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.

Luminaries of the Meeting World Gather at Pharma Forum

MeetingsNet and CBI held the 11th annual Pharma Forum at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Md., March 22–25, welcoming over 700 attendees focused on planning and hosting meetings in the life sciences industry.

Jessica Levin on Perfect People Pairings 

Meetings, marketing, and technology maven Jessica L. Levin, MBA, CMP, CAE, has made a living out of networking and she’s written a book to let everyone else in on her secrets. It’s called Perfect Pairings: The Art of Connecting People.

MCI Group and Coulter Join Forces to Become a Global Powerhouse 

Two leading independent meeting and association management companies have joined forces to become a global powerhouse in the event world: The MCI Group and Coulter Companies.

IMEX Offers Day of Education for Association Execs 

IMEX hosts an education day just for association executives the day before the global trade show opens at Messe Frankfurt. This year Association Day is Monday, May 18.

U.S. Pharma Spend Transparency Trend Spreads to Europe 

Pharmaceutical companies that belong to the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, and provide any kind of benefit to healthcare professionals based in Europe, have begun collecting data about those Transfer(s) of Value in order to adhere to the voluntary EFPIA Disclosure Code.

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.

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