Betsy Bair

Content Director,
MeetingsNet and Association Meetings

(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.

Federal Travel Cuts Part of $1.1 Trillion U.S. Omnibus Bill
The $1.1 trillion bill to finance the U.S. government through September 30 that President Barack Obama signed on January 17 allows lawmakers to focus on the next potential fiscal showdown—to raise the federal debt ceiling—but it also codified the restrictions for federal employee conference travel that have been in effect for some time.
Meetings Mean Business Initiative Launched

A coalition of meeting and travel industry organizations, coalescing under the name of the slogan first created in 2008, Meetings Mean Business, rolled out a new public relations campaign at the Professional Convention Management Association annual meeting in Boston January 14.

A Peek Behind the Curtain at PCMA
The Professional Convention Management Association annual meeting is in full swing in Boston this week. True to their goals, organizers have taken some risks, experimenting with session formats and addressing multiple learning styles
FRESH Conference Encore
For the third year, the FRESH conference, an innovative two-day forum that focuses solely on tools, strategies, and techniques to improve the effectiveness of any conference's content and education, will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from January 26 to 28.
Get Thee to a Tablet!
MeetingsNet will no longer be in the business of printing magazines, but we will still be in the business of publishing them.
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.

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