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 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.

Kellen Announces a Unified Brand and New Chicago Facility

Kellen, a large global association management and communications company, has launched a new, unified brand.

Changemaker 2015: Mike Shea 
Mike Shea is the visionary behind the SXSW family of conferences
IMEX Frankfurt Features Passionate Meeting Advocate, Honors Outstanding Events

Racking up some impressive numbers, Ray Bloom, IMEX Group chairman, was ebullient about another successful IMEX Frankfurt on the closing day in late May. IMEX honored a number of worthy meeting industry recipients at its gala.

MeetingMatch, a New Tool for Business Networking, Launches 

MeetingMatch, a new mobile app aimed exclusively at helping meeting participants network before, during, and after an event, launched earlier this year.

New Event Management Tool Offers Free License During Beta-Release Period 

Meetings Master, a new cloud-based event management tool for the meetings, incentive, convention, and exhibition industry, is offering a complimentary license for qualifying planners during its pre-launch production phase.

What Do Rock Stars and Ted Turner’s Daughter Have To Do with Event Sustainability? 

The Sustainable Meetings Conference, which brings together professionals from all aspects of the meetings and events industry, will offer a colorful mix of inspiration, hands-on experiences, and best practices when it takes place June 17–19 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta.

The 16th Annual Las Vegas Corporate Invitational: On the Scene

Some 150 corporate meeting professionals and Las Vegas suppliers gathered for MeetingsNet’s 16th annual Las Vegas Corporate Invitational in April, offering meeting planners a taste of the city’s wide variety of conference and group incentive options. See who, what, and where in pictures.

MPI Moves to Atlantic City from Philly for its 2016 World Education Congress 

Meeting Professionals International has announced that Atlantic City, N.J., will host its 2016 World Education Congress, instead of in Philadelphia, as initially planned.


Baltimore Riots Drive Meeting Cancellations  2
Riots in Baltimore have led to at least two conference cancellations for the city.
Meet the New IBTM America 
What you need to know about the former AIBTM event now that it has been revamped and renamed.
Las Vegas Corporate Invitational Opens with a Round of Education and Networking 
Some 120 corporate meeting professionals and Las Vegas suppliers gathered for MeetingsNet’s 16th annual Las Vegas Corporate Invitational
Chicago Honors Locals Who Stand Up for Meetings

In Chicagoland, over 200 people convened at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art to celebrate the first North American Meetings Industry Day on April 16 by honoring locals who work diligently for the meetings community. Here are the honorees.

2015 Top Emerging Incentive Destinations: An Insider’s Look
Find out which emerging destinations respondents to the annual MeetingsNet/Incentive Research Foundation Incentive Travel Trends survey pegged as new sites they're looking to book for incentive groups. Some of the results may surprise you.
Sign Up to Support Meetings 

Meetings industry associations, organizations, and companies are coming together to mark the first annual North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID) on Thursday, April 16, with a series of events taking place across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Conventions, Business Travel Boycotts Called For Due to New Indiana Law 
Indiana Governor Mike Pence's signing of a law that could allow for discrimination against the LGBT community has prompted calls for boycott. But in the latest twist, "a clarification bill" may be introduced in the coming week, perhaps putting opponents' fears to rest.

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