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.

Articles by Betsy Bair
APEX/ASTM Sustainable Standard on Accommodations Published
The American Society for Testing and Materials International (ASTM) has published standard E2772 on sustainable accommodations, the ninth and final of the APEX/ASTM standards.
Global Meetings, Technology, and Brain Food Highlight AIBTM’s Education
Learn about hybrid meetings, the brain science behind productive conferences, working with global partners, and much more at AIBTM, June 11-13 in Chicago.
Think Beyond Rows
The pros and cons of four innovative meeting room set ups.
Site Texas Sponsors Technology Summit 2013 in Cancun, Mexico
The Texas chapter of Site, the global association of incentive travel executives, is hosting Technology Summit 2013, May 4 to 6, at Secrets The Vine Cancun Resort & Spa in Cancun, Mexico.
InterContinental Miami: Muy Elegante
The iconic InterContinental Miami has undergone a $30 million transformation that lights up Miami's skyline and oceanfront.
More Than Just “Meeting Planners”
A panel at the 2013 Pharma Forum declared that it’s time for a new job title that actually reflects the full extent of what today’s meeting managers have to know and do.
IMEX Frankfurt Promises Innovation, 4,000 Hosted Buyers
What connects 4,000 event buyers with some 3,500 event suppliers to create nearly 60,000 one-on-one appointments within a three-day period each May? It’s IMEX Frankfurt, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings, and events coming up May 21–23.
Runzler to Dedicate Time to Charitable Efforts
Tammi Runzler is leaving her role as senior vice president of convention sales and services for Visit Orlando to dedicate her time to a charity she co-founded, My Neighbor’s Children.
Best Practices for Sustainable Meetings on Stage in Chicago
The Green Meeting Industry Council, celebrating its 10th anniversary, brings its Sustainable Meetings Conference 2013 to Chicago’s McCormick Place, April 7–10.
Movement Trumps Sitting
"Brain Candy" is one of the best sessions I've attended at a meeting industry conference.
BI WORLDWIDE Hires Mary MacGregor
Minneapolis-based BI WORLDWIDE has hired Mary MacGregor as vice president, travel group, which includes its meeting solutions team.
Photo Gallery: ICCA Annual Congress Highlights from Puerto Rico
ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, kicked off its 50th anniversary year in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 21–24 at its annual congress. Here are some photo highlights. All photos by Alexander Diaz, Alex Diaz Photography
CIC's Pacesetter Awards Handed Out at IMEX America
Amy Spatrisano, principal at MeetGreen, was among the first to be recognized in the Convention Industry Council’s new Pacesetter Awards program.
Designing a Motivating and Memorable Incentive Trip
Three executive powerhouses from incentive companies—Maritz's Steve O'Malley, CWT's Mary MacGregor, and Aimia's Fay Beauchine—tee up the latest Site International Foundation research.
MPI and HSMAI Launch Dual Membership
Meeting Professionals International and Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International are offering a dual membership discount for suppliers in both associations.

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