Sue Hatch


Corporate Meetings & Incentives, MeetingsNet

Sue Hatch contributes to Corporate Meetings & Incentives magazine, including its annual CMI 25 project; edits the weekly MeetingsNet Extra e-newsletter; and serves as managing editor for MeetingsNet’s online content. 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. 

New Exhibitor Friendly Work Rules at Detroit’s Cobo Center
A new agreement with five labor unions promises to make the Cobo Center more affordable exhibitors.
Omni Booms With Purchase of Five Meeting Resorts 
Omni Hotels & Resorts has expanded its resort portfolio with the purchase of five high-profile properties
AIM Group Intl. on Creating Breakouts in an Expo Hall 
How to create breakout space in a large hall when soundproof walls aren't available.
Designing Events Where Communication Comes First 
Mike van der Vijver, co-author of the new book Into the Heart of Meetings, talks about meeting design.
A CSM Hot-Line in Your Pocket 
Marriott International has a new app that connects meeting planners with their convention services manager.
How the Gamification Summit Does Games  1
How does a “gamification” expert add game elements to his own meeting?
Tech Toys for Teambuilding 
A new competitive robot-building activity for groups
Meeting Apps: 10 Tips from the Trenches 
Lessons learned from the launch of the first full-featured conference app for the Pharma Forum.
End of the Line for Maxvantage 
American Express Meetings & Events and Maritz Travel Co. are dissolving Maxvantage, the alliance they formed in 2009 to offer end-to-end strategic meetings management services.
Enterprising Planner 
Meet Amanda Armstrong, the next corporate meeting manager on the MPI board.
Creativity Research Finds F2F Trumps Virtual Meetings 


Virtual meetings save on travel costs and time out of the office compared to face-to-face meetings, but, according to a new study, there is a hidden price to pay: creativity.

Non-Cash Incentives: The Best and the Rest 
A new survey has found that 100 percent of “best-in-class” companies use group travel and company-sponsored events to reward their sales teams.
Motivation Show Cancels Long-Running Chicago Event 
The Motivation Show, a longtime meetings and incentive industry trade show, has canceled plans for its May 2014 event in Chicago.
Hackathon Crowns Meeting Software Winners 
#HackMPI, a 48-hour hackathon to create meetings-related technology tools, organized by the Chicago Area Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, drew 58 developers and resulted in six interesting tools
Unraveling the Mysteries of Event Planner Pricing  3
A new white paper, published by the Event Leadership Institute, looks at how independent meeting planners price their services.

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