Sue Hatch



Sue edits MeetingsNet interactive magazine tablet app, and oversees the annual CMI 25 project. She began her career in the meetings industry in 1984 with positions at Business Travel News and Successful Meetings, and has authored a Frommer's guidebook on New England Beaches. 

A Who’s Who of Big Independents: The CMI 25 Reception 2016
Pop in and see the execs who joined us at Fizz Las Vegas to honor MeetingsNet's 2016 CMI 25.
Thank You for Thinking Pink
Kudos to meetings, hospitality, and travel companies that are making a difference during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Start Your L.A. Site Inspection at Your Desk
Meet L.A.'s new 360 degree virtual reality site inspection tool lets meeting professionals tour 50 event venues at the click of a mouse.
7 Things to Do Right Now to Get Ready for IMEX
Before you start packing for Vegas, here are some must-dos to make sure you have a productive, educational, and fun week.
Split Personality Marriott Brings it All Together in Syracuse
The downtown Syracuse property has reopened after a two-year rebuild with some meeting spaces that are decidedly high tech and others that will have your heart in a swoon.
Beta Buttons and Lots of Flexibility: Marriott’s New Innovation Lab Hotel 1
Inside the Charlotte Marriott City Center, which opened in August as the proving ground for the hotel company's design and technology
Coming Soon: The Funkiest Hotel Brand on the Planet
AccorHotels has announced a new, thoroughly unconventional hotel brand called Jo&Joe—bunk beds anyone?
Passion Is the Secret Sauce for 3 New Events Created by Independents
Meeting planning companies don’t always wait around for the clients to come to them. Here are three new events created and owned by top independents.
Lasso40 e-signature and check-in technology
Out of Beta: e-Signature Check-In Technology Is Ready for Prime Time
Lasso40, an event check-in technology notable for allowing meeting planners to capture e-signatures and record the transfer of value for healthcare provider attendees, will come out of its four-month beta-testing phase and formally launch the first week in October.
Westin Adds to Buffalo Resurgence
The opening of the new Westin Buffalo in September continues the city's upward trend.
Kimpton Updates its Post Office Gem in D.C.
Just time for things to start heating up around the election and inauguration season, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC unveils a multimillion dollar upgrade at its landmark post office property.
How Well Do You Know the Big 3rd Parties? Test Yourself 2
Take our quiz to find out if you're up-to-date on what's happening at the largest independent meeting and incentive planning companies.
Once VIP Only, London’s Stamford Bridge Opens the Directors Lounge to Groups
Stamford Bridge, home of London’s storied Chelsea Football Club, has a remarkable variety of venues for corporate events, including the Great Hall, the soccer field itself, and now the venerated Directors Lounge.
The Making of the List
If you don’t know what the “CMI” in CMI 25 stands for, read this.
Sustainability Goes Mainstream for Freeman Management
Environmental and social responsibility are standard operating procedure at Freeman with its new ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management certification.

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