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.

IMEX Opens with Record Exhibitor Numbers and 200 Education Events
IMEX Frankfurt 2014 has opened with its largest number of exhibitors ever.
The Debut of Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard—One of Many New London Venues
The sweeping views from Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, provide an entirely new perspective on London.
GenieConnect Helps You Take Over Attendees’ Screens
GenieConnect, an event technology company, has introduced an iBeacon-enabled audience response system for the meetings and events industry.
Hotel e-RFPs: Both Planners and Suppliers Feel the Pain 

Being able to send a request for proposal to multiple hotels in multiple cities with the touch of a button—something planners have been able to do for years now, thanks to the influx of third-party sourcing Web sites—is a wonderful thing. Or is it?

Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum Finalizes Program

The Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum is well on its way to reaching its maximum of 200 top executives for the annual one-day event, being held this year on May 28 in Washington, D.C.

Sustainable Meetings Conference: Making Little Ideas Big

The recent Sustainable Meetings Conference held at the San Francisco Hilton April 15–17 took its theme—Building Bridges—quite literally, as in-person participants built physical bridges throughout the meeting space.

IMEX in Frankfurt: What’s New for 2014
Creative, bite-sized education events await IMEX's visitors.
Passkey Launches New Single-Hotel Housing Portal for Meeting Planners

Passkey, a hotel booking technology for meetings and events, offers new accommodation management tools.

Boring to Buzzworthy: The New Awards Ceremony

It’s not very often that event organizers get nominated for well-executed awards ceremonies. That’s because award galas tend to be fairly traditional in their approach, difficult to make entertaining, and seemingly endless when there are lots of winners.

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.

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