Betsy Bair

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.com, 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.

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Photos Highlights from Site Global's Annual Conference
Site held its annual global conference in Orlando December 7-10, celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Site’s 40th Anniversary Global Conference Draws 400 to Orlando
Site kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration at its annual Site Global Conference on December 7 with an enthusiastic delegate base of more than 400 people from 49 countries.
GEP and Krisam for Sale; ALHI Hires Five Former Krisam Sales Execs
Global Events Partners, a partnership of destination management companies worldwide, and its sister company, Krisam Group, are up for sale, according to Chris White, chairman and owner of the Washington, D.C., companies.
Site Puts New Emphasis on Certification, Certificates, and Educating Young Professionals
Site (formerly Society of Incentive & Travel Executives) celebrates its 40th anniversary at the Site Global Conference December 7–10 in Orlando at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.
Boston Strong for PCMA Annual Meeting, Calling Local Volunteers
PCMA is headed to Boston January 12-15 for its annual education fest.
On Location: Pamper Your Group, Evoke the Spirit of the Sea at Cape Cod’s Wequassett
Picture the perfect late spring day that New Englanders crave: loads of sun, temperatures in the mid-70s, low humidity, the smell of freshly cut grass, and flowers in full bloom.
At ICCA Annual Congress: Attendance High, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Recognized
The International Congress and Convention Association meeting this week in Shanghai, China, is enjoying the highest attendance at its annual congress held outside of Europe.
Site Global—40 Years Young—Celebrates at Annual Conference in Orlando
The capstone of the 40th anniversary celebration of Site (Society of Incentive Travel Executives), takes place at the Site Global Conference, December 7-10 in Orlando at Loews Universal World Resort.
Global Events Partners Announces Immediate Closing of 7 DMCs 2
Global Events Partners, a leading partnership of destination management companies worldwide, has announced that it is closing its seven company-owned DMCs, which are GEP Washington (D.C.), GEP Philly, GEP Baltimore, GEP Bahamas, GEP South Florida, GEP Utah, and GEP Atlanta.
Mentoring at the Heart of Success
Drawing on careers that have spanned more than three decades, three of this year’s Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders inductees offer advice to those just entering the meetings and hospitality industry. The inductees will be honored on October 13 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, two days before the start of IMEX America.
Westin Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale: Panoramic Views, Steps to the Beach, and Meeting Space Galore
Fort Lauderdale offers its own international airport and a plethora of low-cost carriers from which to choose, plus some of the best beaches in the country—fully seven miles of sandy shores.
Icons and Pacesetters to Be Recognized at Hall of Leaders Gala at IMEX America
For the first time, the Convention Industry Council’s Hall of Leaders Gala will be held in conjunction with IMEX America, on Sunday, October 13, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Commentary: Race Relations and Your Meeting

Shortly before I began writing this column in late July, the jury in the George Zimmerman trial acquitted him of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the death of Trayvon Martin.

RevPAR and Your Meeting: How Important Group Biz Is to Hotels
Savvy meeting professionals take note: a new infographic details how hotels can use group business to improve their bottom lines.
Sheraton Macao Expansion Creates Starwood's Biggest Property
The Earth Tower at the Sheraton Macao Hotel, Cotai Central, brings the property’s total to 3,896 rooms

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