herewith is our list of our favorite speakers from the meetings we attended in 2014.

CLIA Hires D’Aoust, Formerly of MPI, as Exec VP; Will Help Consolidate Headquarters 

Cruise Lines International Association has announced that in 2015 it will consolidate its U.S. offices into a single location in Washington, D.C, closing its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., office. Former Meeting Professionals International COO Cindy D’Aoust has been tapped to oversee the move and become executive vice president, membership and operations.

Room Rate Holy Grail For Hoteliers and Meeting Planners 
In a MeetingsNet webinar, called “Room Blocks and Red Flags: How Hoteliers Think, meeting pros spent a productive hour getting inside the heads of hoteliers, who offered tactics for planners negotiating with hotel sales for their events.

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